I know it’s summer and I should be all relaxed and laying on a beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, but that’s just in my dreams, the reality is that for most moms, summer means double the work. Kids are always hungry, recital rehearsals, swim practice and let’s not forget that we still have to work, right? well, the thing is that not only I feel overwhelmed with my children at home since I work from home, but I’ve been running and doing some circuit training at the park, while Liah is at swimming class, which is great, but my muscles are killing me, it is a combination of muscle soreness and stress. So I want to share with you this wonderful tip that is helping me relieve the soreness of my muscles and at the same time allowing me to take some me time.
Soak in Epsom salt nightly: Add 1 cup of lavender-scented Epsom salt to your warm bath, some bubbles, light a candle and soak in for 10-20 minutes- Just add wine, lol. Epsom salt — actually magnesium sulfate — is one of the most versatile household products, with uses ranging from creating at-home spa treatments to soothing achy muscles to helping start or improve gardens. It’s been used therapeutically for hundreds of years, and it’s gaining a new generation of fans that are looking for a safe, easy and economical alternative. Find it in your local pharmacy or grocery store.
Epsom salt added relaxes your sore muscles, decreases inflammation by increasing the blood flow to your muscles and also prevents bloating, helping you get a flatter stomach. You can also soak a clean towel in warm water with Epsom salt and place it over the sore muscle.