The Benefits of a Warm Bath

Everyone knows a hot bath is good for you, but why is that?

There actually are several reasons and too many to squeeze into this one space. But we’ve selected a few to help point you toward a clearer understanding of hot bath healing powers.

Anxiety relief

Research has shown that soaking in a tub is more effective at relieving anxiety than prescription drugs. Still, don’t go off any of your meds before first consulting with your doctor.

Stop that itch

Adding a couple of tablespoons of olive or coconut oil to your warm bath water can help relieve the itchy and flaky skin caused by psoriasis. The oil acts as a moisturizer, helping remove scales and making your skin less prone to infection. The trick, however, is to get out of the tub after no more than 10 minutes to prevent your skin from drying out. Once you’ve patted yourself dry, apply a moisturizing cream.

A new way to enjoy oatmeal

No, we’re not recommending turning your tub into a giant hot cereal bowl. But yes, the avenanthramides in oats is a key compound for calming inflamed, itchy skin. To harness its power, place whole oats in a clean, dry sock. Seal the open end with a rubber band, and then drop the sock into a warm or hot bath. Soak yourself for 15 to 20 minutes.

Lights out 

To sleep more soundly, take a warm bath just before bedtime. That will temporarily raise your body temperature.  Once it cools off between the sheets, you’ll sleep like a baby.   

Fight that cold

A hot bath can soothe stuffy nasal passages and ease body aches. Plus, feeling relaxed helps to release painkilling endorphins in the brain. You’ll feel better and sleep better, too.

To prevent any interruptions in your hot water service, contact Plumbtastic today for our water heater performance and safety inspection. It’s a proactive way to ensure greater system reliability, longer equipment life, plus fewer system repairs.  

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