A soothing bath takes care of all sorts of health problem, such as spotty skin and recurrent infections, insect bites, feminine hygiene problems, and even arthritis and rheumatism?
You don’t have to be sick to benefit from a salt bath. It is cleansing and health-building for anyone. Bathing in a salty bath stimulates circulation, hydrates the skin, increases moisture retention, promotes cellular regeneration, detoxifies the skin, and helps heal dry, scaling, irritated skin. Salt water bathing reduces inflammation of the muscles and joints, relaxes muscles and relieves pain and soreness.
There’s a long history to bathing in seawater (and natural salt solutions) has a long history. Almost 500 years BC , Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, noticed fishermen soaking their injured hands in seawater. They had fewer infections or complications from their injuries after doing so. Hippocrates encouraged his patients to bathe in warmed seawater in a treatment - thalassotherapy (thalassa means sea in Greek). This kind of bath encourages a release of toxins between the blood and the water and a restoration of mineral balance in the blood.
A 1982 study by Israeli researchers found that soaking in salt baths got relief from pain and had greater mobility after the treatments establishing relief from osteoarthritis and tendonitis. Another demonstrated relief from itching, problems with sleep, and skin scaling. People and animals with recurrent infections have turned their health around with regular salt bathing. Research has documented relief from stinging plants, insect bites, and a wide variety of wounds.
Medical research has long established absorption of medicinal factors through the skin. Natural salt contains many minerals, including magnesium, which helps the nervous system, relieves stress, and can relieve water retention. It also helps bring about a healthy calcium balance, which strengthens bones and nails. The salt also contains potassium, which you need for your blood after exercise, and which you need for moist, healthy skin and all-over energy. Bromides in the salt heal and relax your muscles. You also need the sodium for healthy immune system as well as for appropriate fluid balance in your body.
While salt bathing is relaxing and healing, it can also be challenging to your circulatory system because you are cleansing while in the bath. Therefore if you have a weak heart or other heart problems, consult a doctor before taking salt baths.
Epsom salt is different from traditional salt in that it’s actually a mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. Composed of tiny, colourless crystals that look like table salt, it’s actually a completely different thing, as table salt is made up of sodium chloride. Magnesium sulfate is a mineral that many of us lack, as levels have been decreasing over the last three to four decades around the world.
The lack of this important nutrient in our bodies is due to a combination of issues, including over development of agricultural land that leaches essential minerals like magnesium and other trace elements from the soil, the overuse of prescription medications, the consumption of processed and fast foods, and more. All these things take a toll, depleting our body of magnesium, which is one of the reasons Epsom salt can be an important part of improving one’s health. It’s also a natural anti-inflammatory and exfoliant that can be used for treating muscle aches and dry skin.
Bicarbonate of Sodium (Bicarb) not only has a range of culinary and household uses but is also popular as a home remedy for many conditions.
Bicarb is a mixture of sodium ions and bicarbonate ions. It dissolves fully in water and is commonly added to oral hygiene and cleaning products, as it may help remove bacteria, odors, and acidity. These properties may also be helpful for the skin, especially if a person has certain skin conditions.
Even without adding baking soda to the water, soaking in a warm bath may have valuable therapeutic properties by warming a person's muscles and helping them relax after a stressful day. A warm or hot bath can also promote sweating, which may help the body release toxins from the pores.
Zeolite promotes the reduction and elimination of toxic chemicals from our bodies and having a strong immune system which are two important factors in slowing down the aging process and preventing disease.
Zeolites are volcanic minerals which act as ion-exchange agents and are known to have a high negative charge and high absorptive properties. Zeolites have been used for hundreds of years as human body cleansers. At the turn of the twentieth century,it has been used in industry to collect, filter and extract many different organic compounds and metals from various fluids solutions and water.
Its ability to absorb, store and neutralise heavy metals and other toxic matter gives us many skin care benefits.Include in your skincare regime for extra detoxifying by using Zeolite face masks, cleansers and exfoliants.
Zeolite removes the daily pollution by deeply cleansing,purifying and detoxifying your skin. IT can be used as a skin acne treatment,clears blackheads by unclogging pores, and also can clear and prevent pimples, and yes it is a great anti-oxidant protector.
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Our salts contain Epsom Salts, Himalayan Salt, Zeolite and Bicarbonate of Soda and some groups of people should avoid salt baths, such as those who:
• have high blood pressure
• have serious infections or open wounds
• are prone to fainting
• have diabetes
• are pregnant or nursing
• are allergic to baking soda
• are currently using drugs or alcohol
Some people may react poorly to any of the compounds use, so it is recommended to test the effects on a small patch of skin at least 24 hours before taking a bath.