Are you looking for more ways to benefit from your warm baths? There are many benefits that you can get, simply from soaking in warm water, as we talked about in our last blog, Walk In tub Health Benefits. Today, however, we will talk about the popular bath additive, Epsom Salt. Unlike other walk-in bathtubs with jets, our walk-in tubs are designed to allow you to enjoy all of your favorite bath additives in addition to spa jets. So let’s talk about how you can get even more out of your hydrotherapy with some inexpensive and comforting Epsom Salts.
Epsom salt is actually a mineral compound composed of magnesium and sulfate. When you are stressed, you experience a dramatic decrease in magnesium. Since magnesium can be absorbed through the skin, soaking in Epsom salts can help restore magnesium levels, and ease stress. Magnesium provides the body with energy, and can help reduce the effects of over stimulated adrenaline. Research has shown improved moods in individuals who soak in baths with Epsom salts 3 times a week or more.
Epsom salt is often used by athletes to soothe sore muscles, as well as other various aches and pains. This is so effective because Epsom salt quickly reduces inflammation to joints, and can aid in replenishing electrolytes to tired muscles. For persistent pains, you can even make a paste of Epsom salt and warm water and apply it directly to the sore muscle.
Epsom salt is also frequently used in foot soaks to soften the skin on the bottom of heels. However, it can also be used in full baths to provide full body skin softening! The Epsom salt helps remove toxins from the skin, and improves overall circulation, which is a major factor in your skin’s health. Some experts believe that this improvement in circulation can even be healthy for heart and artery elasticity.
If you are not yet the proud owner of a walk-in tub system, and you’d like to order one today, give our experts a call at (972) 695-3027 to schedule your free in-home consultation. Enjoy safe and luxurious baths from the comfort of your home once more, with the help of our specially designed walk-in bathtubs!