Beat Muscle Pain and Tension the Natural Way With These Useful Tips

Beat Muscle Pain and Tension the Natural Way With These Useful Tips

When you have muscle pain and tension, you need to handle it right away. One reason is because all that tightness can lead to other problems like spreading the pain to other muscles or even migraines. It’s common, when we feel the tension come on, to reach for the nearest pain pill we have. And while that does provide temporary relief, it doesn’t solve the problem and it does leave you with dangerous damage to your intestines, brain and stomach. So if you’d rather find a more natural and still effective alternative, try this method from us at Eurospa Aromatics, where healthy bodies are what we are committed to.

Hot & Cold Therapy
Many people wonder whether to use heat or cold to treat muscle soreness. Some people say to apply heat and others say that icing is best. We say go with both. But the only way for that to truly make sense – is that you have to understand what each temperature does for your body.

What does cold treatment do?
First, it numbs the local pain neurons, so the sense of relief is immediate. It also reduces the local tissue temperature, causing to to ease inflammation and swelling. This works through vasoconstriction, which causes the blood vessels to constrict, reducing the blood flow and release of inflammatory mediators into the site of injury. This is especially useful for serious tissue injury and muscle strains, as you will want to reduce swelling and inflammation. (If you get a shooting pain during or immediately after an exercise -you have a muscle strain).When you exercise, your blood vessels expand and stay that way for at least an hour afterward. Soreness occurs when lactic acid settles in your muscles through dilation of the vessels. However, using cold alone, isn’t enough for the healing process. Too much cold will hinder the muscle’s ability to relax.

What does heat do?
Heat relaxes the muscle, and thus contributes to faster relief of the soreness. Whether you are sore from a workout or are dealing with chronic pain, you still want to make sure you are keeping the muscle relaxed. When it comes to injuries, the muscle will be inflamed, so be sure to be using more cold than heat to make sure you don’t add to the inflammation.How do you get both? The best way, in our opinion, is to regularly (once a week is preferred) go to a sauna or steam room, being sure to take breaks to stand in a cold shower or sit in an ice pool. Alternating hot and cold will reduce inflammation and induce muscle relaxation for deeper healing. Adding the healing benefits of essential oils, such as our eucalyptus oil spray, will add cooling to the cells while the heat of the sauna or steam room efficiently relaxes. If you can’t make it to these wellness places, you can mimic the environment by simply creating an enclosed hot shower, turning it to cold and then back to hot again for a few cycles. Have the shower hot enough to raise your body temperature, but not to burn you.

Eurospa Aromatics is committed to your health and overall wellness.  We are happy to have provided you with natural solutions for muscle pain and healing. Get your own bottle of Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist and start experiencing better health today!

 

 

Love Working Out?  5 Great Natural Tips to Faster Muscle Recovery!

Love Working Out? 5 Great Natural Tips to Faster Muscle Recovery!

Love Working Out?  5 Great Natural Tips to Faster Muscle Recovery!If you are one to work out regularly, it’s safe to assume that you like to both look great and feel your best!  If that’s true, then you’ll want to make sure you are helping your muscles recovery quickly. We know this is important to you, so we’ve compiled our list of the best ways to help your body recover after a good work out! Enjoy and Eurospa know how these tips have helped you!

STRETCH BEFORE & AFTER
Gentle stretching before AND after a workout is a key component not to be dismissed.  Trust me, I’ve been there and sometimes you just don’t want to ‘waste your time’ stretching.  I want to emphasize the gentle part for a minute as well.  Especially before a workout, your muscles are not warmed up. This will cause them to be more tight and stiff – like a dry rubber band.  Over stretching or stretching to forcefully will actually weaken the muscle, making injury more likely. Once your workout is complete – consider stretching in a sauna (still gently) and really make use of the extra heat.  More about saunas below…  


HYDRATE

You lose so much water during exercise and while it’s best to replace it during exercise, refilling your personal hydro-tank after exercise is a great and simple way to speed up your recovery time. Water supports every metabolic function and transfer of nutrients in the body. Having plenty of water will improve each and every bodily function. Adequate fluid replacement is even more vital for endurance athletes who lose larger amounts of water during hours of sweating and peak activity. 


