Therapeutic baths
 Since ancient times people knew that our skin is the largest organ allocation toxins, so water treatment was the most effective way of cleansing and revitalization.

Hydrotherapy has a natural physical effect on the entire body. It differs from many treatments for its availability, safety and effectiveness. One of the most important laws is the law of the use of baths reaction: the more boring, the more blood flow to the site of irritation. Baths have a tempering effect, trained blood vessels, reduce high blood pressure, low lift, relieve nerve overload and stress, improves function and appearance of the skin.

Treatment baths were popular at all times. Since ancient times people knew that our skin is the largest organ allocation toxins, so water treatment was the most effective way of cleansing and revitalization.

Do Indians and Egyptians water using a variety of additives, most often, herbs, served proven effective remedy. From ancient Egyptian method of healing water was transferred to Ancient Greece, where he was much improved. Fashion for the bath subsequently migrated to the Ancient Rome, where aqua-therapy reached its heyday. In the Middle Ages, the doctrine of the baths has been forgotten. Its revival occurred in the second half of the XVII century, and is actively developing.

Today, a lot of beauty salons and studios offer their customers this popular method for the treatment and maintenance of beauty. However, hydrotherapy treatments available, you can easily arrange at home.

Types baths

Spa may also be common to the whole body and local - when immersed in water is only part of the body (arms, legs).

- Cold (water temperature 18 - 20 ° C) and cool (33 degrees) bath   have a stimulating and tonic effect, increases the body's resistance, prevent premature aging of the body, relieve fatigue, beneficial effects on the skin. The cold bath take 2-3 minutes, starting from 32-34 degrees, and gradually bringing the temperature to 18. Cool water bath - 5-10 minutes 2-3 times a week.

- Apathetic (34-35 degrees) and warm (37-38gradusov) bath   relaxing effect, relieve pain, relieve skin irritation and tension, improve sleep. This is a good way to deal with stress. Apathetic bath can take 15-20 minutes, warm for 10-15 minutes. The bath temperature is close to body temperature (35-37 degrees), can be taken daily and the better the evening, when you can relax completely.

- Hot (about 40 degrees) bath quickly warms the body, relaxes the muscles. Typically, it is used for colds, diseases of the upper the respiratory tract (if the body temperature does not exceed 37 degrees). First, within 2-5 minutes adopted warm bath, followed by addition of hot water, its temperature was adjusted to 40 degrees. The total duration of the bath - 10 minutes.


- The use of herbal baths for hygienic and medical purposes is contraindicated in the state of any acute illness, as well as increased cerebrospinal pressure, brain swelling, open pulmonary tuberculosis, extensive pneumonia, myocarditis, myocardial infarction, koronaritah, hypertension, acute phlebitis, cirrhosis of the liver and venous ulcers .

- Do not take hygienic and therapeutic bath immediately after eating.

- During the reception, baths need to lie still, relax your muscles, put a towel under your head. Neck and the heart does not have to be closed by water.

- After the procedure is recommended 30-60 minutes to sit quietly or lie down.

Hot and warm bath home cooking

Chocolate bath.   Heat 3 cups of milk, add to the broken chocolate bar. Stir until completely dissolved milk chocolate, but do not bring to a boil. Add ½ teaspoon of cinnamon to the stimulating effect. Cool. Pour into water. Add the usual amount of bubble bath.

Cleopatra bath.   2-4 packet of milk powder dissolved in warm water. Stir until the complete disappearance of lumps. Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and the same number of spoons of liquid honey.

Milk and oat bath.   Dissolve in water 2-4 package milk powder, ground almonds glass, glass milled oat flakes and a few drops of essential oils of rose.

Another recipe milk bath.   Take 3 liters of 6% milk, 1 cup of liquid honey, 1 cup milk oatmeal, 1 liter of broth sage, 1 liter of broth of lime blossom, 1 cup of rose water, 5 drops of essential oils of cinnamon, jasmine, ylang-ylang. All the ingredients are dissolved in water.

Tea bath. 4 tablespoons of black tea brewed in 250-300 ml of boiling water and infuse for 10-15 minutes. Tea bath tones up, it gives the skin a light tan color.

