At Home Muscle Relaxation Remedies
If you're anything like me, popping pills is not the first thing that comes to mind when dealing with physical ailments of any kind. Much like myself, if fitness and working out are a part of your daily routine no matter what, you fully understand the struggle between post-work out and soreness. Although the endorphin rush is amazing, euphoric and everything positive in between, putting your body through physical stress so often can cause muscle aches, back pain, and just overall tightness of the joints and muscles. I have done some research to create at home remedies that will heal and soothe those problems faster and more effectively than any prescription a physician will recommend (at a much cheaper rate, as well).
In order to understand what these remedies are healing, it's important to know why our muscles react and feel the way that they do. When working out almost every day or close to that, it's easy to overuse a muscle or group of muscles by suddenly taking on an activity which the body is not used to or not warming up and cooling down properly after a work-out. Lactic acid builds up in the muscles affected, making the muscle fibers sticky so that they are difficult to move. This is what causes stiffness and pain. Most people forget to stretch or avoid it altogether, but it will help relieve the tension, build muscle and help heal faster.
Massaging it into the skin will help deal with muscle spasms and relax those muscle groups.
What happens when these oils are massaged into the skin is that they are then absorbed into the blood stream, helping the body heal even more quickly and at a deeper level. After massaging the essential oils into your skin, take a hot shower to relax the muscles further and be sure to rest up so those tissues can quickly rebuild themselves and you'll be on your way to the next work out!