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Harleyrider
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   Posted 11/12/2009 9:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Unsure on certain things about Detoxing.  Can someone please help??
 
How full do you fill the tub with water??
 
Do you soak up to your neck??
 
Can you put it on your face with a washcloth??
 
Do I need to avoid getting it in my eyes??
 
Can I submerge my head??
 
Do I need to avoid getting it in my hair??
 
What do ya do when you are finished soaking??  (Wash off with soap? Rinse off with water?)
 
Thanks to all who respond, this will be very helpful in getting started.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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   Posted 11/12/2009 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Harleyrider,

Thanks for asking those questions. I've been wondering, too, if I should wash off with soap when I am finished. Just to be on the safe side, I do, but maybe I'm minimizing the benefit by doing so.

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CajunGrl
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   Posted 11/12/2009 9:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Harleyrider,

How full do you fill the tub with water??
As full as you can get it. I usually get an empty cup and fill it up with the detox bath water and poor it over my back, shoulders, etc. I'm sure you could lean back and lay there for a while.

Do you soak up to your neck??
There are no specific rules about soaking the neck but I usually pour water over that area too since my neck is always stiff and hurting.

Can you put it on your face with a washcloth??
I'm not sure about this one. I wouldn't though since your face is more sensitive. Deejavu will probably know this answer.

Do I need to avoid getting it in my eyes??
I would not get it in the eyes. I'm sure it would burn or not feel too pleasant.

Can I submerge my head??
I wouldn't. In my opinion, your body being submerged is enough.
 
Do I need to avoid getting it in my hair??
Same answer as above. I don't think the chemicals would hurt your hair
but I think the body being submerged is enough.
 
What do ya do when you are finished soaking??  (Wash off with
soap? Rinse off with water?)

You should rinse off with water, perferably in a shower and don't rub soap
or anything else in your skin as you will be pushing the toxins back in
your body.
 
I hope this helps some. I'm sure Deejavu can offer more suggestions.
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Post Edited (CajunGrl) : 11/12/2009 10:02:25 AM (GMT-7)


Harleyrider
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   Posted 11/12/2009 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Appreciate the help on this

Oh...Where do you find the dry brushes??

I knew I would forget something...LOL

Thanks again
 


CajunGrl
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   Posted 11/12/2009 12:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I knew I would forget to post about using a dry brush first! LOL! I had it in my head while I was posting but totally forgot to tell you.

Anyway, I got mine at Walmart.
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Harleyrider
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   Posted 11/12/2009 1:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Cool thanks....
 


blessings723
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   Posted 11/13/2009 1:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Harleyrider, DON'T submerge your head!!! LOL I did this once and showered after and it was still a real chore getting my hair untangled. Something about the epsom salts and hydro made my hair stick together!
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   Posted 11/13/2009 9:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Harleyrider!
I've been doing a lot of detoxing over the last few weeks (before I start a homeo tx) and I have been pretty amazed! No major improvement right away, but I now have more stamina, less migraines/headaches over all, and even less joint pain!!! turn smilewinkgrin

I do the dry-brushing, shower (washing my hair also) - then I grab my convertible tub ( smilewinkgrin a watering trough for large animals, as we don't have a tub in our house) and fill it up adding the epsom salts & peroxide. I set a timer so that I will stay for 30 minutes.

I do my best not to get my hair into the water in the tub. All too often, I will remember (after I'm already in the water of course) that I haven't done the dry brushing!! shocked So I use a loofa!! I figure it's better than just not doing any kind of brushing!!

Like I said, I have been very pleasantly surprised how much better I have been feeling by just detoxing!! Oh!! Almost forgot (Lymie brained!! rolleyes )- I have also been doing the foot bathes as well!! rolleyes
It's been said:LD patients can be as ill as people w/ congest. heart failure & in as much pain as post-op patients.


Cmacaran
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   Posted 11/13/2009 8:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Highly recommended you rinse/shower afterwords. You can soap as well. If you are very concerned about rubbing the toxins back use cool water your pores will close and nothing gets back in. If you don't rinse your skin can dry out and crack. I also try and moisturize with grape seed oil on days I don't soak.

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   Posted 11/14/2009 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Harleyrider,
 
I fill up my tub until it reaches my armpits or so..  No, I never put any of the water on my face or submerge my head or let it touch my eyes.
 
I don't mean to but I do let my hair get soaking wet!  I have a whirlpool tub with 8 jets so it's kind of hard for my hair NOT to get wet because even though I pile my hair on top of my head I kind of sink down inside my tub so the jets can massage my shoulders.
 
I also have highlights in my hair and the peroxide does not affect my highlights..  
 
I would not use commercial soap or any soap for that matter as the pores are open and you don't want anything to get inside your body.  I think that it's good the pores are open so the toxins can keep on coming out, I don't rinse off as the peroxide and salts are still doing their job even after I get out of my tub. 
 
Hmm, I think I read in one book of mine that it's not a good idea to rinse off but I have to double check on that.   It's something I see people doing which makes perfect sense but I never have. 
 
Hope this helps,
Denise
It's all about the Immune System mixed with a large dose of Positive Thinking and Daily Detoxing   ~  Pay It Forward!!
 
