A Relaxing Bath Requires A Good Tub
In ancient times, hot baths were used as a way to take care of the body. There were healing baths for those who were sick, mineral baths for those who needed to detoxify, and even baths taken for good luck and protection from evil spirits. Baths can be taken with traditional bubbles, herbal remedies, mineral remedies, essential oils, bath salts, and even mud. The options are plenty. Though it’s tough to say that a hot bath can protect you from harm, there is truth in the matter that a long, hot relaxing bath can work wonders on the body in many ways.
Taking a long soak in a hot bath can help the body and mind to relax. It gives you a chance to unwind from a tough day, or any kind of day. Research has shown that soaking in a hot bath can ease feelings of anxiety better than a prescription drug in some people. When it comes to the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, relaxing in a bath is more necessary than ever. And when it comes to sleep, taking a hot bath before bedtime can help you fall asleep faster as it raises your body temperature and lets it cool down gradually after you get out. This makes your body feel sleepy.
Soothe Dry Skin
If you have psoriasis, bathing for 10 minutes in a warm bath with a few tablespoons of olive or coconut oil can ease the itch. For those with winter dry skin, taking a 20-minute oatmeal bath can calm the inflamed, itchy skin that the dry winter air can cause. Simply add whole oats into a fine mesh bag, or even a clean sock, and seal with a rubber band.
Adding sea salts or Epsom salts to your bath will help sore muscles or joints caused by injury or autoimmune diseases such as Rheumatoid arthritis. The salts will assist in reducing swelling and help calm the mind. If your body aches from a cold or flu, a warm bath can help you relax, which releases painkilling endorphins in the brain. Plus, the steam from the bath can open nasal passages and ease congestion.
The Main Ingredient
No matter why you are taking a bath, or what ingredients you add, the main thing you need is a bathtub. Though having an oversized garden or Jacuzzi tub would be fantastic for relaxing, an average bathtub is all you really need. But what of your tub is an old, grungy thing that you barely even want to step into even for a shower? If you can’t imagine taking a bath in your tub, maybe it’s time for a new one.
Cardigan can help you get the tub of your dreams. With so many years of experience in bathroom remodeling, we can make your bathtub into a place where you actually want to spend more time. From a small update to a complete overhaul, we’ll work with you to design the tub you always wanted. New tub, new tile, we can do it all. Call us today or stop into our showroom and see what we have to offer so that you can get the relaxation you deserve.