A Hot Bath – the road to recovery
Taking a bath is a relaxation technique that is beneficial in so many ways. It decreases cortisol levels that can be brought on by stressful situations. This is helpful on many levels. First, cortisol causes fat to be stored around your middle. Second, cortisol increases inflammation. It is important to include things in your daily routine to reduce cortisol. This is especially important because we live in a culture that induces cortisol just by participating in daily life. Taking a bath also decreases fatigue and benefits your nervous system. Baths increase your circulation and lowers blood pressure. For optimum benefit this is what I recommend (although, always ask your doctor if this is a good idea for you).
Harmony Bath(20 minutes each day in a hot bath)
-2 Cups Epsom Salts
-1 Cup Baking Soda
-10 Drops Organic Lavender Oil
There are many benefits to the Harmony Bath. First the Lavender relaxes the nervous system and lowers cortisol levels. The Epsom Salt enhances the effects of the detox. The baking soda promotes a balanced pH for optimum healing and detox benefits.
Of course, it goes without saying that the bathroom environment should be supportive and nurturing. That is, take some time to make it pretty and inviting. Your experience will be less beneficial if you are looking at piles of laundry in the corner and are reminded of your to-do list instead of enjoying the blissful 20-minute restorative experience.
And as a bonus…add a little cold therapy with CDI Soft-sided Gel Packs. Placed on the eyes, it ensures relaxation, decreases puffiness and brights appearance. These little soothers are also ideal for a variety of cold therapy applications, such as use after injections, blepharoplasty and breast surgeries.
These sturdy, reusable gel packs remain flexible when frozen and provide uniform cold therapy. The ultimate patient-friendly cold therapy product! Features one soft-sided surface that shields the skin from direct contact with the frozen pack. These 4″ round gel packs offer a convenient, comfortable and economical cold therapy application for patients.
Colors: Pink Ice, Kiwi, Cool Blue, Mango, Grape and Vanilla – match the bathroom!