FAQ's & Urban Myths #8 ...

Why should I have an Epsom Salts bath after my treatment?

Epsom Salt is chemically known as Magnesium Sulphate - and the benefits of using them revolve around the Magnesium content. If you would like to understand more about the salts specifically, please click Epsom Salts ... this page goes into the importance of having an Epsom Salts Bath!

Remedial Massage (no matter how deep or aggressive the techniques used are) will liberate metabolic waste out of your muscle cells ... in other words - massage helps the exchange of oxygen and nutrition into, and the chemical waste out-of, your muscles at the cellular level. The metabolic waste is then processed through your bodies evacuation systems so it doesn't aggravate nerve fibres and cause achy pain. Application of heat to your skin stimulates circulation, and helps the ultimate expulsion of 'toxins' and/or lactic acid. It is true that a hot shower will also provide the heat application to stimulate circulation, but your body can certainly relax more in a bath when compared to a shower ...

By adding the bag of Epsom Salts to your bath water, you introduce the all important Magnesium into the equation - and this helps your body 'cleanse from the inside'.

Your skin is not a complete barrier to the outside world - it does allow absorption of different nutrients and minerals ... and thankfully Magnesium is one of them. So sitting in an Epsom Salt bath allows the body to absorb the Magnesium in the salts, entering the circulatory system and helping metabolic waste cross cellular barriers to enter the bodies evacuation systems - thereby promoting the expulsion of toxins and lactic acid, and cleansing your muscles from the inside ... increasing your probability of not feeling achy tomorrow!