Salt Bath: age old recipe for muscle recovery.

It’s heaven and it works. If you’re muscles are tired or tight, joints aching or just feeling a bit toxic and weird a salt bath can help.

2 Cups of Epsom salts

1 Cup sea salt

1 tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda

Essential oils of choice; lavender, geranium.

1 tablespoon of raw virgin coconut oil or olive oil

Epsom Salt is hydrated magnesium sulfate and in a hot bath you’re able to absorb the magnesium through your skin. Magnesium is often deficient in Western diet (you find it in raw greens). There’s loads of health benefits associated with increased magnesium levels.

Relax muscles, better blood sugar regulation, aids release of toxins, relieve stress, reduces inflammation. If you’re interested in chakras and auras, salt baths help cleanse you of other peoples vibrations.

Bicarbonate of soda is another old remedy. It can be used for almost anything; cleaning the house, washing clothes, removing odours as well as softening and cleansing the skin.

If you’re training regularly and are under pressure to recover and be in top shape, try including a salt bath into your training schedule. When I feel exhausted, toxic with over tired muscles a salt bath helps me recover twice as fast. It’s incredible. You can also try grounding… (talk more about that soon)

Having a bath is also the perfect place have a go at letting go. Before you know it you might be meditating. Take a few minutes to allow yourself a chance to not worry about ANYTHING.

2 thoughts on “Salt Bath: age old recipe for muscle recovery.

  1. Don’t forget to take a shower when you’re don soaking… you need to wash all of those toxins off after sitting in them.


    • There’s mixed views on the post bath shower some people like yourself say shower after to wash away toxins. Others say allow the salt water to stay on skin longer and wash off the next day. I’ve tried both. If I have to go out after the bath i tend to have a shower mixing hot and cold water to feel really clean and revitalised!


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