Can Hydrotherapy Help With Detoxification?
There are many ways to detox. One popular trend is juicing which takes a huge effort not to eat for a period time and only rely on juices for energy. Bathing in a hot tub on the other hand, is simple and relaxing, and requires almost no effort, and provides great detoxifying benefits.
The Pre-Soak Exfoliation Stage: Before you actually lower yourself into your hot tub, it’s important to do a little prep work. Washing, or at least rinsing, in the shower before getting in the tub will not only keep the tub clean, but it also helps prepare your skin for maximum detoxification.
Using a loofa or coarse flannel, scrub skin from head to toe. This will remove dead skin and open your pores so that, when you do get into your tub, the warm water will, in essence, coax the toxins from your body.
Wet Sweats: Although you might not feel as though it’s taking place, at least in the sense you’re normally accustomed to, your body will begin to sweat as you sit in the hot tub and your core temperature rises. Many of the harmful toxins in your body will be removed, through your sweat, during this process.
Interestingly, the warm waters of your tub also stimulate detoxification through the kidneys, liver, colon, and lungs by “inducing lymphatic flow, improving circulation, and calming inflammation.” The skin is not the only organ through which toxins can be eliminated from the body, although it is the largest and most prominent.
Additives: You can also encourage detoxification by adding certain substances to the water. While you may not wish to do so if you won’t be draining, cleaning, and refilling your tub in the near future, adding Epsom salts to your tub can increase the effects of your detoxification process, but you can purchase special products from your local dealer which are designed to encourage full detoxification.
The Importance of Hydration and the Benefits For Sleep
When soaking in your hot tub for an extended period of time, as mentioned earlier, your body’s core temperature will rise and you’ll begin to sweat. It’s important to replace the fluids you’re losing by drinking ample water before, during, and after your soak.