As I soaked in an Epson salt bath this morning, going over different ideas for articles to write, I thought; huh, I should probably do an article on the benefits of these baths!
So, let’s really go to the core before starting.
When you get down to it, everything in our physical reality is fundamentally made of energy. Tiny geometric structures form everything from the design of the cosmos down to a blade of grass. The “energy” of water is clearing and cleansing to us, especially when we are open to receiving it.
Epson salt baths are filled with magnesium, a mineral that has significantly dropped during the last half of the century due to diet and agricultural changes.
Magnesium helps regulate over a staggering 325 enzymes and organizes our bodily functions. It helps with anything from muscle control to removing harmful toxins from our body.
Epsom salt, also known as hydrated magnesium sulfate, is rich in magnesium and sulfate. While taking supplements can only be absorbed through the stomach a little bit, soaking in this stuff can really increase your magnesium levels.
Studies show sitting in a bath with this mineral lets it easily be absorbed through the skin and boost magnesium levels. Sulfates play an important role in creating brain tissue and projecting our joints.
Some of the other amazing health benefits include:
Improved heart and circulatory health, reducing irregular heartbeats, preventing hardening of the arteries, reducing blood clots and lowering blood pressure.
Improved ability for the body to use insulin, reducing the incidence or severity of diabetes.
Flushed toxins and heavy metals from the cells, easing muscle pain and helping the body to eliminate harmful substances.
Reduced inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps.
Improved oxygen use.
Improved absorption of nutrients.
Improved formation of joint proteins, brain tissue and mucin proteins.
Prevention or easing of migraine headaches.
So now, what are the energetic and emotional benefits of these kinds of baths? You know when you take a shower or bath and sometimes, THAT’S when you have the most insightful thoughts?
Those moments to ourselves are crucial in our self development, reflection and growth. The water is acting as a conduit for new energy in the form of thoughts, emotions and ideas to come in.
It is a time to reflect on ourselves, clear our thoughts and wash away old energy. A lot of this is through feeling and thought forms.
When we first get into a bath, we might be flustered, overwhelmed and stressed by our day. If we can let ourselves unwind, travel through our thoughts and come out the other side with a fresh sense of self, that is allowing the water to heal you.
Water represents literally and metaphorically, washing away the old. You can use the calming experience of a bath to wash your aura and feel refreshed.
This can look like anything from understanding your stresses and getting a hold of them, or even simply meditating and slowing everything down.
The purpose is to feel renewed when you leave the bath. It can take a conscious effort to breathe slow, focus on the breath and clear your mind to finally shift your energy.
When you enter the bath feeling a certain way and leave feeling happier, lighter and more positive, then you know your energy has really shifted.
Thanks to Care2 for this info!