Many people suffer from musculoskeletal conditions such as low back pain, arthritis, and fibromyalgia. If you have been suffering from painful conditions, consider perhaps the oldest form of alternative therapy: soaking in warm water. Here are some of the benefits of this ancient technique, explained in modern language:
Heat improves blood circulation around aching muscles and joints. Blood delivers oxygen and nutrients that promote healing. When you experience pain, drink a glass of water to help increase blood flow.
Eases the stiffness
Warm water treatment helps relax the tendons that make the muscles and joints feel stiff, reducing pain and improving your range of motion.
When you submerge yourself in water, you relieve pressure on your joints. Move the aching muscles and joints to stimulate blood flow and enable the joint loosen up.
For best results, soak in the warm water for at least 20 minutes. Make sure it’s warm, too, not lobster boil hot. Your nerves are likely to respond to unwanted heat levels with a pain response, so keep it comfortably warm. Of course, if you recently injured yourself and are experiencing painful swelling, you should probably hold off on any kind of heat treatment until the inflammation goes down.