Whether you're a regular bath aficionado, or you have not taken a bath in a while, taking a relaxing soak in the tub sounds particularly good after a long, stressful day. And isn't it a treat when you find out that something indulgent and enjoyable is actually good for you! Bubble bath is does not just look relaxing but it also has a few health benefits. Here are a few health benefits of taking a bubble bath.
Bubble baths can cleanse and detox your body. Cleansing in a warm bath with bubble bath helps to remove dead skin and impurities. Heat also opens your pores and allows for more effective cleansing. However, it's important when choosing a bubble bath that it doesn't contain any toxic or harsh chemicals, which can nullify the detoxification effect. Synthetic fragrance in particular can be one of the worst offenders. So it is best if you look for products that does not have any parabens, sulfate, and any synthetic fragrance that might strip away the health from you skin. Another detoxifying effect of doing a bubble bath is that the heat can cause you to sweat, which allows toxins to leave the body, and boosts your lymphatic system.
Bubble bath can brighten your mood. Bubble baths are a wonderful way to relax, let go of everyday stressors, and let ourselves feel pampered. Not only does it just feel good to have some time to ourselves, but submergence in water helps to calm the nervous system, reduce levels of stress and anxiety in the body, and improve our mood. Warm bubble baths can stimulate the production of serotonin, the chemical in the brain associated with happiness. Also it is been shown that our bodies associate being horizontal with relaxation and vulnerability, particularly in the bath, which can mimic the warm, liquid conditions of the womb - which instinctively provides a feeling of security. Bathing gives us feelings of comfort, which allows our minds and bodies to relax.
Bubble bath can soothe your muscles. Submergence in water helps to reduce pain and inflammation in the muscles and body, making bubble baths a great way to help our bodies heal. Whether we're tense from a long day behind a desk or an active workout, relaxing in a sumptuous bubble bath helps us to wind down. Allowing our muscles to relax stimulates blood flow and lowers tensions. And taking a hot bath, similar to using a heating pad, increases the temperature of aching muscles which provides pain relief. Heat gets your blood moving, which is not only great for circulation, but can also help sore or tight muscles to relax. Sometimes we like to add Epsom salts to our bubble baths, which can further soothe sore muscles.
Bubble bath can help aid sleep. Studies have found taking a bath is a natural way to induce sleep, and not only because it’s good for the soul. Unwinding in a warm bath gradually increases your body’s temperature, which then rapidly decreases once you are out. Our bodies get colder at night naturally, but giving the cool-down process a nudge by heating yourself up artificially first is a proven trick to wind down and start feeling tired. This sudden drop signals to your body to start producing melatonin, a hormone that triggers sleepiness. We recommend opting for a eucalyptus or lavender-based bath soak to further promote a good night’s sleep.
Bubble bath may reduce cold and flu symptoms. Been struck by a case of the ills and chills? Dip into a warm bath to help relieve your symptoms! The steam from your bath will open and clear the nasal passages, reducing congestion, headaches and hopefully your cold-induced misery. Research has also shown that an elevated temperature can help to boost immune system functionality, helping fight off infections quicker. If the symptoms are still there do not self-medicate and immediately ask for professional medical assistance.
Bubble bath may burn calories. A good sweat induced by a warm bubble bath can burn as many calories as taking walk. Bathing has also been shown to have a similar anti-inflammatory response on the body to exercise. While we don't recommend bubble baths in lieu of regular exercise, this bit of information is a nice bonus.These are a few benefits of bubble bath so next time you feel a little out, do yourself a favor and indulge in one.