My favorite thing after a busy day on my feet is to slip into a Sole Salt Bath.
Sole is a concentrated salt & water solution, pronounced so-lay. I have been taking salt baths for years but since working at the Salt Cave I have a much greater understanding of the cleansing properties of a salt bath. Salt is a natural purifying agent. So much of the cleansing experience of a salt bath is what happens through our skin as the Sole washes away impurities and draws out toxins from within.
Your skin is an excretory organ that mirrors the condition of your intestines.
When you take a salt bath, the salt minerals penetrate your skin in the form of ions. This stimulation will cause natural cell growth in your living cell layers. Bio-energetic weak points will be balanced and your body’s energy flow will be activated.
While anyone can benefit from a salt bath, it is particularly soothing for those with:
∙ Rheumatism and joint diseases
∙ Skin irritations from poison ivy, oak, or sumac
∙ Severe insect bites, blisters, or wounds
∙As a post-operative care regimen
∙Other various skin diseases
Let’s talk salt science! The detoxifying effect of a salt bath can be compared to a 3 day fast.
To get the full benefits of a therapeutic, natural crystal salt bath, the right salt concentration is critical. The salt concentration has to be at least the same as the one of your bodily fluids (approximately 1%) to activate the osmotic exchange ratio. The formula for a 1% solution is 1.2 ounces of salt per gallon of water. Since a full tub normally takes from 27 to 32 gallons of water, at least 2.6 pounds of natural salt is required. To avoid using body energy to balance the temperature, the water should be approximately 97* fahrenheit (37* celcius). Your bath will remain at a constant temperature because the biophysical composition of the salt is so strong – it causes the molecules to move in a constant rhythm.
Do not use any bath additives, soaps, or oils.
Your bath should last 20 to 30 minutes. During this time, the temperature and the makeup of the salt bath is comparable to the amniotic fluid in which the embryo floats in the prenatal state. Do not shower off, simply dry off with a towel. After your bath, you should rest for at least 30 minutes. WHILE SOLE BATHS HAVE A POSITIVE EFFECT ON MANY AILMENTS, THEY ARE ALSO DEMANDING ON YOUR CIRCULATORY SYSTEM. IF YOU SUFFER FROM WEAK OR POOR HEART CIRCULATION, ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR FIRST.
When the day is done and you feel the need for relaxation and quiet time, run yourself a hot Sole Salt Bath. You will find Sole Bath Salts in our Salt Apothecary at the Asheville Salt Cave on 12 Eagle Street in downtown Asheville. You may want to stop by and visit our Community Salt Cave. A 45 minute session in the cave is equivalent to spending 3 days at the beach. We also offer a variety of massage therapy spa services in our healing arts rooms. Such as couples massage, therapeutic massage, hot stone massage, energy work, reflexology, and body scrubs.