banish back pain this football season with these massage oils

Watching back-to-back matches this football season means spending hours glued in front of your screen and putting your back under a lot of pressure. While all that seems a lot of fun and relaxing for the time being, it can create a lot of issues for your back and trigger lower back pain and other debilitating problems.

However, you don’t have to reach out for that pain-relief spray as we have the most effective remedies to help you get rid of the pain and misery.  Here are the best massage oils that will soothe your muscles and keep inflammation at bay.

Chamomile Oil

chamomile oil

Chamomile Oil: Chamomile oil has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties that will help reduce pain and prevent future soreness as well. It is especially effective in soothing pain that affects your lower back. [1]

Lavender Oil

lavender oil

Lavender Oil: Lavender oil is very popular as it helps soothe and relax tired muscles. Its anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial as well as relaxing properties, can come handy in reducing spasms and muscle pain. [2]

Rosemary Oil

rosemary oil

Rosemary Oil: Rosemary oil has anti-spasmodic as well as analgesic properties, and is especially good for easing pain in the muscles, joints, and lower back areas. [3]

Sweet Marjoram

sweet marjoram

Sweet Marjoram: Sweet marjoram is very effective when treating stiffness and soothing joint and back pain. It also has sedative properties that aid in relaxation. [4]

Eucalyptus Oil

eucalyptus oil

Eucalyptus Oil: Eucalyptus has anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe nerves and muscles, thus relieving pain and tension. It’s especially effective in alleviating back and lower back pain. [5]

Peppermint Oil

peppermint oil

Peppermint Oil: Peppermint oil is very good when dealing with sore muscles. It can help relieve pain and stiffness in the back and lower back areas. It also relaxes and soothes the nerves. [6]

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2. Lavender and the nervous system. Koulivand, Peir Hossein, Maryam Khaleghi Ghadiri, and Ali Gorji. “Lavender and the Nervous System.” Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : eCAM 2013 (2013): 681304. PMC. Web. 20 Oct. 2015. (Accessed 20 Oct 2015)

3. Use of complementary therapies among primary care clinic patients with arthritis. Site (Accessed 20 Oct 2015)

4. Pain relief assessment by aromatic essential oil massage on outpatients with primary dysmenorrhea: a randomized double-blind clinical trial. 1: Ou MC, Hsu TF, Lai AC, Lin YT, Lin CC. Pain relief assessment by aromatic essential oil massage on outpatients with primary dysmenorrhea: a randomized, double-blind clinical trial. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2012 May;38(5):817-22. doi:10.1111/j.1447-0756.2011.01802.x. Epub 2012 Mar 22. PubMed PMID: 22435409. (Accessed 20 Oct 2015)

5. Analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of essential oils of eucalyptus. 1: Silva J, Abebe W, Sousa SM, Duarte VG, Machado MI, Matos FJ. Analgesic andanti-inflammatory effects of essential oils of Eucalyptus. J Ethnopharmacol. 2003 Dec;89(2-3):277-83. PubMed PMID: 14611892. (Accessed 20 Oct 2015)

6. Treatment of low back pain: the potential clinical and public health benefits of topical herbal remedies. Hebert, Patricia R., E. Joan Barice, and Charles H. Hennekens. “Treatment of Low Back Pain: The Potential Clinical and Public Health Benefits of Topical Herbal Remedies.” Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 20.4 (2014): 219–220. PMC. Web. 20 Oct. 2015. (Accessed 20 Oct 2015)