You pulled a muscle shoveling snow. Is there anything you can do, besides wait it out?
Your grandma could have the answer. Epsom salt has been used for hundreds of years to ease all kinds of aches and pains. A simple soak in the tub may help you feel better.
What Is It?
It’s called a salt because of its chemical structure. The “Epsom” part is a place in England where it’s found in natural springs. It is not the same as salt you put on food. It is inexpensive, and found in most grocery stores.
In water, it breaks down into magnesium and sulfate. The theory is that when you soak in an Epsom salt bath, these get into your body through your skin. That hasn’t been proven, but just soaking in warm water can help relax muscles and loosen stiff joints.People use Epsom salt baths as a home treatment for a variety of health concerns.
SOURCE: WebMD – Epsom Salts (https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/epsom-salt-bath#1 )
Gentle stretching in the vitality qigong exercises can help as well.