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Hydrotherapy Detoxify Yourself Easily

Updated on November 18, 2012

Detoxify Your Body With Hydrotherapy

Let me introduce you to 3 simple ways to detoxify yourself using Hydrotherapy! Okay, so what is Hydrotherapy? Well, let me give you a simple definition.

Hydrotherapy is the internal and external use of water in the treatment of disease and has many health benefits! Benefits include increased blood circulation and relief from pain and inflammation caused by arthritis and rheumatoid conditions. It can also increase the body's immune system response and aid in the body's productions of certain endorphins. These endorphins can reduce the effects of stress, improve sleep, and prevent headaches and of course a detox hydrotherapy bath can relax you.

Hydrotherapy is quickly becoming very popular! You can even save money by using the advantage of using these three simple way to detoxify yourself by using hydrotherapy at home, as opposed to visiting expensive spas which offer essentially the same treatments.

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Clawfoot Bath Tub
Clawfoot Bath Tub

Detoxify Your Body In The Bath

Hydrotherapy at Home

Using a bath to detoxify your body has been a ancient remedy used by many cultures. The main principal of using a detox bath is to eliminate toxins, (many toxins are excreted from our bodies through sweating) and absorb minerals and other nutrients in the water.

Here are my suggested steps to use a bath to detox yourself!

To work successfully, plan to have at least 30-40 minutes to relax in your tub. The first 15 to 20 minutes are needed to absorb the minerals from the water. It is important that you are well hydrated before getting into the bath and that you drink water during the bath!

  1. Have at least a 16 ounce glass of water nearby and make sure that you drink it.
  2. If you can use a chlorine filter to fill your tub with warm water that is comfortable for you.
  3. Add 1/4 cup of Epsom Salts to the water. When absorbed through your skin, not only do Epsom Salts help reduce swelling, calm the nervous system and relax muscles, it also helps draws toxins from your body!
  4. Add 1 and half cups of Baking Soda which reduces the chlorine in your water and helps with the absorption of minerals..
  5. (Optional: use aromatherapy)..To make your bathing experience, more enjoyable, add 5 to 15 drops of your favorite essential oil Suggested oils to use are Orange blossom (energy), Lavender (relaxing effect), Eucalyptus (added detoxifying effect, etc
  6. Mix the water thoroughly and get in your tub and relax. You will start to sweating in the first few minutes. Even though you do want a good sweat, do not sweat for more than 15 minutes tops. If you are too hot, start adding cool water.
  7. Try and sit in the tub for the next 15 minutes as the water cools but do not let get cold, keep the temperature comfortable.
  8. Be careful as you get out of the tub as you may be light headed and very relaxed.
  9. To help continue the detoxification effect, wrap yourself in a warm robe or blanket.
  10. Try a detox bath one to two times a week!

Aromatherapy Treatment

Another great form of therapy is Aromatherapy. Here are a few suggested Aromatherapy reference books to check out.

Shower-Detixify
Shower-Detixify

Using a Shower To Detoxify

Contrasting Showering!

Probably the easiest way to detoxify yourself or at least the cheapest!

To detoxify yourself using hydrotherapy in the shower, the basic principal is to alternate between cold and hot water. Sounds pretty easy to do, right? The hot water boosts metabolism, dilate blood vessels and enhances detoxification especially those parts of the body that are typically sluggish!

Here are my suggested steps on how to use a shower to detox yourself!

  1. Take a hot shower for approximately 2 to 3 minutes and then..
  2. Take a cold shower for approximately 1 minute
  3. Repeat 2 to 3 times
  4. End with a cold shower
  5. Dry yourself immediately after the shower.

Use a Sauna to Detoxify
Use a Sauna to Detoxify

Detoxify in a Sauna!

Not as expensive as it seems!

Not only has saunas have been used by many cultures and for numerous years to detoxify the body but to rejunenate the mind and body and also as therapy for many ailments!

Due to technological advances and the new infrared saunas available, saunas recently have become more popular. That is because infrared saunas use radiant heat, they directly heat objects as opposed to the air around it. This feature allows you to stay in the sauna longer which increases the benefits and gives the users a more comfortable and relaxing time.

To help with arthritis, fibromyalgia, weight loss, detoxification, heart disease, bursitis and many other diseases/illnesses, many health professionals recommend the use of infrared saunas!

With many sizes available and since most suppliers provide financing, even the price of owning your own saunas are becoming more affordable

Even if you don't have the priviledge of owning your own sauna, why not, visit your favorite health club, gym or any place that have public saunas!

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      Ruthi 5 years ago

      Well, now I know why I enjoy hot baths; I thought it just soothing the soul, but evidently it is good for detoxifying the body too.

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      happydesertgirl 5 years ago

      what a lovely lens. Thank you for sharing information that I can easily do at home.

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      It is new to me, so Thanks for an informative lens

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      Bill Armstrong 5 years ago from Valencia, California

      Hmmm interesting, need try some

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      Epsom salts also contain magnesium which is known to reduce muscle aches and pains. When you bathe or foot bath in epsom salts you absorb the magnesium through your skin and it can reduce the muscle pain that you are experiencing.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Thanks for this information on how to easily Detoxify.

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      Richard 5 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      Great information. Will have to try one or two of these methods :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @ChrisDay LM: Thanks for the visit Chrisday..you are so correct about the chlorine filter!

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      So glad you mentioned the chlorine filter - there is so much that's not good about our life-giving water these days and chlorine's high on the list!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @Frugal Bride: Thanks lorindaleigh for bringing that too my attention (hot water twice), I corrected the mistake! Also thanks alot for the added bath tip!

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      Frugal Bride 6 years ago

      Thank you sooo much! I'm going to try the shower method tonight. (In the shower section you have hot water listed as both steps 1 and 2.)

      For the bath method, if you buy a bottle of aqua safe or Prime (for fish tanks), that will de-chlorinate the bath water and remove the extra added minerals. It makes your water pretty close to pure!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I learned a lot here, I was expecting a regular detox lens and learned a lot more than I expected!

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      sponias lm 6 years ago

      Very interesting content! We certainly need to regularly detoxify, living in a world with so many dangerous bacteria and toxins.

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      ChemKnitsBlog2 6 years ago

      The information that you provided was not what I expected when I saw the title (in a good way!) I also love the disclaimer you provided in your introduction :)