Are you in the market for a muscle relaxer that is natural? Are you knowledgeable about what you can do for your muscle spasms? Do you just want an alternative for your muscle strain, soreness or spasms that has nothing to do with medicine and doctors?
If any of that sounds like you then you are in the right spot. Essential oils are available that can assist with all types of muscle issues including spasms, pain, fatigue and even injuries to the muscles. Are your muscles achy and sore from exercising? Essential oils can address that issue too.
Maybe you are looking to prevent these types of issues from occurring. If so then you need to keep reading because you will find in this article that prevention can also be had with the use of essential oils.
How do these essential oils work?
There are properties in essential oils that have been documented to be anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic analgesic and even more. These oils penetrate through the skin and within minutes are carried throughout the tissues and blood. These types of oils are also very high in antioxidants and they do improve oxygenation of the cells while cleaning out the lymphatic system. What this means is that the oils assist in eliminating the inflammatory wastes in your body while improving the efficiency of circulation.
What makes them unique?
Aside from the fact that these therapeutic grade oils are natural and have no sort of side effects, they are imbued with multiple medicinal properties for starters. For example, Lavender oil has properties of sedatives, anti-inflammatories, anti-spasmodics and analgesics. His one essential oil can be used for not just a muscle relaxer but also for stress. There are a great many examples like this one but we have neither the time or the space to devote to them all today.
In the following paragraphs, we will talk about some of the specific oils and what they can be used for. In your reading, keep in mind that everyone has a specific body chemistry. What works well for one person may do nothing at all for the next, just as with anything else.
A good thing to do would be to choose a few oils to try and see if they will work for you. Keep note of what works for you and what doesn’t so that you can more easily remember which ones are good for you in the future.
What Causes a Muscles Spasm, Charley Horse or Muscle Cramp?
Muscle spasms and cramps or Charley horses can be caused by a few things such as when:
- they are tired
- they are overexerted or overused
- they have been stretched too much
- there is a deficiency in the body of minerals such as calcium or magnesium
- you are dehydrated or low on electrolytes
Remember that your body requires certain things to function properly. These are things like water, calcium, glucose, magnesium, potassium and sodium among others. While you will find that the essential oils help with the spasms it is important to remember that all of these other things must not be ignored.
What Essential Oils to use for Treating Muscle Spasms, Charley Horses, Muscle Cramps and as a General Muscle Relaxer
In looking for oils to aide in these things, you want to find the oils that will increase the blood flow, have an effect of warming and that will bring relief pretty quickly. Here are some of the best essential oils to use for this:
- Roman Chamomile
- Clary Sage
There are also blends of essential oils that will provide relief from the conditions we are discussing. They are:
- Aroma Siez Blend
- Ortho Ease Massage Oil
- Pan Away Blend
- Relieve It Blend
Marjoram, juniper and basil essential oils work very well for both voluntary and involuntary muscles (also known as smooth muscles).
For great muscle relaxation, try basil, the Aroma Siez blend and marjoram. While you might smell like you have been cooking Italian food you will feel great.
All that you need to do with these oils to use them is to massage several drops of the oils onto the affected area(s) 3 times daily. Make sure that you dilute the oils. For example, is you are using 3 drops of oil, mix it with 3 drops of water.
Other things that may assist in fast relief are things such as alternating ice and heat on the areas and doing light stretching exercises.