What causes body aches?
Body aches are just what they sound like- your body hurts. Aches and pains are common and are usually caused by muscle overuse. When you work out or do too much of a rigorous activity, your muscles may be sore for a few days. However, this type of muscle ache is limited to the muscles you used during the activity.
Like muscle overuse, there are several other causes of body aches which improve with care at home. Some of these include:
- Lack of sleep
- Deficiencies (Vitamin D, Calcium, Iron etc.)
- Minor sprains and strains
Body aches and COVID-19
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people have been suffering from body aches. Body aches due to COVID-19 are believed to result from the effects of inflammatory molecules released by immune cells in response to the virus.
When unwell with COVID-19 people are less active than usual. This can cause aches and pains, stiffness and muscle weakness. Muscle weakness can lead to difficulties with activities such as standing, climbing stairs, gripping objects with your hands or lifting your arms above your head.
In addition, muscle pain is a common side effect that you may experience after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. This is completely normal and is a sign that your body is working to build immunity.
What is the best treatment for body aches?
Our Pain Therapy Massage Oil is the perfect massage oil to help get rid of soreness, pain, tension and swelling in your body. With a combination of Basil, Clove, and Ginger essential oils, Pain Therapy Massage Oil is made with oils which are best known for their pain-relieving properties. These properties have been further discussed below. It has analgesic, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties, and a cooling effect on sore, achy muscles. It can relieve muscle spasms and reduce aches and inflammation.
Directions for Use:
Pour a small amount of oil onto palms and gently apply all over hands and body. Softly massage with smooth gentle relaxing movements and leave on.
Ingredients of Pain Therapy Massage Oil:
Sweet almond oil, Jojoba oil, Olive oil, Basil essential oil, Cardamom essential oil, Clove essential oil, Eucalyptus essential oil, Ginger essential oil, Lavender essential oil, Rosemary essential oil, Spearmint essential oil.
Pain Therapy Massage Oil is made with a combination of essential and carrier oils which have a wide range of benefits, including treating body aches.
Let’s look a bit deeper into some of them:
Basil essential oil is an excellent natural pain reliever and anti-inflammatory. It is very efficient in case of muscle pain and spasms due to its pain-relieving properties and helps fight joint pain due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Clove essential oil has anti-inflammatory agents. These anti-inflammatory properties can help ease the inflammation and also have a cooling effect. This oil can also be used as an excellent pain reliever for overworked muscle pain and joints and can provide relief from soreness and swelling.
Ginger essential oil is very effective for cramps, arthritis, and inflammation of the joints A good massage with ginger essential oil reduces muscle stiffness and eases the pain. Gingerol present in ginger is known for its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties and is seen to work wonders in the case of chronic lower back pain.
How else can one get rid of body aches with home remedies?
- Resting to allow the body to repair and heal.
- Drinking plenty of fluids as staying hydrated can help ease achiness caused by dehydration.
- If there is one area of your body that hurts more, ice and heat can help alleviate your symptoms.
- A warm bath can help relax muscles and ease tension in the body
- Carefully stretching out the affected muscles can help quicken with the healing process
- Taking part in activities such as yoga and meditation can encourage relaxation and reduce stress in the body
- Complementary therapies, such as massages are great for soothing the areas affected and can relax the whole body
If your body aches are accompanied by worrisome symptoms or last for a long time, schedule a visit with your doctor.