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Immediate relief from muscle pain

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If you are suffering from muscle pain and you want immediate relief, it is possible to achieve that. You just need to know what to do for immediate relief from any type of muscle pain.

DIY acupressure

Muscle pain is probably the most common type of pain that you suffer from. DIY acupressure can help you to get immediate relief. For that, you need to know about the trigger points. These are the marble size knots in your muscles and day correspond to acupressure points. These acupressure points are used in acupuncture or sports massages. You can push on the trigger point with enough pressure and hold it for at least 45 seconds. It will help you to release the muscle pain by increasing the energy flow to the area. If you have pain in some areas where you cannot reach, such as your back, neck or shoulder, you can use a tennis ball to apply pressure in those areas. Place the ball near the area of the pain and lie down on it. Roll the ball around until you find the tenderest spot. Lie there for 1 to 5 minutes and you will feel your muscle relax.

Take a good bath

Today we consume more processed foods and as a result of that we are consuming 65% less magnesium. Magnesium deficiency can result in muscle contraction and it can result in muscle pain. So, you need to include more magnesium rich foods like banana, peanut, avocado, soy and whole-grain. However, it is possible to get the mineral through your skin by absorption. You can use Epsom salts while bathing because it is made of magnesium sulphate and your skin will be able to absorb the necessary magnesium. At 2 cups of Epsom salt to a bath and soak yourself for at least 12 minutes. Do this a few times a week and you will see the result. When you have the necessary magnesium, your muscle pain will immediately go away.

Music

Yes, music can help you to get relief from muscle pain. People who suffer from chronic back pain can get relief from listening to music. Paris and France study found that cancer patients who listened to music for 30 minutes had 50% reduction in pain in comparison to people who did not listen to music at all. It works probably because it distracts you and puts you focus on something else other than the ache.

Move your body

When you are having muscle pain, we may tend to stop doing any type of exercise but moving your body can actually help you to get relief from the muscle pain. You can perform any type of movement or exercise including yoga, walking or Tai Chi and they will reduce your muscle pain. If you perform these exercises for a few weeks, you will see significant pain relief. A study found that those people suffering from fibromyalgia, who attended a twice weekly hour-long Tai Chi classes for 12 weeks found that their muscle pain reduced significantly. It helps you because it works on your body and the hormones. If you are stressed it will trigger adrenaline hormone which will signal your body to tighten up and as a result of that you will feel pain. Yoga, Tai Chi and even walking can help you to stretch and relax the muscles and thereby soothe soreness. Even a few minutes of stretching can help you to reduce your pain.

References

1. Mobility Ring
2. Exercise-induced muscle pain, soreness, and cramps
3. Healthy Muscles Matter