We find people have a real preference with regards to their personal care needs. But can we define which one is best for you? It really is a personal choice, but as our mobility needs change so do our bathing habits.
Benefits of having a soak in the Bath:
A long relaxing soak can be just the tonic to revel in some “you time” and enjoy the health benefits at the same time!
- Enjoyable and relaxing:
Who not enjoy a long soak with a book? Great for relaxing your muscles and stimulating your nervous system. Ideal for mornings, a nice relaxing break in the day or helping to relax before bedtimes too.
- Kinder to your skin:
Bathing gently exfoliates skin, which is beneficial for skin conditions like eczema, especially when used in conjunction with bath oils and lotions.
- Improves your mental health:
A cross-sectional study published in 2018 found that participants who took immersion baths in warm water each day experienced less fatigue, stress and depression.
Benefits of a refreshing Shower:
- Relieves a morning cough
If you are suffering from a cough, taking a shower in the morning may give you some relief. The steam from a warm shower replicates the effects of steam inhalers and can loosen your chest.
- Refresh and improve your blood circulation
A morning shower can also help improve your circulation. The running water causes your blood to rush to your skin’s surface. When your body is lacking good circulation, conditions such as hypertension and varicose veins can occur. Invigorating showers, even cold showers are proven to help improve your memory – science is showing us that the development of Alzheimer’s disease has much to do with our mitochondrial health. So how can we strengthen the mitochondria of our cells? Try this: during your shower, go ahead and alternate between very hot and very cold water.
- Improved sleep
Research shows that taking a shower before bed will help you fall asleep more easily. So, taking a warm relaxing shower about an hour and a half before you go to bed is the perfect way to help you drift-off. In an article in com, Abigail Abrams explains that “body temperature is a key component in regulating circadian rhythm, the inner clock that tells the body when to feel sleepy or wide-awake. By warming the body, you can help bring on sleep as long as there’s enough time to cool down afterwards”.
If you are thinking of updating your bathroom and would like to keep bathing safely in your home, we can implement a range of easy-access bathtubs, walk-in showers and wetrooms. We have the know-how to provide you with the perfect stylish bathing solution nationwide. For a free home survey please call us on our free phone number 0800 1695 526 or email email@example.com