Sprains and Strains Treated with Aromatherapy

What is the difference between a sprain and a strain?

The difference between a sprain and a strain is a sprain is an injury affecting a joint, with the tendons that attach muscles to the bones being overstretched and often torn. A strain is an injury to the muscles themselves, usually due to excessive or inappropriate exercise. lifting heavy weights and so on. The first treatment is a cold application; massage of the area is not helpful at this stage, but can be sued if the after-effects linger on. 

The most useful essential oils is Lavender; use 5 drops to 15 ml (1 tbsp) of iced water for a compress. Chamomile oil may be used in the same way; where there is a sprain, try to keep the affected joint as still as possible initially to reduce internal bleeding and to allow healing to start as quickly as possible, ideally with the limb raised. 

strained muscle

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