Imagine if a dip in your swimming pool was all it took to make you feel immediately relaxed and rejuvenated. That’s the feeling you can get every day with a magnesium pool. Magnesium pools, commonly known as mineral pools, are becoming a popular pool choice for homeowners due to the range of health benefits they offer. The blend of magnesium chloride and potassium chloride used in magnesium pools creates the best water clarity and leaves your skin feeling luxuriously smooth.
Magnesium is an essential mineral that helps keep our body in good health, aiding in muscle and nerve function, while helping prevent diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.1 In this case, magnesium is absorbed directly through the skin with every swim – having a similar effect when bathing in minerals or applying cream and oils that contain magnesium. So, if you’re wanting to live a healthier lifestyle for you and your family, then a magnesium pool is a great choice. Read on to discover the complete benefits.
Mineral bathing isn’t a new concept
Mineral bathing has been a popular method of healing the body and soothing the mind for thousands of years. The ancient Greeks bathed in natural mineral springs near volcanoes and believed it to be a reliable method of treating skin conditions and rejuvenating the body. Likewise, the ancient Romans used mineral water for aquatic therapy. Mineral bathing is still practiced today, with the Dead Sea being one of the most popular destinations for mineral bathing in the world.
Here are 4 surprising health benefits of magnesium pools…
1. Little to no irritation to your eyes or skin
Have you complained about having itchy skin and stinging eyes after a swim? This is because traditional pool water like salt or chlorine contains harsh chemicals, causing the irritation. Magnesium pools are enriched with natural minerals, making the water clearer and gentler on your skin and eyes. You can even swim with your eyes open without having to worry about goggles.
So, if you have young children or suffer from skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis, a magnesium pool is a superior water choice for a more comfortable swim. In fact, bathing in a magnesium pool regularly can assist in healing skin disorders; a more natural and healthier alternative than taking medication.
2. Increases skin elasticity and hair health
For some of us, healthy looking skin and hair doesn’t come naturally or easily and can come at a cost to achieve the results you want.
Bathing regularly in magnesium pools can help improve skin elasticity and restore moisture – both key to preventing premature aging. The natural minerals, sourced from the Dead Sea in Israel, leave your skin feeling silky, smooth, and nourished, making it a more enjoyable experience. This is a noticeable difference compared to swimming in salt or chlorinated pools, as you don’t have to wash off that unpleasant feeling of tight itchy skin of chlorine or salt you get when you hop out.
What about luscious locks? Magnesium also helps to improve the strength of hair follicles, preventing hair loss and breakage.
3. Improves quality of sleep and relieves stress
In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in the chaos of everyday life, which can result in sleep-deprivation and increased stress. Attempting to break this unhealthy cycle is difficult and can eventually lead to mental health disorders like insomnia and depression. Rather than rely on supplements or caffeine, consider a magnesium pool as an alternative.
Why? Magnesium is the mineral responsible for helping your body to relax. It helps activate neurotransmitters that calm the body and the mind. After a swim in a magnesium pool, these minerals will aid blood circulation in your body to your heart, brain, and muscles, leaving you more relaxed and ready for a good night’s rest. Additionally, the softness of the mineral water will also help in relieving stress after a swim.
4. Eases muscle soreness and joint pain
If you regularly suffer from injuries, magnesium pools are known to help with joint pain and muscle soreness. Magnesium is the most vital mineral for sports recovery and is also beneficial for treating aches – key for easing muscle tension and cramps. In fact, muscle cramps are a symptom of magnesium deficiency, so soaking in a mineral pool is a great start in aiding this problem.
In addition, swimming in a magnesium pool is also important for post-exercise or post-match muscle relief, making it a superior pool choice if you’re an athlete. Increasing magnesium in the body can help improve overall flexibility, avert injury, relieve muscle tightness, and minimises the build-up of lactic acid so you can get back to working out quicker and more effectively.
Whole-body recovery at home
Why not bring your magnesium soaks into the comfort and privacy of your own backyard by installing a custom designed MagnaPool. With our optional features like heating and pool jets, you can create your own at-home hydrotherapy experience so you can get back to your absolute best.
Owning your own MagnaPool will give you the opportunity to take full advantage of these health benefits. To get started fill out the free measure and quote form below.
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 Ware, M. (2020) ‘Why do we need magnesium’, Medical News Today, 6 January 2020 [Blog]. Available at https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/286839