Restoration Methods – Salt Bath

At least once a week, take a salt bath for 20-30 minutes. Do this about an hour before bed. Make a complete restoration soup out of it by combining the following ingredients:

  • 500 grams (2 cups) of Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate)
  • 250 grams (1 cup) of natural, unrefined, and unprocessed sea salts
  • 125 grams (½ cup) of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
  • a few drops of calming essential oils, such as lavender, chamomile, vanilla, or nutmeg
  • a splash of apple cider vinegar

Experiment with different combinations to see which recipe works best for you.

Providing the body with all the minerals it needs in just the right proportions is vital for recovery, and it may be more effective to get those minerals by soaking in a tub than through food or supplements (see page 11 of Mass Explosion for more details).

When taking a salt bath, the water should be hot, but not “sear-the-skin” hot – the former will help you fall asleep (it’s actually the cooling process once you get out that induces sleep), while the latter will require a trip to the hospital and perhaps some skin grafts!

If you can, try combining salt baths with cold showers for a unique contrast effect. Just hop out of the hot tub into a cold shower and back into the tub again. If you’re really stiff, you can end with a cold shower.

Salt baths help with aches, pains, and sore muscles, so anyone that lifts weights will benefit from them. One word of caution though: Don’t take a salt bath if you have high blood pressure or a heart or kidney condition without consulting your doctor first.

Electronic muscle stimulation is another potent restoration method that you can fit into a busy lifestyle. I’ll tell you how to do it on Monday.

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