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How to Take a Bath Properly

Updated on April 30, 2011

Taking a bath is the most important part of our life. If we want looks clean and fresh. We shouldn’t leave this habit. Taking a bath is like a ceremonial activity every day. We need this activity to keep our body clean and always smell good. Most of us begin the day with taking a bath before going to work. Taking a bath in the morning is the best choice for us who want to get benefit from this activity. We can choose warm water or cold water. But for older people they may choose warm water. In the morning is a good time to open the pores of the skin with water spray. The cells in the body will begin to run after having a sleep last night.

After working in all day long is good moment for us to release kind of fatigue by taking a bath. Or we can soaking our body using salt with water in the bathtub or combining with aroma therapy (including essential oil). This will help us to relax and felt fresh after working in all day long. If we care with our body, we certainly give attention to this activity. Sometimes we felt lazy to take a bath in the morning. But we should fight the laziness with a new spirit to give something better to our body. Bathing habit for most of people is flushed the body with the water. Bathing habit like this will harm our health, especially related to the colds and influenza problem. Bath like this causes the heat trapped inside the body that will cause the heat balance in the body and the cold became disturbed. From this hub I’ll describe how to take a bath properly that can help improve our health, especially for us who often attacked by common colds and influenza.

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How to start a proper bath, please following several steps below:

  1. Flush water starting from the tip of your toes (right and left) upward to your knees.

  2. Start watering from your knee (right and left) toward the top until the abdomen.

  3. Pour slowly from the stomach upwards to the shoulders.

  4. Start watering your fingertip (right and left) toward to the shoulder.

  5. And then flush the water from the neck upwards to the head.

  6. Final step is brushing your teeth.

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All steps above must be repeatedly from 1 to 5 at least three times, except brushing teeth. Why do we start this ritual from the bottom of our body? Starting from the bottom of the body intended to elevated body heat to the upper body and eventually will be thrown out through the holes (cavities) upper body like the mouth, nose and ears. During flushing the abdomen and the chest (3&4 sections) we usually felt goose bumps, this was caused by the movement of heat from the lower body to upper body. In the head section, you may felt a little dizzy. Dizziness is caused by the discharge of body heat through the upper cavity such as mouth, nose and ears. After that you just brush my teeth.

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If you promise to do this regularly, then approximately within two up to three months you will felt the benefit from this activity. The body will feel refreshed, lighter in movement and will be spared the pain of influenza and common colds.

I hope this hub useful for us. For bath product, we can choose the best for us. We can use a soft sponge material for the shower. There are also various kinds of soaps, aromatherapy soaps also be the right choice for us to relieve stress and provide comfort during bathing ritual.


You can also read:

  • The Secret of Take a Bath for Health

    There’s a great sensation while the water touch the skin. All fatigue will disappear as soon as possible.  Personally I’ve proven this many times. After the break from teaching, I felt fresh and I got new power after took a bath.

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      Jm 2 years ago

      I want to try it right after....:):):)

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      deepthi 3 years ago

      hi, it's really relaxing n refreshing.....thank u.

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      David Capolen 5 years ago

      I thank God for his important gift water for us. We can't be life with water . we use water all the time . we use it for being life , cleaning , for give it to trees and grass . I don't know we use it for ourself in bathroom . we can take a shower and have fun of it and I always tell to my friends all the time thank God for all of your gift that got from God . he is beuatifull and he wants you being beautifull and you can be with water , without wather all the humans are dirtyer than other anials

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      jyotsna 5 years ago

      after 1 month

      fantastic

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      sikandar khalid 5 years ago

      cool

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      Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

      I think you are having luck like me on our new ones,(2nd) eh? Maybe a little much, so busy not as much fun is it? Just takes time I guess.

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      wibowo30 6 years ago

      Thanks, Beverly Steven for coming to this hub. Take care!

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      Beverly Stevens 6 years ago from College Station

      I never thought of bathing this way before. Interesting how you are a man, yet all of your bathing photos are of women.

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      wibowo30 6 years ago

      My friend, Kathi. Thanks for dropping by. I really appreciate your comment and the most important thing is you want to try my bathing tips above. God bless you.

      Wibowo/prasetio

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      wibowo30 6 years ago

      Hi, Nell. Thanks for coming and share your experience based on your bathing experience. I am glad to know this from you. In hurry time, I usually do the same thing like you. I am glad to see you here. Cheers....

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      Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

      Hi Pras, well, I'll give it a try! It sounds very refreshing! Take Care, Kathi

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, what a great idea! I just usually jump in the bath or shower and do it the normal way, I will give this a try, when I realised it was you, I got confused for a moment! lol nice to see you doing another name, take care cheers nell

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      wibowo30 6 years ago

      My friend, acaetnna. I am glad to see you again. Thanks for coming and commenting to this information. Taking a bath and soaking in the bath is one of the greatest moment in a day. it so relaxing. I believe most of us enjoy this ritual. We never leave this activity wherever we go, right. God bless you. ~wibowo/prasetio

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      wibowo30 6 years ago

      Welcome to this hub, GrouchyOldMan. Nice to meet you here. Wow... you have "natural ritual" related with your bathing. I am so happy to hear this from you. I hope you enjoy your bathing time. Cheers....

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      wibowo30 6 years ago

      Hi, Katie. Water is a big gift from God. I agree with you that water has a powerful healing and cleansing. So, better use this wisely. Finally we give a little attention to bathing ritual. Take care ~wibowo/prasetio

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      wibowo30 6 years ago

      My friend, Cheeky Girl. You never cease to amaze me with your comment. Thanks for coming. I hope we still be friend here. Whatever with name. ~wibowo/prasetio

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      wibowo30 6 years ago

      Your welcome, my uncle. You still my uncle and I am proud to be your nephew. God bless you!

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      wibowo30 6 years ago

      Hi, Pam. I am glad this hub useful for you. I hope we can practice from the simple thing became amazing to our body, right. Have a great day!

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      wibowo30 6 years ago

      Thank you very much, Polly. I am glad you became my first follower and your vote really appreciated. I am impressed with this. Cheers....

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      Well I love simply soaking in the bath but I didn't realise there was so much more to it!

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      GrouchyOldMan 6 years ago from From Everywhere and Nowhere

      Interesting, me I just go down to the creek with my bar of Lava soap.

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      katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

      Water is so healing and a bath is a great daily ritual to experience some powerful healing and cleansing of both body and soul. Great how to take a bath properly article. :) Katie

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      Cassandra Mantis 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      Great hub and from such a familiar writer too! Yaay! Congrats! I am happy to be a follower too! Cheers!

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      Great job nephew! God bless you!

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      And to think I have not been bathing correctly all these years!:-)) The method you describe really makes sense and I've never heard it before but will be trying it our shortly. Thanks for the info. Love and Peace.

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      Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

      Very good information wibowo and looks like I am your very first follower! Voted up and useful!