REFUEL

It’s SO important to make sure you eat within 60 minutes of a hard workout.   You just depleted your energy stores and now it’s time to refuel them if you expect your body to recover, repair tissues, get stronger and be ready for the next challenge. Some great go-to foods for a speedy recovery are protein shakes, bananas, nut butters, hummus and red peppers, yogurt, berries, fish and all green plants.  Let’s just face it – green plants are the food to eat pre and post anything!



HOT COLD
Take alternating hot and cold to the next level.  The old advice of ice pack and heating pad have great purpose but are better for targeting certain areas.   Try taking a really hot shower and then switching to the coldest setting for about 30 seconds (or how long you can handle it) and switching back to hot again.  As well, if you have access to a steam room or sauna – go stretch in the heat for 5-10 minutes, go out and take a cold shower (or use the ice bath if it’s available) and the return to the sauna.  Repeat the process 2-3 times for best results.  


DID SOMEONE SAY SAUNA
Of course I did.  I would almost go as far as saying that I’m one of the biggest sauna fans in the world.  It’s for good reason too.  The health benefits that saunas deliver make me wonder why more people don’t invest in building one in their own home! {If you DO want one built, talk to a contractor today and you’ll be on your way to better home health in no time!} But back to muscle recovery…  If you’re already going to be stretching and alternating hot and cold in that gift of a sauna – enhance the experience further and add Eucalyptus oil or Spray!  For the oil, mix the essential oil into another base, like almond or jojoba and you’ll quickly have a muscle recovery rub!  The oil penetrates deep into the tissue (more so in the heat of the sauna) for an anti-inflammatory effect.  When using the spray, simply spritz into the shower steam or the sauna/steam room.  The oil in the air will then enter your lungs and be carried off to nurture the needier parts of your well-worked muscles.  


You are working out and exercising to better your health and look your best. Congratulations! That’s a big commitment you should be proud of!  Please take care of yourself with proper diet, rest and recovery as you live your life to it’s absolute fullest! 

ifood.tv Showers Praise on Eucalyptus Oil Uses

ifood.tv Showers Praise on Eucalyptus Oil Uses

The following content comes from a blog you might enjoy reading, http://ifood.tv.  Under the subject of Eucalyptus Oil, they had this to say:
Eucalyptus oil is one of the most popular essential oils and an inevitable ingredient in your fist aid kit. The widely popular Eucalyptus oil benefits are really interesting. A simple oil extracted from the bark of the eucalyptus tree has some interesting benefits..

Medicinal And Therapeutic Benefits Of Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus oil is a good antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiviral and antiseptic agent. It has commendable anti-inflammatory, anti-neuralgic, anti-rheumatic, antispasmodic, astringent, balsamic, cicatrisant, decongestant, deodorant, and diuretic potential. Read on to know more about these miraculous benefits of Eucalyptus oil.
  • This oil offers immense relief from sinuses, blocked nose, common cold, bronchitis, flu and other respiratory diseases. You can apply eucalyptus oil or add a few drops while you take bath. They could be also used for treating asthma and cough. Gargling warm water with 2 to 3 drops of this essential oil can ease sore throats and pain experienced due to tonsillitis.
  • An excellent essential oil with a wonderful aroma, it is an undeniable ingredient in the shelves of all aromatherapy centers. Along with being a good anti-depressant, it can also increase your mental alertness and boost your appetite.
  • The antimicrobial property of eucalyptus oil makes it a must in various creams, lotions, deodorants, soapsshampoos and others like toothpaste.
  • The germicidal properties have proven to be useful in healing wounds and bruises.
  • This is a natural remedy for the ticks and parasites that otherwise irritate your pets.
  • Along with enhancing blood circulation, it also has the potential to boost cardiac activity.
  • Eucalyptus oil is also good for diabetic patients as it helps in retention of blood sugar levels.
The saga of eucalyptus oil benefits can be never ending! So try yourself to know more about this splendid essential oil.
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Read more at http://www.ifood.tv/blog/eucalyptus-oil-benefits#vrEikvByGexlup3F.99

At Eurospa, we offer eucalyptus oil in a variety of ways. Our most popular product is a spray that you can use for any of the above purposes, but that is designed to be used in the shower. You can spritz it into the steam before you enter, or above the shower head while you are showering.  Either way you will immediately smell the exhilarating aromatic scent filling the shower and even the rooms around the shower.

The shower spray is available on Amazon. Just click bit.ly/EOMist

 

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