3 Reasons Why You Should Take an Epsom Salt Bath

An Epsom Salt Bath can do wonders for the human body. It can relieve muscle soreness, aches and pains, and help detox the body by leeching out toxins through the skin.

An Epsom Salt Bath Soothes Sore Muscles

Probably the most common reason for taking an epsom salt bath is to relieve sore and aching muscles.

I’ve used an epsom salt bath specifically for sore calf muscles after a strenuous workout, but any soreness in the body can be relieved with epsom salts, especially the back muscles. And to a certain extent, you can relieve some joint and tendon soreness as well.

An Epsom Salt Bath does wonders for my back if I’ve tweaked it after doing a lot of heavy lifting.

An Epsom Salt Bath Can Detox and Smooth the Skin

Many people use an Epsom Salt Bath when detoxing, as the epsom salts will leech out any impurities in the body through the skin, while at the same time helping to maintain softer, smoother skin overall.

I read that two cups of Epsom Salts in a bathtub of hot water will detoxify the body if you soak for at least 12 minutes. Others recommend soaking for at least 20 minutes. Use your own judgement, but be prepared to feel very relaxed and maybe a little light-headed. It’s best to do an Epsom Salt Bath just before going to bed, which would be the best time to be relaxed from the epsom salts. Which leads me to my third reason…

To Relax and De-stress Body, Mind and Spirit

When you are in distress, you need to de-stress.

In a world that can be stressful and full of negativity, an Epsom Salt Bath can totally de-stress and relax your body, mind and spirit. There is something in the epsom salts that truly calms and releases the tensions of the day.

Of course, a hot bath is always good for releasing tensions, but if you haven’t tried a hot bath with epsom salts, then you might be missing out.

How to Take a Bath with Epsom Salt

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Carlos Rull

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

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