Content of the material
- Natural Mineral Water
- How it all began…
- Taking a bath may helpyou to breathe easier
- Your core body temperature will be optimal through bathing
- Suggested Reading
- Mineral Baths vs. Regular Baths for Arthritis
- Benefits of Sparkling Mineral Water
- Repairs nerve and muscle function
- Talk with your doctor
- Improves energy levels and helps with sleep
Natural Mineral Water
Water that comes out of the ground will pass through several layers of rocks and will contain the mineral elements of these rocks. Depending on the source, some of these dissolved minerals may either be good or bad for health. Hence, mineral water from these sources will vary in its content and quality.
How it all began…
Mineral therapy is what we do, in fact, it is what we’ve done – for generations. In 1908 we offered relief to the tired feet of early travellers. In 2021 and beyond, we’re dedicated to helping the nation’s ‘doers’ enjoy a well-deserved break. Radox is rooted in the transformative properties of mineral therapy and the power of just an hour spent in the tub.
Taking a bath may helpyou to breathe easier
Being immersed in water past your chest with your head out, can have a good influence on your lung capacity and oxygen intake. There are two factors that contribute to this; the temperature of the water and the pressure the water places on your chest and lungs. When the water is warmer and your heart is beating faster, your oxygen intake can be improved and the steam created can clear your sinuses and chest. Immersion in colder water such as taking a swim in a natural body of water or an unheated pool, can help to reduce the risk of infection in people who suffer from COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Studies on prepubescent girls have shown that swimming can improve lung growth and capacity due to the resistance it provides and the breathing techniques that are required for stamina. You are required to take longer and deeper rhythmic breaths, which improve the strength and capacity of your lungs.Advertising
Your core body temperature will be optimal through bathing
There is no quicker and more pleasant way to regulate your body temperature than through bathing. On a cold day, taking a hot bath or spa is sure to warm you up. Going for a cold ocean swim in the height of summer is undeniably the best way to cool off.
Evidence has shown that bathing, whether in cold or hot water; at home in a vessel or out in a natural body of water can have many health benefits without adverse effects. However, it is advised that a health professional is consulted if pre-existing health conditions or diseases are present before embarking on any form of hydrotherapy.Advertising
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Mineral Baths vs. Regular Baths for Arthritis
There are many physical benefits to bathing in warm water when you have arthritis or chronic pain. The heat from the water is very soothing to stiff joints. And the practice of self-care and stress relief is very important for managing chronic diseases like arthritis.
“The thermal and mechanical benefits of warm water are well-known and include muscle relaxation, improved joint mobility, and reduced pain,” says Maura Daly Iversen, PT, DPT, SD, MPH, FAPTA, associate dean of clinical education, rehabilitation, and new initiatives at the Bouve College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
“Less evidence exists about the chemical benefits of mineral baths,” she adds. “Some studies show mineral baths can have an anti-inflammatory effect in patients with arthritis by increasing certain cells that mediate inflammation and by enhancing circulation and breathing.”
Specifically, some research has shown decreases in the inflammatory chemicals interleukin-1 and tumor necrosis factor (the targets of some arthritis medications), along with increases in endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers, after mineral bath soaks.
Still, studies don’t all agree on the chemical impact — or even whether magnesium or other minerals can be absorbed through the skin.
In other words, whether the minerals in the baths (from a natural spring, a high-end day spa, or poured from a jar into your bathtub at home) have additional benefits for relieving arthritis symptoms beyond the relaxing act of bathing is not completely clear and is something researchers are still studying.
Benefits of Sparkling Mineral Water
In addition to enjoying the benefits from mineral water, sparkling mineral water has the added benefits of:
- The high levels of bicarbonate that make sparkling mineral water an alkaline beverage
- This also helps to strengthen your bones
- The higher level of magnesium in sparkling mineral water helps to regulate your blood pressure.
Why you should love a bath bomb in three words: easy, fun, fizz. Oh, the fizz. That effervescent release of our mineral and herb formula takes bathtub experiences to a whole new level. Better yet, they make for wonderful gifts that say to your loved ones, take a second to relax and restore yourself. Gift one to a friend and pass the everyday therapy forward.
Repairs nerve and muscle function
Spending time in a mineral-dense pool has been shown to strengthen bone density (by aiding in better absorption of calcium to the body), boost immunity and regulate sugar levels. In a lot of instances, these ailments are related to lifestyle choices that are degenerative to the body’s function; including the healing power of mineral pools into your health treatment can greatly improve its efficacy and offer a faster route back to good health.
Talk with your doctor
Before embarking on your mineral springs bath journey, it’s a good idea to talk to your primary care physician first. Depending on your health, there may be some specific suggestions, such as water temperature or length of time in the water, which your doctor will recommend.
Improves energy levels and helps with sleep
Taking a dip in a mineral pool when you’re lethargic can immediately increase your energy levels as it aids in the circulation of blood to your heart, muscles and brain. It’s healthier and more effective for boosting energy than downing several cups of coffee, and won’t interrupt your sleep patterns. Minerals work to keep you at a healthy level of energy; if you’re low it will bring you up to that level, if you are elevated, it will settle you down to that level. This ensures you have enough energy to get you through your day, and enough relaxation to help zone you out to achieve adequate sleep.