Who has time to take a bath anymore? It might not feel like you do, but making time for relaxation is important! And taking regular baths, instead of showers, is not only more relaxing, it’s also better for improving your overall health. Here are 11 reasons why you’ll want to resurrect bathing as part of your weekly self-care routine.
#1 Taking baths improves your overall circulation
One of the biggest differences between bathing and showers is hydrostatic pressure. Because water is much denser than air, immersing yourself in your bathtub exerts greater pressure against your body. This pressure pushes excess extracellular fluid back into circulation. “When you improve blood flow, you improve everything.”—Dr. Douglas Lewis