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What can I do about Leg Pain and Restless Legs?

by Penny Keay

There are a few things that may help with your leg pain. It will all depend on the reason for your leg pain.

The solution may be as simple as using a massage blend formulated for muscle or joint pain.

Then again if it is due to trauma or poor circulation or diabetes, you may need to take further steps before applying or massaging with added essential oils.

First, you may need to have a soak. In warm water with Epsom salts added (about 1-2 cups of Epsom Salt to a tub of water.)

This is usually a very safe remedy for the majority of aches and pains. Just make sure you do not make the water too warm. Definitely do not let it be HOT.

If you are unable to take a bath, then take towels and soak them in the Epsom Salt water, wring them out and lightly wrap them around your legs and feet.

The Epsom Salt will still be able to be absorbed and the nice warm moist heat of the leg wrap will feel nice too.

In addition you may want to add some Magnesium Chloride salt. It is very commonly used to help with the bodies need for added magnesium (absorbed safely through the skin).

Next after a nice 20-30 minute soak you can massage with any of the ‘Fresh for You’ massage blends.

My first suggestion is to use Scar Lightening Blend, as it has great analgesic properties and some of the essential oils help with inflammation.

This blend may help the nerves to restore feelings. This is important especially for those with diabetes. Often time folks with diabetes have lost a lot of sensory – feeling - in their feet.

Restless Relief Blend – may help some folks with pain and discomfort in their legs. And we have several reports from people suffering from Restless leg syndrome that the above listed protocol has given them the relief they so much seek.

You can use or try any of the massage blends listed that say – Pain or painful, Muscle, Sore Back, Super Muscle etc in their ‘names’. Be sure to see our Shopping Website to see all of our made "Fresh for You" massage blends and roll-on versions too.

The essential oils in those blends are all known to help with muscle and joint pain. Mainly you will see the following : Eucalyptus globulus, Peppermint, Juniper berry, Rosemary, Black Pepper, Ginger and many others.

The best is to try a couple different ones - just get 2 oz bottles. And try one blend for 4-5 days, next try another one. Be sure to jot down how your legs felt after 1 hour: warm, tingling, nothing, cooling.

Or any other words you want to describe how your legs feel. Then write down what it was like at 3-4 hours past application, provided it is not at night when you are supposed to be sleeping.

Given a bit of time you will most likely find the one or two massage blends that will give you the much added relief you are seeking.

It’s important that you also do the Epsom salt soaks.

Almost everyone around the world is lacking in magnesium. Magnesium is known to help relax muscles. And if there is a sprain or strain, it helps relieve inflammation.

Note: Calcium on the other hand, helps muscles to contract!

All diabetics are deficient in magnesium and since Epsom Salts are magnesium sulfate, a form that can be absorbed through the skin – this will give a diabetics legs a good head start in the healing process.

Hope these suggestions will work. Personally I also have diabetes and from time to time I have problems with my feet and legs.

I use the Scar Lightening Blend. – it has nice oils to soften the skin and has great oils to deal with the numbness I sometimes feel.

I apply a small amount to my feet and legs after I have had a nice long soak in a bath tub using our Bath Salts. Or for an added treat I add some "Calming blend" which is one of my Favorites!

All the products listed in the article are available at our Shopping Site - see link below.

© 2012, 2015, 2017 Penny Keay All rights reserved Worldwide.
Please do not use my information without my permission.

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