Relieve Sore, Achy Muscles with an Apple Cider Vinegar Bath

Mara Landis

Blogger, Mother, Founder of Nutmeg Aspirin, Advocate & "Guinea Pig" for feeling-getting-being-better. Mara is a NY State Safe & Healthy Foods Advisory Council Member, an Advisor to Columbia University’s Spirituality Mind Body Institute, and is currently involved in The Vitality Project at Brown University--a research study looking at the effects of Qi Gong on cancer patients post chemo and radiation as well as supporting efforts to bring mindfulness to doctors in training and the students at large. Mara is a perpetual student of all aspects of holistic living and passionate about helping others to "feel, get and be better."

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How It Works

Add 2 cups Epsom Salt, 1 cup of baking powder and 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar to a regular sized tub of water as hot as you can tolerate. Use more as needed if your tub is oversized. Stay in the bath until the water has cooled which will be about 20 minutes. Towel dry and don’t shower, go to sleep, and wake up feeling like you have had a massage. Shower in the morning as usual.

Epsom salts is loaded with magnesium, the body needs magnesium to keep all the muscles and ligaments and tendons working properly.

Apple Cider Vinegar draws out excess uric acid out of the body & cleanses the body.

Baking Soda draws out toxins and lactic acid from the body.

This bath is a great overall detoxifier and for muscle aches and pains brought on by physical exertion.  It will help with sore muscles and joint problems, arthritis, gout, bursitis, or tendonitis. Perfect for the weekend warrior or anyone who just overdid it at the gym.

 

 

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I am a Licensed Massage Therapist and also an avid ultramarathoner. When training for one of my ultra's, I do long runs back to back on the weekends, this recipe saves me from becoming overtrained. It relaxes my muscles after a long run and gets rid of toxic build up from overworking my body.

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Mara Landis

Blogger, Mother, Founder of Nutmeg Aspirin, Advocate & "Guinea Pig" for feeling-getting-being-better. Mara is a NY State Safe & Healthy Foods Advisory Council Member, an Advisor to Columbia University’s Spirituality Mind Body Institute, and is currently involved in The Vitality Project at Brown University--a research study looking at the effects of Qi Gong on cancer patients post chemo and radiation as well as supporting efforts to bring mindfulness to doctors in training and the students at large. Mara is a perpetual student of all aspects of holistic living and passionate about helping others to "feel, get and be better."

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Karen Kearney
By Karen Kearney
15 - Community Member
1 year ago

I think you might reread your post. You said baking powder in the ‘how it works’ then baking soda in recipe. Confusing to people who don’t know what it should be. Also, as a massage therapist and health educator as well, Epsom salts (sulfate)has a high percentage of tissue toxicity. It is not a natural salt, like magnesium chloride. You may want use magnesium chloride which IS natural salt and does contain more absorbable needed magnesium which is what the skin absorbs during baths.

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