The Healing Benefits of a Bathtub
One of the most popular healthy living tips is to drink more water, but did you know that the health benefits of water go beyond keeping you hydrated? Soaking in a tub of warm water can positively affect your health in a number of ways.
The use of soaking tubs for water therapy goes back many centuries, in countries like Greece, Turkey and Italy, where public bathhouses were common. In today’s modern world, we are lucky to have access to private baths within the comfort of our own homes.
If you are suffering from any of the following conditions, let the healing powers of warm water help ease your discomfort.
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that type II diabetes patients experienced a 13% reduction in blood sugar levels when using warm water therapy. The patients also showed improved sleep and an increased overall sense of well-being.
Regular warm water therapy can help reduce stiffness and ease pain in the joints of those who suffer from arthritis. Doctors have determined that warm water therapy dilates blood vessels, increasing blood flow to damaged tissue areas and pressure is relieved from joints because water reduces weight by 90%.
Soaking in a warm tub at the end of a long day can provide nearly instant stress relief. It gives your brain a chance to unwind, can help lower your blood pressure and it may improve your metabolism.
Studies show that regularly soaking in a tub of warm water can provide some cardiovascular benefits that are similar to those of cardio exercises. Additionally, warm water immersion can help improve the strength of the heart.
Simply taking a warm bath before you go to bed can help your body reach a state of natural relaxation, making it easier to fall asleep. Studies recommend taking a 20-minute bath at least an hour before you go to bed for the maximum benefits.
If you’re ready to take full advantage of the healing benefits of a bathtub, contact us today.
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