Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Essential Oils for Sore Muscles

It is quite likely that some of the Olympians are using soothing and healing essential oils to deal with their overworked muscles.  Here is an article from EHow that gives a pretty good idea of the diversity of essential oils in taking care of muscular stress, fatigue and pain.     You will find some excellent recipes for putting together formulas that will allow your muscles to relax, and every one knows that relaxation is the first step to regeneration and healing!

Arnica is a favorite essential oil for muscle and joint aches. Use it after strenuous activity to relieve pain. If you use it just after an injury, it can decrease the damage. Oils like wintergreen and cayenne or black pepper contain topical analgesics similar to aspirin, and they stimulate circulation in sore areas. Good circulation is necessary to get rid of the built-up lactic acid causing the sore muscles. Lavender, rosemary, ginger and eucalyptus oils are also able to soothe stiff muscles and increase circulation. Add ingredients like chamomile or sandalwood to your essential oil massage blend to make soothing scents to help relax your mind as well as your body.

Go to the article now and read about what you can do to get the relief you long for:  Pass this along to any Olympians you think might appreciate the information. : )

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