For every five new wow-this-will-change-your-life methods to sculpt better health and well-being, there is at least one age-old, no-bells-and-whistles method that has worked, continues to work and will do so for as long as you need it to.
Aching muscles like to be relieved, they like to be recognised for their hard work with a massage, maybe a recovery session, a cold beer? Something that rewards them, putting them out of their DOMS-induced misery.
Would it excite you to be told that you can pander to your aching-muscle needs with less money than you might spend on the aforementioned beer and certainly a fraction of the price of a massage? For a mere £1.50 and twenty minutes, you can lose yourself in an Epsom salt bath, sheer delight for your muscles.
Epsom salts (magnesium sulphate), sold for about £4 for a 3kg bag from your local chemist help to replenish serum levels of magnesium, a mineral we are extremely deficient in due to poorer soil quality amongst other variables.
Just add 500g of Epsom salts to a hot bath for 10-20 minutes. Doing this before bed will help to soothe aching muscles and ensure a good night’s sleep. You can enhance this by spritzing yourself with some topical magnesium oil after your bath. A perfect way to aid your recovery from all of your hard training.