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Le bain thérapeutique, quand l'eau rime avec confort!

Therapeutic bath, when water rhymes with comfort!

Since Antiquity, baths have continued to demonstrate their therapeutic value. Whether for a question of hygiene or simply to relax, the bath is now used to relieve many ailments and promote relaxation.

Several types of bath exist, each with their own particularities and benefits, and it can sometimes be difficult to navigate. This is why we offer you here a short summary of the different types of baths that you can offer to your clients, whether in a clinic or as complementary care at home.

First of all, basic notions of hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy, a big word to define the benefits of water, is versatile and can relax as well as tone the body. Here are some basic rules to follow for a successful treatment:

  • The water temperature should ideally be between 20C and 39C C
    • A temperature of 20C helps firm the skin and activate blood circulatione
    • A temperature of around 25C tones the muscles and influences the lymphatic systeme
    • A temperature between 37C and 39C to promote relaxation and muscle relaxation and dilate pores to eliminate toxinses
  • Prioritize a stress-free environment, with pleasant music and adequate light
  • Immersing the body as much as possible allows the body to reach an optimal level of calm and satisfaction.
  • The ideal duration of a bath is around 15 minutes
    • If the bath lasts less than 10 minutes, the benefits of the bath could be reduced, because the body will not have fully welcomed the beneficial effects of the bath.
    • If the bath continues beyond 20 minutes, the body will no longer receive any benefits and will instead want to acclimatize to its environment, which will minimize the desired effect.

Sea salt: great stress reliever

The main benefit of sea salt melted in a hot water bath is to relax the muscles after sustained or excessive effort, by neutralizing the effects of lactic acid. Thus, the immersed body will find itself relaxed and less painful.

Sea salt also helps:

  • Relax the nervous system
  • Eliminate fatigue and stress
  • Fight against aches and pains
  • Prepare the tissue for a deep massage
  • Recover after a treatment or sporting activity
  • Exfoliate and revitalize the skin
  • Preserve the balance of the skin
  • Disinfect and decongest

Peat mud: Mineral treatment with many virtues

A favorite of many spas and beauty and wellness clinics, peat mud has the extraordinary property of slowing the effects of time on the body thanks to the numerous minerals it contains. In addition, its high content of humic and fluvic acids has powerful anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effects which help maintain or regain a healthy body.

Peat mud also helps:

  • Improve blood circulation
  • Eliminate toxins
  • Remineralize and energize the metabolism
  • Relieve inflammatory and neurological diseases
  • Soothe, relax
  • Improve sleep
  • Regenerate skin cells
  • Keep skin hydrated and toned

Essential oils

Essential oils are found in several existing bath products. Whether bubble baths, bath salts, soaps or shampoos, the pleasant scent of these can enhance the moments of relaxation that we treat ourselves to thanks to their numerous properties.

However, for use in the bath, it is advisable to dilute the essential oil drops in a dispersant, such as salt or odorless bubble bath, since these are not soluble in water. You will thus be able to take full advantage of their benefits.

In addition, it is important to learn about the oils you can put in a bath, the required quantity and their properties. So, with a little documentation and research, you will certainly be able to find oils and blends that will meet your needs, whether they are energizing, balancing, relaxing or calming.


Finally, for a bath combining the benefits of salt, mud and pine essential oil, try therapeutic mud and pine bath salt MyoSel, the best of all worlds to use everywhere!