Benefits of Epsom Salts

The wonders of Epsom Salt have been well-known for hundreds of years now. This long-time remedy has been useful for almost everything from relaxing the nervous system, curing skin problems, aching limbs, back pain, healing cuts, muscle strain, treating cold and congestion to drawing toxins from the body.


Epsom Salt is made of two components – Magnesium and Sulfate.

Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body and is essential to good health. Magnesium is sometimes regarded as a “smoothie” mineral, since it has the ability to relax our muscles. Our nerves also depend up on Magnesium to avoid becoming over excited because it helps to produce serotonin, a mood-elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of calm and relaxation.

Stress drains the body of Magnesium and Epsom Salt is considered to be a natural stress reliever. When dissolved in warm water, Magnesium Sulfate is absorbed through the skin and replenish the level of Magnesium in the body. The salt draws toxins from the body, sedates the nervous system, reduces swelling and relaxes muscles.



So remember that unlike other salts, Epsom Salt has beneficial properties that can soothe the body, mind and soul.


Now, go and have an epsom salt bath… you deserve it!


Love and Light,



Liraz Bergman-Turner is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master & the owner of Heavenly Embrace, a massage and energy healing practice in Boulder, CO.

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