Monday, November 24, 2008
Soaking in bubbly, mineral-imbued water may nourish joints and bones, clear up skin conditions, reduce respiratory and circulatory problems, and melt away tension and pain. Mineral baths soaks are a unique healing resource that most Americans aren't aware of.
Indeed, much of the research on the therapeutic elements of mineral bathing, known as balneotherapy, comes from across the ocean: A recent Hungarian study found that soaking in sulfur spring water may ease lower back pain; a 2001 report from the Israel Medical Association Journal concluded that bathing in the Dead Sea improved symptoms in patients with psoriatic arthritis and fibromyalgia, and a 2000 investigation at the University of Vienna Medical School indicated balneotherapy's potential value for people with high blood pressure.
The benefits flow from two sources, first, you start with hot water, which is good because of its relaxing quality, and then you add water that's mineral-rich, so your body can absorb the minerals into the circulatory system.
For all of the Bath Treatments, you will be relaxing in a soothing heated hydrotherapy tub, with a bath pillow tucked under your neck. You may pick from the following treatments: ($35 for Bath Soak alone, or $20 when you add soak to any other treatment.)
Pipestem Flower Bath Tea Soak - Relax in a bath filled with rose, jasmine, lavender, chamomile and/or red clover flower petals and soothing essential oils. You will be transported into a garden of tranquility. Relax here at the Spa, and notice when you get home that you sleep like a baby with calming dreams. Take home a “Flower Tea Bag” to have your own spa experience at home.
Bath Bomb Soak - Handmade Bath Bombs! These old fashioned fizzing bath bombs are made with all natural ingredients, that will fizz, foam, bubble and relax you. Some foam, and some are specially created to make your skin soft and supple. Chose your bath bomb and get ready to have a wonderful bath experience. Then take some Homemade Bath Bombs with you to give to your friends and family for a gift that will be truly unique and Very appreciated!
Sulfur Mineral Soak - Southern West Virginia is known for its famous mineral waters and sulfur is known to be one of the most healing of all minerals. Sulfur is a yellow mineral that is referred to in the Bible and has been used medicinally for thousands of years. Sulfur is found in every living cell and it’s part of the molecules that form the amino acids (protein building blocks) which are essential for health. It's a constituent of vitamin B1 and biotin, the antioxidant glutathione, the anticoagulant heparin, and coenzyme A, which drives energy production in cells. Sulfur is an integral part of the biological cement (collagen) that forms skin, hair, nails, and the cartilage that shapes your nose and pads your joints.
We can customize your Sulfur Mineral Soak by adding some Dead Sea or Epsom Salts (helpful for relieving pain from arthritis) , Colloidal Oatmeal (helpful for chapped, wind burned or sunburned skin), or herbs such as Chamomile Flowers that are soothing for skin conciliations such as poison ivy, eczema or prickly heat and calming to your nerves. After your Sulfur Soak, you may notice improvement in various physical or nervous complaints and continued use may help to remineralize your body with the wonderful healing benefits that have been enjoyed and praised since ancient times.