As a massage therapist, I often recommend taking a Hot Epsom salt Bath after a massage because of several factors. One I have moved alot of metabolic waste as I manipulated the muscle tissues. Drinking water will help flush these toxins out, but you still may feel achey and sore for 24-48 hours after your massage.
Epsom salts taken as a bath promotes perspiration and draws acidic wastes - mainly uric acid - through the pores of the skin. This all helps to relieve pain. This bath also sedates the nervous system, reduces swelling, relaxes muscles, is a natural emollient, exfoliator, and much more.
How to prepare: Soak in warm water and 2 cups of Epsom Salt. Be sure to have a tall glass of water to drink while you soak for up to 15-20 minutes.
Foot Soak: Soothe aches, remove odors, and soften rough skin with a foot soak. Add 1/2 cup of Epsom Salt to a large pan of warm water. Soak feet for as long as it feels right. Rinse and dry.
Soak Sprains and Bruises: Epsom Salt will reduce the swelling of sprains and bruises. Add 2 cups Epsom Salt to a warm bath, and soak.
Splinter Remover: Soak in Epsom Salt, it will draw out the splinter.
A note of caution & Disclaimer: Do not take an epsom salt bath if you have high blood pressure, diabetes or a heart or kidney condition. And remember, the information above is intended for general reference purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice or a medical exam. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional before starting any new treatment. Dawn Peters and Simply Massage Therapy does not warranty and shall have no liability for information provided in this article. Each individual person may react differently to a particular suggested use.
Dawn Peters is a Self Employed Business Owner and Teacher of Massage Therapy in the Atlanta GA area. She holds a degree in Early Childhood Education, has been certified as a Nurses Aid, was a foster parent for 7 years.
Dawn has won several poetry awards over the years and has published articles related to her field -Massage and Bodywork.
On a private note-Dawn is married and lives with her husband Mark in Atlanta, GA. They enjoy camping and boating. Dawn and her husband attend Christian City Church Atlanta http://www.christiancitychurch.com She has been active in the Christian community since a young girl, has taught Bible Studies and lead various youth groups over the years.
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