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Japanese Mineral Bath – Heaven on Earth?

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sge_takachiho_gorge_kyushu_japanFrequent readers of mine know that I love baths. I have written a few eBooks to prove it. Baths are part of my routine so much that I hardly remember when I had my last shower. Suffice it to say, I’d be the last person to turn down samples of a Japanese volcanic mineral powder –branded as Super Growth Energy Stone (SGE)– reported to significantly raise body energy.

I’ll give you the background about this powder first, before giving you my very subjective response to having baths with it. (No, I am not selling this product, although I might, and no, the company is not advertising with us as I write this copy.)

According to SGE Products: volcanic mineral was discovered in 1978 at near Mt. Ohkue, close to Takachiho Gorge, in Kyushu, Japan. These regions have a complex geology, having been the subject of repeated volcanic activities over many thousands of years. This volcanic activity has created the formation of a large layered caldera.

SGE mineral consists of various common and rare trace elements, and is the result of volcanic metamorphism over many years. Researchers believe that
SGE stone was formed by the crystallization of the sandstones during large volcanic activity in the Shimanto Marine Stratum, which makes up the geographic formation of the southwestern regions of Japan.

Initial attention was drawn to SGE stone after an analysis of the water issuing from the mineral bedrock formations. Examination of SGE ground water showed that it contains over fifty minerals. Many are rare minerals. SGE stone was found to be composed of several metamorphic mine minerals, as well a few kinds of basic elements and trace metallic elements, which cannot be found in ordinary mineral stones.

Learning this was enough to intrigue me even before I read about the stone’s purported fat burning and detoxing capabilities.

Among other things, I have many years of training as an energy healer, so I have a lot of experience in getting a sense –and an increasingly accurate sense–of how things feel. In other words, when I say something feels like it has a very high vibration, my comment is an educated response.

Surely, SGE is the highest vibration of any mineral powder that I have bathed with. I was transported and felt as serene and at peace as I would after the deepest meditation. When I had my first baths I was also fighting the flu, and the baths lifted the feeling of illness for six or seven hours after the bath.

I had a series of baths over a week and a half, until the sample powder was gone. I successfully fought off the flu, but most impressive to me is that each bath “gave” me a spiritual healing experience on the deepest level.

The Japanese consider a bath with this mineral “Heaven on Earth.” I’d have to agree.

You can buy SGE on the Water for Wellness US site. While it seems expensive at first glance, if you compare the price ounce by ounce with other bath therapy products, Energy Bath is actually not expensive. Energy Bath sells for $119.00 for 2.8lbs/44.8ozs. It contains 64 regular baths of one tablespoon each. If 1 – 3 level tablespoons are used, the cost is $1.85 – $5.57 per bath.

The photo is of Takachiho Gorge – Kyushu, Japan, from the Waterforwellness.us site. The rock formations hold the volcanic mineral.

By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).


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  • Lmcquade1 says:

    Thank you for your review! I love therapeutic baths and recently saw an ad for this product in the back of Organic Spa magazine. I went ahead and ordered it based on your review. Thank you!

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