There are tons of physical and mental health benefits to enjoying a bath, and the perks go beyond just cleaning your body. As Prevention reports, according to research from the journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine, “soaking in warm water daily for 8 weeks is more effective at easing anxiety than a prescription drug.” And the potential benefits of a nice tub soak don’t end there. A bath can soothe sore muscles, soften skin, heal pains and calm the mind.