Few things are as comforting as a hot bath on a cold winter night. Immersing the body in warm water can feel like removing a stress jacket at the end of a difficult day. According to the American Cancer Society, "Whole-body heat therapy is being studied for treating metastatic cancer (cancer that has spread). It involves the use of warm blankets, warm water, inductive coils (like those use in electric blankets), or thermal chambers (much like large incubators)." At Wellness Uprising, we recommend hot Epsom salt baths for maintenance between visits for deep relaxation, grounding energy, releasing debris from the chakras and aura, and to encourage a better night's sleep for improved body functioning.
Did you know that Epsom salt isn't actually salt? It's a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. Magnesium contributes to the regulation of more than 300 enzymes in the body. Doctors warn that a lack of sufficient magnesium in the body may contribute to hyperactivity, high blood pressure, heart problems and other serious health issues. Sulfate aids the body's ability produce energy, flush toxins and form proteins in brain tissue and joints. An Epsom salt bath soak is considered a safe way to get more magnesium and sulfate into the body. Also, it feels great!
We've recommended this bath to clients for 10+ years to assist with energy cleansing, physical detoxing and to defend against parasites, yeast, bacteria, viruses and toxins. Our recipe is simple, inexpensive and, according to clients, very effective. A few have even reported that this soak has stopped nightmares!
Don't take our word for it. View this segment of Dr. Oz where he recommends multiple uses of Epsom salt for improved health.
Our recipe below can be used as is, or you can add a helpful essential oil like juniper berry or lavender for added calm and relaxation. Try if for yourself and send your testimonial to ReikiByRhonda@me.com. We'd love to know how you feel after treating yourself to this luxuriously healing bath soak.
Caution: Epsom salt relaxes blood vessels and tends to lower blood pressure so this soak should be avoided by people with hypotension (low blood pressure).
Epsom Salt Bath Soak: To a hot bath add 2 pounds of Epsom salt, 16 ounces of hydrogen peroxide and 2-4 tablespoons of baking soda. Immerse the body fully and soak for 20 minutes, frequently sponging areas like the neck, shoulders and back. Allow the body to sweat, releasing stress and toxins. After soaking, drain water from the tub and shower to cleanse the body.