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STEP 13 - MUSCLE AND JOINT SUPPORT

Contrary to popular belief, age-related changes to muscles and joints are preventable and not necessarily a part of the aging process!

Researchers have found that many of the factors associated with muscle and joint problems in seniors is due to inactivity. Thus, performing physical activity can help to reduce or reverse chronic issues.

Commonly, seniors can experience aches, pain, and stiffness in the joints due to the breakdown of cartilage. Joint movement becomes stiffer and less flexible and ligaments also tend to shorten and lose some flexibility. Muscle loses size and strength as age progresses, which can contribute to fatigue, weakness, and a reduced tolerance to exercise.

Physical activity and Essential Oils can go hand in hand to help support age-related changes and consequent symptoms in the muscles and joints. It is important to consult a health professional when seniors start a new exercise program, especially if they haven’t exercised in a long time or have a chronic condition. Some good ways to improve muscle and joint health and flexibility include stretching, exercising in water, and muscle-strengthening activities.

Essential Oils that support muscle and joint health include:

  • WINTERGREEN

  • COPAIBA

  • SIBERIAN FIR

  • LEMONGRASS

  • PEPPERMINT

  • GINGER

  • MASSAGE BLEND

  • TENSION BLEND

  • SOOTHING BLEND

Other products that can benefit are SOOTHING RUB and SOOTHING POLYPHENOL COMPLEX.

SOOTHING BLEND

The SOOTHING BLEND of Wintergreen, Camphor, Peppermint, Blue Tansy, Blue Chamomile, Helichrysum, and Osmanthus Essential Oils work together to soothe and relax muscles and ease joint stiffness. Gently rubbed into the area of discomfort, its penetrating therapeutic benefit can be felt almost immediately. 

PRACTICAL USES

  • Apply on feet and knees before and after exercise.

  • Perfect for a soothing massage after a long day of housework.

  • Apply to hands and feet after gardening.

  • Connect with a loved one by giving a hand massage.

  • Rub on lower back muscles after a day of heavy lifting at work or during a move.

  • After long hours on the computer, try rubbing on your fingers, wrists, shoulders, and neck.

  • A few drops of SOOTHING BLEND diluted in Fractionated Coconut Oil can be a part of a cooling and comforting massage after a workout.

CAUTIONS

Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

For deep, occasional discomfort, layering Essential Oils can be beneficial. Layer topically: Frankincense, followed by Marjoram, and then the SOOTHING BLEND to ease these areas.

NOTE: Did you know you can take an entire Class on the subject of ESSENTIAL OILS FOR SUPPORT AND RELIEF? Ask for details if interested.

QUESTION – WHICH OF THESE OILS ARE YOU MOST INTERESTED TO TRY?

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