Why baths are better than showers (opinionated)
Most believe showers are better and healthier because they quickly wash off the dirt of the day and leave your body fresh and clean, but honestly, baths are theoretically more efficient. Here's why:
Baths are like an at-home jacuzzi. Filled with bubbly, richly scented soaps and salts, you feel right at home. But that isn't the only thing superior about baths.
Bathing has psychologically been proven to be healthier than showers, not because they're warm and smell good, but because they clean deeper than the skin. The heat and scents relax your mind, sending it into a phase that is midway between subconscious and conscious, allowing your muscles to relax almost as if asleep. Your heart slows and body functions slow and after the torture of a hard day at work or school, this is exactly what your body needs; rest.
When your body enters this level, stress eradicates itself, and your brain projects good memories, dreams, or even nothing at all depending on your average brain activity. Soaking in the warm water releases tension that is holding in your bones and muscles and releases toxins in your body so be sure to drink plenty of water!
Typically, people who take baths are more likely to have a patient, calm, and relaxed personality and handle situations the most gentle and easy way possible, whereas those who shower are more likely to be rushed, frustrated, and are easily irritated and handle situations in negative ways and the harshest just to ensure the problem is over.
Needless to say, this study is based on stereotype and select projects and can never be determined for sure as every human being is different and has different tastes. But what's not to try? Mix up your bathing life, add bath salts and experiment with bubble soap and try natural oils. It's all based on making you happy and helping you grow psychologically and keeping your mind as healthy as possible, not deteriorating it with stress.
Enjoy your baths!