A relaxing and beneficial bath!

As a few people may have read, I very recently have arrived back home for the summer break. One of the major benefits of this for me besides getting to be with my family, boyfriend and my cat is that there is a bath! Where I live at university I have just a shower in my bathroom with no bath, so I miss it incredibly when I’m not at home; you just cannot beat a good soak!

Picture sourced from ‘The Telegraph.

Last night I spent way too long in my bath reading my book, it was so

Baths are really great and you can do so many things whilst in them, such as listen to
music, use nice bath oils and candles as well as reading. Baths also have many
health benefits whereby your muscles relax, your whole body receives a good
moisturise along with the clearing of your lymph system.

wasn’t entirely sure what our ‘lymph system’ was or what it did so I did a bit
of research, here is what I found out from ‘BlessedHerbs‘. 

Lymphatic vessels across our bodies act as a
drainage system
. They are not powered by the beat of your heart such as blood
but rather by the movement of our muscles. Within these vessels excess fluid
from blood is found, along with hormones, nutrients and waste products of cells
such as bacteria.
When the lymphatic system
becomes overly toxic, they can leave a great deal of unprocessed waste throughout
our body. This can lead to a weak immune system, frequent colds, and an overall
cloudy & weighted feeling throughout the body.

also taken a little information from ‘Sunflower Naturals‘:

circulation of the lymph system required for the sweating process helps to
clear the system of toxins and create a free-flowing system to remove toxins,
bacteria and viruses from the body. The lymph system is the system responsible
for stimulating immune response. Hot baths help increase lymph drainage and
improve health. 

Making your bath hot
can lead to a sweat! Gross you may think, but actually, this is a good thing!

One of my other favourite things to do to relax is to sit down on the sofa
with a nice cup of tea with maybe a biscuit or two…or three.

My Momiji Mug.