Remarkable Epsom Salts Foot Bath: Inflammation and Pain Relief Remedy – Pentaglax Home Remedies

Epsom salt foot bath and massage

Epsom salt foot bath and massage are quiet beneficial in the relief of both arthritic inflammation, pain and swelling.

Arthritis is a chronic degenerative disorder that mostly afflicts people of the age 40 and above. Over 100 types have been identified and are named based on the affected tissues in the body. They are generalized with inflammation and tissue destruction. The most common types are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid and gouty arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the wear and tear type and maybe found in obese elderly persons. The articular cartilage gets worn out due to the heavy load exerted on the joints leading to their grinding on each other. This leads to joint tissue damage, pain and swelling. In rheumatoid arthritis the immune system mistakes the synovial membrane as non self and attacks it. This leads to inflammation, joint tissue damage, swelling and pain. In gouty arthritis an excessive prescence of uric acid is at the root cause. The body is unable to get rid of this uric acid and is therefore converted to the salt form, urates. These are deposited in the joints leading to inflammation, pain and swelling. The big toe is the most favorite area of deposit.

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Epsom Salts Foot Bath crystals

Epsom salt foot soak contains magnesium and sulphates. When this is dissolved in warm water, the ions of both magnesium and sulphate are released. These have vast health benefits. The magnesium may produce relaxation due to the production of melatonin. Warm water acts as a booster to the relaxation effect by promoting the release of endorphins, the happy hormones.

8 Epsom Salts Foot Bath Benefits

Epsom salt foot soak has a number of health benefits including:

  • Muscle relaxation
  • Better sleep patterns
  • Detoxification
  • Stress reduction
  • Energy boost
  • Decreased inflammation and pain levels
  • Reduction in itchiness
  • Decreased swelling

How To Prepare Epsom Salt Foot Bath

The Epsom salt foot bath is quiet powerful. The magnesium and sulphates are released in the warm water and come into contact with your feet. This will promote detoxification and the other benefits described above under benefits.

Epsom Salts Foot Bath

1. Take a convenient small tub and place some warm water that can cover your feet. Add about 3 tablespoon of epsom salt. Stirr until it dissolves.

2. You may now soak your feet for about 20 minutes. Repeat twice a day.

3. This practice may be done say thrice per week

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