Whether you are a proven or occasional sporty, we all have already felt muscle pain after physical exertion: from classic aches to sudden cramps, including stretches, these pains can last over time and represent a real discomfort that affects our daily lives.
Good news! A simple and natural way to relieve these tensions exists thanks to the anti-inflammatory and analgesic benefits of essential oils and vegetable oils.
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First of all: how to recognize the different muscle pains?
Several types of muscle pain can be caused by injury, strain, or inflammation. Here's how to tell them apart:
Cramps: sudden and painful muscle contractions, which can be due to dehydration, electrolyte deficiency, or muscle overuse.
Aches: they usually occur after intense or unusual physical exercise and are characterized by muscle pain and stiffness. They usually last between 24 and 48 hours.
Tendinitis: an inflammation of the tendon, which connects the muscle to the bone. Tendinitis can be caused by muscle overuse or trauma. It is usually advisable to rest your body until the inflammation subsides.
Muscle tears: occur when the muscle tears due to excessive exertion or trauma. Muscle tears are characterized by severe pain and loss of muscle strength. In this situation, the immobilization of the body must be immediate.
Recognizing the different types of muscle pain is important in order to treat them appropriately. By using essential oils, you can relieve them in an effective and natural way. Follow the guide :
Which oils should I use in case of muscle pain?
Extracted from the flowers of Arnica, a herbaceous plant that grows in the mountains of Europe and North America, Arnica vegetable oil has been used for centuries for its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties.
If you want to use it to relieve muscle pain, you can apply it directly to the skin by gently massaging the painful area. It will leave a soft and flowery wake on your skin.
You can also use it in synergy with other essential oils, such as Marjoram essential oil and Lemongrass essential oil, to improve its effectiveness. Speaking of Marjoram…
Marjoram essential oil
It is extracted from the leaves and flowering tops of the Marjoram plant: a herbaceous plant native to the Mediterranean basin. It has been used since ancient times for its relaxing properties that relieve muscle and joint pain.
It can be used in massage by diluting a few drops in a carrier oil, such as Arnica oil. Pour a few drops into a hot bath, your muscles will relax instantly... Its sweet and soothing scent brings comfort and well-being.
Lemongrass essential oil
Lemongrass essential oil is extracted from the leaves and stems of the Lemongrass plant, also known as Java lemongrass. It is renowned for its regenerating, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties.
In addition to its relaxing properties, it is known to relieve stress and anxiety.
It also has a strong olfactory power thanks to its lemony notes which allow an instant boost! Its multiple benefits make it an essential ally to soothe the body and mind before or after a sports session.
#OFATIPS: our advices to soothe your daily life
In addition to essential oils, there are other natural tips for relieving muscle pain, including good nutrition and warmth…
Heat: Applying heat to the muscles can help relieve pain. You can use a hot water bottle, heating pad, or even take a hot bath to relax the affected muscles.
Diet: By providing the body with the nutrients it needs to regenerate effectively, a healthy, balanced diet can help prevent muscle soreness.
-Foods rich in magnesium (spinach, almonds, bananas…): magnesium is important for muscle health because it helps to relax the muscles. Do not hesitate to eat a handful of almonds after an effort to promote good recovery!
-Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids (tuna, mackerel, sardines, flax seeds, etc. ): their anti-inflammatory properties will help calm inflammation.
At Ofa Karri, our desire is to democratize the ancestral power of essential oils through safe, effective, understandable and ready-to-use remedies.
Tailor-made products that meet specific needs. The promise of a unique well-being, therapeutic and olfactory experience.
In order to naturally relax muscle pain, we have developed Body Tenderness. This oil soothes body tension following muscular effort. It promotes relaxation, well-being and relaxation thanks to the restorative properties of organic oils of Arnica, Lemongrass and Marjoram.
To be used before or after a sports session, at work, or as soon as body tension appears. Apply the oil generously in massage on the sensitive joint and muscle areas, until absorbed. You can use it up to 3 times a day.
Body Tenderness oil is 100% natural, Made in France and has been formulated by experts in aromatherapy and biochemistry to guarantee safe use of the product. All the ingredients are organic and have been carefully selected to relieve specific needs: relax muscles, fight against cramps, soften tense joints...
Now you know all the best practices for doing sports in a serene way and soothing your body after exercise.
Good session !