Taking a sea salt bath is often the solution for treating health discomforts, whether done by the sea, or in your own bathroom. The bath salts are actually emulating the properties of the seawater or natural mineral springs.

Sea Salt Bath Benefits

There are many benefits that come from adding (sea) salt to your bath and the most popular are:

1. Detoxification

5 reasons to use detox bath saltsSea water contains sodium chloride, and this mineral will help the body remove toxins and by-products of metabolism through the lymph system. You can also add some seaweeds for a more powerful effect. These plants enrich the water with additional minerals, extremely beneficial for many skin conditions. * Spa treatments often use seaweed salts to calm down sore muscle, smoother the skin and heal eczema.

2. Relaxation

Foot bath spaSea salt bath is one of the most effective ways to relax and calm your nerves. It will make you sleep better, too. The magnesium, potassium and the bromides contained in the sea salt, help soothe aches. You can use Dead Sea Salt to relax your muscles and to relieve the pain in your joints. By immersing in warm salted water your muscle cramps and pain will vanish. This will bring relaxation to the entire body. –  Epsom salt is also often recommended.

*Studies on mental health also showed positive psychological effects caused by the sea bathing.

3. Skin rejuvenation

Sea mud has many benefits for the skin, like: anti-aging, anti-wrinkles and deep cleansing. If you want to have a healthy, silky soft skin, you can try sea salt baths combined with a sea mineral soap. This will boost circulation at the skin level, helping the process of natural regeneration. Salt water is rich in magnesium which it has been proven to treat dry skin by improving hydration and texture.

4. Antibacterial effect on the skin

If you have acne, eczema or dermatitis, sea salt water can help you improve your condition. (The Dead Sea Salt is well renown for this).  Salt in general (NaCl) is a good disinfectant and salt water heals minor cuts by speeding the blood coagulation.
* It is well-known that Hippocrates healed patients with different alignments by encouraging them to immerse in sea water. In the ancient Greece, saltwater bathing was actually regarded by many physicians as a therapy for chronic inflammatory skin conditions.

* Natural salt heals your gums and protect your teeth

After a surgery, or other major dental interventions, dentists recommend rinsing the mouth with a mix of cold water with salt. This mix is a disinfectant and it also stops the bleeding. The (sea) salt water can also be used to relieve gum pain and ulcers. You can use this mixture as a great mouthwash. Salt will diminish the acidity in the mouth, protecting your teeth from infections, and cavities.

5. Natural treatment for cold and flu

If you have a cold, a great home remedy I know from my grand mother is to take a warm/hot foot bath in (sea) salt water. It’s not only about the temperature of the water. The minerals contained in the sea salt bath will increase blood circulation draining the cold out. This is also true for a whole body warm bath mixed with sea salts.
*Gargling with salt water will stop your sore throat almost instantly.

6. Relief of rheumatological conditions

Recovering clinics and spa centers use sea salt bath to treat rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, sports injuries, chronic pains and even high blood pressure.
Many balneotherapists claim that sea salt baths increase blood circulation which will help you feel a lot less pain. This, combined with specific exercises in warm water, will improve the your range of motion.

Pelotherapy (or Fango Therapy) is a treatment often used in balneotherapy for arthritis treatments. It uses mud for wrapping the body or just coat parts of it. The Sea mud helps remove toxins, relieve arthritic and muscle pain.

There are many benefits of a sea salt bath, and these baths are a great way to protect your health and improve your life. You can make your own sea salt bath at home or visit a spa center where you can relax and improve your health at the same time.

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