There is nothing more satisfying than rewarding your body after a hard session of working out. And we’re not talking pizza and wine.
Whether you’ve been spinning or swimming, treating your muscles to some R&R not only feels pretty damn great, it can also prevent Doms (the fancy term for the pain you feel in your muscles the days following exercising). We’ve all been there having tried a new class or endured a particularly gruelling workout and found the next day that each step requires an ‘urgh’ and getting dressed suddenly seems problematic!
So, next time you workout why not try one of these after…
Bathing in itself is great for tired muscles but adding a cup of Epsom salts into the mix will maximise its effects. The combination of magnesium and sulphate works a treat on hard working muscles post exercise.
Utilising the power of aromatherapy oils including vetivert, camomile and sandalwood this product calms the body and mind like no other. Feel the stresses of your day melt away along with any aches and pains.
A cocktail of muscle helping ingredients, including – you guessed it – magnesium. This bath soak is perfect for sensitive skin as it contains none of the nasty skin irritating chemical, SLS which is in a surprising amount of products.
If you don’t have time to bathe (or don’t enjoy it…) the muscle healing powers of magnesium also come in spray form. Magnesium has been proved to be absorbed better through the skin than orally so simply spritz this 100% pure magnesium spray on to aching muscles to help prevent aches and pains. Also helps with sending you to sleep making it a double winner.
Another non-bathing and speedy solution is from Elemis’ excellent muscle ease range. The powerful soothing gel harnesses the power of Arnica, Birch and Witch Hazel along with cooling properties Camphor and Menthol. Simply rub into areas of tension to soothe those aches and pains right away.
Words by Elizabeth Bennett