Stiff, tight sore muscles. Many of us deal with them every day. For some people it can get so bad that they turn to prescription muscle relaxers.

What if I told you there was a natural and safe way to relax your muscles? Look no further, these essential oils, therapies and lifestyle changes will help improve those aches and pains.

Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons that people use muscle relaxers, but they can be dangerous and addictive. Over the counter medications such as ibuprofen or aspirin, don’t really treat the problem. They just mask the pain.

We’ve got six natural ways to help relax your muscles, decrease pain and avoid prescription or over the counter medications,

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    Applying this in the form of an oil, cream, ointment, liniment or salve, arnica oil is a potent remedy for various inflammatory and exercise-related injuries. The positive benefits can be the reduction of pain, muscle spasms, and the likelihood of muscle damage and inflammation.

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    Chiropractic Adjustment

    Back and neck pain is common among people of all ages. Chiropractic adjustment is important if you are someone who is suffering from this kind of excruciating pain.

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    Peppermint Oil

    This natural painkiller and muscle relaxant is one of the best options for soothing sore muscles and healing those aches and pains that come from lower back and neck pain. Peppermint is also used to treat painful headaches.

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    Who doesn’t love a relaxing massage? Focusing on the area of concern will release the tension that is building up in our bodies. Whether it is a simple back, shoulder, or foot massage, this will have a positive effect on the movement and circulation of your muscles.

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    Epsom Salt

    By soaking your whole body or even just your feet in Epsom Salt, can increase your internal magnesium levels. After a long day of playing sports or working hard your body will start to slow down feel certain aches or pains. Epsom salt is beneficial in clearing those rough spots in your muscles.

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