Cleansing, Rejuvenating, Nourishing
We have heard a lot about the importance of salt baths lately, a well known ancient ritual in many religions and traditions.
So what exactly is a salt bath?
Can you have a salt shower instead?
How do you have one and what are the measurements?
What are the benefits of having a salt bath?
Continue reading to find out.
Benefits of having a salt bath
We understand the importance of regular bathing for maintaining the hygiene of our body, but have we given some thought to maintaining the cleanliness of our energy aura? Energy hygiene is just as important as physical hygiene.
We are subjected to various energies internally (e.g. our thought patterns) and externally (e.g. people or things we interact with at home, work, socially) on a daily basis. Some are positive and some are not so positive.
These energies need to be harmonised by eliminating the build up of negative energies, which can remain in our aura for long periods of time.
This can then manifest as irritability, stress, anxiety, fatigue, over-excitement, inability to focus and so many more.
This is why it is essential to regularly cleanse our energy bodies, to include our chakras, mind, emotions and energy levels.
Using salt as a cleanser is an inexpensive and efficient way to cleanse both our physical and energy bodies.
The humble salt grains are responsible for:
- disintegrating the negative energies in our aura
- helping to purify the body by facilitating the skin to absorb essential trace minerals
- drawing out toxins, bacteria and heavy metals from the body
The effectiveness of salt baths before a meditation
“Sea water or water with salt is very effective in removing diseased energy from the energy body. The water-with-salt treatment will substantially clean the energy body and gradually strengthen the body and its defense system. Although this treatment is simple, it is quite effective and therefore should be taken seriously.” – Master Choa Kok Sui
In order for new, fresh, divine energy to enter your body, the old, dirty, unwanted energy must be removed. A salt water bath can effectively remove these energies and help us become more receptive and increase our capacity to absorb the huge downpour of divine energy during a meditation session.
How to take a Salt water Bath effectively
Salt water has countless cleansing properties on many levels, which is why a dip in the ocean can be so therapeutic. If you are fortunate enough to live by the sea, your salt cleansing ritual awaits you! For us town and city dwellers, do not fret! You are able to recreate your own dip in the ocean in your own personal bathtub. Here’s how:
Be sure to cleanse your body with soap/shower gel prior to stepping into a salt bath
Place approximately 2-3kg sea salt or regular table salt into a bathtub of warm water. Allow the salt to dissolve
You may also add 15-20 drops of lavender or tea tree essential oil, but this is optional
Close your eyes, relax and soak in the bath for between 25-30 minutes
Rinse off with cool water. Be sure not to soap your body after the salt bath in order to allow the effects of the salt to penetrate your energy bodies.
How to take a Salt water Shower effectively
Short on time? Or don’t have a bath tub? A salt water shower can be just as effective, if done correctly.
Prepare a bowl of at least 2 handfuls of salt (you may add a few drops of lavender or tea tree essential oil to the salt)
Wash and cleanse your body as you would normally with soap and water
When you are ready for the salt scrub, add some warm water to turn the dry salt grains into a thick paste. Switch off the water.
While your body is damp start to rub the salt scrub starting from the soles of your feet, moving upwards.
If you are able to, you may also gently rub the scrub on your face and hair/scalp
Leave the salt scrub on your body for at least 3 minutes. This step is essential to allow the salt to disintegrate and extract the negative energies effectively.
Wash this off with luke warm water. Using cooler water will help to maximise the effects of the salt on the body
Remember not to apply any other cleansers or soap once you have washed the salt scrub off