How a “Reiki Shower” with Salt can Benefit you in many Ways

When I talk about “the salt” you already know what I mean, it is Epsom salt or even plain sea salt. Did you also know that you can use it as a shower too? In this article, I hope I can convince you, since it has the same positive effect when using a Reiki shower with salt as you would have with a full bath or a foot soak.

Every Reiki practitioner might know how to use Reiki when in the shower. I will go into more details on how to proceed with it later in the article. Please know what I further describe, by using Reiki in the shower, can also apply to every person who has no further knowledge about Reiki or isn’t a Reiki practitioner.

Keep in mind when I say that the Reiki energy, the universal energy as we call it, is an intelligent energy and will never refuse to flow when being called upon, no matter if the individual knows about Reiki or not.

Let me talk first a bit about the history of Epsom salt before going into how it can be useful in the shower.


The History of Epsom Salt


Epsom salt is a bitter taste and a natural magnesium sulfate mineral compound. The name Epsom comes from an English town in Surrey with the same name. This mineral, once, bubbled up to the surface from an underground spring in the early 17th century.


Epsom Salt Crystals


You can read more about the whole history about Epsom from the Royal Society of Chemistry

Here is some information about Epsom and its mineral discovery. There was an observation of the town people that when a wounded animal was wading through the water, the wounds healed more quickly. Soon enough, Epsom became an important name and place where visitors came from all different places in England.

The people who came to Epsom, no matter what their health concern was, did experience a lot of different health benefits, especially the relief from pain caused by gout.

The town Epsom, soon known by the people who traveled there, as a spa town, experienced a never seen flux of people seeking help for their health concerns. This “wonder” mineral became the name Epsom Salt in the year 1695. People drank this mineral by the gallons, so to speak, but they likewise bathe in it, waded in it and so on.


Epsom Town, Surrey, England


This further brought an idea to a scientist by the name of Nehemiah Grew to manufacturer this mineral, so they can sell it on the free market. Unfortunately, the town’s famous spring dried up and Epsom’s name as a spa town vanished.

Here in North America, there are two producers for Epsom salt, which are further being USP and FDA approved. Their company names are “Giles” and “PQ Corporation”.


General Use for Epsom Salt


Epsom salt has a wide spectrum of usage, but it is mostly of use for health and beauty purposes and has received approval as a laxative by the FDA.

When Epsom salt, used as a full bath, or as a foot bath, the water breaks down the salt crystals into magnesium and sulfate. During a soak, so the unproven theory, the salt gets through the skin into the body, helping to relax by loosening stiff muscles and joints.


Epsom Salt Bath


To soak yourself in Epsom salt for at least 15 minutes will help you feel more relaxed afterward, it does it for me.


How to take a proper Epsom Salt bath?


I don’t know if there can be an improper salt bath, however, there are just a few pointers you should keep in mind when deciding to take a bath with this wonderful crystal salt.


  • Keep the water temperature at a comfortable level, not too hot or too cold
  • Add the salt crystals into the bath while the water is running so the salt can dissolve
  • For a full bath use 2-3 cups of Epsom salt or even Sea salt
  • For a foot bath use half of the amount you like to use for a full bath
  • Take your time, the duration is, at least, 15 minutes to an hour

NOTE: Don’t use any salt crystals for a Hot Tube, or any other Tube with jets unless the manufacturer allows it.


Epsom Salt Foot Bath


How to use Epsom Salt as a Reiki Shower?


Now, that you know a bit of the history of Epsom salt and how you might enjoy it when using it in any form of a soak. The question remains what can you do if you only like or can use it as a shower? I, personally, never thought of it since I already have my ritual using Reiki when going into the shower, however, a friend of mine only has a shower in her apartment, and she once asked me what she can do about it?

First, I told her she can use Epsom salt as a foot soak and it will have the same effect. She did so and yes; she liked it, but once again, she asked me if there is another way where she could use these salt crystals in the shower as well?

At first, the question confused me since my friend had no attunements’ into Reiki. And, I strongly believe that using the word Reiki during the shower, with intention, will have the same effect and positive impact, benefits-wise, even though the person is not “officially” attuned into Reiki.

However, my friend kept bugging me to find out, and so I did.

I meditated and asked my spirit guides and Reiki guides to tell me if there is a way, the right way, to use Epsom or Sea salt in the shower. The answer was, there is and here is what I have received during my meditative Q&A with my guides.

Note: My spirit/Reiki guides informed me it is alright to use coarse sea salt or Himalayan salt if you don’t can get Epsom salt. Each of these salts in their pure non-processed form is working to achieve the benefits one likes to have when taking a bath, foot soak or even a shower.


Epsom Salt Glass Containers


Here is how I am doing it, but always follow your intuition, or gut feeling as long your intention is on the matter.

