Epsom Salt is Magnesium Sulfate. It is one of the best solutions for selfcare during your monthly period. Period cramps are caused by the contraction of the muscles in your uterus. The muscles contract as the uterus expels dead eggs, blood, and tissue after no fertilisation has occurred during your monthly cycle.
Epsom Salt helps the muscles to relax. It is the magnesium that helps the muscle to relax. Here are two ways to use Epsom Salt to relieve cramps:
1. If you have a Bath tub, simply fill it with water warm enough that you can with stand and add 175 g or 1 to 2 cups of Epsom Salt to the tub. You need to sit or lay in the tub for about 20 minutes so turn on some music, close your eyes and get relief from horrible period pain.
2. If you don't have a tub, you can fill a basin with warm water - - one you can stand in while you're in the shower, add 100g or 1 cup of Epsom Salt to the basin with warm water, and stand in it while you're in the shower. According to Dr. Myshka, a Jonesboro Chiropractor, this will allow absorbtion via your feet and will help to relieve cramps, as well as constipation.
And of course, if you may do this simple act of selfcare even when you're not in the tub or shower. You can sit in your living room or bedroom with your feet submerged in a basin of warm water and Epsom Salt.