In a world in which demands on your time are high it is reassuring to know there is one day in the year when you can reclaim the right to relax at your leisure. Bathtub Day is more than just an excuse to while away the time as you immerse yourself in the warm waters of your bathroom; it is a day to remember and rejoice in the introduction of the bathtub in England in 1828.
Learn about Bathtub Day
I noticed every time I spent a lot of time in the bathtub, I would just get fantastic realizations about myself, and they were so valuable and liberating.
Bathtub Day encourages people to immerse themselves inside of their bathtub and truly relax. After all, is there any better way to unwind?
Did you know that there are actually a lot of benefits that are associated with taking a bath as well? Taking a bath can help to sooth your joints and muscles. Moving and stretching in water has been shown to have a low impact on the bones, muscles, and joints, yet being extremely successful in providing you with a good workout through resistance.
There are other benefits as well to consider. For example, a warm bath will help the blood in your body to flow with greater ease, which then enables you to breathe slower and deeper, especially when you take in the steam. Taking a spa or hot bath can kill bacteria and enhance immunity, as well as relieving the symptoms of flu and cold. Bathing can also help your nervous system and your brain health as well.
Did you know that taking a bath can also help you in terms of breathing easier? If you are immersed in the water, with your head out of course, this can have a positive impact on your oxygen intake and your lung capacity. There are two factors that aid this. This is the pressure the water puts on your lungs and chest, as well as the temperature of the water.
Your heart beats faster when the water is warmer. You can clear out your chest and sinuses with the steam that is created and your oxygen intake is improved too. As you can see, taking a bath offers a lot more than a bit of relaxation!
Bathing has also been proven to assist with heart health. Your core temperature is also going to be optimal through taking a bath and you can balance your hormones too. If that was not enough bathing will cleanse and moisturize your hair, skin, and eyes. By being exposed to fluid through bathing and steaming, you are going to ensure that all of your body gets the hydration it needs. As the human body is mainly made of water, this is why you need to make sure that you drink a lot of it. Nevertheless, soaking in water is also highly beneficial. This can be enhanced by adding certain salts or oils to your bath.
History of Bathtub Day
Despite the fact that plumbing systems for bathing date as far back as 3300 BCE, it was not until approximately 1700 BCE that the first bathtub of any sort was found. This was in Crete. In terms of modern bathtubs, the first was invented in England in 1828.
Bathtubs can either be free standing, sunken, or built-in. A lot of them are made through bonding porcelain enamel on cast iron. This is a process that began in the 1880s. In the late 19th century, the clawfoot bathtub was very popular. This has originated in the mid-18th century in Holland. However, once the built-in version took over during the second half of the 20th century, it started to lose popularity.
How to Celebrate the Day
It depends on one’s preference. You can decorate your bathroom with scented candles. Relax in the tub by listening to light music. Add some bubbles and take a bubble bath. Sprinkle oil into the tub and take scented oil bath. Make your children take a bath inside the bathtub to make them feel joyful. Share your celebrations on social media using the hashtag #BathtubDay.