Same stress, new relief
Our lives today are busier than ever before, and simple daily activities can bring about feelings of tension and anxiety. Stress is your body’s reaction to a demand or challenge and causes feelings of emotional or physical tension. The good news is, there are an equal number of opportunities to relieve that stress.
Calm Through Hot Water
One of those options has been sought out and relished by people around the world for centuries – hot water. Studies have shown that hot water can improve circulation, calm the nervous system, and help relieve intense pain.
In addition to the apparent physical relief for pain, hot water can provide much needed relief from the tension and anxiety that comes from stress.
Release Endorphins, Increase Blood Flow
In response to the warm water, your skin releases endorphins the same way it does when the warmth of the sun hits your skin. Endorphins are chemicals produced naturally by the nervous system to cope with pain or stress. By submerging yourself in hot water, blood flow will be increased to the skin which allows you to feel the therapeutic benefits and be reinvigorated.
Stress can also contribute to the escalation of other health problems like, headaches, and chronic pain. Not to mention, stress has been scientifically proven to accelerate the aging process!