Tea and Ginseng bath.   You will need 5 bags of green tea with ginseng and 5 tablespoons of liquid honey. Fill the bathtub with warm water (37-39 C), lower packets of ginseng and dissolve the honey.

Bath with rose petals. Take 1-4 cups fresh or dried rose petals, one cup of rose water, a few drops of essential oil of rose, jasmine and ylang-ylang and soluble in water. Add the usual amount of bubble bath with rose or jasmine scent.

Salt bath. You will need 1, 5 kg of sea salt. She is thrown into a warm bath water and dissolved. Salt bath well-irritating to the skin and promotes the excretion of excess water from the body. It causes increased blood flow to the skin, improving its power supply that has a beneficial effect on the metabolism. Salt bath is useful for sagging, wrinkled skin, and also for those who wish to lose weight.

Bath for oily skin.   Pour boiling water mixture of 4 tablespoons lime color, 4 tablespoons of oregano, 3 tablespoons of St. John's wort, 2 tablespoons pine needles. Let it brew and pour into the water.

Bath for dry skin.   Prepare a separate infusion of common toadflax and chamomile flowers and 100 ml of each infusion pour into the tub. The procedure lasts 10-15 minutes.

Mustard bath for prevention of colds.   These baths are best done before bedtime. To prepare them, take 100-150 grams of dry mustard and diluted it in one liter of water (temperature 36-30 degrees). Mix thoroughly until you feel the characteristic smell of mustard oil. All this translates into a hot water bath (temperature 36-38 degrees). The procedure lasts 10-12 minutes. Then rinsed with warm water and go to bed, as the sheltered sheets and blankets. About an hour later, when the sweat came off, wipe dry and go to bed.

Toning bath.   Steep herbs called "golden thoroughwax" 2 parts; red clover - the same amount; couch grass, and its rhizome - 5 pieces; knotweed - 3 parts and the same series, and horsetail, cedar needles, fir or pine - 12 parts. Is prepared and applied as in the first assembly.

After the bath should not be rinsed with water and use soap.

Another toning bath.   Cut into wedges 1 red grapefruit and lemon 3 medium size. Grapefruit and lemon slices pour boiling water and pour this water with slices of the bath. Add to 1 cup of fresh orange juice. Check that its temperature was two degrees above body temperature. Take a bath for 20 minutes.

Bath with skin rashes.   Take 400 grams of leaves of walnut leaves and pour 10-12 liters of boiling water and steamed for 15 minutes. The water is then filtered through cheesecloth and poured into the bath. Session (water temperature 38, 5 degrees) is continued for 15-20 minutes.

Bath against extra kilos.   Birch branches and its leaves, nettle, grass under the name "bloodroot goose", rhizome and leaves of burdock, dandelion, couch grass rhizome, pineappleweed, knotweed, horsetail, series. Total equally. To prepare a decoction must 500-700 grams of dried and powdered plant or 2, 5-3 kilograms in a state of natural moisture. 8-10 liters of cold water. All this is brought to the boil (roots, branches, stems large boil for 10-15 minutes) and then infused 40-50 minutes, filtered and poured into a bath, after which it is filled with water. The temperature of 20 degrees or below - a cold bath; 25-32 - cool; 34-36 - close to body temperature; 37-39 - warm. Vanny session - from 5 to 10 minutes.

Bath after heavy physical exertion.   Get 8 tablespoons dried mint and pour boiling water. Let it brew. Type in a bath of hot water (about 40 (C). Dissolve the salt in it, and to pour an infusion of mint. Immerse yourself in the bath and soak 2 minutes without moving, then solid brush with natural bristles massage the muscles in a circular motion until the skin turns pink. Take bath for 7-10 minutes.

A pleasant and aromatic bath Which can be easily and quickly prepared, well relieves fatigue, calms the nervous system, rejuvenates and cleanses the skin. Medicinal herbs substance penetrates through the skin into our bodies, promote recovery, improve well-being. In addition, herbal bath gives the body a kind, delicate flavor.
Author: Inna Sedykh