Magnesium is the second most abundant element in our bodies. It helps the body regulate over 325 enzymes and plays an important role in organizing many bodily functions, like muscle control, electrical impulses, energy production and the elimination of harmful toxins.
Most of us are deficient in magnesium. Those of you who have been adjusted by me may have been told to have an Epsom salt bath at home. An Epsom salt bath is high in magnesium and is one of the easiest ways to get a boost.
Here is where a magnesium salt baths can make a big difference…
The skin is the body’s largest organ, and as such, has an amazing ability to absorb, filter toxins, and deliver nutrients to the body. It is also a visible sign of the health of the body as a whole.
When the skin has rashes, eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, acne, or other problems, this is often a sign of deeper issues within the body. As the skin is also an elimination organ, the body will push out toxins through the skin when the other organs of elimination (gut, liver, kidneys, etc.) are not working optimally. A damaged gut can also make absorbing magnesium and other minerals through the digestive system more difficult, so magnesium baths are a great solution.
Not only are they relaxing but they are also great for the following:
· Stress relief
· Muscle aches
· Increasing insulin sensitivity
· Improving circulation
· Better nutrient absorption
· Headache relief
· Speeding up wound healing
· For children to help mineral absorption and improve sleep
· For acne, eczema or other skin problems
· For joint pain relief
How to have a Magnesium Salt Bath:
Add 1-2 cups of epsom salts (available at supermarkets) and soak in it for 20-30 mins. Relax. I personally like to add a few drops of my favorite essential oil to make it smell nice too. A great way to have time for yourself and especially on a Wellington cold day J