Water has restorative and therapeutic benefits that can be enjoyed by taking long, luxurious baths! Think of it as a form of hydrotherapy where your mind and body become immersed in the wonders of water. Keep in mind that we’re talking about taking baths in a tub here instead of hot or cold showers.
When you’re taking a bath, you should also ensure that you will not be disturbed during the duration of your bath, about 30-45 minutes. You can also listen to relaxing music or enjoy the silence, add bath essences for a spa-like experience, and read a book or take a nap. Your bath time should be “me time” and, as such, it should be respected by others, even by your spouse.
Improves your skin’s appearance
With a whirlpool bath, your skin is subjected to the gentle swirling of the water around your body. You will feel as if you’re being scrubbed from the neck down without the harmful abrasives. Your skin will benefit from the scrubbing action and the improved blood flow to it.
After your bath, you will not only feel clean and refreshed, but also your skin has a more youthful look, too.
Improves your symptoms of pain
If you have been suffering from joint and muscle pain, you will benefit from relaxing in a whirlpool bath, too. It works in numerous ways:
- The water’s buoyancy takes the extra pressure off your muscles and joints as if you’re floating. You’re essentially giving them a chance to heal from the stress.
- The pulsating water has a gentle massaging action on your muscles and joints, too. You can choose the jets’ pressure settings depending on your needs and direct the jets of water to your painful areas.
- The warmth from the water combined with its massaging action can speed up recovery from illnesses and injuries, such as from delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).
You can soak in whirlpool baths as many times as you want. In case of a muscle injury or spasm, you can indulge in them a day after a strenuous workout.
Clears your respiratory issues
When you’re in a whirlpool tub, your respiratory issues seem to be solved, especially with regular baths. These respiratory issues can be as mild as nasal congestion or as severe as bronchitis and asthma. It is because of the moist heat generated by the hot water which aids in clearing your airways.
Think of it as if you’re in a sauna, but you don’t feel suffocated from the intense heat after 15 minutes. Instead, your breathing becomes easier, and you’re feeling better after hours of nasal congestion. You may want to take more whirlpool baths in the wintertime for this reason.
Restores your sense of well-being
Just letting the jets of warm water cascade over your body and massage your muscles make for a relaxing experience. You can soak in a whirlpool tub after a hard day at work, for example, so that you can enjoy restful sleep later on.
Whirlpool baths are akin to getting spa treatments whenever you feel like it at home. Get one installed in your bathroom now!