The 14th June marks Bath Day… a special day to celebrate all things bubbles!
Bathing has long been used, not just for personal hygiene reasons, but also for relaxation and its outstanding health benefits.
Hydrotherapy itself has been practiced for centuries. Both the use of hot and cold water can have beneficial effects on the body; it can help to alleviate muscle strain and many athletes including runners will submerge themselves in water to counteract the damage or strain induced by exercise.
We’ve listed some of the other health benefits below:
- Improve heart health
Taking a warm bath will make your heart beat faster and can give it a healthy work out.
- Reduce pain and inflammation
A combination of warm water, hydrating aromatic oils, and soothing salts can make a bath one of the best remedies for inflammation and swelling.
- Take care of immunity
Taking a hot bath or spa can kill bacteria and improve immunity. It can also help to relieve the symptoms of cold and flu.
- Cleanse and moisturise skin
Exposure to steam is a great way to ensure hydration of the body. We can increase its benefits further by adding oils and salts that are rich in naturally occurring minerals.
- Improve sleep
If you take a hot bath before bed, it will raise your body temperature enough to act as a natural sleep aid.
- Burn calories
Research has shown an improvement in endurance and strength from bathing and may be beneficial for people who are sedentary or unable to exercise. However, we wouldn’t suggest you supplement your regular workout routine with a hot bath.
So, what are you waiting for? Hop in a hot bath and enjoy the fantastic benefits of taking time out for yourself. Why not try one of our beautifully fragrant and nourishing bath treats to add to the experience?