Monday, January 27, 2014
Asheville's Salt Cave shares the benefits of a sole bath
The use of all-natural beauty care products is increasing world wide. As consumers become more knowledgeable about the bad air inside and outside their homes they are seeing the negative effects of such exposure to their skin, hair, and body. Himalayan Salt is an ancient treatment with amazing results for today’s health issues. This natural, untreated salt contains a high crystalline structure that allows nutrients to be naturally absorbed at the cellular level resulting in body purification.
Your skin is an excretory organ that mirrors the condition of your intestines. When you take a salt water bath (Sole), the salt minerals penetrate your skin in the form of ions. This stimulation will cause natural cell growth, weak points will be balanced and your energy flow will be activated. Anyone can benefit from a Sole bath but it is particularly soothing for those with: skin conditions, joint diseases, recurring infections, insect bites, blisters, and skin irritations from poison ivy.
To get the full benefits of a therapeutic natural Sole bath, the right salt concentration is critical. The concentration must be at least the same as the one of your body fluids (approximately 1%). This is needed to activate the osmotic exchange ratio. The formula for a 1% solution is 1.28 ounces of salt per gallon of water. A full bath is normally 27-32 gallons of water. Therefore one needs 2.6 pounds of natural salt. The water should be approximately 97 degrees. Your bath will maintain this constant temperature because of the biophysical composition of the salt being so strong that it causes the molecules to move in a constant rhythm.
Your bath should be between 20 and 30 minutes in length. Do not use any bath additives such as soaps or oils. The makeup of the bath is comparable to the amniotic fluid in which the embryo floats. Do not shower off, simply dry with a towel and then rest for at least 30 minutes.
WARNING: While this bath has a positive effect on many ailments. it is also demanding on your circulatory system. If you suffer from weak or poor heart circulation, always consult with your physician first. Patients who use therapeutic Sole baths have seen significant positive changes in respiratory, circulatory, connective tissue and nervous system functions. Other benefits reported also include: increase in quality of sleep, increased energy and concentration levels, and noticeable hair and nail growth.
Asheville’s Salt Cave (12 Eagle St) offers a variety of products and sizes for your bathing needs.