Showers can often be seen as a daily ritual to feel fresh for the day ahead, whether its work, school or enjoying a leisurely day at the park. While a shower can be quite invigorating, there are a number of benefits in addition to getting clean.
A sluggish circulatory system can result in cold hands and feet during the winter months which can be quite uncomfortable. This problem can be alleviated to some extent in alternating the temperature of your shower between hot and cold. To get started you need to turn your shower to cold. So shut your eyes and brace yourself! You can splash your face with water in order to get use to it. The temperature can be increased while you wash, but when you are finished turn the temperature back down again to finish off.
Not only will this routine improve your circulation, it will also make your hair shiny. 2 benefits in 1!
Easing Aching Muscles
While relaxing in a bath can sometimes be extremely tempting after spending time at the gym, or after a long day at the office, a shower can work just as well in revitalizing you, providing you have the right shower. A power shower or a shower attached to a high pressure central heating system is perfect, with a strong jet of water soothing your aching parts. The hot wate is a perfect source of relaxation, leaving you ready for another workout at the gym or another day in the office.
Continued use of this ritual can ensure that your aches and pains are easily and effortlessly washed away.
Helping to Lift Depression
When showers are used in conjunction with aromatherapy oils, showers can help lift your mood, or even ease depression. You can add a few drops of bergamot or orange essential oils to the shower tray and let the steam lift it up to your face. Inhale deeply as you shower to reap the maximum benefits. There are a variety of scents available from those that wake you up in the morning to those that send you to sleep, and even those that get you in the mood.
Increasing your Libido
Contrary to popular belief, a cold shower can actually boost a man’s production of testosterone, making him more likely to want sex, not less. If you feel your love life needs a bit more sparkle, get your man into a cold shower every morning -even if you have to push him!
Strengthening your Immune System
Cold showers can actually stimulate your immune defenses and protect you against colds and flu surprisingly enough. The coldness helps release toxins from your body tissue, stimulates your circulation and cleanses the circulatory system, sending oxygen to your organs and blood.