As a young baby girl in the late 60’s, I remember having so much pleasure as evening was coming to have my “bath time”. Apart from being in a carefree state most of the time, and not knowing yet what the emotion of anxiety could be, I lived this moment, already as my special floating bubble.
I continued to have these special moments while coming back frozen from school during winter time, I would run to the bathtub to slowly regain my comfortable sensations of my body but for sure, without knowing it consciously, I was also diluting all the energies of stress from a day spent with other teenagers and teachers who were not always supportive.
As a young mum of 4, it was time to give the best to my children and give them all the attention they needed. After all this energy spent, I was only exhausted and would dream of good sleep rather than a bath for myself.
I was lucky enough to choose my countries and cities of living and my choice was always warm places where the ocean was so close to our house. I lost the habit of bathing, my children were growing up and there was a rising global consciousness about waste of water and becoming a responsible consumer.
Today I don’t even have a bath in the house I built for myself.
While conceptualizing Blue Karma and discovering the benefits of Epsum Salt, it was evident to me that we have a bath in our Mudara and Flying Bamboo spas. I would choose shower rooms for every bedroom to be coherent with the way I act to protect our environment but I wanted to offer our guests the possibility to experience a one of a kind of deep relaxation, bringing an easy ritual to repeat back home.
What is Epsum Salt actually?
Its main ingredients are Magnesium and Sulfate, it has different elements than table salt which is Sodium Chloride. It has been used for ages to heal and relieve pain. It can be used orally or as a soak.
Today it is mostly used to reduce stress, adding it to a warm bath or foot soaks.
Dosage should be about 2 to 4 cups in a full bath or 2 cups per gallon. It is cheap, easy to find and easy to use. To get the best benefits, do not rinse, just dry off and retire.
And what are the benefits while using it in a warm bath?
It is said to lower blood pressure and do wanders for the heart. This is the right moment to go to sleep. Although if you have any issues with blood pressure, first consult your medical as warm bath could not be advised.
It soothes the skin, soften dry skin and exfoliate dead skin cells.
It can reduce soreness and pain such as gout, treat minor aches.
It reduces stress, soothes tired muscles and reduce swelling. It can be used as a compresses for direct application.
It promotes foot health, reducing or even eliminating odor
It allows splinters to be removed easier.
Its magnesium property draws out toxins, the sulfate strengthens the digestive tract and allows them to release.
I would always consult a in a pharmacy if used orally, dissolved in plenty of water with some lime for the taste. This can work. As a laxative
My advice is to try, even a footbath if you don’t have a bathtub at home.
And if you have the chance to travel to Bali and stay with us, before a colonic treatment and a massage, indulge yourself.
In all our Blue Karma Spas, Mudara in Blue Karma Seminyak, Flying Bamboo in Blue Karma Ubud and the Kocoon Center at our Villas in Umalas, we propose you a wide range of traditional treatments which will open your gateway to real wellbeing.
Written by Alexa Genoyer (founder of Blue Karma Group)