While most adults shy away, baths aren't just for kids. A warm dip can literally boost your mood and energize your body, all in a matter of minutes. There's nothing better than finding out something delicious or pleasurable is actually good for you and your body.
The extensive list of benefits from bath salts, on top of the therapeutic benefits of essential oils, is that there are a myriad of reasons to incorporate a relaxing bath into your routine.
The water temperature shouldn't exceed to far from your own body temperature. While a hot bath feels great, a warm bath is better for your skin and immune system. Add oils like rose, lavender, calendula, aloe vera, or coconut for your skin. Dead Sea salts are great to soothe your muscles and reduce chances of infection. Keep part of your body, like your face, out of the water to prevent over-heating. Soak for 10-15 minutes, breathe, relax.
Here are 9 reasons why you should take a relaxing bath:
1. Will Help You Sleep Better
2. Keeps Your Heart Healthy
3. Relieves Cold & Flu Symptoms
4. Can Soothe Irritated Skin
A warm bath in combination with some essentials oils, such as Olive, Lavender and Coconut can better heal and hydrate damaged skin.
Be aware, that extremely hot baths do actually damage the skin. It is important that the water is at a warm temperature. Recommended between 32°c and 40°c (90°F to 105°F)
5. Relieves Muscle Pains
6. Elevates Your Mood
The sentiment of closeness we receive from being submerged in warm water gives us connotations of being in the womb. It is very comforting and diminishes feelings of depression and pessimism.
Overall, bathing induces feelings of comfort and easiness, and that kind of security allows your mind, and subsequently your body, to relax.
7. Lowers Your Blood Sugar
Hyperglycemia can really cause devastation on your body, yet a regular eating routine, exercise and a hot bath may help.
Following a study, after 10 days, one patient reduced his dose of insulin by 18 percent to prevent hypoglycemic reactions.
Their mean fasting plasma glucose level decreased to 159±42 mg per deciliter (8.8±2.3 mmol per liter).
8. Rejuvenates The Skin