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Diary of a high-functioning Fibromyalgia #4

This time I want to share some of my favorite relaxation tricks that helped me manage the Fibromyalgia symptoms. This one is not only beneficial for the Fibromyalgia sufferers but also to everyone who are well and healthy who wants some relaxation in their own home. Find out if salt water bath is for you too here.

Salt water bath

Recently I stumbled on an article about the “floating therapy” and how it can help Fibromyalgia patients from chronic pain and sleepless nights. Floating Therapy is also a great way to wind down from daily stresses at work. The downside of this treatment is that it is not cheap. They charge for about $90 per hour every session. I went and did research on what makes it the so-called floating therapy. Floating therapy is done using bath pods filled with salted water. The saltiness in the water that creates buoyancy, the same effect you get from swimming at the Red Sea in Israel. The salt contains in the floating therapy water is not just any ordinary kitchen salt, but sea salt. The kind that had been used for healing inflammations or blisters in the old times due to its unique mineral rich composition and healing properties. The nutrients including magnesium-chloride, potassium-chloride, calcium, Sulfur, Iodine, sodium, and bromide.

Now, the question is, where do we get these sea salt from. And the answer is, the supermarket! Yes, fortunately, we can get Epsom salt from the supermarket these days. They are not located in the normal seasoning isle because it isn’t for consumption so you will have to go to the beauty and cleaning product isles instead. Also, you can get them from the pharmacy or in any of the local organic shop. I got mine from Pure Nature. Apart from providing a large range of essential oils, Pure Nature also sells a myriad other wonderful organic ingredients.

Here is my favorite bath salt recipe:

1 cup of Epsom salt

1 tsp of dried lavender petals

1-2 tsp of mixed essential oils (I prefer Lavender, ylang-ylang, orange sweet/citronella, and chamomile infused oil

1 tbsp of sweet almond oil

1 tsp of goat’s milk powder

1/2 cup of ground oats

Soak in for at least 30 minutes to an hour. (Yes, it is a long time but for these nutrients to be absorbed into your skin, you need to allow some time. With that said, this can be the perfect opportunity for you to start a book reading or listening to a podcast! There are so many productive things you can do, it’s amazing!)

Do this once or twice a week and see if you can tell the difference. My sleep has certainly improved since the first time I dipped myself in the salty bath. I hope it can help you too.

Note: You don’t have to have the extra ingredients like I have done here, but soaking in salt water can dry your skin, which is why I added sweet almond oil, milk powder and ground oats onto the recipe.

That’s it for now.

Enjoy your blissful bath!