Cayce Health Database
Mild steam baths were often recommended
by Edgar Cayce to increase elimination of toxins through the skin
and lungs. This form of hydrotherapy is usually given in a steam
cabinet. A substance (such as witchhazel) is added to the boiling
water in the cabinet to produce a vapor which settles over the body
and is absorbed through the pores in the skin. A hot and cold
needle shower is typically used after the steam bath to cleanse the
sweat and toxins from the skin. A massage is then given to further
relax the body and assist with eliminations.
Therapists trained in the Cayce/Reilly approach
to giving steam baths are knowledgeable regarding safeguards and contra-indications
for this form of hydrotherapy. It is usually best to begin gently
with little heat to make sure that the body can handle the treatment.
Gradually, greater heat can used as the body is able to tolerate it.
Note: The above information is not intended for self-diagnosis
or self-treatment. Please consult a qualified health care professional
for assistance in applying the information contained in the Cayce Health