I would like to let you all know that I have just finished updating the Far Infrared Remineralising & Rejuvenating Seaweed Wrap Course and that it is available to study at our School of Mineral & Spa Therapies.
In this post, you can find brief information about the treatment and why it is so potent.
What is the Far Infrared Remineralising & Rejuvenating Seaweed Wrap?
In short, it is a treatment which uses far infrared technology in combination with mineral-rich substances such as clay, magnesium and seaweed.
The primary goal of the treatment is in its name – rejuvenation. However, unlike other procedures which address mostly the condition of the skin, this is a treatment which works on the whole body, regenerating the body tissues from inside out.
Rejuvenating & remineralising properties of seaweed
“Seaweeds are marine algae: saltwater-dwelling, simple organisms that fall into the somewhat outmoded, but still useful, category of “plants”. Most of them are the green (about 1500 species), brown (about 1800 species) or red (about 6500 species) kinds. ” Source
Seaweed is very complex species, and classifications are as complex. We will use a simple one and put seaweed into 3 main types – brown, green and red.
Seaweed baths have been used by people for thousands of years. They are a variation of Thalassotherapy (sea water therapy) which involves using sea water and marine cultures for healing and rejuvenation. Seawater contains all the natural chemical elements of the Periodic Table, so seaweed grows in a very mineral-rich environment, which serves as a source of its own make-up, extremely rich in minerals, vitamins, polysaccharides, proteins and other nutrients – seaweed naturally absorbs or metabolises their nourishment from the sea.
These minerals, proteins, polysaccharides, vitamins and other nutrients get extracted from seaweed when it is steamed. The heat opens the body pores and helps these substances enter the body, allowing them to get absorbed by the skin. This has an amazing effect which is not only relaxing, pain relieving and thoroughly therapeutic, but rejuvenating as well. The rich mineral content of seaweed contributes to re-mineralisation of the body, bypassing digestion.
Due to its highly nutritious nature, seaweed softens and rejuvenates the skin. The nutrients found in seaweed bind many toxins which contribute to ageing and disease – such as free radicals, heavy metals, and multiple artificially produced toxins found in the environment, air, water and food.
Rejuvenating & remineralising properties of clay
Clays are a natural source of all the minerals which are also found in a living organism. They have been used by all living creatures to cope with various health problems since prehistoric times. Animals eat and roll in them instinctively when they are sick, or even when healthy – in order to remain healthy. The minerals contained within clay can be delivered to the body through the skin via a process called “ionic exchange” or “cation exchange” which we have mentioned earlier.
However, it is the rejuvenating property of clays that is of most importance to us. How is it achieved? Here are several factors attributed to clays which play a role in their rejuvenating properties:
- Clay helps to pull heavy metals out of the body. There are a lot of toxins in the environment, food, water, medicines, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, air which get into the body over the course of a lifetime. The body produces its own toxins too, as a result of metabolic activity. Most of these toxins the body eliminates via eliminatory channels – the liver, kidneys, skin. However, as we age, our body processes slow down. This slows down the elimination of toxins, which leads to accumulation of toxins in the body, thus slowing down body processes, even more, making toxicity an even bigger problem. Due to a high cation exchange capacity, clay is able to pull toxins out of the body. Cation exchange works by pulling heavy metals out of the body cells.
- Clay helps to bind other toxins as well – e.g. larger organic molecules. How does it do it? It happens thanks to the following properties – absorption and adsorption. Some clays have better adsorption property than others (this is when they attract toxins onto their surface – e.g. illite), and some clays are better at absorbing heavy metals into themselves (smectite clays which expand on hydration, trapping heavy metals and other toxins between the layers which come apart on hydration).
- Both adsorption and absorption act on the body in a cleansing way, picking what has a negative effect on it, causing tissue degeneration and slowing down of all the body processes, leading to ageing. This is why so many clays are used in the beauty industry, with fantastic results.
Rejuvenating & remineralising properties of magnesium
Here are the results of some scientific studies regarding the connection between levels of magnesium in the body and ageing.
In his book “Holy Water, Sacred Oil”, Dr Norman Shealy documents about 90 health matters that are immediately related to magnesium deficiency. In addition, Dr Shealy draws a strong correlation between magnesium levels and DHEA levels. He has also determined that when the body is presented with adequate levels of magnesium at the cellular level, the body will begin to naturally produce DHEA.
Since DHEA comprises the basic bio-marker for ageing, the long term use of large doses of magnesium in an available form will significantly bring up DHEA levels and thus produce true Age Reversal results. Dr Shealy refers to DHEA as the Master Hormone. Adequate levels of DHEA cause the production of all of the other hormones. The depletion of hormones is connected with a lot of symptoms of ageing. Stimulating a return to healthy and well-balanced levels of these hormones can give rise to a recovering of youthful energy. Indeed, through the application of magnesium oil, middle-aged women have described complete reprieve from menopausal symptoms and some have even returned to their menstrual cycle.
Dr Shealy has stated that once anyone starts regular use of Magnesium Oil, the ageing process has arrested and true age reversal has begun. As we have stopped ageing, time is no longer working against us. This institutes an unbelievable peace of mind and body.
“Aging is very often associated with magnesium (Mg) deficit. Total plasma magnesium concentrations are remarkably constant in healthy subjects throughout life, while total body Mg and Mg in the intracellular compartment tend to decrease with age. Dietary Mg deficiencies are common in the elderly population. Other frequent causes of Mg deficits in the elderly include reduced Mg intestinal absorption, reduced Mg bone stores, and excess urinary loss. Secondary Mg deficit in ageing may result from different conditions and diseases often observed in the elderly (i.e. insulin resistance and/or type 2 diabetes mellitus) and drugs (i.e. use of hypermagnesemic diuretics).
Chronic Mg deficits have been linked to an increased risk of numerous preclinical and clinical outcomes, mostly observed in the elderly population, including hypertension, stroke, atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease, cardiac arrhythmias, glucose intolerance, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes mellitus, endothelial dysfunction, vascular remodelling, alterations in lipid metabolism, platelet aggregation/thrombosis, inflammation, oxidative stress, cardiovascular mortality, asthma, chronic fatigue, as well as depression and other neuropsychiatric disorders.
Both ageing and Mg deficiency have been associated with excessive production of oxygen-derived free radicals and low-grade inflammation. Chronic inflammation and oxidative stress are also present in several age-related diseases, such as many vascular and metabolic conditions, as well as frailty, muscle loss and sarcopenia, and altered immune responses, among others. Mg deficit associated with ageing may be at least one of the pathophysiological links that may help to explain the interactions between inflammation and oxidative stress with the ageing process and many age-related diseases.” Source
The role of far infrared in rejuvenation & mineral supplementation
Far Infrared plays an “activating” role in transdermal mineral supplementation. There are several factors which allow it to happen:
- Far infrared rays get deep into the body – deeper than any other form of energy.
- They stimulate blood circulation in all the layers they go through.
- They help to open up pores, increasing absorption.
- The skin pores are large enough to allow for the absorption of mineral ions.
- The raised temperature stimulates the absorption of the mineral ions applied to the skin.
- Increased supply of blood to the skin and body cells promotes the delivery of oxygen, minerals and other nutrients which are necessary for cellular health and renewal.
- At the same time, it speeds up the removal of free radicals and toxic waste which contribute to ageing and disease.
- The same process speeds up the replacement of old skin cells, which results in younger looking skin.
- Far Infrared Technology combined with minerals promotes not the only remineralisation of cells, but also hydration of top cellular layers, resulting in a soft, fresh, younger looking skin.
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