| Randall Agee
Tennis elbow is so named because it's common among tennis players, but any overuse of the hand, arm and forearm muscles can contribute to the problem. Characterized by pain and stiffness at the point where the forearm’s muscles connect to the bony portion of the outer elbow, this injury usually calls for medical intervention. Use essential oils to help keep discomfort to a minimum while recovering.
Marjoram essential oil penetrates deep into tissue, stopping pain and promoting relaxation. Using your fingertips, apply 2 or 3 drops of marjoram essential oil to the affected area and massage it into the skin. Add a bit more essential oil if additional relief from pain is still needed. Repeat this treatment every 2 to 3 hours as needed, adding carrier oil between treatments to prevent the skin from drying.
MAKES 1 TREATMENT
Nutmeg essential oil penetrates deep into tissue, stopping pain and aiding in relaxation while improving circulation. Its fragrance helps lift the spirits; most people find it quite pleasant.
- 1 Teaspoon Carrier Oil
- 2 Drops Nutmeg Essential Oil
- In a small glass bowl, add the carrier oil and nutmeg essential oil, and stir to combine.
- Using your fingertips, apply the blend to the affected area, and massage it into the skin.
- Repeat this treatment every 2 to 3 hours as needed.