Most homeowners hardly need a compelling reason to steal some time for a soak in a bathtub. After all, a relaxing soak is the perfect way to unwind and relieve tension after a long day. However, if you did need a reason to finally have that luxurious soaking tub you’ve always wanted installed in your home, you’ll find plenty. In fact, regular baths have been associated with a variety of health benefits, including:
Improved Blood Circulation
Do you ever find yourself suffering from cold limbs or numbness even when you’re perfectly warm? These may be symptoms of poor circulation. One way to address poor circulation is to soak in a hot tub of water for 30 to 40 minutes. Hot water improves circulation by relaxing the blood vessels.
Reduced Arthritis Pain
For those of you suffering from Arthritis, regular baths can help manage pain and inflammation in the body. When the body is submerged in water it experiences hydrostatic pressure, and decreases gravity’s affect on the body. This relives tired and sore joints of the pressure they usually experience day-to-day. The healing affects of this reaction are compounded by hot water because hot water dilates blood vessels, and relaxes muscles as circulation increases.
Muscle Pain Relief
Whether you’re an athlete who regularly pushes your body to the limit or you spend your workdays seated, resulting in back and neck pain, a soak in a warm bath can help. By improving circulation, being submerged in hot water will relieve tension in your muscles. For added benefits, you can add Epsom salts to your bath, which have been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects.
If you feel like your skin has been looking dull and dry, it may be due to the fact that you are not bathing enough. Sure, we know you shower, but bathing affects your body very differently than a simple shower does. One major organ that misses out when you skip that bath time is your skin! Soaking in warm water stimulates detoxification by kicking your kidneys, liver, colon, and lungs into gear. Bathing regularly will bring back that glow, and help clear out toxins through your skin that can’t be removed any other way!
Soaking in hot water can provide you with a sense of serenity and calm that sticks with you long after your bath is over. In fact, studies have shown that regular bathing can lead to a cycle of improved wellbeing. With the calming effects of a bath, sleep may come easier, making you feel more rested and relaxed throughout the day.
Stress & Anxiety Reduction
Last but not least, taking a good soak is good for the mind as well. Studies have shown that soaking in a tub of hot water decreases stress and anxiety. Research has also shown that submerging yourself in a bath that has jets has extra-healing affects. Moving water stimulates touch receptors in the skin, which relives tense muscles, and the steam helps to clear your lungs. All of this adds up to a clearer mind and even better sleep!
Get the Luxurious Soaking Tub You Deserve
At Reborn Bath Solutions, we are committed to providing homeowners with custom, wet-area remodeling solutions that they will fall in love with over and over again. We are proud to have partnered with Jacuzzi®—a brand synonymous with luxurious relaxation—to provide premium soaking tubs tailored to our customers exact preferences. Backed by a lifetime warranty, your new soaking tub will provide you with decades of enjoyment, relaxation, and health benefits.