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Aromatherapy has long played an important role in athletics for both the weekend warrior and the seasoned competitor in the form of sports massage. Massage is used both pre-and post workout and competition Felipe Red Bulls Jersey , to improve performance, speed recovery, and lessen chance of injury. Perhaps only a few athletes have known these massages are wonderful form of employing essential oils; the classic massage blends contain essential oils such as Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Lavender, Marjoram and others depending on the application. For athletes, essential oils can enhance circulation, open breathing passages, reduce inflammation, and encourage healing of chronic and acute injuries seen in sport. Here we'll have a look at several popular sports massage blends Dax McCarty Red Bulls Jersey , as well as other healing recipes for the healthy athlete.
Essential oils can promote the health and fitness of athletes in many ways, the most common being the pre- and post- exercise (or competition) massage. Long used by top athletes around the world, sports massage with essential oils plays an important part in warming up the muscles before exertion and removing lactic acid (thereby speeding recovery) after a hard effort. Massage formulas often these essential oils - Eucalyptus, for invigoration, circulation and opening airways; Lavender, with anti-inflammatory effects, relieves pain, relaxes spasms, and brings mental calm without sedation; Rosemary relieves pain, stimulates the mind and body Damien Perrinelle Red Bulls Jersey , and has a warming effect on the muscles; Juniper Berry, used in the post-exercise formula, detoxifies and helps eliminate lactic acid from muscles; and Sweet Marjoram which helps relieve cramping in over-exerted muscles.
Blending your own massage formulas for pre and post exercise massages is simple - just between 10 and 30 drops total essential oils to each ounce of carrier oil (Sweet Almond, Grapeseed and Hazelnut are good choices). Generally, the more essential oil in a blend, the more stimulating it will be; lower concentrations of essential oil will be more relaxing. For pre-exercise, to warm and loosen the muscles, open the airways and awaken the mind, try eight drops Rosemary, four drops lavender and four drops Eucalyptus essential oils to each ounce of carrier oil Peppermint can be used in place of the Lavender if you're really looking to 'get going' - though if you're prone to anxiety before strenuous efforts Connor Lade Red Bulls Jersey , stick with the Lavender. Use light, quick invigorating massage strokes. For post-exercise, a little deeper massage can be performed with longer strokes toward the heart - this will assist removal of lactic acid and other metabolic waste products. Try eight drops Lavender, four drops Juniper Berry and four drops Sweet Marjoram, or, when the muscles are really over-exerted, try eight drops Eucalyptus, eight drops Peppermint and eight drops Ginger essential oil.