Your skin will thank you. Bathing in warm water actually opens up your pores and cleanses your skin leaving you feeling soft and clean.
Bathing also takes out any deep toxins and dirt you may have making you feel fresh and unbelievably clean.
You will be free from stress. Bathing actually lowers blood pressure and provides an excellent respite from your busy day giving your mind time to wander.
You will get a good nights sleep. Bathing has been proven to lead to better nights rest and for some, even reduce or eliminate insomnia. Taking a bath before bedtime will get you a restful, uninterrupted night of sleep.
The benefits of quality slumber are widely recognized, but how to actually get an effective eight hours remains elusive to many. One enduring theory claims that a colder core body temperature will help induce sleep, which is why some scientists recommend going to bed in a cold room. A warm bath before bed can yield similar results. At night our body temperatures naturally drop, which signals the production of melatonin—or the sleeping hormone. Soaking in a warm bath will raise your body temperature, and exiting will more rapidly cool it down, thus instigating the production of melatonin, and better preparing you for sleep.
Bathing loosens and relaxes your muscles, soothing your aches and pains.
Heat will get your blood moving, which is not only great for circulation (more on that later) but can also help sore or tight muscles to relax. The addition of epsom salts in your warm bath has been proven to help reduce inflammation in your joints caused by arthritis or other muscular diseases. The anti-inflammatory properties of salt baths have also shown to have positive effects on people suffering from metabolic diseases like type 2 diabetes.
Baths Can Relieve Cold And Flu Symptoms.
Steam from a hot bath works wonders for stuffy noses and bad coughs. Congestion is caused by inflammation in your nasal passages and steam gets the blood vessels in your face and nose moving, thus loosening any mucus blockage. A temperate bath can also help your immune system to better fight off viruses.
Taking a regular warm bath can help reduce blood pressure, according to some research. This is significant because reduced blood pressure can help in preventing more serious heart conditions, like heart attack or stroke. By using heat to induce better blood flow and circulation, you’re giving your a body a mini-workout.
You’ll look younger.
In addition to the lovely flush you’ll get from all that steam and warmth, your skin will soften and become smoother. Bathing in natural bath salts can even reduce the look of fine lines and other signs of aging, leaving you feeling and looking years younger.
You can finally have some alone time.
Bathing can bring you the restful solitude you need to reflect and relax. You can literally close the door on the outside world and disappear for a while without having to worry-they will understand.
Bathing is fun. Whether you’re surrounded by rubber duckies, flower petals or colored sea salts, bathing transports you in to another world. It gives you something to look forward to at the end of a hard day, a gift to yourself that will energize, soothe, soften and relax you from start to finish.