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Working out every day is indeed good not only for your health and overall wellness, but also packs a punch in im­proving your overall physique. Some exercises and sports may, however, oft leave you feeling sore and tired after the fact. Worry not, a little body pam­pering is all you need, and here are our recommended products and tech­niques to calm your aching muscled and joints:

Deep Heat Bath Tonic

Containing the oils of Juniper, Eu­calyptus, Patchouli and Thyme, Deep Heat Bath Tonic soothes and helps overcome tired and sore muscles in the comfort of a hot foamy bath; the heat will increase blood flow and oxygen to the sore muscles.

Hot Pepper Rub

Capsaicin, which is known for the heat in hot peppers can be used to relieve joint and muscle pain. A simple DIY home rub can be prepared by mixing ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper with 1 cup of Olive or Coconut Oil. Apply it on the desired area for 10 – 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water.

Elemis Musclease Body Oil

Elemis Musclease Active body oil is an algae aroma-therapeutic body oil that contains a potent blend of stimulating Maritime Pine, Seabuckthora, Sea fen­nel and Rosemary in a skin nourishing base to help ease muscle spasms and stressed joints.

Cryotherapy

Placing ice by use of ice packs helps relieve and sooth sore muscles, all the while reducing the possibility of mus­cle damage [in the case of injury]. Best part is, you can easily do this at home using a plastic bag and come ice cubes!

Stretch

Simple stretches at home can help re­live muscle aches, and give the neces­sary elasticity for natural movement. Also remember to stretch before and after any exercise or sport to prevent severe muscle and joint pains there­after.

Deep Tissue Massage

Whilst a deep tissue or sports mas­sage using essential oils may be the last thing you want to be done to your sore muscles, it goes a long way in relieving the tightness around these muscles, soothing aches and pains.

Self-Massage

Using a hand-held massager, or some basic items you can find at home such as rolling pins and golf balls, gently massage the affected muscles as you lie down and unwind at home.

Water

Major muscle aches could be as a re­sult of dehydration, causing a strain on muscle growth. Ensure you drink lots of water before, during and after your everyday work out to prevent or lower the possibilities of excessive muscle strain. It is advised to drink warm water during exercise.