September 4, 2019 - 5 Reasons to have a Himalayan Salt Bath
Salt baths have been used medicinally for centuries. The 16th century Greek doctor, Paracelsus, declared that "brine is better than all the health spas arising out of nature". I love to take a bath every week so as to decompress, have a chance to read and have some alone time - if I miss it, I feel the difference! Just 30 minutes will do too since UCLA top heads. There is nothing I love more than putting salt into my bath so I looked into all its great benefits.
First off, research confirms that mineral baths, also known as balneotherapy, is a wonderful stress reliever. As Himalayan Salt has 84 essential minerals and nutrients, the hot water helps release those into the water for absorption through the skin which is known as dermal absorption. Ahhhh....
What?? You need more than that awesome reason??? Ok! The next reason is that we help detoxify our body through a process called reverse osmosis. This allows harmful toxins to be be pulled out of the body and magnesium and sulfates, necessary for our body.
The third reason is to ease aches and pains. Regularly bathing in a saline solution will alleviate pain when inflammation is reduced. Good reason to take a bath after a workout!
Some will love the fourth reason as it will help some sleep well. A 1997 Cornell Medical Center study points out that taking a bath in a hot tub would cause your body temperature to rise then go into a rapid cooling period once out. This process will relax and prepare your body for sleep.
The last reason relates to skin care. Those wonderful minerals can become a protective barrier to hold in the body's hydration. Your skin is less likely to become wrinkly after soaking for awhile.
These reasons sounds so divine.... I better go run a bath. Hope you have the chance to do so weekly too!
Stay Salty, Arianne