Healing with Water for Rheumatoid Arthritis, respiratory disorders, and high blood pressure, Stress and Fatigue.

At the age of 28, my cousin was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. This crippling disease eventually disfigures your joints to the point where they become unusable and disfigured. The treatments can be harsh and have major side effects. I began doing research to find a natural product that would ease her joint pain.

Balneotherapy is a broad classification for various types of health treatments that make use of water. Balneotherapy (also called mineral baths or spa-therapy) is an ancient and popular therapy. It involves spending time in a bath filled with mineral water at temperature of between 31 to 36 degrees Celsius (88 to 97 degrees Fahrenheit).

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)  is an autoimmune disease in the general family of lupus. In rheumatoid arthritis, your immune system, which normally fights infection, attacks the lining of your joints. This makes your joints swollen, stiff and painful. The small joints of your hands and feet are usually affected first. There is no cure for RA at present, so the treatments aim to relieve pain and stiffness and improve your ability to move.

The relief that many patients experience with Balneotherapy treatment comes from the exposure to and absorption of needed nutrients through the skin during treatment.

Bath salts provide a variety of benefits to a bather. Salts change the osmotic balance of the water so that the water is absorbed by the skin via osmosis. Adding magnesium sulfate has also been shown to be beneficial. When Magnesium sulfate is absorbed through the skin and magnesium has an anti-inflammatory effect.

Modern Balneotherapy can contribute to healing a host of medical conditions.  curative effects of a hot mineral salt bath an occasional 20 minute soak in an all-natural Dead Sea Salt or Epsom Salt bath with essential oils can go a long way to relaxing sore muscles and calming a busy mind….which is, of course, a kind of healing all its own.