Muscle aches, also known as myalgia are discomfort and pain in the muscles, which can be felt in almost all parts of the body as muscle tissues exist. Overusing and injuring the muscle during physical activity are the common causes, while medical conditions such as infections, fibromyalgia are also causes of muscle pain.
Natural remedies such as massage and use of essential oils offer pain relief without the unwanted side effects as compared to over-the-counter prescriptions that work on the nervous system instead.
Here are some essential oils that have been proven to be very effective against muscle aches, spasms and joint pains:
These oils are excellent natural painkillers and muscle relaxant that helps in soothing sore and aching muscles. They are also useful in reducing inflammation and improving blood circulation to relieve muscle spasms.
There are a number of ways to use essential oils for muscle ache:
- Combine the oil with a carrier oil (eg jojoba base oil) for massage blend
- Draw a bath and add 10-15 drops of these essentials oils
- Create a hot or cold compress
- Add to diffuser while you sleep
A good massage using aromatherapy massage oil that work on the area of concern helps to loosen tension and relieve pain. It helps stimulates blood and lymph circulation to bring newly oxygenated blood to tender areas, release toxic waste in the form of lactic acid in your muscles, which is usually the cause of typical muscles ache.