Find Time To Relax With Epsom Salt

Hey guys, its Allyson from CORE… and I have a fun blog for you today about Epsom Salt. When my daughter and I are home alone without her dad and brothers, we will soak our feet in a cooler of hot water with epsom salt. This is a great way to get magnesium into your body through the skin as it will soak it up and incorporate it into your nutritional profile.

We think of people soaking in Epsom salt to relieve achy, sore muscles… and it does! But it does more than just that.

Continue reading to learn 7 Uses for Epsom Salt and read to the bottom to find a few epsom salt bath recipes for you to try…

1. Increases magnesium levels in your body. Your skin absorbs things. Soaking in a bath of epsom salt will give your body much needed magnesium and sulfate. Our modern day soil does not have as many nutrients as it used to, including magnesium. Therefore, we don’t get the nutrients in our food that we used to so we supplement. Some people sprinkle it in their garden to replace nutrients into the soil.

2. Relieves stress. Magnesium deficiency enhances stress reactions (click to see article). Also, magnesium positively effects stress and neuropsychiatric disorders.

3. Eliminates toxins by reverse osmosis. Especially if you are detoxing, take an epsom salt bath!

4. Relieves constipation. Beware if you do not have constipation because it will loosen up your bowels too. This doesn’t make up for a high fiber diet of course.

5. Reduces pain and inflammation. This can be used for inflammation in joints or even bruises or cuts. If you have a splinter, soak the area in epsom salt with warm water and the splinter will be drawn out – good for small children who are averse to picking it out with a needle.

6. Improves blood sugar. Check this site out for natural ways to lower your risk of diabetes.

7. Improve the Volume of your hair by decreasing oils.

Now for the recipes:

Follow this link for a more involved recipe for back pain bath salts

For a less complicate but great soak, try this one:

1/2 cup epsom salt
1/2 cup table salt
1/8 cup bentonite clay (optional)
7 drops lavender essential oil
7 drops frankincense essential oil

1. In a glass mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix with a non-metal spool (metal reacts with clay)
2. Store in an air-tight glass jar.
3. Add 1 cup of salts to a hot bath. Don’t add bubbles or soap.
4. Relax and soak for at least 15 – 20 minutes.
5. Rinse well.

And that’s all for Espom Salts, hope you enjoy your in the near future soak…

As a physical therapist in the Houston and Austin areas since 1995, Allyson has developed a gentle approach to whole body healing. At Core she has been able to spend more time personally with each client addressing the entire body and providing recovered clients with pilates training to keep them progressing.

“The one body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body.” Allyson uses this belief in three areas: First, in her approach to addressing areas of restriction throughout the body as a whole. Second, learning from co-workers, clients and other therapists taking pieces of wisdom and incorporating them into a whole treatment. Last, incorporating the pilates practice into discharge from physical therapy to continue parts of your recovery into a pursuit of health for your whole life. All parts making up one process of returning your body to health.

Her background in Total Motion Release techniques as well as Craniosacral Therapy, Strain/ Counterstrain and PIlates make for a holistic and gentle approach with quick results. The focus of her therapy is to empower the client with tools to heal themselves.

Allyson earned her B.S. in kinesiology at The University of Texas in 1992 and her M.S. in physical therapy from Texas Woman’s University in Houston in 1995. She has worked in pediatrics for 9 years also with great success treating pediatric orthopedic issues and infant torticollis with no crying!
Allyson Marshall