Remember how good you feel after an ocean walk? Seaweeds purify and balance the ocean—they can do the same for your body. A hot seaweed detox bath is like a wet-steam sauna, only better, because the seaweeds balance body chemistry instead of dehydrating it. The electromagnetic action of the seaweed releases excess body fluids from congested cells, and dissolves fatty wastes through the skin, replacing them with minerals, especially potassium and iodine. Iodine boosts thyroid activity, so food fuels are used before they can turn into fat deposits. Vitamin K in seaweeds boosts adrenal activity, meaning that a seaweed bath can help maintain hormone balance for a more youthful body. Taking a seaweed detox bath once a week stimulates lymphatic drainage and fat burning so you can keep off excess weight, reduce cellulite and rid your body of toxins.
There are two very effective ways to take a seaweed detox bath: 1. Draw very hot water in a tub to 1/2 full. Put the seaweed into the tub and steep until it softens and the water is cool enough to enter. 2. Make a strong infusion in a large pot on the stove, simmering the seaweed for 10 – 15 minutes before straining and adding to hot bathwater.
Soak in the deep bath, covering the body as much as possible for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Let hot water constantly trickle into the tub to maintain the high temperature. Soak as long as possible to give the body time to absorb the mineral properties. (Rub the body with the seaweed solids during the bath for best results.) If you become overheated or uncomfortable, sit on the edge of the tub for 1 – 2 minutes.
A seaweed detox bath balance the acid-alkaline system, encourages liver activity, cellulite release and fat metabolism. Skin tone, color, and better circulation are almost immediately noticeable. To get the most from a seaweed treatment, dry brush cellulitic skin before your seaweed bath to exfoliate dead skin, and open up pores for waste elimination and blood flow to the affected area.
Note: For your convenience, Crystal Star offers prepackaged, organic seaweeds in a Hot Seaweed Bath.
To Life-long health,