Shawn Marie Tennant RMT
What Is Epsom Salt?
Epsom salt is a naturally occurring mineral compound composed of magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen. Known as Magnesium sulfate, which is found naturally in the human body.
Why Do You Need Them?
The many benefits of Epsom Salt has many benefits and should be a part of your self-care routine. Tight and sore muscles can indicate you are deficient in magnesium!
Magnesium is an essential mineral and assists many functions in the body. This includes muscle and nerve function, production of cellular energy. Studies have shown that magnesium and sulfate are both readily absorbed through the skin, making Epsom salt baths an easy and ideal way to enjoy the associated health benefits.
Benefits of Epsom soaks include
- decreased stress and anxiety
- improved sleep/relaxation
- detoxification of cells and tissues
- reduces muscles soreness/spasms
- reduces inflammation of joints
- reduces tired achy feet
- aids in a quicker recovery for bruises and sprains
How to prepare an Epsom soak
60-100lbs: 1cup of epsom salts
100-150lbs: 1 1/2 cup
150-200lbs: 2 cups
Add to a tub full of warm water and soak for minimum 12 mins to approximately 20 mins.
Epsom salt baths have been used for hundreds of years as a remedy to treat a variety of ailments and as a method for detoxification. It is advised that you consult your physician if you have any specific health conditions and not recommended for children under the age of 6 years old.
Himalayan salt can also be used as an alternative and provides the same benefits. Just use 1/2-1 cup of salt per tub of warm water.
For internal hydration Himalayan salt can be added to lukewarm water and with a spritz of lemon!
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This post was written by RNR Wellness Team