5 June 2012

A relaxing and beneficial bath!

As a few people may have read, I very recently have arrived back home for the summer break. One of the major benefits of this for me besides getting to be with my family, boyfriend and my cat is that there is a bath! Where I live at university I have just a shower in my bathroom with no bath, so I miss it incredibly when I'm not at home; you just cannot beat a good soak!

Picture sourced from 'The Telegraph'.
Last night I spent way too long in my bath reading my book, it was so relaxing!

Baths are really great and you can do so many things whilst in them, such as listen to music, use nice bath oils and candles as well as reading. Baths also have many health benefits whereby your muscles relax, your whole body receives a good moisturise along with the clearing of your lymph system.

I wasn't entirely sure what our 'lymph system' was or what it did so I did a bit of research, here is what I found out from 'BlessedHerbs'. 

Lymphatic vessels across our bodies act as a drainage system. They are not powered by the beat of your heart such as blood but rather by the movement of our muscles. Within these vessels excess fluid from blood is found, along with hormones, nutrients and waste products of cells such as bacteria. When the lymphatic system becomes overly toxic, they can leave a great deal of unprocessed waste throughout our body. This can lead to a weak immune system, frequent colds, and an overall cloudy & weighted feeling throughout the body.

I've also taken a little information from 'Sunflower Naturals':

Increased circulation of the lymph system required for the sweating process helps to clear the system of toxins and create a free-flowing system to remove toxins, bacteria and viruses from the body. The lymph system is the system responsible for stimulating immune response. Hot baths help increase lymph drainage and improve health. 

Making your bath hot can lead to a sweat! Gross you may think, but actually, this is a good thing!

One of my other favourite things to do to relax is to sit down on the sofa with a nice cup of tea with maybe a biscuit or two...or three.


My Momiji Mug.

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6 comments

  1. Ooh I didn't know it was good for lymph drainage! Thanks for sharing!
    I really miss having a bath when I'm at uni too!

    xo

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    1. Showers just do not cut it do they? :P

      You're welcome and thanks for commenting x

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  2. I didn't know any of that! Thanks for sharing it! I never take baths, though...I have a fear of not being able to see the drain, lol.

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    1. You're welcome, I didn't either until I researched it :)

      Good enough fear as anybody! Thanks for your comment :P

      x

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  3. haha definitely agree with the missing bath thing! i'm going into second year at university soon and luckily i have a bath in the new flat which is exciting! :) xx

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    1. Lucky you! I'm into my third year in September and still no bath, at least there is only one more year left of this torture haha!

      Thanks for your comment Ana :) x

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