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The Healing and Restorative Benefits of Bath Salts
The earth has long been thought to hold all the ingredients necessary to heal and restore us, both physically and mentally. Natural mineral springs are just one of the many gifts Mother Nature provides, and they have been utilized by virtually every culture since the beginning of time. The therapeutic waters are said to renew our bodies as well as our minds, thanks to the hot water, the dissolved minerals and the natural gases.
When used for therapeutic purposes mineral baths that contain dissolved minerals including sodium, magnesium, potassium, iron and others have healing qualities. Bathing in mineral water can help with skin irritations such as eczema and psoriasis, and it can help with joint pain and stiffness. Mineral baths are also said to aid the endocrine system because the relaxation benefits give the sometimes over-taxed adrenal glands a break.
But what if you don’t live near a natural mineral spring? Are there salt bath benefits to be had? Absolutely. In addition to stimulating circulation, bath salts also are known to reduce the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis, to help relieve back and leg pain and to quell muscle spasms. And a long bath soak in scented salts can help rid the body of stress-induced anxiety. Ultimately, the routine may be credited for helping you achieve a better night’s sleep, too.
Bathing in a bath soak such as Kneipp Deep Sleep Bath offers the promise of deeper and more restful sleep after use; The Valerian herb and hops combination is well known for its ability to calm and relax those using it.
Ahava dead sea salt comes in a variety of products, from its Natural Dead Sea Mud Body Mud to its Dead Sea Liquid Salt. The salt found at the bottom of the Dead Sea is believed to have therapeutic qualities because the water in the sea contains 10 times the concentration of sodium, chloride as other water bodies.
Whether you travel to distant mineral baths or you soak in your tub at home, you can enjoy the same benefits by using carefully selected bath soaking products.