Eight hours of Vinyasa over the weekend truly broke my body! I was struggling to do down dogs in the end! I jumped straight into an Epsom salt bath on the Sunday. Using Epsom salt in your baths is an advanced detoxification strategy that has amazing health benefits. The salts are named for a bitter saline spring located at Epsom in Surrey, England, and is different than traditional salts in that it is actually a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulphate.
The salts are great for lowering blood pressure, and flushes toxins and heavy metals from the cells, which eases muscle pain and helpsthe body to eliminate harmful substances. It's also great for nerve function by electrolyte regulation. Also, calcium is the main conductor for electrical current in the body, and magnesium is necessary to maintain proper calcium levels in the blood. Relieves stress, by getting rid of excess adrenaline and stress are believed to drain magnesium, a natural stress reliever, from the body. Magnesium is necessary for the body to bind adequate amounts of serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of well being and relaxation.
So there we go. Go get some Epsom salts!