You overworked your joints at the gym, or maybe your arthritis is acting up. Whatever the case may be our staff at Summit Chiropractic and Longevity Center suggests soaking in a tub full of Epsom salts. Epsom salt, named for a bitter saline spring at Epsom in Surrey, England, is not like the salt you use at the dinner table. It’s actually a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate that aids in relaxing muscles and loosening stiff joints.
Epsom salts dissolved in warm water – like those in an Epsom salt bath – is easily absorbed through the skin where they immediately go to work inside our bodies. When absorbed through the skin, these salts have the ability to relieve muscle tension, pain, and inflammation in joints. Additionally, they have the ability to alleviate tension headaches and soothe abdominal cramps. Epsom salts may be used topically or taken internally and can be found at your local drugstore.
If you have further questions about the benefits of using Epsom salts, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at our office, visitwww.summitchiro.net for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kent Carlomagno in San Rafael, CA, call 415-721-7520.