Epsom Salt Bath Benefits for Migraine Relief

Epsom salt bath benefits

Epsom salt bath benefits provide migraine symptom relief for me. Epsom salt benefits are plentiful. Taking a bath has become part of my self-care routine.  I typically make the time on Sundays to soak my week away and treat my letdown migraine attacks.  When I take a bath, I love to create a relaxing and individualized experience.  I fill my bath, light a candle, grab some water and turn on music (some days I love the quiet). In this post, I provide my favorite and simple Epsom salt bath recipe and some ideas for migraine relief with baths.

Epsom Salt Bath Benefits for Migraine Relief

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Epsom Salt Bath Recipe

Benefits of Epsom Salt Baths

Increase relaxation

Boost Magnesium levels (many Migraine sufferers are known to be insufficient)

Reduce stress

Reduce pain and inflammation

Relieve constipation

Increase energy or mental vibrancy

Soothe sore muscles

Eliminate toxins

Sleep better

9 Amazing Benefits of Epsom Salt Bath

Can Baths Help Migraine?

The simple answer is….possibly yes, possibly no. There are many benefits to baths although I sometimes feel weak after. Some days, a bath is all I need to soak away my migraine symptoms. Other days, a hot bath makes my migraine symptoms worse. It is so individual and changes from day to day as does my preference for the smell. I have found that incorporating baths into my routine has provided me comfort and a natural relief. If full baths aren’t available, try a foot bath detox. therapeutic.

Natural Ways to Relax

I try to relax in so many different ways. Relaxing mostly revolves around muscles and tension. Massage, baths, stretching, and physical help naturally relieve my tension. Beyond salt in my baths, I also have tried a salt cave and Himalayan salt lamp.

Do you use Epsom Salts in your Bath?

 

Consult a physician before you begin a bath routine. Do not take a bath if you are allergic to sulfur, pregnant, diabetic, or live with hemiplegic migraine or vestibular migraine. 

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Sarah Rathsack

I tell stories of My Migraine Life. Living life through Migraine consists of advocacy, treatment, prevention, and searching for health and happiness in a positive honest way. My kids, husband, dog, family and friends motivate me to make a difference in the Migraine World.

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10 Comments

  1. Charlotte Gransden on February 12, 2018 at 5:26 am

    I absolutely love my baths! I live with Anxiety, Depression, IBS and PCOS and my bath is my absolute saviour. I use bath. salts but have never thought about putting baking soda in!



  2. Beverley Dickinson on February 12, 2018 at 9:16 am

    I love knowing that we all love a nice bath, they are hard for me to get in and out of so my husband helps me, but its worth it! I add Magnesium flakes and a lush bathbomb but I want to try more natural things like you have when I have used all my lush up



  3. mymigrainelife on February 12, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    I’m making homemade bath bombs soon.



  4. LydiaA1614 on February 12, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    My only problem is getting in and out of a bath. The tub in our new place is better, but I need my hubby or care worker here when I do take one. But these tips make me want to get into one now!



  5. SD on February 21, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Essential oils actually give me migraines and other symptoms, so I use Epsom salts and baking soda.



  6. Amy Ewald on November 5, 2018 at 11:20 am

    What’s the baking soda supposed to do?



  7. mymigrainelife on November 5, 2018 at 11:55 am

    It softens skin and helps absorb salt.



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