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A Chiropractor’s View on Mineral Salts Baths

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



Bath Couple

Here’s an excerpt from an email I received from a customer who has been placing many orders this holiday season. She’s going to have a lot of happy friends and family! And it sounds like a couple that bathes together, stays together!


"My husband and I used to spend a lot of time in the tub, eating a pint of Ben and Jerry’s and talking about all things important.  We still do that ritual every night, in the tub, but without the ice cream.  Our friends, unable to get us to answer the door in the early years of our marriage, used to think it funny to leave us extravagant tub toys on the porch."


Ice Ice Baby

Guest Post by Bonnie Gartley aka @bonniegartley on Twitter! 




My friends think I’m crazy going for run long runs week after week. Well, okay let’s be really honest. I am crazy. I run marathons, and I’m a musician. It’s a whole lot of fun though, and I have a little secret that helps me do it all, the ice bath!


I know, sounds as appealing as watching paint dry right? I thought the same thing the first time one of my Team in Training coaches told me to go home and take an ice bath.


It was a rotten run! I had just gotten new shoes and had been improperly sized with 9 1/2s, a half size smaller than I usually wear my running shoes. I was 13 miles into a 16-mile training run and just stopped. My feet hurt, I was in a rotten mood, and I didn’t think I could take another step. So, one of the coaches told me to take an ice bath. I really wish I had listened, but I thought it sounded crazy. Who in their right mind takes an ice bath on purpose? Um… So remember I said I was a little crazy


Flash forward two years. I’m a better runner, and I have learned the value in the ice bath. It’s all about how you recover! No mater how far you run you’re legs and feet are taking a pounding. In fact your muscles have a lot of microscopic tears after a running workout (but don’t worry! They heal in your recovery and get stronger!). You might also notice that your feet swell a bit while you’re running, especially in the summer.


Enter the ice bath! The best way to help your muscles recover and reduce inflammation is ice, and since it’s hard to find an ice pack or a package of frozen peas to cover two entire legs it’s all about the ice bath!


Still a little nervous? Here are a few tips:


     Start with lukewarm water. It only helps if you get in the bath…


     Once you’re in you can start turning the hot water down


     You only need to fill the tub up to your hips, which is why I keep a shirt on so that I don’t get too cold. It’s not about lowering your core temperature.      It’s about recovery


     Once you get the water level to where you want it start to add ice a little at a time. The amount is your choice. Personally I like two 10lb bags of ice, but to start just try whatever your ice maker can do and then find what works best (I have one former coach who likes four 10lb bags of ice…)


     You only need to stay in the ice bath 10-15 minutes. I usually like a nice hot cup of coffee, and a magazine or book. Some friends enjoy a glass of wine or a beer. It’s your choice


     – For a little extra recovery I like adding Joyful Bath Co’s Ginger Snap bath salts. They smell amazing, have lots of good stuff for your skin and muscles in them, and well, they rock! Seriously, it’s like heaven in a bath!


    Bonnie is a freelance violinist and violin teacher in Atlanta. An active runner, she’s completed 4 marathons, 3 ½ marathons, and a bunch of 10ks and 5ks. Currently she’s training for the Chicago Marathon with Team in Training in between practicing, and performing.


    Tayyyy15, CBP

    We first met @Tayyyy15 on twitter when she won one of our #bathday games. Later we had the chance to meet IRL (in real life) at one of our holiday gift shows. What a great surprise to see her wonderful video review of Joyful Bath Co. bath salts. Check it out! @Tayyyy15 is definitely a Certified Bath Person (CBP)!



    Chloe Pink in Bath TV


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    © Copyright  Sharna Fulton 2009 

    Chloe Pink

    My friend Sharna Fulton, who I met when she was an advertising copywriter, is always up to something fun and creative! Recently she introduced me to "Chloe Pink"– the cartoon spokesgirl she developed to encourage women and girls to believe in themselves and follow their dreams. (Sharna sure has!)


    Curious. Independent. Upbeat. The cartoon follows Chloe and her friend, Pete as they face the daily joys and pitfalls of feminine life. Check out:


    "Chloe Pink" loves her baths and of course she’s a fan of Joyful Bath Co. bath salts! Here are a few of Chloe’s bathing experiences including her Joyful Bath Co. commercial-"Take one"!


    View them bigger and better Chloe’s own site.



    © Copyright  Sharna Fulton 2009


    I Wear Your Shirt Must Watch!



    Bath in Progress



    At Joyful Bath Co. we take our bath time seriously. That’s why with every order you’ll receive this handy dandy door knob hanger!


    On the reverse side is our Bath Mixology Guide showing ways you can mix and match our signature bath salt blends for a variety of luxurious bathing experiences.

    Mom, CBP


    Here’s my mom, Mary–isn’t she cute! She just used Oatsy Floatsie for the first time and was very excited how soft her skin felt afterwards. It was funny hearing how surprised she was–I guess she didn’t know that she was really going to love it! So now she is not only my mom, but she’s also officially a Certified Bath Person!

    Sophie’s Favorite



    Sixth grader, Sophie Mittelstadt, takes her sports seriously. Not only is she a competive short track speedskater training six days a week, she just earned her 2nd degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Sophie attends the Silver Spring International Middle School French Immersion program in Silver Spring, Maryland. When not doing sports, Sophie plays violin and piano.


    After her workouts, Sophie loves to take a bath and Joyful Bath Co. bath salts are her choice for the tub. "I really like all of them but my favorites are Oatsy Floatsie and ‘Nilla Buttermilk. I used Epsom salts the other day and they didn’t work as well."




    On the left, Sophie’s mom, Alison Mittelstadt. She’s also a speedskater and trains several times a week.