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AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,671
edited 12/09/2013 - 3:56 PM in Alternative Treatments
I could have put this topic under depression or pain management, but since my massage therapist is responsible for introducing me to aromatherapy, I thought this might be the best forum.
I have found that some oils in the massage lotions did make my upper back and neck feel better, and did some research to find what works for muscle relaxation, depression, anxiety...all the things that go a long with chronic pain. What works for one might not work for anothers, but since it is something so simple I thought I would share.
Since I started, I found my pain management office and psychologist, encourage it, as a form of healing. I was told that anything that can bring relaxing thoughts to the mind through our senses, can calm nerves and distract us from pain: Soothing music, visualization of peaceful places, comfort food, and pleasant smells. Some of the oils have been used in cultures for thousands of years for their helaing properties.
Do research first, because I think there are plenty of "snake oil" sales people out there still. Hope you find it helps you also.


  • Any thing that is natural! My Mon has a massage blanket thing that u put in a recliner. I am soo irelaxed in it I can go to sleep!!

    It is very gentle an just a few minutes has most of tension an tightness gone. Anything left I can handle a little bit longer.
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,842
    edited 10/03/2013 - 5:30 AM
    I also believe in many of the Eastern medicine techniques. They have been helping people for centuries without chemicals.
    When I started to see my Thai Massage specialist, he introduced me to aroma the musical therapy.
    He identified a number of essential oils that could help relax me. That along with meditation music, could put me into an almost spell like relaxation period.

    Aroma therapy can be very helpful. I think it is important to have an open mind into the Eastern way of medicine.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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