Water is healing. We are largely composed of it and need to consume it daily to function optimally. Water is also symbolic. We are baptized in it. Some cultures wash the feet of those they revere or worship. Imagine being on a long walk. You are hot and thirsty. You come upon a clear stream and see there is a perfect place to immerse.
If you have ever had this experience, recall how wonderful it felt! We can recreate experiences in this way in our home bathtubs. We can also enjoy just where we are, as we are, taking a soak in our bathtub. While we may be in the habit of a hot bath, sometimes taking a body temp soak, heavy to Epsom salt, will give us a sense of being suspended here, now in this time and in this place.