Sparkling Beauty: The Healing Bath

Ayurveda sees bathing as a therapeutic activity. The morning soak is a vital part of the dinacharya, or daily routine. A leisurely soak relaxes tense muscles, opens clogged pores, restores moisture, and adds a healing dimension to your day.

Bathing has forever been an ancient and sacred activity. Throughout explorations of ancient India’s Indus valley Civilization in Mohenjo-Daro, archaeologists unearthed a gigantic pool-like structure with steps leading down at each ends. This is often believed to have been public tubs. Additionally, homes during this astonishingly advanced civilization had their own personal baths.

Not only India, many different world cultures have treated the bathtub as a healing activity. In ancient Greece, water was thought to be a present of health. In Rome, ruins of hot and cold sunken baths will still be seen at Pompeii.

As the world discovered the comfort and pleasure hot healing soak-baths may bring, new ways that were found to create it a healing expertise. 

Ancient Ayurvedic texts speak of therapeutic baths that includes rose petals, milk, honey, and turmeric. Preceded by an opulent full-body heat oil massage and followed by the applying of wealthy sandalwood paste and floral waters on the skin, the Ayurvedic bathtub was designed to revive balance to mind, body and spirit.


Kelly Krishna Dunn

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