Stress brings you breakouts, can make you feel completely exhausted, and has a host of other adverse effects on your general well-being and health. And yet, the environment does not seem to avoid generating stress-inducing problems.
Perhaps there is no better elixir for stress than after a long day of bathing in warm water. Many of us can testify to the soothing benefits of soothing with a hot bath, but do you know it can help improve your overall health?
In this blog, you will how a warm bath can help you promote mental and body health and how you can achieve a perfect dip to accomplish this! Read on to learn more.
Benefits of a Warm Bath
In Japan, bathing in a sento, or public bath, is an extraordinary cultural and group experience. They say that their natural springs’ hot water can improve blood circulation, relax the nervous system, and alleviate intense pain.
Although hot spring water isn’t readily available in many states and countries, research shows that by soaking in a hot tub or visiting a sauna can provide similar benefits.
A warm bath will enhance your breathing. The water temperature and the pressure on your lungs will raise your lung capacity and your intake of oxygen.
Am increasing body of research has shown that passive heating, like spending time in a sauna, can also minimize the risk of heart disease, improve control over blood sugar, and even help lower your blood pressure.
Gather Your Aromatherapy Bath Products
As you start the warm bath, you might also want to add some of the advantages of aromatherapy by using lavender-scented bubble bath or bath oils.
You can also use peppermint, or another fragrance that you really like, and studies show that subjectively pleasing scents often offer benefits from stress relief. This way, without any extra effort, you can add another layer of stress relief.
Another surprising aromatherapy tip for you is to add chamomile in your warm bath. Chamomile contains compounds that connect to the same brain receptors that valium is capable of relaxing the entire body and mind naturally.
Additionally, this strong flower soothes an irritated stomach, encourages deep relaxation, and induces restful sleep. Add to your bath by putting tea bags directly in your tub, or brew separately.
Use Magnesium Epsom Salt
Every amazingly-relaxing warm bath must begin with this signature ingredient. Magnesium is a mineral that we all lack, and it is so soothing.
Not only is it good for digestion and helps to sustain a safe release in the colon, but it also soothes the nervous system, enabling us to maintain a presence that is soothing and filled with ease.
Even the Epsom salt decreases muscle aches and pains, which can be caused by stress and tension. Dissolve a cup of this stuff under running water when you have had an especially exhausting day.
Get in and Add Herbs
Let your breathing get deeper, helping your belly rise and fall at each breath (instead of your shoulders or chest). This form of breathing is more relaxed and can help pacify the typical response to stress in your body if it is still triggered by daylight.
You might want to add skullcap to your shower. This herb can be somewhat similar to a sedative, considered to be a tonic to the nerves. Simply soak in hot water and add to the bath, or if you don’t mind floating around loose leaves (which actually look pretty), just throw them right in.
Use Crystals During Baths
Equally crucial for a truly magical bath are crystals. In particular, blue lace agate is an excellent stone for melting fear because the stone has healing properties that emit a relaxing and soothing frequency that helps the nervous system relax.
Get the results by either holding the stone in your hand when bathing or putting the water around you right in the pool.
Relax and Stay in the Moment
You may also want to try the meditation part of it for 5 or 10 minutes at first if you’re new to meditation, and work your way up. If you find it hard to keep your mind fully open, you may want to try meditation on the mantra.
This is a form of meditation where you concentrate on repeating or chanting a sound or phrase in silence repeatedly. Closing your eyes while you are meditating may help you stay focused on your mantra, rather than your surroundings.
Engaging with various forms of meditation can help you find several favorite stress reduction techniques, which can make meditation a daily practice easier to create, reaping the resilience benefits.