Janessa: When I have asked for what to do when I’m super sore after workout, a few people have mentioned Epson salt baths. What are the benefits of doing that?
Megan: I love Epson salt baths myself. There are a few reasons why these baths are so great:
- 1. Stress reduction: when the salt particles break up, these release magnesium which helps re-produce cells in the body making you feel re-energized.
- 2. Pain and swelling reduction: magnesium regulates pH levels which reduces stiffness. The side effects of arthritis and fibromyalgia can be alleviated temporarily with these baths.
- 3. Help with sunburns: Temporary pain relief from being in the sun as the result of this bath’s anti-inflammatory ability.
- 4. Alleviate constipation: The bath actually reduces bloating and water retention.
All in all, a nice warm bath always feels good, but add some Epson salt and feel even better. Plus there are types with fragrance that make the experience even better.