Aromatherapy is highly effective remedy for easing neck pain and reducing stress levels. Appropriate essential oils can bring instant relief in the neck.
Neck pain can flare up without warning and without any obvious cause. It can come from a number of disorders and diseases and can involve any of the tissues in the neck. Neck pain can flare up without warning and without any obvious cause. It can come from a number of disorders and diseases and can involve any of the tissues in the neck.
Causes of back pain:
Degenerative disc disease.
Neck strain and neck injury.
A pinched nerve or whiplash.
Common infections such as virus infection of the throat, leading to lymph node (gland) swelling.
Rare infections such as tuberculosis of the neck, infection of the spine bones in the neck and meningitis.
Fibromyalgia and polymyalgia rheumatica (an inflammatory disorder that causes muscle pain and stiffness).
Poor posture and muscle tone. Poor posture and muscle tone.
Uncomfortable positioning of the neck while sleeping.
As long as your neck pain is not connected to anything more serious, time, warmth, gentle massage and the application of therapeutic essential oils can be of great benefit.
Aromatherapy Treatment for Neck Pain.
Massage with Essential Oils – Massage can be a valuable way of re-educating tense muscles, relieving pain, swelling, reducing inflammation and stress levels. Whether it’s chronic or lasts only a short time, neck pain can be relieved by massage.
Receiving massage on a regular basis helps keep all your joints limber, which reduces your chances of pulling a muscle.
It also improves your posture and flexibility, increases range of motion, encourages relaxation and relieves stress. Massage of all the neck, face, jaw, head muscles can promote full healing and restoration of neck function.
Compresses – Cold/Hot. Cold compresses may be used to relieve tiredness due to overwork or stress, and to alleviate acute pain accompanied by swelling and redness. Hot compresses are often used to reduce pain of a chronic nature.
Bath – A soothing warm bath with essential oils is also just the thing to relax tight, tense muscles in the body.
Essential oils for Neck Pain.
|Essential oils: Black pepper, Cajeput, Cinnamon bark, Clove bud, German chamomile, Roman chamomile, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Juniper berry, Lemon, Sweet marjoram, Nutmeg, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Thyme. Others : Vetiver, Sweet orange, Frankincense, Sandalwood.
|Carrier oils : Arnica infused oil, St John’s Wort, Black Seed.
Aromatherapy Oil Blend for Neck Pain
Since neck pain is a common ailment, a simple essential oil blend like this is an effective, low-cost treatment that most people can use to bring quick relief. The oils penetrate into muscular tissue increasing blood flow to the area, and encouraging the contracted muscles to expand and relax. Since neck pain is a common ailment, a simple essential oil blend like this is an effective, low-cost treatment that most people can use to bring quick relief. The oils penetrate into muscular tissue increasing blood flow to the area, and encouraging the contracted muscles to expand and relax.
Neck Pain Blend
Warming properties (if you are using Black pepper – can cause skin sensitivity – in the mixture don’t use more then 2-3 drops per 30mls of base oil)
Neck Pain Preventative Action
Simple stretching exercises can be a productive way to prevent the tension in the neck and shoulder that lead to pain.
• Shoulder rolls • Shoulder rolls
Roll your shoulders forward (clockwise) and backwards (anticlockwise) in slow circular movements.
• Shoulder shrug • Shoulder shrug
Lift shoulders upwards towards the head hold for a few seconds and let go to release tension. Slowly tilt your head to the right shoulder, hold for a couple of seconds and then returned to upright position. Then repeat the exercise tilting toward the left shoulder.
• Head circles
Looking straight ahead slowly form a circle with your head in a clockwise direction for three or four complete circles. Then repeat in an anti-clockwise direction.
• Head Tilt • Head Tilt
Slowly tilt your right ear towards the right shoulder, hold for a couple of seconds and then return your head to the upright position. Then repeat the exercise on the left side.