Monday, September 13, 2010

healing waters

The soft, floral scent of chamomile steaming from a cup of tea and the healing touch of hands massaging your tired shoulders, offer rewards that can be sensual and therapeutic. Busy lives and full schedules often make it difficult for us to fully take in these sensory experiences.

Simple and relaxing, a hot bath is an inexpensive luxury with a long list of health benefits. In addition to cleansing, a hot bath can also relieve pain, reduce stress and detoxify. Hydrotherapy, the practice of using water to prevent and heal many health problems, has been around for centureis. Since the human body is made up of over 70% water, taking a moment to acknowledge your personal connection with water can open you up to it's amazing ability to revive and heal.

Next time you soak in a soothing tub of hot water, take time to live in every moment, paying close attention to every detail. Listen to the sound the faucet makes as you turn it, let the water flow, and feel the water with your hands to test the temperature. As you slowly immerse yourself, feet first, into the relaxing tub of of water, lean back, take a few deep breaths and close your eyes.

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