At one point or another, no matter your age, it is likely that you have experienced some type of muscle pain. The pain could have been caused by overexerting yourself or simply because your joints have become worn down. Muscle pain may happen suddenly or come on gradually, but either way it can cause a lot of discomfort.
During these times you just want to be able to make it go away so that you can go on with your day to day life. While a quick fix is what we want, turning to a painkiller should not always be the first thing that you do. There are better and more natural ways to help relieve muscle pain that will also help to keep it from happening again.
Let’s take a closer look at 14 natural muscle relaxers that can help relieve pain.
1. Movement and Massage
When you muscles are aching the last thing that you really want to do is move around. In fact, you may just get into one spot that is comfortable and not want to move again. However, when your muscles are sore it is important to make sure that you work them.
Stretching or simply standing up can help to alleviate some of the pain as you are relaxing the muscles and keeping them in good use. Another option is to perform or have a partner perform a gentle massage on the area that is hurting. Massages help to stimulate the circulation of blood to the area. This will help to speed up the process of healing.
After awhile the muscles will get stronger and you will be able to do even more without as much discomfort. This is because the muscles want to keep doing what they do, unless we make them change.