These amazing salts are a great health product that works through the skin to support and balance many of our bodily systems. Even though we work with them and recommend them all the time for our massage clients, when we pull out the list of benefits we are still amazed by their potency and the sheer range of benefits they bring. When you combine their effectiveness with the delivery method – a long relaxing soak in a deliciously hot bath, how could you not want to indulge? As our Product Of The Month for October, we will be offering a 10% discount for any epsom salt purchase. This offer is good while supplies last.
Benefits Of Epsom Salts
- Epsom salts are a great way to deepen the effects of your massage
- They help to balance over 600 enzymes in the body
- They soothe the skin and fascial tissues for both beauty and health
- They help the body purge lactic acid and other waste products stagnating in the tissues
- They help cut down the time it takes to heal, getting you back out into the action faster
- They help to sooth and balance the digestive system
- They aid in the formation of proteins for joints and brain tissue.
- And they help to reduce muscle tenderness after workouts.
Supporting Your Massage With Epsom Salt Baths
During injury, which includes micro strain and tears during exercise, our body will produce lactic acid along with many other hormones, byproducts, and supporting agents. While lactic acid is a natural byproduct of our bodies natural healing system, it has several drawbacks when not metabolized and removed from the muscles soon after. One of the larger negative reactions that lactic acid produces is the creation of adhesions. These sticky muscle and connective tissue knots, need to be softened and removed for health. If they are not, then over time, the body will stiffen and have a greater potential for pain as the restrictions and adhesions continue to pile up. Massage is very good at creating fluid flow to purge the waste products like lactic acid from the muscle tissues. The targeted pressure and kneading action of a massage is superior for removing all muscle tension, including any adhesions lactic acid build up may have caused. Along with regular stretching, gentle movement exercises, and an active lifestyle, massage is an essential and powerful tool to keeping pain and stiffness away. However, Epsom Salt Baths following a massage can increase the amount of fluid flow to your muscles and ease any soreness caused by the massage itself. Adding a bath ritual to your home routine after a massage enhances the experience in several helpful ways.
How To Use Epsom Salt
At Back to bliss we offer a pre-mixed package of Epsom Salt. We have mixed our quality mineral salts with baking soda and some have received our Signature Scent – Vata Season Essential Oil Blend. This helps to more quickly pull lactic acid from the tissues. The body is able to purge it thought the skin instead of metabolizing it through the liver, which is a much slower process. Typically Epsom Salts are used as a bath additive, but they can also be used in a foot soak. A recommended amount is 1 cup of Epsom Salt per 100 pounds of body weight. You can add the salts into the bath as you are filling it so they are well mixed in solution, but you can add them at any time without reducing their effectiveness.
We have prepared 2 cup and 4 cup bags of Epsom Salts; available in our Eco Boutique. During the month of October we will be offering a 10% discount for any epsom salt purchase.
Seasonal Balancing With Our Signature Scents
Our Signature Scents are one of our newest ways to keep things fresh and increase the health impact of our services and products. Our trimester based schedule flows with the movement of the seasons and our class offerings and signature scents will be tailor made to offer the support and balance needed by each season’s stresses.
Beginning this October we enter our Vata Balancing Trimester. It focuses on establishing routine, navigating the energetic flow as we lose the heat of summer and flow into the cold of fall, and calming the agitations brought on by the activity packed summer. Look for more blog posts about both our Trimester Schedule and the philosophies of health that it follows as well as about the powerful benefits that our Vata Season 2015 Signature Scent brings.
What’s In Our Signature Scent?
This season’s Signature Scent is a mixture of Orange, Ginger, Cypress, and Ylang Ylang essential oils. Our Signature Scent will be mixed into our Epsom Salts as well as added to our choice of massage oils when you receive a Signature Elemental Massage at Back To Bliss. Emily is busily adding more products to our list of offerings that will only be available until supplies run out this Vata Trimester.
The mixture of essential oils in our Signature Scent blend create a delicious spicy citrus tone with floral hints that will satisfy as the temperatures continue to drop outside. As we lose the heat of summer, the warmth of the ginger and the hints of citrus and floral ylang-ylang will gently calm our nerves with memories of summer without intensity and agitation. Overall, the scent will help to calm the nervous system and soothe the mind.