"The best time to swim is in the evening just before bedtime: Ideal is a maximum of a quarter of an hour at about 38 degrees water temperature - not more often than once or twice a week, " advises Sascha Förster. Too long, hot or frequent bathing dries out the skin and strains the circulation.
Beware of acute illness
Caution is required for health problems: Who is acutely ill, has fever, suffering from venous or cardiovascular complaints such as high blood pressure, should consult a doctor before he goes into a warm bath.
Especially important: After the bath slowly rise from the tub, then cream on the whole body and rest for at least half an hour. Anyone who wants to increase the health benefits of the bath and also wants to do something good for his soul, also ensures the right atmosphere before the descent: A well-tempered room, soft light and soothing music help to completely relax the body and mind along the way, can recharge your batteries for everyday life.
Proven for generations: herbal bath additives
- Eucalyptus is one of the best-known medicinal plants and helps like camphor especially for colds. While bathing, the intensely fragrant oil frees the respiratory tract.
- Chamomile has anti-inflammatory, relieves cold symptoms and calms irritated skin.
- Pine pine is like pine needle as a bath additive for circulatory disorders and tension as well as common cold.
- Lavender has long been considered soothing and relaxing. It is mainly used against nervousness and sleep disorders, as well as valerian, hops and lemon balm. The lavender vapor rising during bathing can also alleviate headaches.
- Rosemary is recommended because of its stimulating and circulatory stabilizing effect especially in fatigue and exhaustion or after intense physical activity.
- Thyme has disinfecting properties. Inhaled via the warm steam of the bath, it relieves colds.