Essential Oils for Pain and Muscle Tension
This wonderful Pure Essential Oil Blend will relax your muscles, stop muscle spasms, and reduce your pain. Analgesic Pain Blend is hand crafted in small batches with intention and love. I created this blend to help my MS, Fibromyalgia, and Lyme Disease massage therapy clients to handle their day to day pain. I also use it on many of my clients for general muscle tightness and nerve pain issues. The results are amazing!
What is the Pain Cycle?
When one experiences pain from a chronic condition or from an injury, they tend to move less and to guard or protect the small movements that they do make. Moving less, or with more caution, leads to restricted range of motion in the area that they are guarding. As they become more and more restricted and are not able to move the muscles involved, their muscles become tighter, tenser and begin to atrophy. This weakened state leads to decreased function, psychological stress, and even depression. All of this leads to even more pain and mental stress. This cycle continues, building on itself constantly and increasing the pain. This is where the saying, “Move it or Lose it,” comes from.
How to Break the Pain Cycle
There are several points at which the pain cycle can be broken. The goal of this essential oil blend is to break that pain cycle just long enough that it allows the person to begin moving again. Once you can begin to move with less restriction, you can start to stretch and build your muscles back up. Slowly conditioning our muscles and strengthening them leads to decreased pain. Being able to move is freeing and starts to relieve the mental stress as well. Increased exercise releases endorphins that help us to feel better about moving. Being able to relax allows us to be happier, leading to hope, and we can focus on things other than the pain. We are then able to stay more relaxed, move more freely, and build up our muscle strength, which leads to less pain.
The 100% Pure Essential Oils used are Peppermint, Spearmint, Wintergreen, Eucalyptus, Clove, and Rosemary.
The Intention of this blend is overall muscle relaxation, calming nerve pain, and allowing the body to break the “Pain Cycle”. It is also great to clear your mind, lift your spirits, and clear any congestion in your sinuses.
As always, made with Love
Breakdown of the Essential Oil Choices:
Peppermint: Cooling; Clears the mind; Lifts the spirits; Wakes you up; Helps with fatigue; Purification; Brings luck, happiness, and love; Release, renewal, transformation; Clears Sinuses; Relaxes muscles.
Spearmint: Warming; Restorative; Helps clear the mind and brings focus; Assists with fatigue, nervous strain, and stress relief; Brighten disposition; Renewal, rest and transformation; Clears sinuses; Helps to relieve muscle tightness.
Wintergreen: Warming; Stimulant; Wake up the mind; Aids memory; Healing body and mind; Awakening; Ease sinus congestion; Aid in muscle relaxation.
Eucalyptus: Cooling; Balancing; Head clearing; Stimulant; Invigorating; Healing body aches and clearing mind; Renewal of thoughts; Heightens mental focus; Eases sinus congestion; Aids in muscle relaxation.
Clove: Warming; Fortifying; Mental stimulant; Brings courage and strength; Used for protection, clairvoyance, divination, psychic development and growth; Anti-fungal; Antiviral; Antiseptic; Antimicrobial; Kills candida; great for insect repellent; Contains Eugenol ~ A Natural Anesthetic ~ an Anti-inflammatory chemical that also helps to numb and reduce pain, commonly used for tooth and gum pain;
Rosemary: Warming; Refreshing; Head clearing; Invigorating; Energizing; Uplifting; Reduces mental fatigue, depression, nervous exhaustion, stress, and mental strain; Improves memory and thinking; Eases sinus congestion; Aids in muscle relaxation.
How to Safely Use this Essential Oil Blend:
Always cut this Pure Essential Oil Blend with an oil or lotion before applying.
When doing massage, 1 Tbl of oil or lotion per 2-3 drops of EO is perfect.
Do Not use on Children.
Avoid during pregnancy.
Avoid facial area.
Wash hands thoroughly after use.
External use only. ***
*** Herbal remedies have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please contact your health care practitioner for advice.
My goal is to help you to understand the properties of essential oils and how they can combine into useful healing oil blends. There are many options of essential oils that have these analgesic properties. The goal is to find the correct balance that makes the essential oil blend smell wonderful and has the aromatherapy and physical healing effects that you desire.
Let me know what you think? What oils do you use to for muscle tightness and nerve pain? How do you work your blends? Have you tried any of my blends? Have they worked for you? Comment Below!