Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Types of Baths

There are many different ways to take a bath.  Each has its own purpose.
Here are five kinds of baths that I have come across while researching.

1. Half-Bath
- Only half of your body is under the water. The line is probably near the belly button. The reason to put only the bottom half in water is to promote blood circulation. As the heated blood goes up and cool blood down, it helps the blood circulation by heating the blood sitting in the bottom part of the body. You may feel little cold since the upper body is out in the air. If you are sick, wait until you get better! (About 20-30mins)

2. Foot Bath
- It is pretty much the same principle as the half-bath. The only difference is that you only put your feet under the water. It’s simple and easy! Add a small amount of apple cider vinegar. The vinegar kills bacteria and fungus. (About 15mins)

3. Sitz Bath
- Only your bottom area in the water. Get a bucket that is large enough for you to sit inside. Fill it with warm water and sit inside. Your legs should be out of the bucket. This is believed to ease the pain from hemorrhoid. But it is not indented to treat any medical condition. If any concern, please see your doctor. (About 15 mins)

4. Epsom Salt Bath
- I think many of you might have heard of this one. It helps detox your skin and relieve sore muscles. Dissolve about 2 cups of Epsom salt in the hot water. It’s a full body bath.  (About 20-30mins)

5. Apple Cider Vinegar Bath
- Apparently this vinegar is good for many things. It is also good for a warm full bath. Add about a cup of apple cider vinegar to the water.  (About 20-30mins)

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