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Cleansing Epsom Salts (Magnesium Sulphate) – A Relaxing, Healing and Bath

A effective and gentle cleansing technique to use.  An Epsom salts bath focuses on the skin as a route of elimination.  Epsom salts has the effect of drawing toxicity and acidity (especially uric acid) towards themselves.  As a result bathing in a high solution draws toxicity from within the body out through the skin and into the solution.

The warm bath heats the body up, which opens up the cell membranes to release toxicity.  It also thins the lymph, enabling it to help with the extra workload, and it encourages the blood to come to the surface of the skin.

Do not use the technique if there is risk of haemorrhaging, high blood pressure, varicose veins, during pregnancy or menstruation.

Instructions:
Pour 1KG of Epsom salts into an empty bath.

Run the bathwater and stir the salts to maximise the dissolving process.  The bath should be warm to hot, depending on the intensity required.  If running a hot bath, remember to wrap you head in a cool wet cloth.

Lie in the bath for up to 20 minutes (everyone’s tolerance is different, so be guided by how you feel).  Do not use soap or add any other substance to the bath, as this can diminish the drawing out process.

Once you have reached your limit or 20 minutes you can either:

Add cold water to the bath to bring the temperature down and encourage the body to mobilise latent heat, or take a cold shower to encourage the body to mobilise latent heat.

Otherwise, quickly dry yourself and go to bed and continue sweating to encourage lymph movement and the release of toxins through the skin.
If using the Epsom salts with children the bath temperature should only be warm and after the bath the child should be dried normally.  This is a great technique to use with children before bedtime.

On completion of this technique, some people can feel a little weak and tired so need to rest.  After a good nights sleep, when the body has completed the induced elimination, people often feel very clear and refreshed.

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