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What are the Benefits of a Hot Shower?
There are times, especially during the hot summer months, when a cool shower hits the spot.
However, there are also occasions when a hot shower is just what you need. There are many benefits of this, including the following:
· Improved circulation. If muscular and/or joint pain has you down, a hot shower could be the answer. By improving blood flow, your joints and muscles will feel looser than ever before.
· Cleaner skin. Did you know that a hot shower opens your pores, thus allowing your skin to more easily release toxins? You don’t want to go overboard with too many hot showers, as this can dry out your skin, but it’s something to consider every now and again.
· Better sleep. If you can’t sleep, a hot shower may be the perfect natural sedative. Not only does it make you tired, but it can also relieve stress. Soon enough, you’ll find yourself slipping into a deep sleep.
While there are many other benefits of a hot shower, these three will come in handy time and time again. Even if you’re the type who enjoys cool showers, it’s worth your consideration.
Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.
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