Seaweed Bath for Detox – My Lovely Sister Enjoying A Seaweed Soak
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We all know the seaweeds purify and maintain the ecological balance of the ocean. They can perform the same purification process on your body too. The rejuvenating effects of eliminating toxins from the body can refresh us physically and mentally. A seaweed bath can create an invigorating effect by balancing the vital ingredients that constitute the body’s chemical structure. They are also highly recommended for treatment of psoriasis and eczema. I have been using seaweeds since I first discovered in my early teens that they were edible! I make tea with them, I eat them, I bathe in them, I make facial masks with them, I love them and my darling husband tells me that I must have been a mermaid in my last life!!
The U.K.’s first and only seaweed shop with over 100 seaweed products is now opened in Isle of Bute, Rothesay, Scotland. Purchase fresh or dried seaweed from @ www.justseaweed.com My friend Iain Mckeller has done a sterling job in bringing us all these wonderful seaweed products and ships orders world-wide.
Seaweed is said to possess an electrolytic magnetic action and so releases excess body fluids from the congested cells, dissipating fatty wastes through the skin pores. In addition, they also replace depleted minerals such as potassium and iodine, boosting thyroid activity and help to maintain adrenal regulation and hormone balance. Clients who come on my ‘Natural Woman Programme’ enjoy two seaweed baths during this 6 day retreat. They are over the moon with the results they achieve and say their skin has never felt so soft. My husband Bill and I love to soak in a hot seaweed bath when we finish teaching our courses, heaven and bliss!!
Seaweed therapy is recommended by its proponents for those affected by insomnia or sleep apnea. By improving the quality of sleep, it automatically enhances your immunity levels and helps you feel relaxed and fresh. A regular seaweed bath can minimize cellulite development on the skin by purifying it and giving your body a healthy toned look.
Seaweed body wraps help in toning up body muscle and speeding up the metabolism. They improve circulation, whilst ejecting the toxins out of the body. Seaweed therapy also aids in providing relief from joint and muscle aches and is of immense help in treating conditions such as arthritis, eczema and psoriasis.
Countries such as France, Spain, Italy, Ireland and Greece have facilities known as thalassotherapy spas (loosely translated from the original Greek word as ‘sea therapy’). They provide relief to thousands of tourists who visit these countries every year specifically to get benefit from these natural spas. The presence of sea weed, such as bladder wrack and kelp, help in conditions such as psoriasis and the detoxification of the body by opening up the pores, ejecting toxins, accumulated grime and dirt from the skins layers.
Seaweed therapy is gaining rapid popularity because of the wide range of health benefits that it offers without any having any adverse effects on the body.
HOW IT WORKS – A nicotine patch allows the body to absorb nicotine through the skin. The minerals and trace elements released by seaweed in hot water are absorbed through the skin in the same way, through a process called osmosis.
Minerals are very important to vitalize body cells. However minerals cannot be produced or restored inside of the body. Thalassotherapy enables the body to replenish essential revitalizing natural elements and mineral salts. Seaweed contains mineral salts that can help the skin to hold its moisture better, which helps to smooth fine lines.
A unique Scottish experience where you can relax in fresh, hand harvested seaweed from the Island of Rothesay. Unwind in a hot bath infused with mineral sea salts containing over 85 natural trace minerals and pure Scottish seaweed. Here in Scotland we have been enjoying the benefits of seaweed from the Scottish islands for hundreds of years. Naturally healing, moisturizing and anti-ageing, it is rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-cellulite properties.
HOW TO TAKE A SEAWEED BATH – Place half a bag of bladder wrack kelp or knotted wrack kelp seaweed in a bath of hot water. The seaweed will turn a beautiful spring green and the water will turn a rich brown as the seaweed release their minerals. You can add a herbal bath oil, if desired, to help hold the heat in and pleasantly scent the water. Let the bath cool enough to get in. As you soak, the gel from the seaweed will transfer onto your skin. SPA DETOX – This coating increases perspiration to release toxins from your system and replaces them by osmosis with minerals. It also helps to rejuvenate your skin, de-stress, stimulate the thyroid, help weight loss, eases eczema, reduce the appearance of cellulite and relax the whole body and mind.
SEAWEED BODY WRAP – You can also make a seaweed wrap by adding bladder wrack to a bowl of hot water leaving to soak then placing a bandage in the gel ,wrap the bandage around an area to be firmed up (buttocks or belly or arms) leave for 30 mins and then remove. Why not try a detoxing seaweed foot spa? Wash well as seaweed may contain sand and bits of shell.
Kelp Seaweed will stay fresh if you keep it in the fridge, for up to 10 days or freeze
Daikon, Shitake and Kombu Drink
This is a great tea for detoxing and relaxing the body and it also helps the liver to open up and discharge smoothly.
1 dried shitake mushroom
Half cup dried daikon
1 inch strip kombu seaweed
3 cups spring water
Place the shitake, dried daikon and kombu in a small bowl, rinse and then cover with water. Leave to soak for about 10 minutes. Discard the water. Slice the shitake and place the ingredients into a pan. Add the water, cover and bring to a boil on a medium flame. Reduce the flame and simmer for about 15-20 minutes. Remove and discard the ingredients. Drink the tea whilst hot.
My Top Ten Reasons for You to “Go Green” Now
1. Eat and support Organic Farming
2. Help you remove potentially toxic metals from your body
3. Boost your immune system
4. Help you digest your food more efficiently
5. Increase your energy levels
6. Energize and reinvigorate your body
7. Help our struggling planet
8. Increase your sensitivity to the environment
9. Sleep More Deeply
10. Live Longer with good health
Enjoy the benefits of this amazing way to bathe and relax whilst enjoying a healthy detox tea. There are many other wonderful medicinal teas, delicious recipes and home remedies in my book ‘Macrobiotics for all Seasons’ available world wide on amazon.
In good health