Epsom Salt Baths and Dead Sea Salt Baths

Taking baths with Epsom salt or Dead Sea salt can help with detoxification, key mineral replacement, relaxation, and emotional release.

Detoxification is a process where harmful elements are removed from the body. These include heavy metals (especially mercury), radiation, and many other dangerous compounds commonly found in today’s environment. Cancer treatments, especially chemotherapy and radiation, tend to leave the body in an excessively toxic state—not only from the buildup of chemo and radiation but also from the cancer cells that have died off. The detoxification process helps remove all of this from the body.

In addition to aiding in detoxification, Epsom salt and Dead Sea salt baths replenish key minerals in the body that are responsible for energy, stamina, relaxation of the central nervous system, pain management, and proper functioning of muscles, nerves, and enzymes. Dead Sea salts, in particular, contain over twenty different minerals, twelve of which are found in no other sea or ocean in the world.

Bathing in Epsom salts and Dead Sea salts is also an anti-inflammation remedy. Inflammation is a powerful force in cancer development that aids and abets the growth and spread of tumors through the body.

Many also believe salt baths aid in the releasing of emotions, particularly anger. How this happens is not quite clear, but certainly being in a state of relaxation can help emotions rise to the surface. The salts can assist with processing and releasing emotions related to the present moment, but some believe Dead Sea salts, in particular, help process and release anger from previous generations that may have been passed down.

In general, salt baths assist in relaxing the body, mind, and spirit. Ongoing and consistent treatment will lead to optimal results. Experts suggest bathing at least three times a week in warm bath water (about 2 degrees warmer than body temperature) in order to provide the best environment for both detoxification and rejuvenation. Hotter water is best for release; slightly cooler water allows the body to absorb the minerals in the salts.


For Further Exploration:

Bath Salt: An Overview of the Many Types of Bath Salts

Comprehensive Detox Guide for Bathing

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