Soaking tubs are exactly what their name puts out there. But don't let the name fool you, these tubs can be used for regular bathing as well. Soaking tubs originated in Japan and some of the styles still give that feel to them. These tubs can be made from steel, acrylic, and even sometimes wood. Most of these tubs also offer some hydrotherapy options. These tubs could look like a whirlpool and the can also be styled to look like a slipper tub. They are great for relaxing in and letting the troubles of the day wash away, or for a quick rinse off before a night out.