A healing detox bath is one of the easiest healing therapies we can do to facilitate our body’s natural detoxification system.
In this modern age, we are exposed to more toxins than ever. Toxins are in the air we breathe, the food that we eat, beauty and household cleaning products, medications, the water we drink and stress.
How Detox Baths Work
A healing detox baths encourages the body to flush out toxins, while also strengthening our immune system. The reason to use water as hot as can be tolerated is typically used is because this initially draws toxins to the surface of the skin. Moist heat causes sweating with loss of water, salt and small amounts of urea, uric acid, phosphates, sulfates and lactic acid. When the body heats up, blood is drawn to the extremities. Then, as the water gradually cools down, the toxins are drawn into the water. Drink room temperature water during and after your bath to prevent dehydration and fatigue.
Epsom Salts Detox Baths
A detox bath made with epsom salt is also known as magnesium sulfate. Epsom salt is a pure mineral compound of magnesium sulfate in crystal form. Magnesium and sulfur are both critical nutrients but surprisingly can be poorly absorbed from our food. Soaking in epsom salts overcomes this problem as these minerals both absorb readily via the skin.
Epsom salts are a smooth muscle relaxant, helps ease muscle pain, can help lower blood pressure and eliminates harmful substances from the body. It also improves nerve function by encouraging proper regulation of electrolytes.
Baking Soda Detox Baths
This bath is beneficial for neutralising skin acidity and alkalises your body. This helps improve oxygen exchange at the cellular level. It also helps irritated or itchy skin and leaves the skin feeling soft and silky. It is also beneficial for those with digestive issues such as the inability to hold food in the stomach comfortably.
Sea Salt and Baking Soda Detox Baths
This bath is therapeutic for any exposure to electromagnetic field radiation (EMF). EMF radiation is emitted from everyday household and office electrical appliances such as your TV, computer, microwave, mobile and cordless phones. Sea salt also gives an antiseptic and cleansing effect to the skin while also cleansing the auric field.
Dead Sea Salt Baths
Dead Sea Salts differs greatly from other sea salts in mineral content, being made up of sodium chloride, high in magnesium, sulfates, and potassium. Dead Sea bath salts aid in the treatment of common dry skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. They’re known to reduce pain and inflammation from arthritis and rheumatism.
Himalayan Salt Baths
Himalayan Salts comes from the salt mines in the Himalayan mountains. Millions of years ago, the crystallized sea salt beds deep in the mountains were covered by lava. This protected them from pollution and now these are the purest salt to be found on earth. They contain up to 84 valuable trace minerals, giving them a beautiful, natural pink coloring. Himalayan salts aid in electrolyte balance, circulation, aids in metabolism functioning, prevent muscle cramping, balancing the PH levels helping to reduce acid reflux, strengten bones and lower blood pressure.
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) Detox Baths
This bath is a great overall detoxifier and for muscle aches and pains brought on by physical exertion. It is also the best detox bath choice for those with bad bacteria, fungal overgrowth and candida issues that affect the skin as it helps restore acid mantle protection to the skin.
An ACV bath draws excess uric acid out of the body. An ACV cleansing bath can provide welcome relief for those with joint problems, arthritis, gout, bursitis, or tendonitis.
If you are pregnant, suffer with high/low blood pressure, cardiac problems, vascular conditions, epileptic seizures consult with your healthcare practitioner before commencing any detox bath routine.
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