Take, for instance, baths. The long way around cleaning yourself, or luxurious spa treatment you can do at home?
Stop! You're both right.
Believe it or not, as I learned in my hydrotherapy class that a simple bath really can cure a lot of your ails. Baths can:
- be an antiedemic (ie, can reduce swelling)
- be an antipyretic (yes, we all know it's anti-fire. It's also anti-fever)
- be an antiseptic/astringent
Baths can stimulate, sedate, restore, ennerve... you name it. Baths don't have to be just hot, either. A cold bath can do wonders.
So, the next time you're feeling all achy and stuffy... find those bath salts you got for (insert gift-giving holiday of your choice), dust 'em off, and dump 'em in a big tub full of steaming hot water.
Take it from the gal who's taken an entire class on it and even has a hand-out.
You'll be glad you did.