Bathing To Fight Illnesses
Tips on some therapeutic baths available nowadays
Seawater can help treat many cutaneous diseases and joint illnesses without causing any side effects, so sea baths, or thalassotherapy, are very beneficial to our health. When sea bathing, the provitamin of vitamin D under the skin is synthesized by the sunlight, which beautifies the skin and strengthens the bone. In addition, swimming is among one of the best physical exercises. The effect of sea waves on the body is like that of a massage session.
When sea bathing, the provitamin of vitamin D under the skin is synthesized by the sunlight, which beautifies the skin and strengthens the bone. In addition, swimming is among one of the best physical exercises. The effect of sea waves on the body is like that of a massage session.
Minerals such as magnesium, potassium, sulfur and calcium are abundant in mineral or hot springs. Mineral water baths are therefore recommended to treat muscle, joint and cutaneous diseases.
Mud baths have become popular in Vietnam recently. The mud must consist of positive and negative ions, organisms, minerals and vitamins to be able to boost the blood circulation, immune system and metabolism, and regulate the excitement and inhibition process of the nervous system. The bath can relieve inflammations and improve the functions of joints, cartilages, tendons and ligaments. It is very good for rheumatism treatment.
A steam bath is an ancient type of bath. The bath relies on steam to induce perspiration, which helps discharge toxins out of the body. Steam baths are now popular throughout the world. The hot steam can beautify the skin and cure such illnesses as cold, flu and joint and nose inflammations.
Sauna is a Finnish steam bath in which the steam is produced by pouring water over heated rocks in a wooden room. Sauna may provide some relief to patients with asthma and chronic bronchitis, and may also alleviate pain and improve joint mobility in those with rheumatism.
Jacuzzi is a trademark used for a whirlpool bath. This whirlpool bath is a kind of massage that can relieve tiredness and even stress. Jacuzzi has also been used by physical therapists and orthopedists as a hydrotherapy for rheumatoid arthritis patients, who suffer from stiffness and inflammation of the joints, weakness, loss of mobility, and deformity.
A bath with herbs such as fresh tea, or lemon, pomelo, citronella, sweet basil, marjoram or dill leaves, and roses or daisies is good for the skin and can treat acnes and boils. An herbal bath is helpful for sleep, blood circulation and hair. It can also relieve the symptoms of cold and flu.
Foods and drinks such as fresh milk, beer, liquor and edible oil can be added into the water for bathing to beautify the skin. A food bath can be used to treat obesity and external infections.
source : saigontimes