Every culture, every civilization throughout time has had a special connection to water, and to the ritual of the bath. Probably the best known is the Roman civilization, which built entire cities around “the baths”. The Japanese held many spiritual beliefs that bathing was a cleansing of the mind as well as the body, and it was a spiritual act, connecting the bather with nature. Turkish baths, an ancient tradition, are currently enjoying a renewed popularity in spas, and have become a delightful treat for those lucky enough to find a steamy location. In an ideal world, we would all be transported regularly to a healing place where we could be detoxified, massaged, and have all our aches and pains soothed by trained therapists.

When you can’t get to the spa for a professional treatment (or in between treatments!), you can create a blissful healing experience at home, supplementing your self-care regimen. A nice warm bath is a lovely soothing thing at any time, but the addition of a Moor Spa Herbal Bath to your routine can bring health and wellness benefits that may not have occurred to you.

Why Moor?

Moor mud, an organic peloid created over time by the gradual transformation of herbs and plants, ripens into a rich dark magma containing an array of trace elements, essential oils, minerals and other organic nutrients. These substances are easily absorbed (bio-available) by the body in the presence of water through the simple process of osmosis, and enable the body to rebalance its systems. In addition to balancing your system, the moor compound is highly anti-inflammatory, promoting circulation, bringing relief from pain, and helping to treat skin problems such as psoriasis and eczema. It is also highly absorbent of body wastes and other toxic substances that have found their way into your system, making it an ideal medium for facilitating detoxification. This results in a cleaner, better balanced body, which means a healthier, and happier person.

Creating your own Moor Bath experience

Some days we can take the time to honour the process, and give the body all the space it needs to de-stress, and some days time will only allow for the briefest respite from the hustle and bustle. With whatever time you have, though, it’s possible to create a bath ritual to enhance wellness.

  • Begin by preparing your room. Start with a clean bathtub, preferably cleaned with non-toxic products.
  • Set out a fluffy towel, comfy robe, and perhaps a nice candle and some soothing music.
  • Prepare the bath by adding a cupful or sachet of the Moor Spa Herbal Bath compound (approximately 6 to 8 fl.oz.) into the running bath water (use the Herbal Bath with Pine if preferred). The Moor should be thoroughly mixed into the water, and the water temperature should be a maximum of 38C (100F). Ideally, the water should be deep enough to immerse up to your neck.
  • Exfoliate your body by dry brushing, preferably with a Moor Spa 100% vegetable fibre body brush. Exfoliation by dry brushing will improve penetration of the Moor nutrients, as well as supporting skin circulation and lymphatic drainage.
  • You are now ready to submerge your body in the nice warm Moor waters. Keep in mind that at this point water temperature plays a very important role in your experience. For the nutrient transfer to occur, the bathwater should be very close to the body’s temperature.
  • Relax and enjoy for a full 20 minutes. If you meditate, here is a good opportunity. If you haven’t yet learned to meditate, why not consider playing a guided meditation while soaking?
  • When getting out of the tub, we recommend that you only pat dry, and don’t rub off the thin layer of moisture on your body. Cover yourself with a robe and allow the nutrients to continue to be absorbed by the skin.
  • Rest for at least an hour in a warm room.
  • After draining the tub, an immediate rinse will prevent any staining, and assist the small Moor particles down the drain. Moor Spa Herbal Bath is safe for hydrotherapy tubs.
  • For assistance with joint pain, varicose veins, carpal tunnel syndrome or tendonitis, massage Moor Spa Joint Balm gently into the affected area.
  • For muscular tension or aches use Moor Spa Tension Balm.

When used for therapeutic purposes, a full course of 21 baths is recommended, to be taken every other day, ideally the last thing at night. Whether you choose a Moor bath as part of your healing regimen or simply to support your health and wellness goals, use this time to learn to trust and listen to your body. Allow yourself to be cleansed inside and out, eliminating mental stagnation and negativity. Feel tension, worry and anxiety slip into the water, and surround yourself with light, joy and love.

Contraindications

The only contraindication to Moor Hydrotherapy is uncontrolled high blood pressure. Please consult your physician prior to beginning treatment. In most cases, the Moor hydrotherapy will be very beneficial.

About Moor Spa

Moor Spa skin, body and wellness products contain no synthetic preservatives, no artificial fragrances, no artificial colours, no petroleum derivatives, are not tested on animals, and are made in Canada. Proudly distributed by L'Moor since 2006.

For questions or to locate your nearest spa partner, please connect with us on our web chat or call/text 888-666-7683.

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