SKIN, SPORT

SORE MUSCLE HELP!

Muscular aches and pains can affect anyone at any age. They can be caused by over exertion, poor posture, cold or damp, injury, stress and tension, or excercise! Many people carry tension in their necks, shoulders, and lower backs which causes the muscles to become tight and painful. Spasms and strains may occur after a heavy workout too. Pain often indicates inflammation, and when not treated, sore muscles and joints may become a chronical issue. 



The problem with typical over-the-counter muscle relaxing creams is that they rarely heal. Muscle relaxers don’t act on the muscular system; rather, they work on the nervous system to decrease pain. While reducing pain might sound like a good idea, the shut-off doesn’t solve the underlying problem.

 

Natural is definitely the way to go when it comes to relaxing your muscles and soothing joint aches. Whenever having any sort of muscle cramps, spasms, or pain, the first go-to solution is to treat it topically using herbal remedies. Many herbs have natural anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that can be used to help mend your muscles and soothe the pain. There are many herbal options that work for muscle pain relief, with each having their own benefits. 

 

VACA CARE new products for winter season are developed to soothe and relax sore muscles after a heavy workout. They are formulated using only natural plant based active ingredients to regenerate and restore; promoting blood flow, they successfully ease aches and pains.

 

Plant oils are phenomenal remedies for complaints related to sore and painful muscles. Here, i introduce you some of the amazing oils to turn to when experiencing muscle soreness and that are included in our MUSCLE EASE sports balm and FIZZY SALT foot and bath soak.


Arnica 

It’s pain relieving properties are legendary. Arnica oil is a potent remedy for various inflammatory and exercise-related injuries. The positive effects of topically applying arnica have proved to be effective in reducing pain, indicators of inflammation and muscle damage. It’s very well indicated for inflammations of the joints, sprains, strains, improving blood circulation and being good for muscle tissue. It works miracles by helping to improve the local blood supply and speed up healing.


Calendula

Calendula is a superb anti-inflammatory flower and works very well in salves and bath salts for muscle pain and spasms. Calendula flowers have long been used by many ancient cultures for their healing powers and natural abilities to help heal inflammation and infections.


Comfrey

Comfrey has an ability to naturally heal muscle and tissue back together, comfrey is a fantastic addition to any muscle salve, helping to repair tears and strains, while also reducing inflammation and soothing pain. Comfrey is one of the most common herbal additions to healing salves.


Epsom Salt 

By soaking your whole body or even just your feet in Epsom salt, you can increase your internal magnesium levels, which is essential to your muscles working properly. Healthy magnesium levels can help overall bodily inflammation since low magnesium has been linked with higher markers of inflammation in the body. 


Peppermint

Peppermint essential oil is an excellent natural painkiller and muscle relaxant. It’s especially helpful in soothing sore muscles, an aching back and a tension headache. Studies show that peppermint oil applied topically has pain-relief benefits associated with fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome.

Rosemary

Rosemary has traditionally been used for its analgesic properties and has been known to help tired, stiff and overworked muscles, aches, pains and arthritis. Rosemary is a well-known muscle pain reliever, and can help reduce swelling in strained muscles. The herb has four anti-inflammatory properties, which can help calm inflamed muscle tissue and speed healing.


Black pepper

Black Pepper is a medicinal spice that has been used for health and healing for thousands of years, and its benefits are vast. It is extremely high in antibiotic, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties. It helps promote blood circulation and is one of the best oils for muscular aches and pains. It is highly warming and circulation improving. It also contains pain relieving proprties. For this reason it is great not only for relief or arthritis and sore muscles, but for pre-exercise pain prevention and stiffness reduction.


Lavender

Lavender is an all around therapeutic oil. Lavenders therapeutic actions include anti-inflammatory, calming, and parasympathetic qualities. The anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties contained within lavender oil are beneficial to use on aching muscles. Lavender will also ease swelling and improve blood circulation.


Eucalyptus

The fresh and cooling feeling that eucalyptus brings is perfect to calm a spasms. Eucalyptus oil contains a high percentage of cineol, also known as eucalyptol, popularly used to relieve colds and congestion. Massaging eucalyptus oil over sore joints and muscles helps to relieve aches and pains as it has strong analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. 


Marjoram

With excellent warming, soothing and antispasmodic properties marjoram oil helps to ease joint pain and muscle spasms. It is a strong and beneficial oil for many ailments including arthritis. Marjoram oil can be massaged into the abdomen during menstruation, or added to a warm compress. It is useful for treating tired aching muscles, and is perfect for use in a sports massage. A few drops on a vaporizer will encourage sleep, when added to a warm bath it can help alleviate the first signs of a cold. 

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Liina Kurs

A multipotentialite with many superpowers like holistic healthcare, nutrition, professional cooking, photography, natural bulding materials, environment protection, gardening, arts, travelling the world, I embrace and teach spiritual practice, excercise, food and mind connection, importance of healthy and nurturing relationships, virtues of wisdom and openmindedness. I encourage simple and natural living. I also create functional skin care that embraces sustainable wellness.