Ever since I got hurt at work a few years ago I suffer from a lot of pain in my back, legs, and feet. There have been some days where I dread leaving the house because it’s so severe I have trouble moving. I’m only twenty-two and have to be careful because I can hurt myself while doing the simplest things. Earlier tonight I went to take off my jacket and pulled a muscle in my shoulder. While I was at a neurologist appointment I went to stretch and threw it out, and then did it again when I tried to adjust myself in the chair at my dentist appointment the next day. Because my pain has gotten a lot worse, I have found a massage therapist which has changed my life completely.
But what do I do when I’m not shelling out money to see my massage therapist? (I’m asked this question a lot by others who have pain, too). My answer is the Dr. Teal’s system. I was a little skeptical when I was first buying it. I knew the Epsom salts would make a difference, but I questioned the body wash and lotion. How would those work when they would spend so little time on my body? I have to tell you how amazed I was.
When it comes to the shower gel, I liked to run the scrubby over my body a couple of times, paying extra attention to my problem areas which are my legs and back. As for my feet, I sit down on the floor of the shower and massage them with the soap. This makes an even bigger difference in how they feel afterward. Ever since I started my stretches, the shower gel is enough to make my back relax, and even my legs feel better for the most part. But because I have more pain in my feet after work I have to do more for them which makes my legs feel better the rest of the way.
This is where the bag of Epsom salts come in. I have a foot bath that bubbles up that I use, but before I got it I just filled a big bowl with warm water. All I do is pour a bit of the salts in and voilà! I am instantly relax and my feet come out feeling so much better and so much softer!
The icing on the cake is the lotion. I briefly massage it into my feet, legs, and lower to mid-back. I feel so relaxed after all of this that I just want to lay in bed and do nothing. The fact that I chose the lavender-scented set probably has something to do with that though. It’s also available in Eucalyptus and mint, milk and honey, chamomile, and many more. They have different systems for whatever you are looking for (such as working out).
You can find these products at your local Walmart (like me!), CVS, Target, Walgreens, FredMeyer, Bed Bath & Beyond, Ulta Beauty, Rite-Aid, Publix, and Kroger. I’m sure you can also find it online.
The power of Epsom is incredible. It’s truly a gift from God.