Dr. Amanda Thompson
Lately, there seems to be nothing that I enjoy more than a therapeutic mineral salts bath to end my day, specifically, a Joyful Bath Co. ‘Nilla Buttermilk salts bath. Ahhh, Heaven. Many people know that these baths can be relaxing for the body and the mind, as well as nourishing for the skin, but how many know that these mineral salts are actually absorbed into your body through your pores, and that once inside the body systems, they are affecting our health in a positive way?
As a chiropractor and holistic healthcare provider, I see patients all day long for either musculoskeletal or internal health concerns. My treatments include chiropractic adjustments along with muscle therapies, massage of reflex points, manipulation of cranial bones, and more, all of which release toxins from the tissues into the lymph or waste system of the body. I tell every patient that the best way to end his or her day after a treatment is with a mineral salts bath. The salts actually help to draw out and flush toxins through the pores in our skin, therefore eliminating toxic build up in the body.
In the increasingly toxic world that we live in making sure we reduce and eliminate our toxic load is important. Mineral salts baths with natural, healthy and environmentally friendly ingredients, are one way to do this. Also, the minerals can be healing to bones and soft tissue structures including muscle, ligament, discs, and more, many of which are composed of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, and others found in mineral salts. So next time you take a bath, remember that in addition to the relaxation, stress management benefits, and soft skin, these salts are actually helping to therapeutically heal your body!
Dr. Amanda Thompson, DC, PAK, is a licensed Chiropractor and certified Professional Applied Kinesiologist practicing at Synergy Chiropractic in Rockville, Maryland. She integrates muscle testing, acupuncture meridian balancing, nutrition, homeopathy, and mind-body techniques into her practice for a truly holistic approach. 301-637-9248 firstname.lastname@example.org.