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Epsom Salt Is Probably The Answer

We are big fans of Epsom salt around here!

But what is it? It’s a mineral salt - magnesium sulfate. And research shows "mineral salts are responsible for structural functions involving the skeleton and soft tissues and for regulatory functions including neuromuscular transmission, blood clotting oxygen transport and enzymatic activity.” In short, they support a lot of processes in the body.

When you add Epsom salt to a warm bath, it breaks down into magnesium and sulfate which can be absorbed through the skin.

Epsom salt baths help relieve tension and pain, activate the parasympathetic nervous system which promotes relaxation and calm, and are a great way to prioritize quality alone time. You will not have the same therapeutic benefit if there’s a toddler splashing in the tub with you. Trust us.

We use 4-6 Cups of Epsom salt for a standard size tub. Yes, really! More if your tub is bigger!

Soak for at least twenty minutes (or longer if there aren’t children trying to beat down the door).

If you have a spot in your low back or sacrum that still feels off after a bath, you can try cat/cow stretches, 90/90 stretch, and ice. Why ice? Read more here.


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