Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Relax Your Muscles with an Epsom Salt Bath

 Feeling sore from the gym? Or maybe you just want to relax your body...try an Epsom salt bath.

Researchers and physicians suggest these health benefits from proper magnesium and sulfate levels, as listed on the web site of the Epsom Salt Industry Council:
  • Improved heart and circulatory health, reducing irregular heartbeats, and lowering blood pressure.
  • Improved ability for the body to use insulin, reducing the severity of diabetes.
  • Flushed toxins and heavy metals from the cells, easing muscle pain and helping the body to eliminate harmful substances.
  • Relieved stress. Excess adrenaline and stress are believed to drain magnesium, a natural stress reliever, from the body. Magnesium is necessary for the body to produce large amounts of serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of well being and relaxation.
  • Reduces pain and muscle cramps.
  • Improved oxygen use.
  • Improved absorption of nutrients.
  • Prevention or easing of migraine headaches.
All this from a bath? Hurray! While there are many different brands of Epsom salt, they are all the same product chemically, and can be found at most drug stores. Add two cups of Epsom salt and soak for at least 12 minutes. Do this three times weekly.
You can buy Epsom salt at any drugstore its about $8 for a large bag.

1 comment:

  1. I want to try and epsom salt bath

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