Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Holistic Health - Tips, Tricks and Practices - Epsom Salt Baths

Image borrowed from http://www.wikihow.com/Take-a-Detox-Bath

Today I am going to write about taking a detoxifying bath.

As a healer, artists and general sensitive being I find that it is extra important to maintain practices that clear my energy field and offer nurturing experiences to my body.

Hot baths are one of the self care techniques I use regularly as it helps me to stay centered on so many levels.
The baths help to
-  ground my energy
-  soften my skin
-  are deeply relaxing
-  relieves pain and muscle cramps
-  can also help to prevent migraines 

The main ingredient I use in my baths is Epsom Salts.
This inexpensive product can be found in the beauty aisle of almost any grocery store.

The scientific name for Epsom Salts is Magnesium Sulfate which means that they are a great source of Magnesium for your body.  Soaking in a hot tub full of Epsom Salts lets it get easily absorbed through your skin.

Magnesium helps to
-  increase calcium, for strong bones
-  increase serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical
-  decrease the effects of adrenaline to balance stress levels
-  relieves pain and muscle cramps
-  improves nervous system function
-  improves the bodies ability to use insulin
-  eliminates toxins from the body

Add about 2 cups to a bath of hot water along with your favorite relaxing aromatherapy oils and soak for at least 10 minutes up to 40 minutes.  You can also add 1 cup of Baking Soda to the mix to give your skin a real luxurious treat.

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