Bath time can be a great way to calm the mind and forget the problems of the day. Simply soaking in a hot tub in silence can have healing properties all of its own due to the opening of your pores and sheer relaxation. However, if you add in these 4 elements, you can make bath time even more therapeutic.

Magnesium flakes

Magnesium flakes are a great way to improve the health benefits of bath time by infusing your water with this ‘miracle mineral’ and allowing its healing action to take place by absorbing through the skin. 

Soaking in magnesium flakes can:

• Improve skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema
• Speed wound healing
• Decrease inflammation
• Relieve stress and anxiety
• Help flush toxins and heavy metals

The fact that magnesium is needed for over 300 biochemical reactions in the body indicates the importance of this mighty mineral. Combine that with the generally accepted truth that the population is becoming very magnesium deficient, and it becomes evident that magnesium baths are a ritual that one should strongly consider.

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Essential oils

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for their healing and purifying effects on the body. They come from raw plant material such as flowers, leaves, wood, bark, roots, seeds and peels.

Depending on the oil, they have many healing applications, from antibacterial defense to pain relief and emotion therapy. Some common essential oils and their therapeutic benefits include:

• Lavender – Relaxes and relieves pain
• Chamomile – Calms nerves and improves digestive health
• Lemon – Removes toxins
• Peppermint – Enhances mood, sharpens focus, and aids in digestion
• Eucalyptus – Alleviates respiratory issues and acts as a decongestant

These benefits along with the beautiful aroma will make bath time a pleasure.

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Clay baths have been used safely for centuries. Due to its excellent toxin extracting effects, clay literally has the ability to pull out toxicities through the pores of the skin.

Soaking in a pure and beneficial clay bath can:

• Help eliminate toxic substances such as heavy metals, chemicals, radiation, and chemotherapy
• Stimulate the lymphatic system
• Cleanse the skin
• Relieve stress
• Remove parasites

Clay baths may also be a safer way to detoxify than other methods as the burden placed on the digestive system and major organs of the body, that traditional protocols often cause due to release of toxic byproducts, are eliminated. This saves the body from a great deal of toxic stress, which could even lead to toxic shock. Clay in a bath interacts directly with the body’s immune system and helps to remove that potential toxic burden, without adding more toxins to the mix.

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Although certain candles can be toxic, ones that are based on a healthy wax (such as coconut) and use essential oils can be very therapeutic.

Relaxing in a bath with no artificial lighting and just the glow of a candle flame in itself can be very calming to the body, mind and soul. Add in the aromatherapy of essential oils like peppermint, eucalyptus and lemon, and the healing benefits multiply.

In addition to these therapies, one can also consider detox teas, meditative music and steam therapy to improve the healing benefits of a bath. They will stimulate the detoxification organs, calm the mind, moisturize the skin, increase circulation and open up the pores of the skin for a truly beneficial and gentle cleansing.

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Derek Henry

Derek Henry, Founder of Healing the Body and the THRIVE Academy, used nutrition, supplementation, and a holistic lifestyle to naturally unravel 13 chronic disease conditions that conventional or alternative medical professionals couldn't help him resolve. As a result of this one-in-a-million health transformation and the knowledge acquired in the process, he now educates, coaches, and inspires others to transform their health through a natural and holistic approach. Since 2014, he has helped his THRIVE Academy participants heal over 20 different chronic disease conditions, primarily related to digestive and autoimmune concerns.

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