I was listening to a podcast of an energy healer the other day, and she said that to clear negative energy from the body one should take a saltwater bath. This was intriguing to me so I did some research. I did not find much about the energetic benefits of saltwater baths, but I did find that hydrotherapy is a health practice with a long and respected history. In Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide, (Burton Goldberg Group 1994) I read that the benefits of hydrotherapy includes stimulating the immune system, removing toxins from the body through the skin, easing sore muscles and inducing a state of relaxation.
All that in a tub of water. Who knew? ….. Well, actually I did know, but I don’t utilize bath salts that often. Given that my daily activities and preparations for the holidays have left me a bit undone and stressed out, I decided to treat myself to a relaxing soak in a saltwater bath. After googling around the internet I gleaned this basic recipe:
4 tablespoons of sea salt (never, never use iodized table salt)
4 tablespoons of baking soda
4 drops of lavender oil.
I mixed up these ingredients with a fork and then sprinkled it into the tub as it was filling with hot water. Just a note of caution: this concoction made the bottom of my bathtub slippery. If you do this at home, be very careful getting in and out of the tub.
I don’t know if my biofield was cleared of negative energy, but when I emerged from the bath after a thirty minute soak, every muscle was relaxed and I headed off to a good night’s sleep.
Thanks for reading.
Lori G./The Wayward Pelican