Sit Back, Relax, and Take a Nice, Warm Epsom Salt Bath…

Epsom bath An Epsom salt bath is helpful any time you are suffering from stiff joints and achy muscles reacting to an unusual level of exercise, arthritic pain or a build up of stress related tension.

It is also an excellent idea for the evening after a massage because it helps clear out released lactic acid.

It is best to have an Epsom salt bath before bed as it will allow a more productive and restful sleep while producing an energy charging effect for the next day. By taking an Epsom salt bath it will not only allow your body to help heal faster but will also aid with sleep.

Epsom salt baths help because it is one of the most effective ways to help your body produce magnesium which helps muscles, nerves and enzyme function properly and is critical to the proper use of calcium in the cells.

Magnesium is a natural stress reliever and has been shown to be an aid in preventing heart disease and strokes by lowering blood pressure, protecting the elasticity of arteries, preventing blood clots and reducing the risk of sudden heart attack deaths.


Use 2-4 cups of Epsom salts in a full bath. Do not add any bathing solutions, oils or soaps as these substances will alter the chemistry of the water.

To replace the fluid you lose as perspiration, keep a glass of cold water beside you and sip it during the bath. You can also wring a towel in cold water and wrap it around your neck, and this may help in the prevention of headaches and/or faintness. Ensure that your trunk, thighs and legs are completely immersed. Soak for approximately 20 minutes and to increase the effectiveness of the bath do not rinse off before getting out of the tub, just dry off with a towel and retire for the evening.


Do not take an Epsom salt bath if you have high blood pressure, a heart or kidney condition or any circulatory problems. If you have any concerns about whether a hot bath will affect you adversely, please consult a health care practitioner.


Water has been used as a valuable therapeutic agent for many centuries. Bathing was considered an important measure for the maintenance of health and prevention of disease and highly valued for its remedial properties.

Water exerts beneficial effects on the human system. It affects circulation, boosts muscular tone, aids in digestion and nutrition. It tones the activity of the perspiratory gland and in the process eliminates the damaged cells and toxic matter from the body system.