Self-Care Tool: Salt Baths

Salt Baths for Sanity!

 

You know the feeling.  You were a little gung-ho in yoga class and now your muscles are aching.  You gave of yourself all day long and now you’re tapped.  You had lunch with a friend who dumped a bunch of their emotions and now you feel like you may have brought some of them home.  We’ve all been there!

Whether you’re feeling a little stiff physically or stifled psychically, one beautifully simple remedy is a salt bath.  Any kind of salt bath will help, but if you want to get scientific, here are some tips for more profound results:

  • Experiment with blending sea salt, Epsom salts, and baking soda to cleanse, relax and alkalize.
  • Go heavier on sea salt for energetic cleansing, and for extra clearing on the psychological level, add a few drops of lavender essential oil.
  • For physical strain, go heavier on the Epsom salts and add a few drops of tea tree oil.
  • Soak in the bath for about 15 -20 minutes, or however long feels appropriate to you.  After the cleansing happens, you’re sitting there soaking in the stuff you released, so longer is not necessarily better.  Go with your intuition.
  • You can say to yourself, “I now release all yucky energies that don’t serve me into the salt solution.”  Or something to that effect.

Here’s why it works:  Water naturally absorbs energy, and salt is full of green prana that goes to work disintegrating that energy.  So the water pulls it out and the green energy chops it up.  Tea tree is also full of green prana.  The green ray is a very safe cleansing energy that works well on the physical level.  Lavender, as you may have guessed by now, is full of violet prana which is also cleansing but on the higher vibrational plane of the emotional level.  That is one of the reasons why lavender is so effective as a stress reducer!

I invite you to play with this tool and see if it helps you feel more grounded and clear.  We all can use a salt bath now and then, and if you are a practitioner, coach, therapist, or care-giver, I highly recommend salt baths or some other form of energy clearing on a regular basis as folks that are called to those lines of work are more likely to be picking up on other people’s stuff.

If you’d like to learn more, stay tuned for more tips, or book an appointment to work with me!