Epsom Salt Baths, Restful Sleep, and the Wonders of Magnesium
Hey y'all, Watch my video above for my explanation on how to do Epsom salt baths. Here are the basic steps:
- Fill the bath tub all the way with the hottest water you can stand- people with MS or adrenal issues will want to start with comfortably warm water
- Add between 1 cup to 1 pound of Epsom salt to the bath water- start with 1 cup per week
- When you get to the point you are so relaxed that you can fall asleep in the tub, that's your personal amount of Epsom salt
- Soak and sweat profusely in the tub for 20-30 minutes- use an egg timer if you like
- Cover as much of you body as possible- you may need to change positions
- If the water cools down, add more hot water
- If the water leaks out through the drain-out, put some duct tape around the drain-out to seal it
- Feel free to add aromatherapy candles, soothing herbs, peaceful music, cucumber slices on your eyes, etc.
- Quickly rinse off with cold water when you are done
- Do these 1-7 times a week to relax tight or sore muscles, reduce anxiety and depression, detox emotionally, "escape," wind down, and sleep well and deeply
Do you have a magnesium deficiency?
- Hyperexcitability (feeling hyper" or anxious, "wired")
- Dizziness or feeling as if you might faint or black out
- Muscle cramping or spasms
- Muscle weakness
- Fatigue or feeling wiped out
What does magnesium do?
- Restful sleep and a peaceful calm during the day, as I mentioned in my video
- Regular bowel movements, since magnesium relaxes smooth muscle tissue, making it a natural, gentle, and inexpensive laxative
- Relief from hyperactivity, irritability, anxiety, migraines, heart palpitations, and PMS
- Relaxed muscles after a strenuous workout, or for those with muscle cramping and pain issues
- Increases DHEA (the "youth hormone") levels, which increases sex hormone production, when absorbed through the skin
I love you all.