While soaking in a luxurious bath, in general, is a relaxing way to pamper yourself after a tough day, adding salts is said to also extend the benefits to your skin, muscles, and joints.
Bathing nourishes the body, mind and spirit, while salt baths infuse the body with magnesium and other vital minerals. Magnesium is essential for every life form on the planet and in the human body, it is necessary for muscle and nerve function, while maintaining a healthy immune system.
It is also much needed to maintain a regular heartbeat, sufficient blood glucose, and strong bones. Salt baths can also soothe sore muscles, encouraging better sleep as well as help fight inflammation. If you’re looking for a way to relieve stress, ease achy muscles, and treat irritated skin, you may want to consider taking a sea salt bath.
Burn your favourite scented candle and prepare for a soak. Fill the bath with hot water and visualize it healing your body. Add salts to the bath (approx. 1-2 cups of Epsom salt), swirl it around and step in, slowly lowering yourself into the water. Lie back and relax for 10-20 minutes while listening to a guided meditation or calming music. When you feel thoroughly relaxed step out the bath and wrap yourself in a thick towel. All that is left is to rest and take in the transformative and healing properties of the salt.