Transdermal Magnesium Therapy
Transdermal Magnesium Chloride Mineral Therapy enhances recovery from activity or muscular injuries. Anybody looking to increase athletic performance and recover quicker from muscular strains and aches should consider greatly increasing their magnesium intake.
Medical research into elite athletes shows magnesium is regularly the main mineral depleted in the electrolytic levels during strenuous activity, followed by potassium. As magnesium is known to regulate muscle and nerve activity in the body, this is a main ingredient in electrolytic replacement fluids.
One of magnesium’s most important roles is that of helping muscles to relax. When calcium flows into muscle tissue cells, the calcium causes firing of the sensory nerve which sends a signal to the brain that makes the muscle contract. Magnesium contributes to the removal of calcium back into the storage units in the cells so that nerve stimulation is shut off and the brain can instruct the muscle to relax again. Without adequate levels of magnesium, the muscle can become overstimulated and unable to relax, and the calcium levels can remain too high in the tissue, causing spontaneous twitching of the muscles and cramping.
Magnesium also plays a key role in regulating insulin and blood pressure sensitivity. The mineral is required in a number of chemical reactions that occur during the production of energy by the cells using carbohydrates and fats (the ATP cycle). Magnesium is also an important factor when it comes to protein biosynthesis.
In the clinic, Fluid Health therapists may combine the use of intra-dermal magnesium products in combination with far infra red waves to increase circulation and speed up reabsorbtion of this essential mineral. The effect to you is faster, more efficient normalisation of the muscle tissue, nerve activity and regulation of metabolic processes and hormone levels.
The combination of heat and magnesium chloride increases circulation and waste removal and this principle can be applied during breaks in competition as well as after the game in deeply relaxing baths similar to Epsom salt baths, but much stronger. A magnesium chloride bath helps draw inflammation out of the muscles and joints. We recommend a hot bath with Magnesium flakes and Magnesium Chloride Oil.
These products are available at the Port Melbourne facility – contact us for more information on Transdermal Magnesium Therapy and other products available from our clinic.