The art of soaking in this busy world has almost but, been forgotten but has been used for centuries to heal, cure, treat and remedy mind, body and soul. Let us not forget that soaking in a steamy bath is more than just a bath. Soaking in the tub for up to fifteen minutes or more three times a week gives you many benefits that are not only affordable but, mindful in self care.
Bathtub soaking stimulates the contact and temperature receptors located on the surface of the skin which promotes relaxation and stress relief. Water, whether consumed or applied externally is a great way to detoxify the body and replenish it with much needed hydration especially when additives like Epsom Salt, Sea Salt and essential oils are added. Soaking in different temperatures of water can be good for the nervous system and for blood flow which impacts our hearts, lungs and the entire body.
Bathing therapy is touted as an easy way to treat many ailments. Such therapy can be used to treat inflammation, tendonitis, infection, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, scoliosis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, injuries, back pain, and other painful ailments. It’s not only used to treat ailments, it is also well known for preventing them. Studies have shown that water therapy is great for rehabilitation from accidents, traumas, strokes, connective tissue diseases and even asthma and other respiratory related problems. Because bathing therapy increases blood circulation, it can help strengthen the immune system, give you more energy and improve the way you feel overall. It also reduces the effects of stress, reduces pain, improves sleep, prevents headaches, and has been found to improve blood sugar, lower blood pressure and potentially help to treat depression.
When adding thing like Sea Salt and Epsom Salts into your bathing routine, studies have shown that magnesium and sulfate are both readily absorbed through the skin, making Epsom salt baths an easy and ideal way to enjoy the amazing health benefits. Magnesium plays a number of roles in the body including regulating the activity of over 325 enzymes, reducing inflammation, helping muscle and nerve function and helping to prevent artery hardening. Sulfates help improve the absorption of nutrients, flush toxins and help ease migraine headaches.