Therapeutic Salts

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Therapeutic salts are a range of mineral rich salts including alkaline salts, dead-sea salts and Epsom salts that are often added to a bath or to footbath for therapeutic effects.[1]

Type of Therapeutic Salts

Alkaline Salts

  • Alkaline salts help create the highest pH-level of all salts
  • Uses of Alkaline Salts
  • Detoxification
detoxifies and cleanses the body by stimulating the skin and the mucous membranes to eliminate acids and toxins
  • Skin Care
activates the self-oiling process of the skin
  • tightens loosened tissue
  • useful for irritated or overexposed and sunburned skin
  • Muscle Relaxation
  • helps to eliminate the lactic acid
  • Procedure
  • Alkaline salts can generally be used in baths and foot baths, compresses, rinses, for inhalations, dental care and with alkaline face masks, alkaline stockings, sleeves or cuffs.

Dead Sea Salt

  • Dead Sea salt comes from the bottom of the Syria - the lowest natural place on Earth.
  • The waters of the Dead Sea are very unique, having a total salt concentration that is 10 times higher than ocean water, reaching 33% versus 3%. The composition of the brines is also unique, comprising magnesium, potassium and calcium chlorides, in addition to a high concentration of bromides.
  • Uses of Dead Sea Salt[1]
  • Skin Care
skin disorders such as eczema and psoriasis[2]
produces smooth silky skin and slows skin aging
rheumatic disorders including arthritis and osteoarthritis[3]
eases muscular pain and decreases stiffness
  • Other Benefits
  • whole body relaxation
  • strengthens bones and nails
  • aids in fluid balance within the body

Epsom Salts

  • Epsom salts come from a bitter saline spring at Epsom in Surrey, England
  • It actually is not a salt but a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate.
  • Studies have shown that magnesium and sulfate are both readily absorbed through the skin, making Epsom salt baths an easy and ideal way to enjoy the amazing health benefits.
  • Magnesium is beneficial in regulating the activity of over 325 enzymes, reducing inflammation, helping muscle and nerve function and helping to prevent artery hardening.
  • Sulfates help improve the absorption of nutrients, flush toxins and help ease migraine headaches.
  • Uses of Epsom Salts[1]
  • Skin Care
  • used to treat a number of skin problems
  • healing cuts
  • decreases foot odour
  • Muscle Relaxation
  • soothing back pain and aching limbs
  • easing muscle strain
  • Other Conditions
  • relaxing the nervous system
  • treating cold and congestion
  • helps prevent hardening of arteries and blood clots
  • relieves constipation
  • eliminates toxins from the body
  • Procedure
  • The best way to experience the benefits of Epsom salts is to soak in a tub full of hot water with a few cups of Epsom Salts for at least 1/2 an hour.
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  • Arndt J (1982) Salt from the Promised Land Helps Psoriasis Patients; Arztliche Praxis;34(48).
  • Machtey I (1982) Dead Sea Balneotherapy in Osteoarthritis International Seminar on Treatment of Rheumatic Diseases.