Updated: Jun 30, 2021
I didn't know much about magnesium until last year. I was pregnant and experiencing the achey legs and restlessness at night that is so commom during pregnancy. In my search for relief, I found several recommendations for magnesium lotion - so I started down the internet research rabbit hole. Turns out that magnesium is an essential element required for over 300 enzymatic reactions in the human body. It plays a role in sleep quality, brain function and mood, blood sugar levels AND helps to regulate muscle contractions. So why don't we talk more about it?
Despite its importance, up to 68% of American adults don’t meet the recommended daily intake. This can result in poor sleep, chronic muscle tension, migraines and many other circulatory and mental health symptoms. It is always best to get our nutrients through our diet (avocado, spinach and pumpkin seeds are high in magnesium, *wink wink*), but when I need some help getting enough, I like to use the Magnesium lotion from Butter Me Up Organics. Magnesium actually absorbs really well through the skin for fast relief from muscle cramping, headaches and sleeplessness.
Important Note: You may experience some or all of the symptoms in the image above and it could be totally unrelated to your levels of magnesium. Our bodies are complicated, and if I've learned anything in my time of being a Massage Therapist (and a human), it's that each person's physiology has unique characteristics and responses and we have to approach wellness with healthy doses of curiosity and patience. Having said that, for some folks, adding some magnesium to their system makes a huge difference in their muscle tension, circulation and sleep quality!
Just ask if you'd like to try some Magnesium Lotion during a session (at no extra charge). You can also buy some to use at home in our store or online: https://www.terrasanawellness.com/product-page/magnesium-lotion
Let us know if you've had an experience with Magnesium lotion or supplements, just add your story to the comments below!