6. Eliminate pain with Epsom salt
Epsom salt is named after a saline-rich spring in Surrey, England. It is in fact not salt. It is a mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. It is associated with a number of health benefits and is recommended as a natural remedy for a variety of ills such as digestive complaints, dry skin, cracked heels, etc.
When your body does not have enough magnesium in it, it will communicate this to you by means of muscle spasms, cramps, and tics. Epsom salt contains good levels of magnesium. Magnesium is important for good muscle functioning. Even soaking your feet in water treated with Epsom salt will immediately raise your body’s magnesium levels. The skin absorbs magnesium very easily. This will cause relief for sore muscles. Epsom salt is also known to relieve the swelling associated with muscle spasms and stiffness.
For a more drastic effect, soak in a bath that has been treated with Epsom salt. Add 2 cups of Epsom salt to your bath water and make sure it is dissolved completely. Enjoy a relaxing soak for 15-20 minutes. You can do this once a week. Continued treatment of the body with Epsom salt will stabilize magnesium levels and keep muscle aches and pains away.
Epsom salt also has a detoxifying effect. It will remove toxins from the body leaving it invigorated and renewed. Inflammation visibly reduces, and pain starts to reduce once contact with water treated with Epsom salt is established, according to many users. Epsom salt is easily obtainable at your local grocery store, and it is inexpensive and versatile, which makes it even more attractive as a natural muscle relaxer.