If you’re into your exercise you’ll know that a downside can be those niggling muscular aches and pains. Soaking in a hot bath promotes blood flow, which isn’t only great for circulation but can also help tight and sore muscles to relax.
But don’t just take our word for it: many studies have found that repeated exposure to heat induces mitochondrial adaptation in human skeletal muscle. Put simply, repeated heat therapy helps promote cell and muscle recovery and survival.
Add to this Epsom or Magnesium Salts, which are “known to increase relaxation, reduce inflammation, and aid in muscle and nerve function” and you’ve got a head start on the journey towards effective recovery.
The study of passive heating, through hot baths, saunas and steam rooms, is still in its infancy, but reduced muscle and joint pain is one of the most consistently reported results.