Sciatica pain is a tricky monster to calm, but there are solutions for relief that you deserve to know about. It's frustrating to experience a pain so irritating and debilitating. Sciatica pain is quite common but it's natural home remedies for pain relief are not so common.
It's time to stop suffering. Get fast relief from sciatica pain with these natural remedies.
You can ease your pain naturally with essential oils.
Since sciatica may actually become worse with touch therapies, one way to effectively ease the pain is through the use of essential oils. This can be done through aromatherapy or by applying a mixture of essential oils with a carrier, such as almond, olive or jojoba oil to the painful area. Essential oils can also be used in a hot compress applied to the painful area.
Some oils that are commonly recommended, include:
- German Chamomile - German chamomile is a powerful anti-inflammatory. It also helps to stimulate the production of red blood cells. In addition to being known for its sedative properties, German chamomile also acts as an anti-spasmatic and analgesic (pain reliever).
- Sweet Marjoram – Sweet marjoram has many of the same properties as German chamomile. It acts as an anti-spasmatic and promotes deep relaxation. It is also a powerful stimulant and should not be used during pregnancy.
- Cypress Oil – Cypress oil comes from the leaves (needles) and cones of the Mediterranean Cypress trees of Europe. It is used for stimulating blood circulation and is a powerful astringent. Like German chamomile and sweet marjoram it is also an anti-spasmatic and often used to relieve the cramps, sprains and strains of athletic injuries as well as the pain of rheumatoid arthritis.
- Eucalyptus– In addition to its uses as a decongestant and germicide, eucaplytus is an effective analgesic. It also has been found to have a stimulating effect on the mind.
(At Eurospa, we know our oils well and our favorite is Eucalyptus! We've even developed a whole product line based on it's power to heal.)
Please keep in mind, that these essential oils should not be applied directly to the skin, but added to a massage lubricant, added to warm water, added to steam or used as a compress. For example:
- If using as a compress, add four drops each of the German chamomile, marjoram and cypress to about one teaspoon of massage oil, then add that mixture to a small bowl of very warm water. Use a washcloth or small towel to absorb the liquid. Wring it out and apply to the area of pain. Remove when compress becomes cool and repeat.
- If using in a massage session, add one or more of the essential oils in the proportion of 10-15 drops of essential oil to one ounce of carrier oil or crème. Allow the mixture to sit and blend for two to three hours before using.
- As a pain-relieving bath, 10 drops of essential oil can be added to warm water. Soak the body for no more than 15-20 minutes.
- When using steam, mix 10-20 drops of oil in a 6 oz spray bottle with a little water and fractionated coconut oil, and then spray into the steam. You can keep it simple by using Eurospa's Eucalyptus Oil Shower Spray as well! Steam is a great way to absorb the oils as it penetrates the pores and can travel internally via the respiratory system.
Always remember to use high quality essential oils for therapeutic use. Adding essential oils to your self care is a great way to support your body in it's own healing. At Eurospa, we're happy to be a part of the journey!