  • Turn on your shower, if you are attuned into Reiki level 2 or even have received your Master Reiki symbol draw on the shower head either the Power symbol or the master symbol, draw the same symbol as well in front of you
  • The salt type you have chosen comes in a box or container, draw, once again, the symbol, you have been attuned to it, on the box/container
  • Sprinkle a few salt crystals on the shower floor than get into the shower as usual
  • Put the salt all over your body and let it be there for a minute or two, then rinse it off thoroughly
  • When it is time to wash your hair, put some salt crystals together with your shampoo in the palms of your hands, rub it together and wash your hair as you usually do
  • Rinse off your hair and body thoroughly
  • After you have exit the shower, for those of you who will use Reiki symbols, draw the power or the master Reiki symbol on the sole of your feet for grounding. Anyone else who doesn’t use Reiki symbols only needs to visualize strong and healthy roots are coming out of the center of your feet growing into the center of the earth. This too is very grounding.
  • You might feel not only clean but much lighter and more relaxed than ever.


The Benefit of a Reiki Shower with Salt


The following benefit of a Reiki salt shower also applies to a full bath, or a foot soak, but it will be done in half of the time. We all have busy schedules to follow, but why should we compromise with our health?


Take a Reiki Salt Shower
  • It can relax the whole body and mind
  • It can help to regulate the stress hormones (like cortisol, adrenaline) and can help you release stress more easily
  • It helps to transmute negative energy of all kinds
  • It helps to cleanse off any negative situation, experience, or event who might have happened that day
  • It helps the body to detox by removing the toxins through the skin
  • It can help you sleep better
  • It can help with various skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis
  • It can naturally reduce body inflammation, i.e. caused by gout or arthritis
  • It even can help with bloating or constipation issues
  • It can help you feel refreshed, relaxed and much lighter

These are only a few benefits one can observe when using Epsom salt likewise in the shower. It is easy to do and as I mentioned before takes less time.




When you live nearby the ocean, you know probably how wonderful it is and more so how you feel after you had a swim in the ocean. Saltwater is with no doubt very beneficial to us and even just being near the ocean breathing in the salt-charged air (negative ions) does a lot of good. 


Floating in the Dead Sea


The Dead Sea is further a destination for people who suffer from various skin conditions, like psoriasis, and can feel the benefits upfront when floating on the heavy salt-charged water. If you live in a bigger city, try to find out if there is an institute nearby, which have so-called “floating tanks” where you can get the experience of floating on saltwater, like you were visiting the ocean.


Sensory Deprivation Tank aka Floating Tank


I recommend that you take such a Reiki salt shower once a week or whenever you feel the need to do so. When doing it more often, you can feel the urge inside you when it is time to do just that. Your senses will also get stronger and this too will further increase the need of cleansing ourselves of toxic people and situations.

Just take care of yourself and with a shower like this, or a bath you are doing the right thing.


Please, share your thoughts and experiences I appreciate your comments.


The information being shared in this article is for the reader to try them out by using their own discretion.

The information which is being shared in this article is for educational purposes only and is not to treat any existing illness or condition.

If unsure or in doubt always contact your medical practitioner.

Author: Sylvia Kiliwia

Sylvia Mann has worked as a Geriatric Nurse and as a Nursing Instructor for many years. However, her passion also lies in holistic healing and seeking complementary healing modalities such as Reiki, Body Talk, EFT just to name a few. Spiritual topics about psychic abilities, the supernatural and more are also of interest to her. To be able to "heal yourself" is always the main focus to Sylvia when she writes an article to inform her readers.

20 thoughts on “How a “Reiki Shower” with Salt can Benefit you in many Ways”

  1. Hi Sylvia, There is another reason why you feel a lot better most of us are Magnesium deficient. Epsom salt is just that a very pure form of magnesium and when you bath in it absorbs through the skin. This is the most natural way to up your magnesium deficiency.
    If you have cramps or mussel contractions commonly known as a Charly horse then you are magnesium deficient. Young women that suffer from menstrual cramps will find that soaking in Epsom salts will relieve these cramps.
    By adding magnesium through the bloodstream with healthy magnesium-rich foods you are also helping your metabolism. But I found that Epsom salts are the most effective way of upping your magnesium levels.
    Others take supplements but not always the right kind and this loosens your bowels, a great way to go if you are constipated. The skin is the most efficient way to use it because it goes directly to the problems without going through your digestive system that breaks it down and much of the magnesium is lost through the urinary tract.
    Your first part of this article states “Epson salt is a natural magnesium sulphate mineral compound, and is it not a wonder that all that you describe in how it helps you. I suffer for many years with Charly horses to the point of crying. And since using Epsom salts in a my bath water that has disappeared.
    I like very much how you described using it in a show because I am not much of a bath person rather a show person and in using it to cleans the scalp I a see much benefits from this that would help with brain fog because it would have a much higher absorption rate to the Brain.
    magnesium also helps reduce inflammation “big time.”
    I truly enjoy your columns because I get much out of energy treatments that help to speed up the healing as you showed us in your last piece on Yoga for the hands.

    1. Linda, this is so wonderful that you can support the content of my article.
      I appreciate when a visitor to my website, reading an article, can testify to it.

