Do you need to relax? Try this....

I subscribe to this one newsletter called The Ripple - from The WellGrounded Life blog spot and really enjoyed today's topic....Detoxifying your body while relaxing in a steam bath at home!

Excerpt from Newsletter....Enjoy!

I'm here today to share with you why saunas and steam baths have been used for thousands of years to detoxify and keep the body healthy ...and how you can recreate the benefit in your own bathroom.

The use of saunas (dry heat) or steam baths (wet heat) creates sweat intentionally for therapeutic purposes. This "sweat therapy" not only releases toxins from the skin, but also relaxes muscles by easing aches and pains. Releasing toxins via the skin through perspiration is a great idea because it not only supports healthy detox but does so in a way that gives your kidneys and liver a break (your typical detoxifying organs). If you don't have access to your own steam room or sauna, you can benefit from "sweat therapy" in your own bathroom...and you'll add a dash of "calm therapy" while you are at it!

Make a very warm/hot (but of course, not burning) bath, lower the lights, add a candle or quiet music (cords kept safely away from the water) and then add one or more of the following therapeutic agents to the bath: • Epsom salts-Start with 1/4 cup and gradually increase to as much as two to four pounds per bath. • Ginger root-Place half inch slices in boiling water; turn off the heat, and steep for 30 minutes. Remove the ginger, and pour the water into the tub. • Essential oils- Put a couple drops of your favorite (pure) essential oil like geranium, lavender, lemon, grapefruit or pine in the water and breath in the scent. Then just soak away the tension and breath in the calm!

Erin & Lynda

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