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Many people receive at least temporary relief from soaking in a warm (not too hot) bath with Epsom salts or essential oils that are known to soothe sore muscles, such as juniper, lavender, marjoram and/or chamomile. You can add about 8 drops of essential oil to a 2 cup jar of Epsom salts, seal it and leave it for 10 days and then use as you would regular Epsom salts, with the added benefit of a nice scent and whatever therapeutic benefits the oil you chose has to offer
I tried epsom salts today, so I will add the oils and see what happens.
Epsom salts are an inexpensive way to get some relief! I use them frequently and they do work, but they're not meant to be an overnight cure.
But if you're anything like me, I'd rather do the tub soak (and other non-harsh tips) than continue to tear up my stomach with pain pills!!!
|Sheri Ann Richerson|