Muscle Pain

Lavinia Botanica has created two rubs for muscles:  Lavinia Botanica Head, Neck and Shoulder Pain Relief Rub is for stiff muscle and Lavinia Botanica One Stop Muscle Rub is for ligaments, cartilage and wear and tear.

When we have pain and have forgotten that alternative natural treatments such as aromatherapy can greatly help reduce stiffness and muscles pain.  Essential oils rarely cause any side effects. The use of essential oils is a form of aromatherapy. Essential oils contain properties that are documented to be anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain relieving) and more. They easily penetrate the skin and can be carried throughout the blood and tissues within minutes! Essential oils are also high in antioxidants, improve oxygenation to the cells and cleanse the lymphatic system. They will help your body eliminate inflammatory wastes, improve circulation and ultimately help with recovery time.

Inflammation usually indicates that there is some tissue damage. Sore muscles result from the muscles slightly tearing.  The body repairs and rebuilds the muscle stronger! You may also experience some stiffness and slight swelling as well.

This formula is meant to speed recovery, have a cooling and/or warming effect and that promote relaxation of the muscle.

Instructions for Use: Massage gently onto the area: head forehead, neck and shoulder to help ease the minor headaches, stiff necks, frozen shoulders can also be added to cold or warm compresses. Then hold the compress over the forehead or eye area for headache relief.  For younger children apply to clothing, not directly to skin or do a test patch on the child’s wrist. Child suffering long time with headaches rub on tummy and soles of feet and put socks on before going to bed.

Head, Neck and Shoulder Pain Relief may assist for general headaches (for no apparent reason), nervous headaches, gastric headaches (often caused by eating the wrong foods), sinus headaches and tension headaches.  Great for, mild migraines, children headaches, sore stomachs, stiff necks and shoulders. This rub contains Lavender, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Chamomile, Spearmint, Grapefruit, Rosemary, Geranium, Lemon and Vetiver EO.

Lavender is gentle and soothing; the common herb lavender has strong analgesic effects useful for treatment of migraines and migraine-related depression. The scent of lavender is soothing and reduces migraine-related inflammation in the blood vessels according to the University of Maryland. Additionally, they act as an anti-spasmodic on inflamed blood vessels and small muscles of the scalp, neck and around eyes helping them to relax.

Eucalyptus is very helpful when used for headaches, muscular aches and pains. It helps bring inflammation down assist for sore muscles, rheumatism, headaches and nervous exhaustion. It is analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-neuralgic, anti-rheumatic, and antispasmodic.

Peppermint – Rubbing your forehead can cure a headache faster than conventional painkillers, scientists have claimed.  In a study, 95 per cent of users who applied had an effect within two minutes.  The active ingredient, levo-menthol, It is thought to relax local blood vessels, causing a sensation of coldness or tingling, followed by pain relief.  As well as reducing sensitivity to pain the peppermint extract has an additional relaxing effect on tight muscles in the head and neck which can often trigger tension headaches. Spearmint its cousin has similar properties to peppermint.

Geranium is soothing, antiseptic, antidepressant.  It is a cooling oil and calms the mind, relax the body and ease frustration and irritability when unwell. Geranium helps balance mood and relieve stressful thinking. It is used to help in the treatment of bruises and poor circulation.

Rosemary is capable of increasing the flow of blood to the head; it can improve both concentration and memory. It helps to ease aching muscles and assist rheumatic muscles. Rosemary helps to relax muscles, it may relieve menstrual cramps. Inhaling rosemary oil lifts your spirits immediately. It can relieve muscle pains, sore muscles, rheumatism and even arthritis.

Vetiver has been used throughout in many different cultures for many different reasons from its healing abilities to ceremonies. In India and Sri Lanka it is known as the oil of tranquillity. In Ayurveda the root and essential oil are used for heatstroke, fevers, and headaches. Vetiver it used to strengthen the red blood cells and promotes oxygen throughout the body. Vetiver is often used to alleviate the symptoms of rheumatism, arthritis and muscular aches such as muscle pain, sprains, and joint and muscle stiffness.

Grapefruit has an uplifting effect on the mood and helps with stress and depression. It is used with great success to combat muscle fatigue and stiffness while stimulating the lymphatic system and thereby clearing the body of toxins.  It helps with digestion. Lemon its cousin is very similar to grapefruit.

Chamomile has analgesic, anti-allergenic, anti-spasmodic, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, antiphlogistic and bactericidal properties.  It is calming and soothing.

Clary Sage can be used as a natural muscle relaxer, relieving muscle spasms, backaches, and stiffness of the joints and muscle cramps.

Cypress oil soothes muscular cramps, helps to regulate the menstrual cycle, and helps to ease arthritis and rheumatic pain.

Ginger essential oil is used in aromatherapy for alleviating headaches and stomach cramps.  A massage with ginger essential oil gets rid of muscle cramps and muscle spasms — very helpful and relaxing after a hard day at work or at play.

Lavender is gentle and soothing and calming. It may assist to relax muscle spasm, sprain, strain, cramp, contracture and rheumatic pain.

Peppermint is an essential oil reduces pain, inflammation, and spasms, and stimulates local blood circulation. It is used to treat muscular aches and pains, strains, and sprains.

Wintergreen oil contains methyl salicylate, the pain killing ingredient in aspirin. Used successful as a topical analgesic for arthritis, backache, gout, tendinitis, muscular, joint, arthritic and rheumatic pain. Just a hint in the rub to warm the muscles.

Ylang Ylang promotes calmness, and reduces stress, making it a good option for unwinding and de-stressing at the end of a long day.

Arnica is used to treat sore muscles, bruises, and other conditions caused by overexertion or trauma.

Almond oil is the best way to ease up your overworked muscles on an especially long day.  It helps to pep up your fagged muscle, but also offers a better glide.  It contains natural anti-inflammatory agents, is loaded with ‘oleic’ and ‘linoleic’ essential fatty acids that facilitate the delivery of high levels of vitamin E, and F.

Comfrey oil contains binding tannins and has certain anti-inflammatory properties. It will also help reconstruct any torn muscles that might have been injured.

Curry plant oil is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, analgesic, and diuretic. It is used in aromatherapy to reduce pain and swelling in arthritis, muscular spasms, rheumatoid arthritis.

Olive Oil – A recent study has shown that oleocanthal, a component of extra-virgin olive oil, has an anti-inflammatory profile.

Bushflowers or flower therapy is used to calm emotions.  This works on two levels – the physical and the emotional. Conventional medicine targets only the body, getting only one half of the job done as a result. By simultaneously treating the emotions associated with a particular ailment, one is actually able to get to the root of the problem. Flower Therapy also works on both planes – the mental as well as the emotional. This obviously increases, multi-fold, the chances of controlling arthritis.

Crowea Essence – For people who are feeling ‘not quite right’ with themselves and are just a little out of balance.

The information presented in the brochure is not meant to diagnose or treat any medical condition nor to replace the advice or care of a qualified health professional.