Could You Benefit from a Warm Bath?
If you can’t remember the last time you took a warm bath, it may be time to change your ways. It may not be something you do every day of the week, but there are a variety of benefits that should pique your interest.
Consider the following:
· Improve your mood: A warm bath in a quiet bathroom will put your mind at ease. As your comfort grows, you’ll find your mood improving in a hurry.
· It can help you sleep better: When you step out of a warm bath, your body will rapidly cool down. This promotes the production of melatonin, which prepares you for a good night’s sleep.
· Relieve sore muscles: Are you sore from a recent workout? How about a marathon? Or maybe you spent too much time working in the yard this past weekend? Regardless of why you have sore muscles, a warm bath will bring you the relief you’re seeking.
· Relief of cold symptoms: If you’re suffering from a cold, give a warm bath a try. The steam from the bath can help loosen mucus blockage, thus giving you the relief you’ve been seeking.
With so many benefits of a warm bath, don’t hesitate to take a long soak in the near future. You may come to find that it’s the perfect way to begin or end your day!
Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.