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Soaking in warm bath with epsom salt at the Fullerton Hotel

June 15, 2011

My room

One of the many perks (blessings) for working full- time is that I get to stay in a five star hotel for 4 days and 3 nights even with only 10 sgd dollars on my pocket. Well, its not exactly a holiday, as a I work from 7am to 9pm each day running a workshop for the investment bank that I work for. But, at least, I get to enjoy a nice bath tub, big & nice comfy bed at night. I have been asking Nanay to come over and bring Zarah to enjoy the facilities but she would not want to, as I have to be away working all day anyway, and will only be in my room from 8pm onwards at the earliest.

There is no scientific study to prove that it relaxes the body. All you have to do is soak on it (375 mg of epsom salt to a tub of warm water) and feel it yourself. Its like receiving a full body massage. I was able to sleep like a baby, fully refreshed in the morning (even if I was only able to go to bed at 1am, I was able to wake up at 7am without feeling lousy). I have read somewhere that magnesium binds with serotonin and makes it more readily available.

I am going to buy another pack of Epsom salt tomorrow and soak again.

Bath tub at Fullerton Hotel

Last night, I was able to enjoy 30 minutes of soaking in hot water with epsom salt (I dissolved 375grams of epsom salt to a bath tub full of hot water) and just melted my cares away. Mid-way through the soak, I applied coconut oil on my hair and body. It was really really relaxing, that I almost fell asleep in the bath.

1 box of Epsom Salt from Watsons

Health Benefits of Epsom Salt
The wonders of Epsom salt have been well known for hundreds of years and unlike other salts, Epsom salt has beneficial properties that can soothe the body, mind and soul. Some of the countless health benefits include relaxing the nervous system, curing skin problems, soothing back pain and aching limbs, easing muscle strain, healing cuts, treating cold and congestion, and drawing toxins from the body.

Hydrotherapy with Epsom salt soaks has a number of advantages in terms of skin and hair care. Epson salts help soften skin. It also helps our skin retain its moisture which reduces the wrinkling effect long baths have on our skin. Epsom salts also have an effective cleansing property. They can be used directly to our skin and used as a skin scrub. On the other hand, it can also be mixed with shampoo to add volume to one’s hair. Epsom salts can also be combined with the essential oils of aromatherapy to provide you with a revitalizing detox experience.

To prepare this type of detox bath, fill a tub with comfortably hot water and add about four handful of Epsom salt. Stir the water to help dissolve the salts. Add a few drops of essential oil such as lavender or chamomile if you desire. Play some soothing music and dim the light. When the bath is full, soak your body as much as possible in the tub for 15 to 20 minutes. When the time is up, take a warm shower to rinse off the salt and towel dry. Moisturize your body immediately. An Epsom salt bath will induce profuse perspiration so prepare a hot herbal tea ahead of time so that you can sip as you bathe, to rehydrate as well as to further boost sweating. You will feel very relaxed but also light-headed afterward so it’s best to take an Epsom salt bath before bedtime. You will most likely sleep like a baby. It is a good idea to take an Epsom salt detox bath once a week while on a detox or cleanse program. Sea salt can be use as substitute in case Epsom salt is not available.

Those with a history of abnormal blood pressure, eczema and diabetes should consult your health care practitioner first, and proceed slowly.

http://www.sanfranciscomassagetherapy.com/epsombenefits.htm

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