By Ganteng Boy
Ask any marathon runner and chances are you will hear words like: carbs, blisters and aches. It’s part of the deal.
Yes, stretching before the run is important.
Yes, foam rolling helps.
And yes, ice baths should be part of your routine after every long run.
But what most runners and athletes may not consider is a nice warm bath. Stress and intense excercise deplete the body of magnesium making you more vulnerable to muscle cramps, body aches and grouchy moods after a long workout. Soaking in Epsom salt baths after running or extensive training can help prevent inflamation and irritation in your joings and muscles. You can also use this same warm Epsom salt water solution to treat sprains, strains or sore muscles.
I was introduced to Little Batch Co (link here) by a coworker who swears by its therapeutic abilities. I had to try it out.
Fatigued by my half marathon run this past weekend, I decided to try a small batch of the Lavender and Rosemary bath salts. Link here.
Here are 3 Reasons Why I (as a guy) like this bath salt:
- It smelled clean, and not overwhelmingly girly. Let’s be honest here guys – I’m not going to go out of my way to buy bathsalts for myself.
- I felt like I was soaking in a bed of lavender. There’s something soothing about lavendar. What was weird was how good I smelled after I dried off from my bath.
- As a guy, it’s a bit strange to have lotion or moistorizer around in the bathroom. I didn’t need that with this bath salt. No dry skin here
With the holiday season around the corner, I discovered this neat code that you can enter at checkout for an additional 10% off at checkout: HACHI10.
I hope that you can share this little secret with your favorite athelete on your holiday wishlist.
Happy Holidays, ya’ll!