In the busy world of today, people come in contact with an endless amount of impurities, toxins, poisons, pollutants, and other agents. These chemicals land on our skin, absorb into the fabrics we wear and are breathed into our lungs. As inevitable as this may seem, there are a few ways that we can reduce exposure to these environmental impurities, and one of the best ways is by taking a detox bath. At this point, you may find yourself asking, “What are the benefits of taking a detox bath?”
How to get started
First off, the most important part of doing a detox bath, is that you have to be hydrated. This will make it possible for you to be able to reap all of the benefits of the bath, and be sure that your systems are hydrated enough to be influenced by the heat of the water. Next, select your water additives. You can always add Epsom salt, apple cider vinegar, or anything else that may have the benefits you are looking for.
They Relieve Stress
Bathing for cleanliness is only a small portion of the health benefits from this ancient innovation and pastime. For thousands of years, mankind has known that one of the most relaxing and soothing experiences that can be had is that of taking a warm, or hot bath. Heat loosens muscle tissues that have been clenched by stress, as many people subconsciously carry stress in shoulders, backs, legs, and neck muscles.
They Stimulate the Evacuation of Toxins
In daily modern life, the most common position for people is sitting. This means that toxins and other wastes can easily build up in the body causing blockages and other unpleasant ailments. In order to have a healthy body, it is important to work on clearing out your lymph system. One way this can be accomplished is through heating the body, thus making it easier for the lymph system to flow more freely.
Due to the acidic content of modern foods, swelling or inflammation in adults has reached epidemic levels. A long soak in warm or hot water can provide some relief by greatly reducing inflammation in joints and other tissues. A gentle, but firm rub while submerged can go a long way to improving circulation and arterial health.
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In health and wellness,
Janice Marto, BCHHC, AADP, CYT
Board Certified Women’s Functional Health & Wellness Coach