Even 45 percent of women and 20 percent of men suffer from painful and heavy legs. People who have problems with varicose veins do not have to feel any expressed discomfort, but they can experience a constant feeling of heaviness in the legs, discomfort, skin irritation or slight pain … With varicose veins valves are damaged, and blood is then retained or flowing in the opposite direction.
This problem is more expressed in summer, when the weather is warmer. There are many causes of the varicose veins: the heritage, smoking, abnormal blood pressure, long standing or sitting, the influence of hormones during pregnancy and menopause, hormone supplements, improper diet, lack of exercise, obesity, frequently lifting heavy objects, insufficient fluid intake and incorrect nutrition.
Aromatherapist Klara Benko distinguishes some useful tips on how to alleviate many of these complaints:
Feet bath – will stimulate circulation and lymph flow operation. Pour 1 liter of water in a bowl (about 20 degrees) and add 2 tablespoons of sea salt (to relax muscles and relieve pain). Separately, mix 2 tablespoons of soy cream, 1 tablespoon of almond oil and 5 drops of essential oil of rosemary 1.8 cineol , 4 drops of Atlas cedar, and add the water when the salt dissolves. Enjoy 15-20 minutes.
Applying essential oils directly to the feet – ideal when you have some time available. Warm feet (rub them with your hands), apply 1 drop of ginger essential oil directly on the hard spot on the skin,where you will not cause irritation. Rub in well and cover with wet, warm towel. The oil will run the bloodstream. Stand still ten minutes.
Relieving pain with compresses – add 500ml of water into the bowl, add total of 10-15 drops of essential oils: lavender, eucalyptus or lemon petitgrain bitter orange. Soak a small towel, wring it and place in an area that hurts. Repeat several times.
A regular massage – feet and soles contain thousands of nerve endings, so that a foot massage seems to seems to make your feet light, and whole body refreshed. Foot massage will stimulate circulation and lymph flow, alleviate pain and swelling of the legs. Massage can be performed in a sitting position on a couch, bed or bath, with your feet slightly raised (lifted by the the pillow). Be sure to start a massage of the feet and slowly moving towards the thighs. Massaging feet stimulates circulation in your legs faster and thus preventing varicose veins. It also relieves tension and muscle cramps. Massage 2 times a day.
Add 10 drops of rosemary cineol, 10 drops cypress, 10 drops of Atlas cedar and 10 drops of lemon into 30 ml vegetable oil 20 ml hazelnut and sesame. These oils together will encourage circulation, anti-inflammatory effect on the capillaries, to alleviate the swelling, pain release.
Exfoliation to stimulate circulation – add 1 small spoonful of grated ginger, 1 small tablespoon vegetable oil nuts, and 3 drops of essential oil of basil methyl kavikol in 2 tablespoons of sugar. Rub gently from foot to thigh, then rinse.
If a person is having problems with cramping in the calf muscles, for example, he or she will want ensure that special attention is provided to this area.
The scientific word for the calf muscle is the gastrocnemius. The cramps most often occur in this muscle and a TP Massage Ball should be used to massage this area. For this activity a person is to sit on the floor with the body in an upright position. The TP Ball is to be placed in the middle of the Baller Block which is in front of you. About 60 to 90 seconds is recommended to be spent in this position.