For years now, I have recommended Epson salt baths as a fantastic way to help wind down the nervous system, relax the mind, and decrease muscle pain and soreness.
Recently I learned about B.E.P. baths. This stands for Baking soda, Epsom salt, and hydrogen Peroxide.
Use a ratio is 1 cup baking soda to 4 cup of Epsom salts to 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide.
I’ve taken a few of these baths now, and I like them it better. I've changed my recommendation to B.E.P. baths for patients.
I like them better because of the added benefit of its skin detoxifying and clarifying properties.
Now, like a lot of things in life, the research is a little vague on the “scientific” benefits of these.
Here's an article to help with your own due diligence and suitability...
...however, from the direct experience of my patients, my colleagues, my friends, and myself, I can say without hesitation that these make people feel better.
Sometimes, I don't need proof to tell me if something feels good and is a benefit to me or not.
This is one of those cases.