What are the Health Benefits of Taking a Bath?
A Short History of Bathing
Most people associate a bath with a private moment engulfed in warm water, essential oils, candles and a soothing music soundtrack; however, did you know that up until the mid-19th century, most bathing was not only not private but took place in a public setting and was reserved for the very rich and powerful? Over the years, bathing has evolved into the more private ritual of today and can provide surprising psychological and physical benefits.
The act of submerging ourselves in water, whether in a tub or in a natural body of water, is something we do for personal hygiene, leisure and health. Your skin drinks in nutrients when you soak in water. Adding products to your bath like Noble Spa which contains Alaea Salt, a Hawaiian salt containing 80 different naturally occurring minerals, including potassium and magnesium, will help regulate blood pressure and keep your bones strong while eliminating toxins. It also contains rose hips, which are high in vitamins A and C, and can aid in reducing and reversing sun damage, reducing wrinkles, and have also been known to treat mild to moderate acne. Here are some other benefits of taking a bath.
Health Benefits of Taking a Bath
Bathing Can Make Your Heart Healthy
Taking a warm bath will make your heart beat a little faster, which gives it a healthy workout. It must be noted that bathing in high temperatures can be dangerous, especially if you have a pre-existing heart condition.
Taking a Bath Can Help You to Breathe Easier
Immersing yourself in water past your chest, with your head out, can have a good influence on your lung capacity and oxygen intake. The temperature of the water and the pressure the water places on your chest and lungs can cause your heart to beat faster, and in turn increase your oxygen intake. Also, the steam created from a hot bath can clear your sinuses and chest.
Baths Can Soothe Irritated Skin
Soaking in a bath allows your skin to drink in the nutrients in the water: i.e. potassium, magnesium and other vital nutrients. As well as detoxing, baths can better hydrate and heal dry or irritated skin. Plus, aromatherapy using essential oils in the bath is great for regulating your mood or reducing stress.
Bathing Can Benefit Your Muscles, Joints & Bones
A hot bath will get your blood moving, which is not only great for circulation but can also help sore muscles to relax. The addition of alaea salt to your warm bath has been proven to help reduce inflammation in your joints and help keep bones strong.
Improves You Immunity And Blood Levels
A warm bath results in your blood becoming more oxygenated by causing you to breathe deeper and slower, particularly when taking in steam. Taking a hot bath or spa can kill bacteria and improve immunity. It can also relieve the symptoms of cold and flu.
Cleanses and Hydrates Your Eyes, Hair & Skin
You can achieve supple skin, healthy hair, and bright eyes by drinking water which hydrates your skin. Bathing has a similar effect, because the human body is high in water content. Hot water baths open the pores causing sweating, and this in turn cleanses the skin. Adding rose hips, containing vitamin A and vitamin C, can reduce and even reverse sun damage, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. Rose hips are also beneficial in treating mild to moderate acne, and soothe rashes and hives.
A Bath Can Help Regulate your Blood Pressure
Soaking in a tub for 20 minutes or so can help stabilize blood pressure and contribute to overall better heart health by increasing and improving blood flow to and from the heart. Noble Spa contains Grape Seeds and Skins which are rich in polyphenols that can help manage blood pressure levels, keep your blood vessels healthy and flexible, and promote good circulation thereby reducing inflammation.
A Bath Can Help You to Relax
Hot water relaxes the body and better prepares us for falling asleep. 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 us physically but also mentally. Noble Spa contains kelp which makes the water silky soft, as well as our special blend of essential oils designed for the ultimate relaxation.