could I get a quick answer on detox bath about to do one?

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mainegirl
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   Posted 9/13/2010 3:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I'm about to take a epsom salt bath need to know do you take a quick shower after to close pores,
thanks anyone
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   Posted 9/13/2010 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't believe that it is necessary to shower afterwards. I have been doing epsom salt & peroxide baths for a bit & when I get out of one, my skin actually feels silky!!
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Trav

mainegirl
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   Posted 9/13/2010 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
thank-u much appreciated hope your feeling well

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Mamyou
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   Posted 9/13/2010 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok, Trav. I usually shower afterwards because I feel that maybe there's toxins the salts have pulled out. If you don't shower, then maybe I should re-consider. Then again...maybe there's no 'right' or 'wrong' way to do something this much fun!!!!! :-) This is right up there with "This winter, should I go roll in the snow after I get out of the sauna?????"!!!!! Isn't there some kind of therapy that does something like that? You get hot, then cold, then hot, etc.???? Think the lyme germs would like that????

Ok, I apologize. I've been off antibiotics for 4 days and feel almost human (maybe I DO have a sense of humor???)....I want to remember this next week when I'm herxing....

madrivergirl30
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   Posted 9/13/2010 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I thought I read that you're supposed to shower prior to the detox bath, to open up your pores (but I could be totally wrong)... I don't think it matters whether you shower afterward - I usually shower after a bath just because I don't like the idea of not rinsing off from soaking in bathwater! But other times I'm so relaxed that a shower just isn't appealing and I want to get out and go right to bed...

Willowrose
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   Posted 9/13/2010 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Mamyou, hee hee.

What I've read seems divided between people who think it's good to wash off additional toxins with a shower, and people who think it's good to leave the salts etc. on the skin. I'm not sure, if one dries vigorously, how much more stuff would be removed by taking a shower. Hey, I read about that hot/cold thing in a novel recently; it was a way to achieve immortality. Well, that and a bunch of other unspecified practices.

I've got a question about detox baths. I should probably post it as a separate thread, but since my last thread went completely unanswered, maybe I'll just tack it on here and hope for the best. For the last five days the pain in my left shoulder has been getting worse and worse. I figured I was finally getting the Lyme arthritis I've heard about. I confess, during those five days I did not do a detox bath, but I did continue on my meds, supplements, and anti-inflammatory diet. Today, I did two things. I went to the chiropractor and got adjusted, and I took a nice long detox bath as soon as I got home. It's like a miracle. My shoulder joint is 75% better; I barely feel any pain at all and my range of motion is better. Last night the pain was so bad it kept waking me up.

So now I'm wondering, is it most likely the bath or the adjustment that made the difference? Specifically, I am wondering if the magnesium or some other mineral in the epsom salt/hydrogen peroxide/ginger mix could have made that dramatic a difference because if so, maybe I am seriously deficient in something that I need.

Rose
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Mamyou
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   Posted 9/14/2010 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Rose...I can't believe you made a post that went completely unanswered!!!!!! From experience, my answer to your shoulder pain is "BOTH". As I see it, the epsom salts(magnesium) loosened things up so the adjustment would work better. Magnesium relaxes/calcium contracts. I need an adjustment right now but don't want to waste a minute of my time while off the antibiotics and not herxing so I can get something done. Next week when I'm sick, I won't want to go because I'm...well, sick....

Like everything else, there is controversy on whether to rinse off after a soak bath!!!!! It's amazing we've all survived this long!!!!

Willowrose
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   Posted 9/14/2010 11:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Mamyou. I think you are right. After a little more consideration, I realized that I had an adjustment late last week when I had the shoulder pain, with minimal improvement. That wasn't the total answer. So, I'm now convinced that the detox bath made the difference. I'm going to add more magnesium to the supplements I take and see if that helps. It's good to know that taking a detox bath after the adjustment is a good combination.

Rose
I have Lyme; it doesn't have me.

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   Posted 9/14/2010 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't discount what a nice warm bath does all by itself!!!

There are a lot of things that Lymies do that really have no right way or wrong way - it's just what you can tolerate.

And Mamyou, I think we can now say that you belong in the nut case area!!! Giggle!!! And be careful with what words you use!! "Master Traveler" is starting to sound good!!! Giggle!!!!!!

HI Willowrose,
I am so sorry that you had a post go unanswered. I have had a few not answered as well. I think most of the time it's because an certain days where we get a whole lot of posts in a short time, so that a few posts will get pushed over to page two a little too quickly.
Blessed are we who can laugh at ourselves, for we will never cease to be amused!!!! :)
May we all find peace along the journey to find healing.
"Absence of proof is not proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP
Trav
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