To relieve and calm the pain caused by Premenstrual Syndrome, heat is a great ally. Taking a hot bath, in addition to relaxing, will bring another series of benefits to our body.
Benefits of hot baths during menstruation
- It acts on the nervous system by increasing the pain threshold, so our perception of suffering pain is lower.
- It has a sedative effect due to the work of heat on the nerve endings.
- Antispasmodic action: Hot water relaxes the muscles, including those of the uterus, thus stopping and/or reducing cramps and menstrual spasms.
- Hot baths also act as pain relievers, since they reduce contractures and release endorphins and enkephalins, two neurotransmitters that regulate pain, among other things.
- If we add certain plants or substances to our hot bath, its effect on the body will be even more beneficial. Here we give you some examples of therapeutic baths.
Therapeutic baths to combat menstrual pain
- For abdominal pain, a 20-minute bath with aniseed and a few drops of basil oil is recommended.
- A few drops of ginger oil will help us with muscle pain that usually occurs during menstruation.
- Adding marjoram to our bath water will help us combat menstrual cramps.
- In two liters of boiling water add 3 tablespoons of mint leaves and let it boil for a few minutes. Once the leaves are strained, add half a liter of vinegar, stir and leave it to rest for 4 days. After this time, we add two glasses of this mixture to our bath and we will have a wonderful therapy with a calming effect.
- Chamomile, in addition to being favorable taken as an infusion, is also added to our bath water to treat muscle pain.