Epson Salts have a wide range of applications and have been used as a therapeutic agent. They are often recommended along side Deep Tissue Massaging to help enhance and intensify the healing effects of a treatment. The baths can easily be taking at home, sometime after the massage treatment.

Healing Properties Easily Absorbed Via Your Skin

The salt has been named after its place of discovery at Epsom, England. It’s formed from a natural compound made out of sulphate, oxygen and magnesium. For the chemically minded, its formulae are MgSO4. The salt is easily absorbed through the skin and allows for fast uptake into the cell of the body and therefore a more rapid therapeutic response.

Deep Tissue Massage

An Epsom salt bath is often recommended after a deep tissue massage. The presence of magnesium and sulphur and its easy absorption through the skin, provide its therapeutic effect.

The sulphate component of the salt may have a positive effect on the skin, helping it to look healthy and vibrant as well as having a positive affect on the nervous system and the joints.

Magnesium, as we all know, helps the healthy function of the muscles, encouraging relaxation and release of tightness and tension. Epsom salt baths can help relax the muscles while reducing or even eliminating muscle soreness and inflammation.

Benefits of Epsom Salt Bath After Deep Massage

In our Sydney Clinic, we recommend following a Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage with a salt bath, anytime on the same day if possible. It’s important to capitalise on the whole ‘bath routine’ and make sure you have time to relax and enjoy the bath. Allow yourself to linger and release built up tensions. You may like to have a candle burning, some relaxing music, incense. Definitely have some filtered water to drink during your bath time. Of course you will also benefit from the therapeutic effects of Magnesium and Sulphur found in Epson salts.

Sydney Massage Therapist Recommends Epsom Salt Bath After a Deep Tissue Massage

For a long time, people have been enjoying the health-promoting benefits of Epsom salt baths after deep tissue massage. A Sydney deep tissue massage therapist points out the reputed positive therapeutic effects that may result from the salts:

  • Easing aching limbs and back
  • Calming the nervous system
  • Promoting healthy skin
  • Healing of minor cuts
  • Soothing tension in muscles
  • Easing congestion and cold
  • Eliminating toxins through perspiration
  • Reducing stress
  • Relieving constipation

How to Get the Most from Your Epsom Salt Bath

Check out these tips to maximise the positive effects of your Epsom salt bath:

  • Avoid taking your bath on a full stomach. You want your body’s energy to be directed towards relaxing your body, not stimulating the digestive processes.
  • Drink plenty of filtered water while you are having your bath, keeping well hydrated.
  • Add two cups of Epsom salt to the bath
  • To encourage perspiration, have your bath a warm as is comfortable.
  • Soak in the bath for approximately 20 minutes.
  • After your bath, make sure you are able relax without having to rush about.
Author's Bio: 

The author runs a Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage therapy clinic in Sydney. In recent times the author has been sharing insights into therapeutic massage treatment.