Fitness experts always advise usage of hot water bath to prevent muscle soreness and many more believe that it can cure muscle pain. Is this for real? Has it been proven or is it only a belief and faith? The points of view can be many and opinions varied. However this is a topic that constantly keeps coming up in all discussions. The truth lies in individual’s belief and faith.
During exercising muscles build up acids in them and need extra supply of blood as well as oxygen. When there is a lack of both these constituents, the muscle turns sore.
Hot water bath stimulates and makes the blood flow to all parts of body and muscles quicker and more efficient. Thereby the when the muscles receive the required blood flow, they revert back to normalcy.
When ever the muscle turns painful, you can relieve the pain by using hot water bag or splashing the affected area with hot water. Then the blood flow increases and the pain is relieved in no time. You can follow the same treatment for muscle soreness too. Everywhere this method has been practiced for a long time.
By applying hot water bag or splashing hot water on the effected muscle area, it not only helps improve the muscle soreness by improving the blood flow, it also helps flush out the acids from the effected area. Many people use not only hot water bag but also cold ice pack and you can use both alternatively.
The application of hot water bag as well as cold ice pack applied successively has an immediate effect on the muscles. The blood vessels contract and expand with the application and this changes the blood pressure within the blood vessels thereby helping the acids flow out. Thus the muscle is relieved of all paints and soreness.
You can also take some Epson salt dissolved in warm water and apply the solution directly on the effected muscle. The toxins as well as the acidic particles gets drawn out and absorbed by the salt and the muscle returns back to normalcy.
Always have a hot water bath everyday and it is very good for your body muscles. Get the solar water heater for cheap maintenance and green energy for the planet.