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My Favorite Detox and Relaxing Bath to Prevent Muscle Soreness

September 11, 2015

Happy Friday dear friends!

I’m so happy Tore finally shared his dynamic stretching routine with you all this week. I love the way he always ends our workouts, it makes me feel completely replenished by ending some intense muscle work with his stretching flows. I must confess that it’s my fault that this week’s fitness post only went online now. Video editing is not my strong point and I still have a LOT to learn, so yeah, I’ve been putting off the IMovie editing for a while now. Please forgive me. I promise to get better! 🙂

As he mentioned, we thought it would be appropriate to share a little health tip with you guys this week, of what I do to relieve muscle tension and prevent getting too sore. When you work out as often as we do, a little soreness is inevitable when you really do #trainhard. To prevent and/or alleviate this, I love going to my gym’s sauna as well as having hot baths at home. Of course, these are things that are not great to do in the summer time, but with the weather cooling down lately, a hot bath at the end of the day sounds just perfect to me. I’d love to have a bathroom like the one below, so for daydreaming sake, let’s all visualize this dream bathroom together.

Target_Emily-Henderson_BathroomImage Source: Emily Henderson (my favorite interior designer)

Ok, now back to reality…

With some nice oils, a few candles and some soft music, we can also turn our otherwise uninteresting bathrooms into our very own spas. For a post-workout bath I chose lavender and rosemary oils since they promote muscle relaxation. Cinnamon and nettle oil also help increase blood circulation; therefore, helping to diminish the muscular pain. I highly recommend this book as an essential oil reference. I always use their recipes (they have tons) to help with headaches, back pain, or any other issue I might be having. Let plants be thy medicine! 

Epsom salts are quite famous for detoxing the body, what some people don’t know is that they also help with muscle pain and with sleep (thanks to their high magnesium level). Epsom salts can also be known as magnesium salt flakes. I started using them last year to help me with some insomnia and get them here. I also like to add baking soda to help alkalize my body, which also helps with detoxifying and muscle aches. I learned this from my naturopath.

I always do this in the night time and take advantage of the bath’s soothing effect to slip into my pj’s after soaking in the tub for about 20 minutes. I promise you, you will sleep like a baby! Let me know in the comments section if you give this a try.

Have a great weekend!

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My Favorite Detox and Relaxing Bath Recipe
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup magnesium flakes
  2. 1/2 cup baking soda
  3. 5 drops lavender oil
  4. 5 drops rosemary oil
  5. 5 drops cinnamon oil
  6. 5 drops nettle oil
Instructions
  1. Do this right before going to bed.
  2. Add all ingredients to a tub with hot water.
  3. Soak in bath for 20-30 minutes.
Notes
  1. Make sure you do not have any allergies to the ingredients before trying this bath.
  2. Cinnamon and rosemary oils should be avoided during pregnancy. If you are pregnant, consult with your healthcare practitioner before any detox bath routine.
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