Medical studies show that stress can kill you. I am a lawyer by trade. I attended one of the most, if not the most, competitive law schools in the world. I have worked at a corporate law firm that represents the big entertainment corporations. I know stress quite well. Awhile back I realized I had a gift for healing people through energy. That realization sent me on an extensive exploration of the often obscure world of energy healing. I spent months exploring different healing modalities, enrolled in class after class, and read every book I could get my hands on.
I would now like to report back the best stress relieving tool I have come across while exploring the different secrets of many schools: Salt-water and Coffee Baths. Ta Da! Please hold any judgment until you try it. It's the kind of thing that once you try it, you're sold. I have not had one client who hasn't loved it or who hasn't continued to use these baths as part of their personal routine. I personally use them twice a week.
However, salt water/coffee baths are more than just my best stress relief tool, they're more like my miracle "cure all." Like Robitussin or Ginger Ale for some moms (or maybe "Vivaporu" if you're Latino). Salt water/coffee baths really are effective for just about everything.
If I had a prescription pad, I would "prescribe" salt-water/coffee baths in the same manner college campus clinics dispense antibiotics. You had a stressful day in court? Salt water/coffee bath. If you're mad at your husband and want to argue with him- take a salt water/coffee bath first before you argue. It saves a lot of drama. If you just had an argument where someone unloaded all kinds of emotional garbage and negative energy on you- salt water/coffee bath. Depression, cramps, anger, worries, mystical teachings - salt water/coffee baths. And they are absolutely amazing for physical ailments as well. I've seen miraculous healings from sports injuries, hot flashes, cysts, and even swine flu. They are particularly wonderful for anyone dealing with arthritis since it tends to pull the pain right out. My grandmother found them so effective, she is currently trying to negotiate with her landlord to see if he would be willing to install a bathtub in her current "shower-only" bathroom.
Why do they work so well?
I ran into this miracle solution in Pranic Healing, an ancient Chinese energy medicine modality. We were told about these baths as a way to clear out negative energy from our body- the negative energy our own body produces in the form of negative emotions and illnesses, and the negative energy we absorb (or have thrust upon us) from others. As healers, we often absorb the negative energy of others and negative energy can eventually lead to disease. Salt disintegrates negative energy and water absorbs it, hence why the ocean is such a great healer. Coffee has orange prana (i.e. orange energy) and orange energy expels negative energy out of your body.
Thus the combination of salt water and coffee culminates in the negative energy in your body being disintegrated, expelled, and absorbed by the salt water. Negative emotions, including stress, are basically negative energy. So while soaking in this bath, your stress energy is literally being extracted from your body. Pain and things like cysts are also comprised of negative energy, which explains why salt water baths are also so effective for physical ailments. Plus negative energy left unchecked for long periods can turn into serious physical ailments, so as the negative energy (the source of the illness) is extracted, you also experience the relief of physical symptoms.
Sure as a healer I have many different tricks in my bag to relieve stress. I can always do an energy healing session on myself and pull stress right out. But at the end of a long day, a salt water bath is the easiest option since it requires minimal effort. Also, it's a trick anyone can employ effectively without being a healer.
So how do you try one of these baths?
You pour in about 26 ounces of salt (a full container) into warm water. Just regular table salt or sea salt will do. Epsom salt is not recommended because it has different properties. After pouring the salt, drop in a 2-3 individual packets of instant coffee. Folger's makes them. The kind that look like tea bags. Then you just soak for 20 minutes. Do not stay in the bath longer than 20 minutes because the bath is so strong that after 20 minutes it starts removing some of your positive energy as well. After 20 minutes, proceed to take your regular shower.
That's all. Nothing spectacular about the process, only the results. The first time I tried it I was expecting a mess, but there was none. The tub was just as clean after the coffee water drained. If you would like to make your baths even more effective, you can set an intention beforehand stating that you intend to release all negative energy, stress energy, and negative emotions present in your body, into the salt water bath. You can also visualize the energy leaving your body if you would like, or you can just lay there and let the salt, water, and coffee do their thing.
These baths are by no means a secret. Master Stephen Co openly speaks of them in his Pranic Healing courses and most Pranic Healers recommend these baths. However, much of the general public hasn't heard of or tried this wonderful tool/remedy and that's a shame. These baths not only improve your mental and emotional health, but they can add years to your life. They also do wonders for your skin since we all know how much stress ages us.
As people's stress level continues to rise and more people become seriously ill as a result, stress reduction techniques are becoming critical. I wanted to do my part to spread one of the most valuable techniques in my toolbox.
*Please note that these baths are not intended to replace conventional medicine, but rather complement it. Individuals with serious physical or psychological conditions should consult licensed health care professionals. If any discomfort or adverse effect is experienced during the bath, you are advised to stop the bath immediately and consult a doctor.