Benefits of Epsom Salts

epsom-saltsWe use only USP (United States Pharmaceutical) grade Epsom Salts in our float tanks.  Epsom Salts consist of magnesium and sulfate. Magnesium Sulfate is a natural mineral found in the water and is considered one of the most critical minerals required for electrical stability of every cell in the human body.

Dr. Norman Shealy:

“A magnesium deficiency may be responsible for more diseases than any other nutrient.”


Dr. Sidney Baker:

“Magnesium deficiency can affect virtually every organ system of the body. With regard to skeletal muscle, one may experience twitches, cramps, muscle tension, muscle soreness, including back aches, neck pain, tension headaches and jaw joint (or TMJ) dysfunction. Also, one may experience chest tightness or a peculiar sensation that he can’t take a deep breath. Sometimes a person may sigh a lot.”

“Symptoms involving impaired contraction of smooth muscles include constipation; urinary spasms; menstrual cramps; difficulty swallowing or a lump in the throat-especially provoked by eating sugar; photophobia, especially difficulty adjusting to oncoming bright headlights in the absence of eye disease; and loud noise sensitivity from stapedius muscle tension in the ear.”

“Other symptoms and signs of magnesium deficiency and discuss laboratory testing for this common condition. Continuing with the symptoms of magnesium deficiency, the central nervous system is markedly affected. Symptoms include insomnia, anxiety, hyperactivity and restlessness with constant movement, panic attacks, agoraphobia, and premenstrual irritability. Magnesium deficiency symptoms involving the peripheral nervous system include numbness, tingling, and other abnormal sensations, such as zips, zaps and vibratory sensations.”

Holly Glennon, RN, BSN, LMP, Certified Reflexologist, Balanced Bodycare, PLLC:

“Magnesium is important because it regulates 325 enzymes in the body, reducing inflammation, lowering blood pressure and preventing hardening of the arteries, it helps with energy production, and assists the muscles and nerves to function properly.

This mineral also helps your body produce serotonin, a mood elevating chemical within the brain that creates a feeling of calm and relaxation. It can also relieve the pain associated with inflammation—helping with sore muscles, asthma, and migraines too!”

For more information on magnesium deficiency, this article outlines the pervasive problem quite well.

Once you’ve taken all that on board, come float in 800 lbs of magnesium-rich Epsom salts!