Sunday, January 10, 2010

the salt bath - to reduce stress and anxiety

Met one of wellness care clients (patient) today.Had adviced him of a salt bath weeks ago - it really made a difference to him.He requested me to put it up on face book as it would benefit many , so am making a note of it here ...

Sea salt can help promote greater relaxation. A sea salt bath can actually help reduce your level of stress.

Take your bath an hour or so before getting ready for bed and engage in only relaxing, quiet activities from that point on. You will be amazed at how refreshed you will feel once you have incorporate this routine.

The bath ritual is to fill half a bucket with warm water and add one palm of sea salt to the water and mix it into the water.Have a leisurely bath by pouring the water on your face working downwards.Then wipe yourself off with a towel. Do not use a soap.

You will feel rejuvenated and better able to cope with life’s demands, once you are no longer overwhelmed by anxiety and pressure. You will be able to concentrate better and think more
clearly,when you allow yourself to relax and unwind.

Another benefit of literally washing away the tension of the day is the ability to enjoy a more restful night’s sleep.

Wishing you a night of fitful and restful sleep.
- Dr Amit K Saiya