Are you normally a bath person? If not, this Americh freestanding soaking tub called the Valerie might turn you into one. If you already are a bath fanatic, this tub might be the “one”. A good soak at the end of the day is a perfect way to relax and unwind. Add some music, some bubbles and a glass of wine and now you are really talking. There are actually some health benefits beyond relaxing that baths offer. Read on to see what they are.
Relieve Sore Muscles
Many of us know that heat is a great solution when our muscles are sore. As Medical News Today explains, applying heat to inflamed or sore muscles can help your muscles relax. In a bath, you are fully submerged in warm water, which relieves the muscles throughout your body. Additionally, bath additives such as Epsom salt can help relieve aches and pains as well.
Lower Blood Sugar Levels
If your doctor has ever told you to watch your blood sugar levels and try to keep them low, baths may be a great option for you. Scientists in the U.K. recently discovered that taking a hot bath can actually reduce your blood sugar levels. Our blood sugar rises after we eat, and the amount it rises is one of the risk markers for diabetes, so keeping your blood sugar down can be really beneficial to your health. Obviously, baths should not replace healthy eating and a good exercise regimen, but it can be a great addition!
Good for Your Skin
Hot water is known to dehydrate your skin, so many people think showers are better than baths in the skin department, but that’s actually not the case. Your body has natural oils that it needs, and both showers and baths can strip your body of these nourishing oils. The difference between the two bathing methods is that you can put additives — like essential oils, mineral salts, bath bombs, oatmeal, honey, etc. — into your bath. These additional bath time ingredients can moisturize and replenish your skin. Just don’t forget to slather on the lotion to lock in the moisture when you get out of the tub!
Baths Are Good Stress-Relievers
Sitting in a bath forces you to stop multitasking and just take a few moments for yourself. According to TubYoga, increasing your body temperature can improve circulation, calm your nervous system, detoxify your body, and release endorphins. These endorphins make you feel good and can get rid of the stress that builds up throughout the day. Plus, you can light fragrant candles or drip essential oils into the bath for some at-home aromatherapy.
The Valerie is part of the Americh Freestanding Collection and can be purchased as a Tub Only/Airbath System II or Tub Only. The Valerie includes an integral waste & overflow in polished chrome and is available in different colors.
It’s freestanding clean, sleek, sophisticated design features a seamless exterior which makes it perfect for any bathroom setting.
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