Why a Bath Detox?
Well cultures across the globe have employed the curative power of water for centuries. Unlike the names used to describe its use for restorative purposes today — hydrotherapy, balneotherapy, hydropathy — the basic science behind it is simple: Soaking in warm water triggers the dilation of blood vessels, which in turn relaxes muscles. This physical reaction can ease pain and encourage the body to let go of stress that may be manifesting as tight shoulders, a stiff neck or a sore back. Additionally, taking the time to relax and soothe your body in a tub of warm water can help with the emotional impact of stress, promoting relaxation and encouraging you to take a moment for yourself.
Another interesting benefit, according to SHAPE, exercise physiologists have found that bathing in warm water raises your body temperature in the same way that working out can! According to a 2016 study on the subject, this means that your heart rate goes up, and your blood pressure and blood flow become stabilized. Of course, this doesn’t mean you can substitute a workout with bath-time, but it’s certainly a perk you probably weren't aware of until now!
So no wonder traditional and alternative healers alike, recommend warm baths to relieve symptoms associated with a host of issues, including arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraines, sleep disorders, overexertion and more!! The bath ritual that is most beneficial for you is a very personal thing, but it all starts with CARVING OUT THE TIME. Thinking of your bath as a moment to give your mind and body a break adds a sense of importance and weight to what might otherwise be seen as an unnecessary indulgence. Choose the frequency that seems most helpful to you — say, at least weekly — and aim to devote at least 30 minutes to your bath and remind yourself that you deserve this gift 🖤
Head to The Charcoal Shop to indulge in your Bath Detox!