Have you ever wondered how to relax your mind and body whenever you felt worn out and lacking in energy? The one solution which is quite famous and easy to try is a saltwater bath. Well, one benefit of adding salt to your regular bucket of warm bathwater is that it can help to calm your body and mind. Find out how it can be useful!
Health Shots spoke to Dr Jyoti Kapoor, Senior Psychiatrist, Manasthali, about how salt water baths can benefit the mind and body.
Dr Kapoor says, “Bath salts have come in use as an easy and inexpensive way to treat mental and physical health ailments. It is commonly made from magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt) or sea salt, is easily dissolved in warm bath water, and used for everything from stress relief to aches and pains.”
The minerals in detox baths are said to aid in weight loss, improve health, reduce stress, ease constipation, and help the body eliminate pollutants. The positive effects of aromatherapy on relaxation and in elevating mood can be increased by incorporating essential oils like lavender or peppermint.
Bath salts can aid with muscle pain and even headaches by reducing inflammation. It is beneficial to add bath salt and a few drops of essential oil to promote muscle relaxation.
Bath salts can relieve muscle aches by relaxing tight muscles and reducing inflammation. It might also be beneficial to incorporate a few drops of diluted cinnamon bark essential oil.
Bath salts can be used to treat eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, and athlete’s foot to lessen skin inflammation and irritation.
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Dr Kapoor says, “A warm Epsom salt bath will help ease tight muscles after exercise as well as stiff and painful joints. The bath salt can also be used to target particular joints and body regions.”
Now you know why a saltwater bath is recommended as a fantastic way to heal and revitalize your exhausted body. So, give it a shot!