A whopping 75% of interviewed adults have publically shared that they experience moderate to high levels of stress, as the Global Organization for Stress reports.
These are some alarming statistics. Stress-related symptoms may affect your health even though you don’t realize it. The most common effects of stress include headache, muscle tension or pain, skin problems, insomnia, anxiety, sadness or depression.
So, what if I told you there is a solution for all of the problems listed above? And a very pleasant one at that.
It’s salt baths!
For centuries, salt baths have been used for medicinal therapies. Even Hippocrates and Queen Cleopatra recognized the therapeutic qualities of seawater and salt baths.
Those same qualities are still valued today, thanks to their well-established health benefits.
So, here are some of the reasons why you should soak in a salt bath right away!
It tightens your skin
Healthy and Natural World explains that salt helps you release toxins in your body, which prevents your skin from sagging and becoming loose. Having a salt bath twice a week really decreases your chances of having unattractive saggy skin. Put ½ lb of sea salt in your tub, draw yourself a nice warm bath and witness your skin getting tighter and healthier.
It can be very healthy
Did you know that magnesium helps the body regulate over 325 enzymes and plays an important role in many bodily functions, like muscle control, electrical impulses, energy production and the elimination of harmful toxins?
But, did you also know that most of us are deficient in magnesium?
Here’s where all the magical properties of highly beneficial Epsom salt come in!
Some health benefits of Epsom salt baths include:
- Improved heart and circulatory health
- Improved ability of the body to use insulin
- Flushed toxins and heavy metals from the cells
- Improved nerve functions
- Relieved stress
- Reduced inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps
- Improved formation of joint proteins, brain tissue and mucin proteins
- Cleared skin
In order to have the most beneficial experience from these miraculous salt baths, follow a few simple rules:
- Make sure the temperature is right – The hotter the water, the more of an effect these baths seem to have.
- Solution concentration is very important – Always use the amount suggested on the package, which is usually 1 to 2 cups.
- Time – The part of your body that hurts needs to stay in the water for at least 12 minutes.
- Take your bath to the next level – Use ascorbic acid, baking soda and essential oils for the ultimate salt bath experience.
It clears your head
Soothing warm baths can easily help you forget all your day’s worries and take you to a place of peace and tranquility.
It is proven that taking a mineral bath is a type of therapy also known as balneotherapy.
According to Dr. Michael R. Irwin, director of UCLA’s Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and the Mindful Awareness Research Center, even a thirty-minute bath can immensely help you deal with the rest of your day.
Soaking in a warm salt bath encourages relaxation, regulates stress, helps you concentrate and reduces tension.
It makes you feel like you had a spa day
If you want to treat yourself to a spa-like experience, there’s no better way than to take a nice, relaxing salt bath.
To make everything perfect, adjust your ideal bathwater temperature, set the right mood with lighting and music, add some essential oils and you’re good to go.
Taking time off from your busy schedule in order to have a spa treatment might be challenging at times, so instead, enjoy a wonderful salt bath at home, you won’t even know the difference.