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Salt Water Baths Calm Pain

If you're a sufferer of chronic pain related to arthritis, fibromyalgia, or muscular low back issues, this one is for you: using average table salt in your next bath can really help to reduce the amount of pain you get in your joints. The discovery, made by scientists in 2012, shows that a saltwater bath takes a lot of the agony out of inflammation-based pain syndromes.

Why? Salt reduces swelling in cells by dehydrating them, and acts as an inhibitor of the inflammation that causes such serious pain in sufferers. Interestingly, salt baths are one of the most ancient on the planet, beloved by the ancient Greeks and made into a full-blown industry in the 1700s in Europe. Clearly salt baths for pain relief have been a thing for thousands of years.

Steam Helps To Reduce Cold Symptoms

We can't make the common cold vanish, but getting yourself submerged in hot water targets two different elements of cold-management: steam therapy and overall body temperature.

The inhalation of steam is an excellent remedy for cold-induced misery. It clears out the nasal passages while reducing inflammation, and a steamy bath is a great source of the stuff. And it's recommended that you keep yourself warm when you're suffering from a virus: a 2011 study showed that elevated body temperature actually helps certain elements of your immune system to function more efficiently, helping you fight off infections and general nasties. A warm bath makes your immune system work better.

Hot Baths Before Bed Produce Better Sleep

A good night's sleep is associated with a host of health benefits, from immune system strength to better pain recovery, and a heated bath before bed is a good way to ensure that you drift off to La La La Land without too much difficulty. It's a matter of temperature adjustment and hormones.

A drop in body temperature at night is one of the classic signals for the body to start producing melatonin, the hormone that induces sleep. Viola! Sleep!

Baths Can Help Relieve Skin Conditions

If you suffer from eczema or another skin condition, baths are a great method of moisturizing your skin, sloughing off dead cells, and attempting to remove potential causes of infection.

Baths Take the Edge Off

Rough day? Your tubs got you covered. Warm water with minerals and magnesium, tantalizing essential oils and fragrant roses floating in the water. Your stress will melt into the water and leave you with a renewed sense of self...ahhhh.

You NEED Alone Time

It's not selfish! Trust me...you are better when you are whole. Mind body and soul! Love yourself.
So, what are you waiting for? Draw that glorious bath and soak! Oh and check out our Bath and Body Section at Botanical Delights!


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