Massage eases all kinds of backache pain. You can massage your lower back yourself but you might have to get a partner to massage your upper back. You can apply the oils to your upper back with a sponge or cloth attached to a back brush. There are even tools for applying lotion on your back and those would work well for applying your essential oil blends too.
Ice massage is excellent for lumbago, sciatica and fibrositis. Typists, clerical workers and other jobs that require you to sit in one position for a long time can cause you to develop these conditions. You may get a chronic ache in the upper back muscles which can go into spasms. Ice massage will help any area that feels inflamed. Prepare your ice in advance so that it is ready when your muscles are aching. Fill several styrofoam cups with water and freeze them, then cut the styrofoam down so that the ice is protruding. Massage the inflamed area with the ice using circular motions.
Back Pain Synergistic Blend
- 10 drops rosemary
- 10 drops peppermint
- 10 drops basil
- 2 tablespoons liquid shea oil
Mix the blend and use it anytime you have a muscle ache, especially in the back area.