Want to know a great way to unwind after a busy day and relieve sore muscles? Soak in an Epsom salt bath (magnesium sulfate found in most health food stores) infused with some essential oils for a very “I feel like a million bucks” budget at-home spa experience.
I’ve been doing this for years and can’t get enough of its amazing benefits. I call them the underrated detox and muscle miracle because they just deliver.
It’s also the ultimate way to pamper yourself without leaving the comfort of your own home, and if you can bother enough to light some candles, dim the lights and meditate while having an Epsom salt bath, the combined sedative effect will have you sleeping like a baby.
Soaking in salt baths increases the magnesium levels in your body which help in maintaining muscle and nerve function as well as relaxing the nervous system. Many people swear by its detoxing properties, too: using Epsom salt can be effective in reducing water retention as it draws out toxins and excess fluids through the skin. Hello, taut body!
I find that dry body brushing (always soft swift movements towards the heart) is great to detoxify the body as well. I do this every day before showering. Steam rooms and saunas are also a great way to detox and de-bloat too.