People suffering from knee pain due to osteoarthritis found knee pain relief in a study where a ginger/orange aromatherapy was used during massage. In this double blind study, patients were given six massage sessions in a three week period. The results showed a decrease in knee pain, less stiffness in the knee, and increased range of motion.
|Massage with aromatherapy can relieve knee pain.|
While this study was conducted on elderly patients, the ginger/orange aromatherapy massage would also benefit those who are suffering from sports injuries or other inflammatory issues that are causing acute knee pain.
|Ginger aromatherapy massage is effective for knee pain relief.|
Ginger has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and has been widely used in folk medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Ayurveda Medicine for centuries. Ginger is a strong anti-oxidant and is helpful in the prevention of free radicals. The essential oil of ginger is quite concentrated and extremely effective in relieving rheumatism, muscle pain, sprains, nausea, and other disorders. Essential oils are best used either through skin absorption or inhalation.
Talk with your massage therapist about ginger/orange aromatherapy massage for your knee pain relief.
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