Sunday, September 2, 2012

" Soak ... "

Like the sea
You're always pushing, for change
All that I can see is a pool of rain
Wish I thought of this much sooner
It felt so right
All the secrets soaked, can't put out the flames

After all you were right
So beautiful
Held the wrongs, from the rights
So beautiful

Open mind show me your details, and more ...
So beautiful
So beautiful

~ One Side Zero ~ Soak ~

No matter how “clean” our diets are, most of us realize that our bodies are filled with many toxins.  And these toxins can make you tired, fatigued, and sometimes very sick.  

There are many products available to help draw toxins out of your body ... in pill form, liquid form and even in patch forms.  But they aren't the only ways you can rid your body of toxins.

Using baths to detoxify the body is a practice that has been used since ancient times.  Bath therapy, also called “balneotherapy” was used by Hippocrates for healing because he believed detoxification was a primary means of healing the body.  The technique involves immersing the body in a bath containing ingredients that pull toxins out through the skin. 

Since the skin is the body’s largest elimination organ, it is a huge bi-directional “sponge” that can be used to absorb nutrients and to expel toxins.

So why is it important to detoxify?  Well toxins are pollution in our bodies and polluted cells don’t work well.  The more toxic our cells become, illness and dis-ease result.  Pretty straightforward.  And, many people testify that when they eliminate toxic lifestyle habits and detox, they eliminate illness and their health improves.

The beauty of a detox bath is that it improves circulation, stimulates internal heat to help eliminate excesses fat and toxins, improves sleep quality, improves dermatological conditions, improves digestion and elimination, and calms the mind.  

Also a hot water soak is enough for a gentle detox, as the act of bath therapy induces the body to sweat.  Sweat is one of he body’s best forms of detox.  Yet, I like to add ingredients that enhance the experience.  And I also make sure the water I use does not have extra toxins within it ... we use a filter on our taps to ensure chlorine and other toxins are removed.  And thankfully, our city water does not contain fluoride.  

There are many detoxing supplements you can add to help your body rid itself of toxins.  Here are some of the options you can try:

With a vast amount of information available on the benefits of detox baths and how to prepare them, I highly recommend doing your own research and finding the one that is right for you.  Always remember to be safe and smart, if something doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t right for you, regardless of the literature provided ... and check with your health care practitioner first if you have high blood pressure and/or heart conditions.

As one of the easiest, most deeply nourishing detox therapies you can do at home, sometimes all it takes is a hot bath to cleanse your body, mind and soul ... just simple, pure water is a magic elixir and a powerful healer ... 

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