Every athlete knows that for every gain there is going to be some pain. Soaking in a hot bath is a great way to reduce and relieve the effect of exercise on your muscles.
Doctors and physical therapists often recommend heat therapy for muscle pain. Taking a hot bath for muscle recovery combines complete heat therapy with hydrotherapy, which can increase relaxation thanks to the buoyancy of the water. A hot bath allows for a full-body release as all your muscles are thoroughly warmed and relaxed. The warm water loosens spasms and releases tension from surrounding muscles that may have been compensating for your injury.
A warm bath also encourages the circulation of blood around your body. The increased blood flow provides your muscles with more oxygen and nutrients. This improves the elasticity of the connective tissues, releases muscles tightness, and relieves pain.
The addition of natural bath salts can further help to increase relaxation, reduce inflammation, and aid in muscle and nerve function. BAVE Epsom, Magnesium, Dead Sea and Himalayan Salts all contain a high mineral content and have been used for centuries as a natural remedy for muscle aches and pains.
Make a hot bath a regular part of your exercise regime and discover just how quickly it helps you to relax, recover and recharge.