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5 Reasons Why You Should Draw A Bath Tonight

5 Reasons Why You Should Draw A Bath Tonight - Tub Therapy

When Covid 19 forced everyone indoors, most people admitted to bathing and showering less. What’s the point when you’re on obligatory house arrest and on the rare instances when you did have to merge with the general public like a quick grocery run, everyone’s olfactory system is masked up anyway? 

Contrary to this, some folks say they actually bathe more in quarantine to reap the mental health benefits that come with it in the wake of prolonged isolation and pandemic stress. And we’re no  exception! If there’s anything that the global pandemic has changed in our routines at Tub Therapy, bathing or showering became less a matter of daily function but more of carving out time to take care of ourselves. 

Bathing is more than just a daily ritual and there are compelling reasons why you should consider a regular soak. Here are 5 reasons to turn on that water tonight. 

1. Helps you sleep better

Studies have shown that a nightly hot bath 90 minutes before bedtime (in water 104 to 109°F  or 40 to 43°C) will  yield a more quality slumber. At night, our body temperature naturally drops to signal the body that it’s bedtime. Soaking in a warm bath helps change your body’s temperature and exiting allows your body to cool down rapidly, better preparing your body for sleep.  

2. Soothes muscles and joints

Beyond just getting a quality shut-eye, a warm bath helps relax muscles and relieves aching joints. Warm baths increase the blood flow in your body, providing your muscles with more oxygen and improves the elasticity of the connective tissue. 

If you regularly suffer from a sore neck or tight joints, a warm soak is something you may want to look forward to after a long day.

3. Helps improve mental health

If you’re feeling anxious, a warm bath can help regulate your mood by activating the part of your body responsible for inducing relaxation, your parasympathetic nervous system. Studies have shown that your body will begin to experience lower levels of stress as your nervous system adjusts to the warming effect of the water. 

It’s also been suggested in a new study that taking a warm bath may help treat depression better than exercise can. The study believes that by regularly increasing our body’s temperatures, warm baths can improve and strengthen our circadian rhythm or the internal clock that regulates the sleep-wake cycle. Since those who are battling depression often have disrupted circadian rhythm, taking a warm bath may fight insomnia and poor sleeping patterns. Moreover, taking warm baths also releases endorphins - our body’s natural painkillers - the same way that endorphins are released when you exercise or feel the sun on your skin. 

4. Induces relaxation

Burnout is real. It reduces productivity, saps your energy and leaves you feeling drained. Stress overload can manifest through headaches, tension, fatigue and insomnia too. 

If you’re the type who doesn’t know how to relax and want to know how you can keep your hustle alive without feeling tired all the time, a warm bath can help you slow down from the daily grind and pull you away from mental distractions. Relaxing and creating a quiet space will help you calm and clear your mind which will in turn, help you make better decisions and aid concentration. 

Relaxing in a warm bath slows our heart rate, reduces blood pressure, relieves tension and helps circulate blood flow to boost energy. And most of all, bathing induces feelings of comfort, peace and easiness, and this kind of security allows your mind, and subsequently your body, to relax.

5. Protects you from illness and infections

There’s more to bathing than keeping you clean and smelling good. Taking a warm bath improves your body’s immunity plus helps you avoid irritation and sores caused by bacteria and accumulated dead skin that increases the risk of infection. 

If you’re suffering from cold and flu symptoms such as cough, fever or blocked nasal passages, bathing in a warm bath can help quell the problem. The steam can soothe your lungs and acts as a natural decongestant while the water’s warmth can cool your body, thus helping reduce fever. 

How to draw the ultimate healing bath with CBD

With all the physical, medical and even medicinal benefits that a luxurious warm bath provides, we at Tub Therapy began to think of another way to make it even more therapeutic than it already is: with CBD. Adding CBD into the mix comes with a whole host of health benefits and we’re absolutely loving the holistic regenerating experience of a CBD soak. 

CBD or cannabidiol is a potent ingredient extracted from the stalks, stems and flowers of the hemp plant that contains mind and body balancing effects plus strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. Today, you can enjoy CBD’s reinvigorating and skin-healing benefits in your bath with CBD bath bombs and CBD bath soaps

Here are just some of the benefits of a CBD bath bomb and CBD soap*:

  1. Locks up moisture in the skin and boosts hydration
  2. Calms redness and soothes skin bumps
  3. Pesticide-free and non-irritant
  4. Soothes dry, cracked, and itchy skin
  5. Reduces the appearance of fine lines
  6. Binds to cannabinoid receptors on the neuron that improves mood
  7. Works synergistically with other ingredients
  8. Improves absorption into the skin

Research suggests that dissolving CBD into warm water expedites the process of CBD absorbing into the skin through the pores and because your entire body is exposed during bathtime, it allows CBD to penetrate your skin throughout the entire body, rather than just a small area, resulting in a more widespread effect which in turn, catalyzes in an ultra-healing soak!

Our takeaway

We discovered that a good soak in CBD, whether in the shower or tub,  not only elevated our self-care routine during what continues to be a challenging time, but it also improved our sense of well-being. Allowing ourselves permission to quiet our mind through bath time and knowing that our skin receives the best TLC in the process, makes us look and feel our best everyday. Sometimes, it’s really the little things in life that get us through the toughest times.

Medical Disclaimer: It’s important to note that CBD has not yet been proven to reverse any health conditions and should not be used as medicinal diagnosis or treatment. The content of this post is for informational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your doctor for questions.