Bathing, over taking a shower, is often a tedious task but can be vital for one’s personal hygiene, physical and emotional health. The benefits of taking a bath have been scientifically proven and can ensure optimal health of the mind and body.
Here are the top 5 health benefits of taking a bath:
1. Bathing can improve Heart Health
Taking a warm bath will make your heart beat faster and improve circulation. A bath can lower your blood pressure and improve cardiac function. Adding our Mg12 Bath Salts can aid in heart health. Magnesium plays a major role in heart health and regulating muscle function. Magnesium helps the heart maintain a healthy rhythm and regulate blood flow and pressure. Healthy amounts of Magnesium can reduce cardiovascular disease.
2. Taking a bath may help you breathe easier
Being immersed in water past your chest with your head out, can have a good influence on your lung capacity and oxygen intake. There are two factors that contribute to this; the temperature of the water and the pressure the water places on your chest and lungs. When the water is warmer and your heart is beating faster, your oxygen intake can be improved, and the steam created can clear your sinuses and chest. In addition to the bath, using Magnesium can also open up your airways and help with chest congestion. For best results add the Bath Salts to the tub and after your bath rub the Magnesium Oil on your chest.
3. Your brain and nervous system can benefit from bathing
Submergence in water can reduce pain and inflammation and calm the nervous system, reducing the levels of stress and anxiety in the body and improving your mood. The added Magnesium promotes stress relief and can reduce pain. A healthy amount of magnesium can reduce stress and anxiety. Magnesium blocks the release of stress hormones and raises levels of serotonin. This can boost your mood, calm nerves and diminish anxiety.
4. Bathing can benefit your muscles, joints and bones
Stretching and moving in water has been shown to be low impact on the joints, muscles and bones, but very effective in providing an adequate workout through resistance. Taking a spa can alleviate some of the discomfort of conditions such as osteoarthritis, without any adverse effects or exacerbation of symptoms. Magnesium has been linked with controlling muscle aches and spasms. There have been numerous testimonials claiming Mg12 has helped with their restless leg syndrome at night. Magnesium helps regulate muscle contractions by relaxing the muscle.
Magnesium has the same effect on muscle aches. Muscle aches are caused by calcium buildup and if your body doesn’t get enough magnesium to balance the calcium, your muscle will cramp or spasm. Maintaining a healthy level of calcium to magnesium is important, especially after exercise. Exercise will deplete the magnesium and cause a calcium buildup.
5. Bathing cleanses and moisturizes your skin, hair and eyes
Exposure to fluid through bathing and steaming is a great way to ensure hydration of the body in all aspects. Soaking in the bath is also extremely beneficial. We can enhance this by adding certain oils or salts to a bath or bathing in a natural body of water or pool, rich in naturally occurring minerals. Hot water opens our pores and causes us to sweat, which is the body’s natural way of cleansing itself. Similarly, cold water can tighten our skin and reduce sweating and open pores, whilst still providing optimal hydration. The Magnesium added to a bath can help moisturize and replenish the body after a long day. Magnesium is beneficial to one’s skin and hair.
For best bathing results, make sure to add our Mg12 Dead Sea Bath Salts or our Magnesium Bath Bombs.
For a Full Body Soak:
Soak your whole body in warm bath water for 15-20 minutes with 1-2 cups of Dead Sea Bath Salts, or about a ½ cup for children.Continue with a maintenance program of 1-3 times a week for 6-8 weeks.Sensitive care must be taken especially with children as to dose levels, water temperature and magnesium concentrations.