Benefits of Himalayan Salt Baths

Author: Matt Bailey   Date Posted:12 October 2018 

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Himalayan Salt Baths have been a great selling product and therefore is popular around our clients. Many however are unsure how these products can support better wellbeing.

So here it is!

(Top) 5 benefits of Himalayan Salt Baths:

#1:Deep Clean your Skin

Benefits of Salt have been known for millennia. Take Hippocrates for example, He was on to something when he noticed that fishermen’s damaged hands avoided infection after exposure to salt water.

Of course, we now know that salt has antibacterial and antiseptic properties making it a useful therapy for those with eczema, acne or psoriasis.

The uniquely  high mineral content of a Himalayan salt bath can help maintain the protective barrier of the skin, while allowing it to hold in hydration – as is evidenced by the fact that your skin won’t wrinkle or prune after a salty dip. This is especially good news for those who avoid baths due to flaky or tight skin!

#2: Ease your aches and Pains

Those who suffer with painful arthritis, sore or pulled muscles, stiff joints or a variety of other aches and pains will benefit enormously from a Himalayan pink salt water bath.

In 2012, scientists found that regularly bathing in this saline solution can help reduce the inflammation, and therefore the pain, associated with arthritis and similar conditions.

Thirty years earlier, Israeli researchers discovered that soaking in salt baths gave those with muscle pain both relief and greater mobility – something to keep in mind the next time you do one squat too many!

You could also add a few drops of rosemary essential oil to the bathwater – approved by the German Commission E scientific advisory board to treat both muscle pain and arthritis.

And unlike conventional drugs for these ailments, there are no unpleasant side-effects!

#3: A better night’s Sleep

If you’re like the 60 million Americans who suffer from occasional or long-term sleep problems in this study, you should give Himalayan pink salt baths a go.

And a 1997 study conducted by New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center showed a correlation between the drop in core body temperature and a readiness for sleep. Once you’ve done your relaxation in the bath and are calm, the rapid cooling of your core body temperature post bath aids the body in getting prepared for sleep.

Add lavender essential oil to the tub for even more sleep-promoting power.

#4: Better Circulation

Have you ever experienced a ‘dead leg’, numbness of the limbs, a feeling of coldness in your extremities or one of these other warning signs of poor circulation?

If so, a warm salt bath could be just what you need. It will cause your arteries and veins to expand, which gives more space for blood to flow.It’s also a useful trick for those who want to get rid of their cellulite – another problem which is caused by poor blood circulation.

 #5: Breath Easier!

In both balneotherapy and thalassotherapy, inhaling steam from salt water is proven as an effective treatment for acute and chronic respiratory problems.

So if you’re suffering with sinus infections, , allergies or a chesty cough,a blocked nose and so on, run a nice warm bath and sit back and enjoy. For added relief, you can add some drops of eucalyptus oil will act as a great decongestant.

 

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