Health Benefits Of Bathing

For many of us, there is nothing more appealing than the thought of a good soak in the bath after a long, stressful day. Whether you are a person who likes a bath everyday, or if you like to run one as a little treat to yourself every once in a while. If you are a classic bubble type, or if you prefer a posh bath bomb or some essential oils. How you take your bath is up to you, because regardless of how often you take them, or what you choose to put into them, baths are not only a great way to unwind and relax, but there are many ways you can use your time spent in the tub to improve different aspects of your health.

Here are some benefits of bathing and some tips on how to up your bath-time game:

Steam has great health benefits
Inhaling the steam off of a hot bath not only helps you feel extra relaxed, but it also can be a great way to help keep colds at bay because iclears out the nasal passages while reducing inflammation. Getting hot and steamy has never been so great for your health and well-being. You may even want to consider investing in your own home steam treatment like the Insignia Shower Cabins or a steam bath. With many on the market including mood enhancing lighting, body massage jets, radios, hands free telephones and much more, not only are they stylish for the bathroom but they also offer many health benefits.

Baths can be used to tackle pain problems
If you suffer with chronic pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, or muscular problems, then try adding salts into your next bath. Salt reduces swelling in cells by dehydrating them and inhibits the inflammatory-causing pain. Magnesium salt, Himalayan salt and Epsom bath salts are just a few of many salts which can really help to reduce the amount of pain you get in your joints. The discovery, made by scientists in 2012, shows that a saltwater bath takes a lot of agony out of inflammation-based pain conditions. 

Baths can help you stay calm and are great for good mental well-being.
If you are having a bad day or feel stressed, anxious or low, often a bath is one of the best ways to help you to relax and de-stress. A University of Wolverhampton study found that a daily bath, usually at the end of the day, can significantly improve your mood. Obviously settling into warm water feels good, but that pleasure happens to have staying power. Bathing can diminish feelings of depression and pessimism because "Baths give you...a wonderful combination of isolation, quiet, and comfort."  Baths are extremely peaceful and there are not many distractions helping you to really be able to focus on your breathing and your body.

Do you have any tips on making bath-time extra special and relaxing?  


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