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Healing Power Of Baths

Updated on June 10, 2012

In this day and age everyone is always in a hurry so controlled by time that taking a bath most times just isn't an option. A quick shower and we are on our way. But unlike most for the majority of my life I've continued to take baths on a regular basis. More recently as my life became a little more hectic and I didn't want to smell everywhere I went I was forced into a situation where it was showers or nothing. So like many I did the morning showers for awhile. Over time I found my muscles more sore from the different tasks I did, exercising was an issue as my muscles would be sore for an even longer time than normal. I was irritable and I had trouble sleeping at night.

Determined to get back to the point where I could take baths I began again one night and realized what I was missing. It wasn't vitamins, health foods, or anything else that was missing. It was my baths. As I got back to my original schedule I could feel my muscles regenerating much faster after the baths, I got better sleep, my body was able to take more again. The rejuvenating power of baths was evident to me. Later there were additional periods where due to scheduling I was again forced into taking showers. Again as I returned to my baths I was rejuvenated.

Although I am not sure of all the reasons why it feels so good after I've had a bath as opposed to a shower upon researching there does seem to be a lot of evidence supporting what I experience. The term hydrotherapy is a term used to describe the use of using bathing as a medical technique. Throughout history the use of baths whether public or private were used to help many with a variety of ailments. In some cases cold baths in other cases hot baths. Temperature seems to have a lot to do with it.

Some people make baths a big production with oils, creams, bath beads, bubbles and even candles in some cases. I am not sure if these things make a difference, enhance the experience or what it is they do for the bath. I personally just fill the bath to a height the I can fully immerse myself and allow just my face to protrude above the surface. When I have a bath I fill the tub with water as hot as I can stand and then lie back and allow myself to soak for a little while. Once the temperature starts to go from hot to warm I will scrub myself clean and then relax a bit more before getting out. Once the cooler temperature of the outside room hits me my body feels even better.

As I've said all of what the bath does to me I'm not sure but I can definitely say they feel great and rejuvenate me like nothing else can.

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      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      teaches12345 - thanks for reading :)

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      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      writer20 - it is great :)

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      There's nothing like a good soak in a hot tub. Place some candles around, play some soft music, pour some scents in the tub and you have a relaxing spa treatment. Enjoyed the read on this one. voted up.

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      You're right a bath always does relax people to get to sleep,you've proved this and I have too.

      Voted up and interesting.