Joint and muscle aches vary in type and intensity from person to person. Some of you reading this may experience neck and shoulder pain, lower back pain (like me), while others may feel more pain in the wrists, elbows, knees, etc. It all comes down to our individual bodies. Since we are all unique, there is no “one size fits all” solution. There are, however, methods you could use to ease cramps and pain regardless of its origin!
One of the most beneficial -and my personal favourite – ways to decrease joint and muscle pain is by applying heat. Everybody knows a hot bath or shower can ease tension in muscles. But there is only so much time you can spend soaking in a bathtub, right? I recommend taking a closer look at Sensede heating pads. They are, in fact, made for various specific needs.
Tension in neck and shoulders
For many of you, the most common areas for joint and muscle pain are in the upper body, neck, shoulders, and upper back. You can treat this pain with a heating pad like the Sensede CL35S neck and shoulder heating pad. Something else that I personally benefit from is actually rubbing a few drops of peppermint essential oil into the painful areas. I rub in the oil before using a Sensede heating pad to apply gentle warmth. Peppermint is known for its relaxation properties, so I find that by combining it with heat, your muscles will naturally relax, easing the discomfort!
Many people also feel varying degrees of discomfort in other areas of the body, such as the hips, back and abdomen. This pain often comes from how active (or inactive) we are. If we lean too far in either direction, these areas of the body are often the first to let us know! You’ll need a different heating pad like the Sensede CA15S back and abdomen heating pad for this kind of discomfort. Make sure to add in that peppermint oil and – oddly enough – drink some hot tea! Tea will hydrate you, and I find it warms your body from the inside out.
I want to throw in one last quick tip for you all. Take a look at your day-to-day life in detail when you start noticing muscle aches and pains that are the result of stress and physical inactivity. Try exercise more (I love to take long walks) and try to find some moments in your day to unwind.