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One of my favorite after work rituals is a hot bath, a habit that lends relaxation and therapeutic benefits to the body year-round. In ancient times, herbal baths were employed to help the sick, while mineral baths were used for detoxification. Some cultures even believed that bathing offered good luck and protection.
It is unlikely that a doctor today would tell a patient to take a bath for protection, but most physicians do recognize that a hot bath can help you relax and reduce stress, which we know is important in disease prevention. The act of bathing stimulates blood circulation and calms the nervous system. It can also help relieve common aches and pains associated with arthritis, menstrual cramps, inflammation, hemorrhoids, muscle pains and spasms. If you have a difficult time sleeping, try taking a bath right before bedtime.
In our fast-paced world, it is sometimes easy to forget to take care of ourselves, and a simple bath can remind us to relax and be mindful each day. There are many different types of hydrotherapy which can be therapeutic and detoxifying, such as hot springs, whirlpools and mineral baths. However, a home bathtub offers the same therapeutic benefits and might be a little easier to get to. Take advantage of this little therapeutic sanctuary in your home. Don’t forget to light some candles to help create a calm environment.
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