7 Tremendous Health Benefits of a Simple Hot Mineral Bath

7 health benefits of mineral hot bath

Your daily hot mineral bath is great medicine

For hundreds of years, cultures have recognized the tremendous healing benefits of mineral hot springs. When we look at the world’s hot springs and mineral springs known for their curative properties, we will observe that they are extremely high in sulfate mineral content. As the water passes through rock layers on the earth it accumulates more than 100 natural trace minerals including calcium, chloride, iron, magnesium, potassium, silicate, sodium, lithium, and sulfate. Bathing in or drinking the mineral water of these healing springs have been said to cure everything from rheumatism to obesity. The synergistic combination of heat and minerals in the water produces a therapeutic effect that goes beyond relaxation.

” Hot bathing prevent colds and viruses, reduce stress, improve sleep, strengthen blood circulation, boost the immune system and detoxify the body.” Suzi Grant, author 48 Hours To A Healthier Life

In Japan, there are thousands of onsen or thermal mineral hot springs due to the prevalence of earthquakes and volcanic activities in the country. Each onsen has its own peculiar healing effects due to its particular mineral mix.The good news is that, we can enjoy the same rejuvenating effects of the onsen in the comforts of our home. With hot water from the tap and the addition of natural mineral salts, we can have our very own “onsen” in our bath tub that will benefit the entire family.

Now, the latest research shows that hot baths can play an important role in boosting your immune system, improve sleep, help skin conditions like eczema and even alleviate serious medical disorders. The hot bath is a simple form of hydrotherapy that can help reduce the risk of illness.

Here are 8 tremendous health benefit of simple mineral hot bath

1) A hot mineral bath promotes better sleep

It is impossible to have good health without quality sleep. Yet, up to 20 percent of the general population can have trouble falling asleep at night. Sleep is essential for our wellbeing. Deep restful sleep builds up the body’s resistance to diseases, promotes healing and allows for deep physical and mental restoration.

For deep restful sleep, the US National Sleep Foundation advises: “Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine, such as soaking in a hot bath or hot tub.” A hot bath soak induces relaxation of tense muscles and stimulate an increase in body temperature. The subsequent decrease in body temperature after bath strengthens the circadian rhythm or the internal “sleep clock”, which regulates our sleep. This will help you fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly.

 2) A hot mineral bath promotes weight loss and improves diabetes

A study conducted by researchers in McKee Medical Center in Loveland, Colorado,suggests that hot tub soaks simulate the beneficial effects of exercise. [1]  Diabetics who spent just half an hour in a hot tub could reduce their blood sugar levels by around 13 per cent. This is attributed to increased blood circulation resulting in better regulation of insulin. Participants also lost nearly four pounds after three weeks without making any changes to their diet, exercise habits or other lifestyle factors

3) A hot mineral bath destroys harmful germs and viruses

A hot bath soak induces an increase in body temperature making it extremely inhospitable to disease germs in the body. This will help to alleviate uncomfortable symptoms, reduce the risks of infections and promote a general sense of well being.

4) A hot mineral bath increases blood circulation and cell oxygenation

Soaking in a hot bath causes blood vessels to dilate, which lessens resistance to blood flow, thus increasing blood circulation and lowering blood pressure. This also promotes the flow of oxygen-rich blood throughout the body, bringing about improved nourishment to organs and tissues. The increase in blood flow also helps the effective elimination of toxins from the body.

 5) A hot mineral bath reduces pain

Research has shown that warm water immersions work wonders for all kinds of musculoskeletal complaints, including fibromyalgia, arthritis and low back pain.[2]According to Dr Bruce E. Becker, MD, director of the National Aquatics & Sports Medicine Institute at Washington State University, it makes the joints looser, reduces pain and seems to have a somewhat prolonged effect that goes beyond the period of immersion.”

Hot baths are routinely used by physical therapists and pain management experts for relief from minor aches and recovery from injury. The buoyancy of the water relaxes the muscles and reduces stress on the joints thereby increasing mobility. Hot water also stimulates the production of endorphins, a feel-good hormone released by the brain, known to improve mood and kill pain.

6) A hot mineral bath promotes relaxation

The United States government says in a research study on the CDC website that stress causes over 90 percent of sicknesses. Most medical doctors agree that the immune system is capable of healing anything if it is not suppressed by stress. In other words, stress not only causes physical illness but also perpetuates it. Stress hormones play a direct role in the development of heart disease, obesity, diabetes and other conditions. They are also suspected to activate cancer cells causing them to grow and multiply.

Hot baths are known to promote relaxation in its many forms. A good mineral hot bath soothes the nerves and helps one to unwind and better manage stress.

 7) A hot mineral bath supports healing

During a mineral hot bath, ionic minerals such as iron, zinc, sulphur, calcium, magnesium, and lithium are absorbed by the body, correcting deficiencies and providing healing effects to various body organs. These healing effects can include stimulation of the immune system, leading to enhanced immunity and normalized gland function.  Sulphur minerals in the water can also have a therapeutic effect on diseases of the skin, including psoriasis, dermatitis, and fungal infections. Wound healing can also be greatly enhanced.

The flourishing spa business in many parts of the world attests to the increasing awareness of the benefits of hydrotherapy from a mineral hot bath soak. Now, you can have your own daily therapeutic mineral hot baths with Adya Clarity mineral extract. Adya Clarity can be used to purify and mineralize pools and Jacuzzi to provide a therapeutic effect.

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[1] New England Journal of Medicine 1999, Hot-Tub Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, 341:924-925 http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199909163411216

[2] Arthritis Foundation, Warm Water Works Wonders on Pain, Available online: http://www.arthritistoday.org/about-arthritis/arthritis-pain/pain-relief/warm-water-therapy.php


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