|LYMPHATIC ASSIST BATH|
HOMEMADE BATH SALT RECIPES
The intent of this bath is to assist and stimulate the lymphatic system to drain properly. Lymph is one of your body's filtering systems, (like the the kidneys) or like an oil filter or air filter in your car or even a coffee filter in your coffee pot. Once the lymph has been filtered through the lymph nodes it re-enters the bloodstream.
While in the bath tub, intermittently bend your joints back and forth. Start with your elbows bending slowly back and forth a couple times. Then slowly bend your wrists back and forth a couple of times. Then slowly slide your feet along the bottom of the tub so that your knees bend back and forth a couple of times. And lastly, slowly bend your ankles back and forth. Rest a while and then start the process all over again. You may even slightly push on your abdomen around the navel area during the cycle to stimulate the "cisterna chyli," which is the area where the lymphatic system drains.
Bathe 40 minutes. For the full meditation of the issue at hand, take 1 bath a day for 40 days or 1 bath a week for 40 weeks.
If you use this bath once a week, the best day of the week for you will be the day that your zodiac (sun) sign rules. For example: Cancer rules Monday, Gemini rules Wednesday, Leo rules Sunday - Look up your Sun Sign under horoscopes and also read about your Sun Sign Rulerships.
To create this bath use a combination of the essential oils Grapefruit, Lemon, Tangerine to your olfactory (smelling) satisfaction with 3 cups Dead Sea Salts or Coarse Sea Salt, 1 cup Baking Soda to condition the water and soften the skin. You can certainly use Epsom Salts if it works better for your budget. If you would like to use food coloring to match this bath to a specific chakra, the color of this bath would be GREEN. Do not mix in a plastic bowl, use a stainless steel bowl or a glass bowl and then store in an airtight container such as a mason jar.
Praying during your bath also adds to the recovery process. Go to the guidance button on this site to find a prayer or Novena to recite during your bath or use a prayer of your own that resonates with your spirit.
Read more sample affirmations here.
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