You know there are ways to turn your own bathroom into a spa? Soaking in a nice hot bath isn’t just for when you have overdone it in a workout. A long hot bath can help reduce inflammation and control blood sugar levels. Raising your body’s temperature can influence your body’s inflammation response. Adding magnesium to your bath can further soothe your body along with its sensorial benefits of aromatherapy. Magnesium is most effectively absorbed through your skin so adding it to a bath is a no brainer!
How to make a magnesium bath soak
Epsom salt (also known as magnesium sulfate) is a chemical compound made up of magnesium, sulfur, and oxygen. It gets its name from the town of Epsom in Surrey, England, where it was originally discovered.
+ Add 2 cups of Epsom salt to a bathtub of warm water
+ Soak for at least 15 minutes
Boost+ Add 20 drops of essential oils such as lavender and geranium for each cup of Epsom salt. As well as their calming aroma, these oils have anti-inflammatory properties
Boost+ Add bubble bath to your soak. The bubble foam helps insulate the bath water, keeping it warmer for longer
CAUTION+ If you have an acute soft-tissue injury or any swelling, keep the water temperature cooler