Questions about bathing after a workout
How to soothe sore muscles in the bath
Adding Epsom salts to your bath is one of the best ways to soothe muscles, as they contain magnesium sulphates which help relieve tension. The warm water will also help your muscles relax.
When should you have an ice bath?
You can take an ice bath after exercising if you’ve already stretched or lowered your heart rate. Ice baths may aid muscle recovery and reduce inflammation post-workout, but they aren’t the right choice for everyone. Some studies show that ice baths hinder muscle growth, so take a warm bath if this is your primary fitness goal.
Ice baths may be dangerous for those with cardiovascular conditions. If you sit in them for too long, you could risk hypothermia. However, they can energise you and cool you down after a sweaty workout.