Epsom salt contains magnesium. Magnesium plays a part in muscle regeneration reactions. Muscle regeneration reactions are essential for post-training recovery. So, it’s perhaps no surprise so many top athletes turn to the little grains of goodness in the tub.
When you get home after a tough session it’s natural (for most people) to jump into a nice warm shower to wash away the sweat. And there are benefits to hot showers. The warm water encourages blood flow to your skin, soothes tired, achy muscles, and helps your mind and body to relax.
But, flipping the faucet to cold could actually help you recover quicker. The cool temperatures:
- Lower the temperature of any damaged tissue, constricting blood vessels;
- Prevent bruising and swelling caused by waste and fluid build-up;
- Numb your nerve endings, assisting with pain relief; and
- Bring your heart rate down and increase circulation.
Just think of your cold shower after a workout as a scaled-back ice bath - the benefits are similar across the board.
So, there you have it, three new bathing techniques to help take your training regime and recovery process to the next level. Need a few new bathroom bits to support your routine? Then browse our full range of products here.