Benefits of an Epsom salt bath
- Eases stress and relaxes the body
Studies have shown that when you are stressed out, magnesium is drained from your body as adrenaline levels tend to rise instead. With an Epsom salt bath, your body will be able to replenish the used up magnesium through absorption when it has dissolved preferably in warm water. With enough magnesium in your body, it will be able to stimulate your body into releasing serotonin, a mood elevating chemical within the brain. When this chemical is released, you will experience a feeling of calm and your body will be relaxed.
Other findings have also shown that magnesium has the ability to increase your energy and stamina. This, it does by encouraging the production of Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) which are simply energy packets made in your body cells. Magnesium ions are also thought to be good in that apart from relaxation, it has the ability to reduce irritability by lowering the effects of adrenaline. With that, you will experience a relaxed feeling accompanied by improved sleep and concentration and at the same time enable your muscles and nerves to function effectively. This are all aimed at helping you feel and look better within no time.
2. Relieves pain and muscle cramps
An Epsom salt bath is also effective in the treatment sore muscles, bronchial asthma and migraines. This is because it is known for easing pain and relieving those painful inflammations. It is also known for healing cuts and relieving the soreness from childbirth. All you have to do is to create a paste of this salt in hot water then apply it gently on the affected area and you will experience a soothing comfort. Another option is to use it for soothing your aching and often smelly feet. All you need is to just soak your feet in a tub with atleast a half cup of the Epsom salt. The salt will soon work wonders for you in that it will not only soften your skin but will also help neutralize the foot odor.