In my recent adventures of going from a half marathon to a full one, I unfortunately pulled one heck of a hamstring muscle. Now if you are new to marathon running, then here are a few pieces of advice first ‘ never start off with a full fledged sprint, after just a few weeks of training and don't follow your pain with a cold shower!’
Anyhow, after successfully ruining my thighs, I had to go on a rest and recovery mode. I am not really allopathic, which is why I kept my recovery as natural as I could, and that is how I first started with Coach Soak. One dip into the warm cosy salt water and my strained hamstring felt somewhere near normal after days! Curious to understand why these salt flakes worked so well for me, it turned out Coach Soak is quite a popular choice of self-therapy for many athletes.
And there were many people who vouched for its amazing benefits…
To understand its amazing work, here is what I found out.
Coach Soak comes with some amazing formula blends such as 21 essential mineral rich sea salts, vitamin C crystals, refreshing essential oils and highly concentrated magnesium flakes. All of these amazing ingredients do wonders to your muscle recovery and regeneration, whether you happen to be an athlete or not. And what's more, you can use them in multiple ways that best suit your needs.
Vitamin C Crystals Benefits
Vitamin C is the most adequate source of collagen. Collagen is an important protein required by almost all of your body muscle groups for regeneration of skin, tendons, ligaments and healing of wounds. Vitamin C is also one of the most powerful antioxidants, that is great for releasing oxidative stress that builds up when you exert your muscles. Coach Soak’s Vitamin C infused crystals are the best topical alternative of releasing the toxins build up in your muscles.
Essential Oil Benefits for Skin
Coach Soak has a range of essential oil recipe blends that you can choose from. From the fresh lavender scent to soothing peppermint, some of these blends are made for more than aesthetic appeal. Essential oils are powerful botanical medicine with some amazing benefits that helps rejuvenate muscle aches, boosts performance, reduces inflammation and increases attentiveness. Essential oils have also worked to kill bacterial and fungal growth on skin that can spread as a result of sweat and dirt during your practice.
Magnesium Bath Flakes Benefits
Coach Soak’s Magnesium Flakes are highly concentrated in magnesium chloride that allows instant and maximum magnesium absorption in muscles. Magnesium is very beneficial in overall muscle recovery. Magnesium instantly soothes any muscle sores, while improving the overall blood circulation in the body. Magnesium is also an excellent relief for conditions like eczema, psoriasis and skin inflammation that often occurs due to excessive sweating during vigorous physical activity. Magnesium during muscle recovery also aids in a deep slumber that is essential for muscle and other important mineral buildup.
Types of Bath Salts
You should always pick the one that suits your skin and body the best. However, in my personal preference I always look for an all natural salt harvest. I also like to mix salts based on my mood and bodily needs. Some of my top picks from Coach Soak are;
- Energizing Citrus - When I feel my skin is super irritated and inflamed from a long tiring day
- Eucalyptus Tea Tree - I always go for this one after a good sweaty workout
- Cooling Peppermint - When I experience uncontrollable muscle soreness and menstrual cramps
- Calming Peppermint - Best for as a mood booster and body relaxer
How to use Bath Salt?
In The Bath Tub
Run warm water and add 2 full cups of bath salt in your tub. Soak your body in the tub and enjoy the relaxation effect for up to 30 minutes for best results.
In the Shower
You can still use bath salts and enjoy some of the benefits they provide even if you don’t have a bathtub. Simply mix, half cup of bath salt with ⅓ cup of light oils like almond, peach or jojoba oil. If you have dry skin you can use coconut or avocado oil instead. Mix and create a thick paste and rub over damp skin for 5 minutes. Make sure to keep your hand movement circular throughout the massaging process.
As a Foot Soak
Fill a large basin for the washing tub with warm water. Add a few drops of any essential oils of your choice, add half cup of bath salt and soak your feet for 20 minutes.
First off, never start your practice with a sprint, and second off always have Coach Soak’s magnesium flakes as a backup for instant muscle pain relief and recovery, you will definitely thank me later!