There are plenty of natural advantages to soaking in a tub of warm water. Sprinkle bath salts or add your favourite essential oils to boost your enjoyment. Indulge your mind and body and unwind with these hot bath benefits.
Relieve Sore Muscles
The heat from the hot water helps reduce inflammation. Slip into a warm bath if you wake up sore in the morning after a workout. You may be surprised at how well it loosens your body and helps you move better.
Dr Corenman explains to Spine Universe,
“Hot baths are muscle-relaxing. They open up the muscles. They allow more blood flow. They clean out lactic acid. They make a muscle that’s really tight and protective relax.”
Follow up with a CBD skincare product to massage into your muscles once you’re relaxed and clean.
Improve Sleep naturally
The time you spend in a hot bath may help you fall asleep faster. Your body temperature needs to be lower for a deep sleep, which is why experts recommend sleeping in a cool room. The tub time makes your skin feel toasty because blood rushes to the surface (hence the flushed appearance.) As the blood goes back, it reduces your core body temperature to the perfect number for a great night’s rest.
Promote Cardiovascular Health
History and studies show regular hot baths can encourage healthy heart function when combined with other wellness steps, such as a nutritious diet and daily exercise. A report from Japan found positive results.
“Heat exposure increases core body temperature, cardiac contractility, heart rate, and blood flow, and decreases endothelial vessel shear stress. These effects are similar to the impact of exercise and are believed to improve vascular function over the long term.”
In short, warm water improves circulation and provides results similar to fitness.
Soothe Irritated Skin Care
Some hot bath benefits are only skin deep. Although you may think otherwise, that warm water can help calm down itchy, unhappy skin. The key to soaking in H2O for topical reasons is to keep the water warm and not too hot. To improve the results, add some colloidal oatmeal. The water and oatmeal also decrease inflammation when it’s at the body’s surface.
If you’re experiencing sinus troubles, try a hot bath. You can try a simple soaking experience or add some other natural ingredients to improve the hot bath’s benefits. Many consumers add Epson salt to their water for their sinuses and as a skincare solution. Other options include,
- Peppermint essential oil
- Eucalyptus essential oil
- Tea tree oil
Enjoy these hot bath benefits before bed. To keep your skin happy, pat yourself dry with a towel. Rubbing your sensitive skin with it can irritate. Apply a CBD cream to lock in moisture. Finish with your regular skincare routine.