I love when I am able to find something that has multiple holistic benefits such as Epsom Salt. Before we talk about the benefits of Epsom Salt let’s talk about what exactly it is. Epsom salt is a pure magnesium sulfate heptahydrate mineral compound. Magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals in the body and we are deficient in magnesium it can cause us to experience different symptoms. When we take Epsom salt baths it helps our bodies to absorb magnesium. There are supplements of Epsom salt you can take however the body does not seem to absorpt the supplements as much as soaking in a Epsom salt bath.
If you are experiencing joint pain or inflammation taking an Epsom salt bath can help to reduce swelling and pain. It can be very helpful for those who suffer from fibromyalgia or arthritis. An Epsom salt bath can also help to relieve headaches. Although there are many things that can trigger a headache, being deficient in magnesium can be one of those triggers. Epsom salt can also be used topically as an exfoliator, you want to make sure you are adding it to a cream or oil and applying it in a circular motion to help remove dead skin cells.
If you continue to have pain or inflammation I would recommend seeing your local San Diego Chiropractor. Getting adjusted on a regular can also help to reduce joint pain and inflammation. Many chiropractors have seen significant results and reduction of pain in many of their patients who get adjusted at least once a week, especially those who suffer from arthritis and fibromyalgia. Don’t have a bathtub to soak in? Look into visiting a float spa in your area, they offer private rooms that you can soak in Epsom salt baths.