In iGnite, we facilitate a 7-day “healthy re-boot” twice a year to cleanse the body and mind so that you feel rejuvenated and energized. One of the essential components of this “re-boot” is Epsom Salt baths — here’s why:
Hot water draws toxins out of the body to the skin’s surface, and while the water cools it pulls toxins from the skin. When Epsom salt is absorbed through the skin in a bath, it helps to draw toxins from the body, reduces swelling, relaxes muscles and de-inflames while improving mineral and sulfur balance in the body.
Magnesium and sulfate are both readily absorbed through the skin and into the body’s blood stream. The skin is a highly porous membrane that both takes in minerals and eliminates toxins every day. Using a powerful mineral base such as Epsom salts in a bathwater medium creates a process called reverse osmosis. This process pulls salt and harmful toxins out of the body and allows the magnesium and sulfates to enter into the body.
Magnesium plays a critical role in over 325 enzymes, helps to improve muscle and nerve function, reduces inflammation and improves blood flow and oxygenation throughout the body. Sulfates are necessary building blocks for healthy joints, skin and nervous tissue. Epsom salts replenish the body’s magnesium levels and sulfates. This combination helps to flush toxins from the body and helps build key protein molecules in the brain tissue and joints.
*Contraindications to Epsom baths would be if you are pregnant, dehydrated or have open wounds or burns on your skin. Individuals who are suffering with cardiovascular disease should always consult with a natural health physician who is familiar with the health benefits of Epsom salt baths before starting*
Pour 1-2 cups of Epsom Salt in a bath and soak for 40 minutes, 3 times per week.
Ideal: 20 minutes to remove the toxins, and for the second 20 minutes, the body absorbs the minerals in the bath water.
In the event you begin to suffer from flu-like symptons, you can get some relief by taking baths using epsom salts (1 to 2 cups) and baking soda (1 cup) in a tub of water and soaking for 20 minutes (soak- ing for more than 20 minutes may cause you to get too exhausted). On off days, you can put 1 cup of apple cider vinegar in the tub and soak.
Interested in participating in our “healthy re-boot”?
Materials are available for purchase year-round, simply shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll set you up!
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