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CajunGrl
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   Posted 11/14/2009 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Denise,

I've always wondered about rinsing off too. I agree that the peroxide and salts are still doing their job. I've read somewhere to rinse off and Ticker also explained why we should do this. I'm curious though. If you find something that says not rinsing off is best, let us know.
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JennInPA
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   Posted 11/14/2009 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
When I googled Detox bath they all said not to rinse off. They said you should wrap yourself in a robe or towel afterwards to keep your body heat in and allow the detox to keep working. But, I haven't done that, I've always rinsed off, so who knows. Maybe when it's different when it comes to Lyme?
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Traveler
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   Posted 11/15/2009 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been washing my hair & body before I get in to soak. I don't want dirt, oils from my skin & such in the water I'm soaking in. I also feel like then the peroxide & salts can better penetrate to release the toxins.
I may be doing this bass-ackwards - but I tell ya - I feel better with just detoxing!!
It's been said:LD patients can be as ill as people w/ congest. heart failure & in as much pain as post-op patients.


Deejavu
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   Posted 11/15/2009 1:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
 
Taking a break from raking leaves, oh my!  We had a windy and rainy time here on the East Coast so all the leaves are off the trees for sure and guess who is raking them all up?  Moi!  :-)
 
Anyway, I believe I read what Jenn stated in one of Dr. Jernigan's books, I think it was his first book.  Until I have the time to find that portion in the book I don't want to misquote..   But I don't remember Dr. J. stating to rinse off.  That I would have remembered unless I have some brain damage that my Mom would attest to!  rolleyes   smilewinkgrin rolleyes
 
Traveler, hey, what you are doing sounds good to me!  I'm so happy the detoxing is making you feel so much better, that's wonderful!   I truly believe that detoxing is half the battle when it comes to any disease and it's just plain healthy to do even if one is feeling well..   Keeps one's health in tact.
 
Denise
It's all about the Immune System mixed with a large dose of Positive Thinking and Daily Detoxing   ~  Pay It Forward!!
 
This song is about my years with chronic lyme since 1995 and being in remission for over 3 years:
 
 


georgiagirl
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   Posted 11/16/2009 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't have a water filter. Is it safe to soak up all that chlorine in the bath water? I have always wondered about this.

Willowrose
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   Posted 11/16/2009 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   
georgiagirl,

You can get an inexpensive water filter "ball" that hangs on your faucet to remove much of the chlorine from the water. I think it also puts vitamin C in the water. There are also showerheads that have a filter insert that does the same thing, also not expensive. That's what I use because I do not like the idea of soaking in chlorine either.

Rose
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Deejavu
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   Posted 11/16/2009 6:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow Rose,
 
I never heard of this "water ball" and I did a quick google search and found this, thanks!!
 
 
Amazon sells them too:
 
 
Denise


It's all about the Immune System mixed with a large dose of Positive Thinking and Daily Detoxing   ~  Pay It Forward!!
 
This song is about my years with chronic lyme since 1995 and being in remission for over 3 years:
 
 

Post Edited (Deejavu) : 11/16/2009 6:07:07 PM (GMT-7)


Harleyrider
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   Posted 11/17/2009 9:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all input ya'll have.

Have one more question....When you do the dry brushing do you stand in the tub so that all the
dead skin falls there or where and how do you get rid of all the skin cells that are taken off. YUK!!
Sounds like I'm skinning myself when I ask...LOL! (thoughts in my head)

Thanks
 


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   Posted 11/17/2009 9:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I definitely try not to notice all of the skin flying off!!!! smhair

Since I seem to have a permanent brain block when it comes to dry brushing!! I can think of it just before I step into the shower, but low & behold (!!! shocked rolleyes) I still seem to forget to dry brush!!! So... I have a loofa 'sponge' I use. It will still remove a lot of dead skin - even if I am already in the shower!!
It's been said:LD patients can be as ill as people w/ congest. heart failure & in as much pain as post-op patients.


Harleyrider
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   Posted 11/17/2009 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I use a loofa too, so it sounds like its much better to get in the shower and wash the hair and body and
then soak in the detox bath, OK OK I get it now, geez brain farts I swear....

Thank you
 


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   Posted 11/17/2009 9:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Don't feel bad, HR!! It's only taken me 2 yrs to figure out how to get detox baths started for my usual life!!! The one thing I have been able to count on over the last 10 yrs, with both my life & my TBI's -- Hang on, it'll change!!
It's been said:LD patients can be as ill as people w/ congest. heart failure & in as much pain as post-op patients.


mcjane
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   Posted 11/17/2009 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
about detox baths....can someone give me the ingrediants and amounts to use and how long to soak. Gotta try this.

I'm in remission too...I think, still feel cold all the time and sometimes have tremors. Just can't get started feeling like my old self again, don't seem to want to do much of anything anymore.

Jane
 
PS  Forgot to ask if you can use plain tap water...not purchase a Water Ball....

Post Edited (mcjane) : 11/17/2009 1:26:19 PM (GMT-7)


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   Posted 11/18/2009 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Most of the info about ingredients for different types of detoxing can be found in the Newbies thread. Most detox soaks are only for 30 minutes - at least that is what I remember!! HA!

IMHO - a water filter for bathing would only be necessary if one has a lot of 'additives' (chlorine, fluoride, & such) in their tap water.

As far as being cold - may I make a suggestion? Raise your body temp by drinking hot herbal teas (or things like broth). Your body will operate better if it is not also fighting being too cold.

You will most likely find that you will have less severity with your sx if you will detox regularly!!!! =)
Hope this was of some help!!!
It's been said:LD patients can be as ill as people w/ congest. heart failure & in as much pain as post-op patients.


CajunGrl
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   Posted 11/18/2009 12:46 PM (GMT -7)   
mcjane,

I keep trying to post to you but you don't see my posts, lol. I sent you an email too.

How have you been? You said you were in remission, is that from the cancer or Lyme? I've been worried about you!
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CajunGrl
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   Posted 11/18/2009 12:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Btw, I have a garden tub and I put 3 cups of Epsom salt and about half a bottle of peroxide with some relaxing bath salts too.
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