Hi! Did you know that if you’re having chronic muscle tightness that you’re body is most likely deficient in magnesium? Most peoples body’s are deficient in Magnesium-especially as we age. One thing that causes muscle tightness is misalignment of the bones. When the bones are out of alignment they pull at your muscles, and then the muscles tend to bunch up and often times twist-causing pain. Most commonly this is called muscle knots-massage therapists often refer to this as muscle rope-i-ness. The other thing that causes unhappy muscle tissue is when toxins, lactic acid and uric acid (builds up) gets trapped in the tissues-what massage therapists call ischemic tissue. When you get massage toxins are released from your tissues-this is why it’s so important to get massage and drink plenty of water after your massage. Now the Magnesium factor: Magnesium is crucial for the releasing of the muscles. Calcium causes the muscles to contract-Magnesium causes the muscles to release. Most people think “No problem, I’ll start taking a Magnesium supplement”. Scientists are now finding that stomach acid destroys your magnesium supplement rendering it useless and that the body absorbs Magnesium best through the skin. Here’s how you do it. Buy some Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulfate) at your local drug store, and pick up a foot tub. Fill the foot tub with hot water and dump in 1-2 cups Epsom Salt. Wait til you can stand the temperature of the water and put your feet in it. The pours are largest in the feet. The hot water opens up the pours of your feet and the Magnesium gets in your body. You will literally feel the muscle tissue of your entire body begin to relax. You cannot get too much Magnesium-your feet will absorb what you need. And don’t worry about losing muscle tone-you won’t, and because you have enough Magnesium your muscles won’t be as chronically tight. Here in Hawaii our ocean is 74% Magnesium. Taking a soak in the ocean is good for you! If you have tight muscles, get adjusted by your chiropractor, get regular massage, soak your feet in Epsom Salt and go in the ocean. Your body will thank you Always consult your Medical Doctor before starting a new health regimen.