Pain, whether minor or major, temporary or chronic, is something that most of us deal with at some point in our lives. That’s why finding ways to help manage it can be crucial to our emotional and physical well-being. Here are some tips to help you manage your pain.
Manage Breathing and Practice Meditation
Relaxing to both the mind and body, meditation helps ease muscle tension, which may help reduce pain. The practice of focusing on breathing exercises or repeating meditative mantras takes the mind off of the physical pain and brings the body to a more relaxed state. If you’re having a hard time centering the mind for meditation, you can try one of our 7 Chakra Oils.
Being in pain is emotionally unsettling, but minimizing anxious, depressed, or negative emotions can help make us less sensitive to physical pain. Practicing meditation, listening to calming music, or socializing with close friends can help ease stress and promote positive emotions. Diffusing calming essential oils like Chamomile, Frankincense, Helichyrisum, Lavender or Patchouli can also be beneficial.
As Elle Woods once said in Legally Blonde, “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy.” Not only do they help elevate mood, but they also help block pain signals and strengthens muscles so that you’re less likely to injure yourself in the future. It’s important to meet with your health care provider to determine an exercise routine that’s best suited for you. After exercising, dip into a soothing bath filled with warm water and Muscle Ice Bath Salts. Formulated with Sea Salt, Epsom Salt, Peppermint leaf flakes, and Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Clove Bud, Lavender, Sweet Orange and Peppermint essential oils, this blend of bath salts helps ease muscle discomfort by promoting circulation and combatting tension. It’s the perfect way to end the day!