Magnesium is an essential mineral required for extensive use in the body! It regulates more than 300 reactions that keep our body working. An easy, relaxing way to boost magnesium levels in our body is to have an Epsom Salt Bath or soak in a Float Tank.
As we get magnesium from our food, most people become deficient in this element. Depleted magnesium levels in our water & food, have left most of us deficient in Magnesium.
Studies have shown that both Magnesium and Sulfate are easily absorbed through the skin. This makes soaking or floating and ideal way to boost your magnesium levels. You will also yield the other health benefits it offers.
As there are a large number of Epsom Salts available on the market. The key is ensuring that you buy naturally produced, not synthetic salts. Natural salts might cost you a little bit more, but the difference is huge!
Epsom Salt bath benefits
There are many benefits to adding these salts to your bath. Take a look at why:
#1 Restore Magnesium Levels
Magnesium is readily absorbed through the skin. From here it penetrates into the muscles and blood stream. Soaking or floating is an ideal way to top up your levels and promote relaxation. A float tank has 350+ kgs of Epsom salt available in it! Whilst this volume is hard to replicate at home, don’t feel like you have to hold out on the salt added to your bath! The more the better!
#3 Relieve Muscular Cramps
Adding Epsom Salts into your bath will decrease inflammation and relieve muscular soreness. Most importantly it will minimise the effect of painful muscular cramps. The magnesium component of Epsom Salts acts a muscle relaxant. This further contributes to stress reduction by relieving muscular tension.
The following research article tested the efficacy of cramp reduction during pregnancy. With the use of Oral Magnesium it was found that the intensity and frequency of cramps were significantly reduced.
#5 Relief from Constipation
Magnesium is a remedy to help relieve constipation. Most of the minerals that Epsom Salt contains are absorbed by our body and will reach the blood stream.
When you are constipated, taking an Epsom Salt bath can help ease stubborn bowels. These salts can be mixed with water and consumed as a drink also.
But please consult a professional to guide you through this.
#9 Decrease inflammation
Research shows that magnesium deficiency contributes to increased inflammation and chronic conditions. Examples include cardiovascular disease, hypertension and diabetes. Other chronic conditions include muscular tension, joint pain & stress. These will also improve when Magnesium levels return to more acceptable levels.
Want to supercharge your Epsom Salt Bath?
Floatation therapy is an excellent way to Float effortlessly and really harness the power of Epsom Salts.