Soaking in the bath is one of the most enjoyable activities. Water relieves fatigue, gives energy and has a preventive effect. The healing properties of the bath are based on the penetration of beneficial substances of herbal extracts and aromatic oils through the epidermis (upper layer of the skin), after which they are carried by lymph and blood throughout the body.
For restorative and regulating baths, pine and spruce needles, nettle, currant, birch leaves, chamomile grass, highlander, oregano, horsetail, celandine, motherwort, string, creeping thyme, dandelion are most often used.
For soothing and restorative baths for various nervous disorders – nettle leaves, hop cones, herb knotweed, motherwort, oregano, peppermint, calendula, valerian, hawthorn flowers.
Take a bath with the addition of 3 tablespoons of pine extract and a few drops of eucalyptus oil for 15 minutes.
Peppermint bath. The crushed raw materials (3-5 tablespoons) are placed in a gauze bag and hung under a tap so that hot water flows through it. But it is better to make an infusion: 5 tablespoons of mint are poured into 1 liter of boiling water, insisted for 30 minutes, then filtered and poured into the bath. Bath relieves fatigue, well tones and refreshes the skin.
Jasmine, nutmeg, orange, rosemary are famous for their tonic effect.
Fill the bath with warm water, pour 200 g of salt into it and immerse yourself for 15 minutes. Bath improves metabolism, calms the nervous system.
Packet of valerian root pour 1 liter of boiling water, simmer for 15 minutes, then leave for 3-4 hours in a sealed container. Before use, strain this infusion and pour into a bath with a water temperature of 36-37 ° C. You can also use pharmacy alcohol infusion of valerian (2 bottles). The duration of the bath is 10-15 minutes.
Essential oils of bergamot, lavender, ginger, sandalwood have a calming effect.
premenstrual tension a 15-minute bath with a water temperature of 38-39 degrees with a decoction of herbs of peppermint, chamomile and common shandra (1:1:1) will help to transfer.
St. John’s wort bath. The duration of the bath is 15-20 minutes. A bath with such an infusion has a good effect on sluggish skin, helps with overwork, and strengthens the nervous system.
Bath with stinging nettle. 250 g of dry crushed nettle leaves are poured into 1 liter of water and boiled for 15-20 minutes. 50-75 g (about 1/4 cup or a little more) of strained broth is poured into one bath. The duration of the bath is 20-25 minutes. Water temperature – 35-36°С. Such a bath relieves fatigue, raises the tone of the body, relieves inflammation on the skin, and helps with fever.
Melon bath helps relieve allergies. It’s easy to prepare. Pour a glass of melon juice into water at a temperature of 36-37 ° C, or simply throw in slices of melon and chopped melon peels. Seven procedures are enough for the course.
The temperature of the water in the bath is of great importance, depending on it, the bath can affect the body in different ways.
cold bathA: The water temperature is no more than 20 degrees. Such a bath has a tonic effect on the body, quickly relieves fatigue, makes the skin toned and elastic, helps to harden the body and strengthen the immune system. Such baths are recommended to take no more than 5 minutes. If it is impossible to immediately get used to a temperature of 20 degrees, it is recommended to start with a 30-degree bath, gradually, with each new bath, lower the temperature by several degrees.
neutral bath : maintains body temperature (36-37 degrees). This bath helps to relieve nervous tension. It is recommended to take in the evening for the greatest relaxation and better sleep.
hot tub : water temperature reaches 40 degrees. This bath is taken for various colds, coughs and chills, after a long stay in the cold (in the absence of an elevated body temperature). It is recommended to take a bath for no more than 10 minutes.
It is recommended to cleanse the skin first, for example, by taking a shower, and then soak in the bath.
You can not take a bath for more than 30 minutes.Don’t take a bath when you feel sick.
Taking a bath is not recommended for some acute and chronic inflammatory diseases (check with your doctor).