Health Benefits of Soaking in a Hot Water Bath

Health Benefits of Soaking in a Hot Water Bath
18th June 2018 dessie@bathroombutler.co.za

Being in the business of helping create beautiful bathrooms for more than a 100 years, BETTE have put a lot of thought into perfecting the steel-enamel bathtub. But we have seen in recent years that more and more homeowners are forsaking the bathtub in favor of the shower. But besides from yielding a higher return on investment, there is another reason why you should have a bath in one of your bathrooms at home. Taking long, luxurious baths has many health benefits and it is something you should definitely be doing more often.

 

A hot bath can improve blood circulation. Dipping the body in hot water from the neck to toe is a form of exercise for your blood vessels. This is because water creates physical pressure on the body, helping your heart perform better making it stronger and healthier. Improved blood circulation means reduced blood pressure which can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.

 

Improved blood circulation means reduced blood pressure which can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.

A bath can also help you fall asleep. How you ask? Well when a tense body enters a warm bath, the hot water increases the body temperature and relaxes the muscles. Relaxing the muscles not only soothes you physically, but also mentally, and many of us need that peace of mind at the end of a busy, stressful day. Once you exist the hot water, your body temperature will come down more rapidly aiding the production of melatonin – the sleep hormone, better preparing you for sleep.

 

Once you exist the hot water, your body temperature will come down more rapidly aiding the production of melatonin – the sleep hormone, better preparing you for sleep.

It also helps you stay in shape. Yes, that’s right, research shows that a good sweat brought about by a hot water bath can burn as much calories as taking a walk. A hot water bath also alleviates the pain from over-stretched muscles, small sports injuries and and even joint pain. By adding salts to your bath you can help reduce inflammation on sore joints caused by arthritis or other diseases.

 

Research shows that a good sweat brought about by a hot water bath can burn as much calories as taking a walk.

A hot water bath also assists in keeping your skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. A good soak in hot water can open up the pores in your skin and cleanse the dirt and toxins from the inside out – resulting in fresher and cleaner skin. Add some essential oils to your bath for better hydration and healing of dry, irritated skin.

 

A bath is so much more than just a place to bathe, it is the epitome of relaxation, signifying the ultimate place to unwind. It can create a sense of tranquilly in the bathroom, while a hot water soak is good for both your health and your well-being.

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