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"10 Natural Remedies for Soothing Sore and Aching Back Pain at Home"

  1. Stretches are significant when it comes to back care. We all know this isn't available on the NHS, but it should be—along with gentle exercise, Pilates, Yoga.

  2. Use heat (warmth) for muscular pain or aches. Heat and relaxation can often soothe muscles. Try an electric heat pad or one of those microwaveable wheat bags that you can wrap around your shoulders. You can also buy stick-on pads; however, please be warned: After a client of mine came to me with second-degree burns after repeated use of these (photo is in forum), you need to put these on over the top of clothes such as a t-shirt or a vest!

  3. Just as muscles respond well to heat, nerves respond to cold! If you are suffering from Sciatica or a trapped nerve, try a packet of frozen peas, or you could invest in an ice pack. You can even use a wheat bag, which, by placing it in a freezer bag and then putting it in the freezer, becomes a perfect icing tool for a sore nerve.

  4. There are many over-the-counter gels and lotions which help with aches and pains, Such as Deep Heat, Bio Freeze or another easy and convenient gel to help relieve aching muscles, joints, and tension, absorbing rapidly into the skin is our natural aromatherapy Eve Taylor Active Rub Muscle Ease.

  5. If your back is sore due to sun burnt shoulders (yes, we have all been there at one point in our lives), an excellent natural medication is to apply a liberal amount of either Yogurt-Plain (unflavoured)! or Aloe Vera Gel, which is available from most supermarkets and pharmacies. Another aid is to use neat Lavender Essential Oil (one of only a few essential oils you can use neatly without serious side effects). Place 3-4 drops on burnt or prickly heat to calm the area. You can also put up to 10 drops in a tepid bath and sit in it to relieve the symptoms of sunburn and prickly heat. Use half the amount of drops for children under 16 and older.  Of course, the best medication is not to get sunburnt in the first place by being sun aware. Always use a minimum of 30 SPF. Try to get one that says it is a 4-star minimum UV A&B rated sunscreen and apply plentifully (at least a finger length) per part of your body) then reapply every 2 hours if you're in hot, sunny weather. Stay out of the sun between 11 am-3 pm. Cover up your shoulders and head if you are in direct sun between 11 am-3 pm.

  6. Have you tried massage candles? They are a delightful way to use warm, natural, organic plant-based massage oil mixed with essential oils that you can use from a spatula directly into your hands and onto your back. The plant oil which the wax is made up from) won't get too hot so that you can use it directly on the body-(Not the face)- in a delightful and healing massage

  7. Book in for four-week massages or as regularly as you can manage, as prevention is always better than cure!

  8. Salt or Sugar mixed with olive oil or other natural oil can be used as a scrub for loose or itching skin. We often remove the dead skin (exfoliate) on our bodies as we do on our faces, but we usually forget about our backs! If you do not have someone to help or cannot reach, try to get a long-handled loofah to ensure you manage to reach everywhere. You can also apply a nice, nourishing body lotion. Rescue and Repair by Eve Taylor is just one of many to consider. It contains Hyaluronic Acid, Chamomile, and Vitamins A, C, and E to nourish, calm, and nurture the skin.

  9. It can be incredibly uncomfortable and sore if you suffer from back and shoulder Acne. It's essential to ensure that the area is rinsed well after shampooing in the shower and to check what is used in the shampoo, as the problem could be exacerbated if it contains comedogenic ingredients. Try to have a back steam and extraction therapy (available from your local salon or one of our therapists), and then try using the Corelle Body Wash from Eve Taylor, which contains Lemon Grass to help clear the acne and is 100% soap-free

  10. Reflexology is an ancient practice proven to work since 2330 B.C. Hand and foot massages were found to have been given in China and North American tribes of Indians. Reflexology is a powerful holistic therapy that works on the principle that every organ and system in the body responds to pressure points throughout the area being worked on. Even the spine, each vertebra, and the muscles on each side of it are worked during the treatment. It is most commonly performed on the feet but can also be done on the hands and ears. The therapy is incredibly relaxing, with most clients falling asleep within five minutes of starting the treatment. Reflexology is not painful or ticklish; instead, the therapist and the client may occasionally feel a difference when a blockage occurs. Following the treatment, clients should feel less stressed, have better well-being, and be more relaxed. It is important to seek recommendations from a trusted, fully qualified, and insured holistic therapist and reflexologist to benefit fully from the practice.

Getting new severe aches and pains checked out with your G.P. is always a good idea.

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