Water is the
number-one key component to the spa experience, not to
mention life on this planet.
There is a great
deal to be said about the magical healing, cleansing,
and nourishing properties of water.
In ancient Rome,
France, Japan, and many other parts of the world,
bathing was one of the most significant healing
practices for a wide array of ailments, major and minor.
There were baths for
everyday health maintenance, and curative ones for times
Doctors prescribed a
trip to the sea for patients, and they would go to
seaside spas to "take the waters".
Different herbs and
oils were used to treat different maladies, often
When you combine
water with elements from the plant and mineral kingdoms,
There is a certain
mysterious, miraculous synergy that creates forces for
Water is not only
crucial to the spa experience it's crucial to
Without water, there
would be no life no humans, no animals, no plants, no
food on Earth.
The Earth's surface
is three quarters water.
Our bodies are 70
percent water, which is why
Water plays such an
integral role in our health.
ourselves, inside and out, with water. When we drink
water, we encourage the movement of toxins outward
through our pores
And our elimination
system. By bathing, we cleanse ourselves
From the outside in,
as our bathwater penetrates our skin.
facilitates the flow of energy. For this reason, one of
the best places to meditate and do creative
visualization is the bathtub. The water encourages the
outward flow of negative energy from the body, and it
also magnetizes your thoughts and intentions. Focus on
positive thoughts and desires, and they will be easily
manifested. Be careful not to focus on negative ones!
Drinking water also
helps our brains to function more effectively. It's
vital to drink a full, eight-ounce glass before a test,
a meeting, or anytime you need to make a decision.
Water is truly a
magical, mystical thing. It has played a role not only
in physical healing, but also in spiritual cleansing for
ages two concepts that ancient cultures recognized, and
we are now recognizing, to be closely linked.
Water is significant
in Christian Baptism. In Orthodox Judaism, there is the
ritual bath, the Mikvah, used by women monthly and by
men before certain religious occasions.
The Muslims have
footbaths outside many of their mosques to be used
before entering for prayer. In fact, the Dead Sea in
Israel is a spiritual center for all three of these