Wondering how to alleviate stubborn muscle aches and pains?
You're not alone. Research shows that 1 in 5 adults suffer from muscle pain annually, with lower back pain specifically affecting more than 1 in 10 people. In fact, back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, making it difficult for people to meet their daily responsibilities. In the words of Joseph Pilates: "A man is only as young as his spine."
If you're struggling with new or regular muscle pain or stiffness, you've probably already tried the more mainstream solutions: over-the-counter pain meds, heat or vaporub balms...maybe even chiropractic, massage, or physical therapy. While all of those can be used to effectively treat and target muscle soreness, there's an even more basic solution that's bound to improve your muscle pain and overall state of mind: draw a hot bath.
Is there anything better than a muscle relaxing bath to loosen the tension and stress you've been carrying around from the demands of your daily routine? Whether you're a shift work employee and are on your feet all day, are hunched over a computer screen for eight hours, or perform physically taxing work, a bath for sore muscles is a great way to treat aches and pains while treating yourself to a bit of "me time."