      I also thank you for the explanation on magnesium deficiency and I agree with it 100%.
      Let me know, if you find it equally beneficial when using Epsom salt in the shower, as you know, you don’t need to know about Reiki to do a salt shower. 🙂

      Thank you for your lovely comment and experience on the matter.


  2. Once when I was in Israel I went to a salt spa, about half an hour from the Dead Sea. Whilst it smelt really bad, it felt amazing and relaxing! I never thought of imitating it in my own home. A great idea! And I’m sure it will also be a lot less smelly since the salt isn’t natural salt.

    1. Hollie Rose, the salt you can buy is still natural, but I know what you mean when you say it won’t smell.

      Yes, please, try it out in your home and see how it feels to you. I am sure you won’t be disappointed. 🙂

  3. Here I thought the benefits was only restricted to baths. I need some clarifications though.

    About getting the benefits of mentioning the word Reiki during the shower even without being accustomed to Reiki. Do you think it would still help dispel negative energies especially?

    Also, the epsom salt seems like a scarce commodity, are there any alternatives?

    Thanks for sharing, do reply when you get this.

    1. A salt bath or shower will have, in the end, the same benefit.

      Saying or thinking the word Reiki for those who are not attuned to it. is ok, as long the intentions are real to achieve something positive.

      An alternative to Epsom salt is pure coarse Sea salt where can be bought in every Grocery store.

  4. Thanks for the information given on the many benefits of Epsom salt. I never realized there was so many benefits in taking a salt shower or bath.

    The house I rent the landlord requires that we use salt as a water softener, but now I’m thinking that using Epsom salt for showers or bath’s is an excellent idea, and I know that my wife will definitely love the idea. 

    This would probably be a good idea for myself as well since I have a tendency to get stressed out quite often.

    1. Neil, I can’t advise enough to try out an Epsom salt bath, foot soak or shower.

      It certainly will make you feel better afterward, let me know how it went for you. 🙂

  5. I have tried Epsom salt foot baths and they are completely relaxing. I haven’t done so in a while but just reading this my body desires one. The Epsom salt bath also sounds devine and I have yet to take one. I am more of a shower person and now I know that I can also use Epsom in there as well. This is the first I am hearing of Reiki but it sounds inspiring. I can definitely see the benefits of it all.

    1. Thanks, Geri, for leaving a comment and sharing your own experience with Epsom salt.

      Yes, please, try out the salt shower and if you like let me know how it was for you. 🙂

  6. I found your article very useful and informative.  I have learnt a lot from your post 

    Epsom salt can be used to soothe tired muscles and reduce swelling.Soaking your foot in an Epsom salt bath can relief multiple aches and pains. I found this salt water method very useful .

    Thanks for sharing this great article!

    Keep up the good work!

    1. Thank you for your comment and for sharing your experience with the Epsom salt foot bath. 

      Yes, it is very good to help to release aches and pain, especially in the muscles.

  7. Thank you for the post, which is very positive. I was interested in reiki, so I accidentally found a master who knows reiki and who initiated me. they give you a little because they don’t have one either. I’m glad you are helping people and giving them advice. You are preventing the disease from reaching people. You must have completed all of the Reiki courses.

  8. Hello Sylvia,

    Thank s to your article, I discovered this new method to relax my mind and body after the long days outside.

    I had no idea about this process as I have mainly relied on meditation to quiet my mind and restore new energy

    This is definitely an eye open so early into this year and decade.

    I read a few other articles here that peaked my attention.

    I will make sure to subscribe so that I am the first in line whenever a new article
    is made available to readers.
    That way, I am certain not to miss anything.
    Thank you for your due diligence in making it possible.

    1. Thank you for your comment and I am glad that you have found some valuable insight on the matter.

      Wishing you all the best in the New year and I hope my articles, old and new to come will help to find answers to your questions.


  9. This was a wonderful post to read. I have been using Epsoms salts in my twice weekly bath for years. It is fabulous to get rid of aches and pains and I feel calm and relaxed for hours after. I enjoyed your history lesson too.

    I have never thought about it in conjunction with Reiki,  although I was a level 1 a long time ago. I tend to be very aware of the body and world energy

    You have truly opened my eyes to using it in the shower in a positive way.


    Lily 😊🎵

    1. Thanks, Lily, for your testimonial in using Epsom salt in the bath, 

      I also hope that you will use it likewise in the shower and perhaps will let me know how it went?

      BTW, when you have been attuned into Reiki you never lose the connection. Even with level one you just have to think or say the word Reiki and the energy will flow. 

      All the best to you 🙂


  10. Thanks a lot for such an amazing review about How a “reiki shower” with salt can benefit you in many ways and explanation are given.

    I have been searching for an article for a long time about this but I did not find much on the internet and if I found it it was very poorly explained. When I came to this site I found out everything I needed.

    Thanks again and wish you all the best.

    1. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment.

      I am also glad that my article was of help to you.



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