Aaahh…. the benefits of bathing! Here are some of the benefits of bathing: can improve heart health, calms the brain and nervous system, eases joint and muscle pain, balance your hormones and cleanses the skin. Salt is also a natural water softener and is helpful in drawing impurities out of the skin. Salts dilate your pores, preparing the skin to absorb the trace minerals that the salts contain and your body needs. Feel stressed? TAKE A NICE BATH! Especially helpful before bed.