Inorganic sediment residue and calcification can aggravate your joints. These conditions are caused by improper balance of minerals and overuse of joints.
The bath described below, consisting of Epsom salts, dead sea salts or herbs with a diaphoretic (sweat-producing) action, can help alleviate this aggravation.
For best results, take this bath at night before retiring to bed and protect your mattress with a sheet of plastic.
Ingredients: elder flowers, peppermint, yarrow, Epsom salts or dead sea salts.
- Make sure you are well hydrated with water before you being the procedure.
- Make a tea of elder flowers, peppermint and yarrow and drink it hot right before your bath.
- Pour three pounds of Epsom salts or dead sea salts in very hot bath water.
- In the bath, rub arthritic joints with a stiff brush for five to ten minutes.
- Stay in bath for 20-25 minutes.
- On emerging, do not dry yourself. Instead, wrap up immediately in a clean sheet and go straight to bed covering yourself with several blankets.
- Expect to sweat out the toxins accumulated in your joints and tissues.
The osmotic pressure of the Epsom salt solution absorbed by the sheet will draw off heavy perspiration. The next morning the sheet will be stained with wastes excreted through your skin – sometimes the color of egg yolk.
Note: this is a strong detox procedure and it happens relatively quickly so take extra care if you have a weak heart or high blood pressure.
Repeat this bath once every two week until sheet is no longer stained, a sign that the body is cleansed.
|Published on February 27th, 2009||No Comments||Posted by Renee|