I have written an article in my book ‘Complementary & Alternative Therapies for Pain’ on how an aromatherapy massage with certain oils can help with pain and relaxation. Below is a list of some of the most well known oils for that type of treatment.
Bergamont this is an oil obtained from a plan that is a native species of some Asian and Eastern Countries.
The oil was first used and traded in Italy and derives its name from the northern city of Bergamont. When combined with eucelyptus, its soothing effect can help insomnia, anxiety and depression.
Chamamile this is also effective in reducing stress, anxiety, migraine and insomnia.
Cypress it is know for bringing relief from tired aching legs and feet when used in the bath.
Eucalyptus this is a native species of Australia and Tasmania but is now grown throughout the world. The diluted oil is used for muscular and rheumatic aches and pains, headaches, neuralgia and fevers. Caution taken internally can be fatal.
Lavender this highly perfumed nature species from the Mediterranean but is now very popular in Britain growing in our gardens. It has a relaxing property and is generally one of the most versatile and widely used oils for healing. Excellent for muscular aches and pains.
Parsley this is used in the treatment of arthritis, rheumatism and sciatica. It should however be used in moderation and only given by a fully qualified therapist.
Pine this stimulating effect makes it a good choice for muscular pains and strains.
Sage this is a native plant of the Northern coastal regions of the Mediterranean and has a long history of medicinal and culinary use dating back to the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome. It is also used to improve circulation, rheumatism, arthritis pain and joint strains.