Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Why is a bath so important

Some people are always in a hurry and never have time for a bath. That's a shame, because even though showers are quicker and more hygienic, nothing is more soothing than a long soak in a tub.

Water is nature's healer. It has favorable effects on the skin and muscles. It calms the internal organs and the endocrine system by stimulating nerve reflexes on the spinal cord. Generally, heat quiets and soothes the body. Cold, in contrast, stimulates and invigorates.

Help for stress A soothing and relaxing bath can help counteract stress and its many effects on the body. It is the perfect antidote to a hectic and stressful lifestyle. Immersion in hot water first speeds up the heart to send blood to the surface and disperse extra body heat into the air. But after a few minutes, the warm blood causes the blood vessels to dilate, which lessens resistance to blood flow and lowers the blood pressure. ome medical experts recommend soaking in water of approximately 103 degrees Fahrenheit about two hours before bedtime.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008