If you take a multi-vitamin supplement, chances are you’ll see magnesium listed on the label — and for good reason.
As the fourth most abundant mineral inside your body, magnesium plays a vital role in optimizing your health. It ensures your muscle contractions and nerve impulses function correctly. Magnesium also helps to regulate your blood sugar and blood pressure.
But here’s something you might not know about this mineral: Your body can best absorb it, not through your gut, but through your skin!
Keep reading to learn more about magnesium lotion and why it’s the perfect add-on to your next massage session.
Magnesium 101: Fast Facts
Magnesium is an essential mineral, not just inside your body, but throughout the entire planet. It’s abundant in the earth’s crust, the soil, the ocean, and even the plants and animal products that we eat.
In fact, no living creature can function properly without magnesium! Every cell in every organism needs magnesium to convert food into energy. Magnesium also plays an essential role in the creation and repair of DNA and RNA.
You can get most of the magnesium you need through a healthy diet that includes nuts, legumes, whole grains, leafy greens, fish, and beef. Why, then, would you want to use magnesium lotion during a massage?
Benefits of Magnesium Lotion Massage
It’s an easy fact to overlook — especially if it’s been a while since your high school biology class — but your skin is the largest organ in your body. As an organ, one of its roles is to absorb nutrients that your body needs.
Magnesium, in particular, has a very high rate of transdermal absorption. A recent study found that topical magnesium (such as a lotion, oil, or spray) has a nearly 100% absorption rate. And because it bypasses the digestive tract, there’s no risk of nausea, diarrhea, or other side effects that sometimes accompany oral supplements.
Here are just a few of the potential benefits of massage with magnesium oil or lotion:
- Fewer muscle spasms
- Improved muscular function
- Lower blood pressure
- Improved quality of sleep
- Reduced feelings of depression and anxiety
- Improved athletic performance
- Fewer migraine headaches
- Lower inflammation levels
- Reduced symptoms of PMS
- Increased energy levels
Can magnesium really do all these great things for your body? Yes, it can! Even if you get an adequate amount of the mineral through oral consumption, magnesium lotion absorbed through your skin can give your physical and mental health a noticeable boost.
Boost Your Health and Wellness at Simply Massage
A good massage starts with a good set of hands, but the right add-on can take your massage experience to the next level.
At Simply Massage, we proudly offer magnesium lotion and magnesium oil as premium enhancements. We also invite you to try our CBD, arnica, aromatherapy, or oxygen treatments, depending on your needs and preferences.
Would you like to learn more about our massage enhancements? Our friendly staff would be happy to answer your questions! Give us a call at 970-748-1600 or click here to book your next massage in Avon or Glenwood Springs.