Bath soaking has taken on many forms over thousands of years– from natural hot spring rituals and public bathing houses to expensive spa experiences and deep soak bath tubs in modern homes. Soaking has many benefits and have been used for a variety of things like meditation and relieving sore muscles.
Looking Back in Time
Soaking can be traced back to the Neolithic Age. A time when tribes would find relief from the cold by soaking in various natural hot springs they stumbled upon around the world. One of the world’s earliest known public baths was built in the Indus Valley around 2500 BC in the lost city of Mohenjo-daro. Around 300 BC, the practice of public bathing was adopted by the Romans, and the bath became a vital part of society visited by rich and poor alike. The tradition was so relaxing and healing that it evolved all over the world and the process depends on the culture, social norms, differing customs and etiquette for each destination. The Turkish hammam, Russian banya, Japanese onsen, Korean jimjilbang, some of the things that they have in common is detoxing, relaxing, and absorbing nutrients and minerals for rejuvenation.
Modern Bath Soaking Experiences
Some of the bath houses are co-ed, gender specific, clothing optional, indoors, outdoors...the range of options is really quite diverse. You could say that people enjoy it so much they travel very far to have special experiences. One location that comes to mind is The Blue Lagoon in Reykjavik, Iceland. People travel from all over the world to experience this natural geothermal mix of fresh and sea water enriched with silica, algae and minerals. Not only is it a beautiful outdoor environment, the milky light blue waters are known to heal, nourish and rejuvenate. Some people prefer to explore natural warm springs closer to home. It’s as easy as googling information or checking out books and websites that are devoted to help seek out just what you’re looking for.
Bath Soaking at Home with CBD
For those that want a more controlled or less rustic experience there’s no end to spas that offer private soaks, group soaks, jetted tubs, and float stations. Some even offer lodging or they might be associated with a beautiful resort. And now during the times of COVID, more of us than not, are opting to enjoy a soak in our own home. There’s something to be said for having a clean tub, getting the temp just right, lighting some candles and adding your favorite salts, scents and CBD. CAASI CBD Bath Bombs are small in size but have a lot to offer. To start they are loaded with 25mg of premium broad spectrum hemp CBD and lavender essential oils for added relaxation. When used as a topical (as bath bombs are) CBD offers anti-inflammatory properties and gets absorbed through skin and muscles, never into the bloodstream. We never add harsh dyes and you can rest easy knowing that we will never add toxic chemicals or synthetics to any of our products. Thousands of people over thousands of years can’t be wrong about soaking, and adding CBD to the experience just magnifies the rewards and healing of a ritual that is already beneficial.