While Epsom salt and mineral baths might be common today, Hippocrates is credited with recognizing the health benefits of salt first (450 BC). And (not surprisingly) he was prophetic in this observation. A soak in a salt bath can relieve aching or tired muscles and leave skin smooth and radiant. The ancient Greeks loved thermal baths with sea salts and dried herbs, a ritual that replenished skin and relaxed the body.
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