Taking a bath is not just about staying clean and hygienic. History shows us that humans also like submerge themselves in water for health and leisure purposes too. Most people enjoy a nice long bath, especially in the colder months. It’s a great way to relax after a long day.
Yes, staying in the tub for thirty minutes is a great way to give yourself a much-needed R&R, but did you know about the scientifically-proven benefits of taking a bath too? Using either hot or cold water for a relaxing bath can bring positive effects to your health.
A recent study even says that taking a hot bath is just as beneficial as exercise! It suggests that a hot bath might beneficial for people who can’t commit to regular physical activities.
Here’s how taking a bath promotes better health for your mind and body:
Taking a hot bath is almost the equivalent of a good workout because it can make your heart beat faster. A hot bath is said to help improve blood circulation by making arteries expand. This leaves more space for blood to flow. A hot bath can make blood less viscous too. Effects may vary for people with a pre-existing heart condition. Don’t forget to consult your doctor before making drastic changes in your bathing habits.
Taking a hot bath may be able to help you breathe easier. It has a positive effect on your lung capacity and oxygen intake. If you’ve noticed, it’s a little more difficult to breathe in water. This is because of the added pressure on the lungs. Try some breathing exercises next time you’re in a hot bath.
Feeling stressed out lately? An Epsom salt bath can help you deal with anxiety and calm your nervous system. It is also a popular sleep aid for people who spend nights tossing and turning in bed. A hot bad is also known to help improve mood, so go and enjoy a good soak when you need something to lift your spirits.
A good bath can help you get rid of toxins in your body and give your immune system a boost. It is important to get the temperature right because it will allow you to sweat off impurities and dirt. It works by opening up your pores and cleaning our unwanted stuff. This leaves you feeling fresher and cleaner.
The heat from the tub helps sore and tightened muscles to relax. This is why a lot of athletes enjoy taking a long bath to relax. A hot bath works best when you combine it with self-massage. Tip: Next time you take a hot bath, try bringing a ball with you and apply pressure to stiff and aching muscles.
Want to make your hot bath even better? Add Epsom salt!
Made from Magnesium and Sulfate, Epsom salt has a range of benefits for people who want to improve their health. One of the most important effects taking an Epsom salt bath is restoring the Magnesium levels of the body.
A good chunk of the population is actually suffering from magnesium deficiency. Low magnesium can lead to chronic tiredness, anxiety, muscle spasms and more! Epsom salt helps by promoting the absorption of magnesium through the skin during a hot bath.
We have a wide range of Epsom Salt Baths enhanced with 100% pure essential oils. You can choose a specific blend to address your specific needs.
For relaxation, we suggest our Deep Relaxation blend enhanced with Lavender Essential Oil to help you enjoy awesome aromatherapy benefits.
We also have other blends! Check out our range of products here.