Bondi Junction Massage and Float Centre

Miracle Magnesium Benefits Health, Muscles & Skin

Magnesium is a natural mineral that plays a vital role in more than 300 enzyme functions in our bodies. Common every-day signs that you’re low in magnesium include muscle cramps, stiffness and fatigue. In the long run, magnesium deficiency has been linked to a range of chronic health issues, including heart disease and osteoporosis. Because of its many health benefits, it’s important – and easy – to include magnesium into our way of life. From whole foods to float tank therapy to at-home magnesium products, there are many ways you can maximise the magic of magnesium in your day-to-day.

Why do we need magnesium?

Magnesium is a key mineral that our body needs to function optimally. Magnesium keeps our body healthy by helping muscle and nerve function, regulating blood pressure and supporting our immune system. Low levels of magnesium bring on common ailments like muscle aches, cramps and twitches. More seriously, chronic low magnesium has been linked to a range of health issues including hypertension, diabetes, coronary heart disease and osteoporosis.

Benefits of Magnesium

Magnesium plays a vital role in our every-day functioning and long-term health. The benefits of magnesium include supporting, regulating and maintaining:

• Nerve and muscle function
• Healthy pregnancy and lactation
• Healthy blood sugar levels
• Heart health and blood pressure levels
• Protein, bone and DNA health

Besides taking in magnesium by way of a healthy diet, there are other ways to enjoy the benefits of magnesium. Epsom salts baths (magnesium sulphate) are known for their benefits through the centuries. Today, float tanks have advanced to take the magnesium benefits of Epsom salts to the max. There are also amazing magnesium-rich skin products that provide a range of benefits. These include:

• Reduces muscle aches and pains
• Soothes tired muscles
• Reduces swelling and inflammation
• Reduces stress and anxiety
• Helps improve sleep

So how do we get magnesium?

There are many ways to increase our body’s level of magnesium. Magnesium can be ingested via food, a tablet or pill, and through our skin via topical salts, lotions, gels and flakes.

Magnesium in whole foods

A healthy and balanced diet is the primary way to ensure that you get the right amount of magnesium needed for your body to function healthily. Foods high in magnesium include:

• Dark chocolate, but opt for dark chocolate 70%+ in cocoa solids
• Avocados
• Nuts, especially almonds, cashews and Brazil nuts
• Legumes like chickpeas, soybeans, peas, beans and lentils
• Tofu
• Seeds, especially flax, pumpkin and chia seeds
• Whole grains like wheat, barley, oats, buckwheat and quinoa
• Fatty fish which includes salmon, mackeral and halibut
• Bananas
• Leafy greens like spinach, kale and collard greens

Magnesium & float tanks

Another increasingly popular way to enjoy the benefits of magnesium is through float tank therapy. Float tanks are filled with 30cm of dense magnesium sulphate (Epsom salts) and water solution, which causes you to float, like in the Dead Sea. This sense of weightlessness reduces your body’s sensory input, and you emerge relaxed, restored and recharged. But besides the mental health benefits associated with escaping a noisy world, the high density magnesium sulphate solution in float tanks provides many additional benefits.

Float tanks are a modern-day take on the 300+ year-old Epsom salt bath with the ratio of magnesium sulphate so high in a float tank, you float weightlessly. This means there is zero pressure or input on your body, allowing your muscles to fully relax and recover. The reason so many elite athletes love floating!

Besides the benefits for active, aching and recovering muscles, the dense magnesium water in float tanks also helps relieve migraines, reduces stress and detoxifies -- magnesium can help remove free radicals from your body. Float tank therapy harnesses the power of magnesium with sessions usually an hour long so your body can adjust to the calming experience. And the more you float the more familiar your body is for the next time, and the greater the long-term benefits.

Magnesium products at-home

There are also easy at-home ways to increase your magnesium intake. Magnesium-rich skincare products can help layer on the benefits of magnesium in the convenience and comfort of your home. Some Amazing Magnesium products available from our centre include:

Magnesium Daily Spray: This 100% pure organically sourced magnesium oil from the Salt Lakes of Australia is an easy way to benefit from magnesium at home. There’s also Magnesium Daily Gel if you prefer this format, which is combined with Xanthan Gum as a thickener.

Magnesium Sleep Lotion: Combining magnesium with subtle lavender and calming chamomile, this luxury lotion helps you to relax and fall asleep. It also reduces skin irritation and inflammation. There’s also an equivalent child-safe Baby Calming Gel available for 3 months to 5 years.

Magnesium Sleep Bath Flakes: Also infused with lavender and chamomile, these flakes are made from pure magnesium chloride flakes (not Epsom salts). Add to your bath to soak away your day, relax and improve sleep.

Fix My Face Magnesium Moisturiser: Preservative-free and using only natural organic ingredients, this intensive full-bodied and luxurious facial moisturising cream regenerates, exfoliates and detoxifies.

Magnesium Active Spray: Designed for active muscles, this sports-bag essential is infused with wintergreen, menthol, arnica and chilli extract. Formulated to ease muscle cramping and spasms as low levels of magnesium can detrimentally affect muscle function.

Magnesium Sensitive Spray: Scientifically formulated for sensitive skin, this spray can assist with general health and wellbeing. Additional benefits include reducing muscle and leg cramps and spasms, as well as reducing symptoms of headaches, mild migraines, mild nerve pain, premenstrual tension and mild anxiety.

Even though magnesium supplements are available in the form of over-the-counter pills or tablets at pharmacies and health shops, it is important to check your daily requirements with a healthcare professional. Adding large amounts of any supplement to your diet can be dangerous. This is why many people seek out healthy and natural options to up their intake of this miracle mineral.

From heart health, inflammation and blood pressure to muscles, bones and more, consider safe options to enjoy the many benefits of magnesium, a natural mineral essential to keep your body healthy and strong.

Bondi Junction Massage & Float Centre is a restorative and remedial oasis of calm and wellbeing in the heart of Sydney’s eastern suburbs, treating thousands of clients since 1985. Our centre is OPEN, adhering to a COVID Safety Plan. To find out more about our muscle relieving float tanks and magnesium products make contact or book now. You can also visit our new online store to shop Amazing Magnesium products.