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Using Aromatic Compresses and Aroma Massage for Back Pain

Aromatherapy Essential Oils can be used to releive Back Pain.

Aromatic Compresses

  • Fill a bowl with water, (warm for arthritic Pain, Fibrositis, lower Back Pain etc. cold for sprains, headache or a cooling effect)
  • add 4 - 6 drops of your essential oil or blend.
  • Wipe cloth over the surface of the water, wring out any excess and then apply to the required area.
  • Repeat as the cloth changes temperature.
  • Hot and cold compresses may also be used alternately when there is a flare up of inflammation and swelling in joints.
  • Repeat cycle of hot, then cold two to three time, each compress should be applied for 2 – 3 minutes.
  • Always end with a cold compress.


Aroma Massage

The blend is added to a carrier oil and used in a relaxing massage. One doesn't have to be a professional to massage a loved one. A caring, gentle touch is all that is needed. To 30ml of carrier oil add 10 - 15 drops of your essential oil blend.

Article courtesy of:
West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy

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