As many of you know, I injure myself a lot due to the condition I suffer from which affects my joints. If you followed my fitness posts at the beginning of 2014 then you'll know that it can cause me a lot of pain. So I was thrilled to get the chance to try out this Arnica massage oil from St Kitts Herbery.
The massage oil was designed for use my physiotherapists, but can be used safely at home as well. It soothes joints & muscles, helps to heal bruises and eases any aches & pains.
Now Arnica can be a tricky thing if it's your first time using it, so I was really impressed by St Kitts Herbery, when Betty emailed me to check if I had used it before and to offer some advice. I am familiar with Arnica, but it never hurts to be reminded of some important things to remember when using it:
I tried out St Kitts Herbery's Arnica Massage oil in quite a few different areas over a couple of weeks, but the place I've really appreciated it is on my foot. I've pulled the muscle that runs along the bottom and up the back to the Achilles, nothing else I tried made any difference but using this a couple of times a day really helped!
Another thing to mention about this massage oil is that it does have a strong smell. Now some might describe it as medicinal, I would just describe it as herbal really. It is strong, and some might not like it, personally I think it smells great, it's invigorating! Plus it's a natural smell, not something that has been chemically formulated, don't mess with nature!
As you can see from my foot photo you simply massage it into the area you want to treat, it can take a couple of minutes to absorb and you absolutely MUST wash your hands afterwards in case you rub some in your eyes. But it's simple and easy to use, and if you follow the guidelines I gave earlier you shouldn't have any problems.
So if you're like me and you have frequent muscle pulls/strains, stubborn bruises or if you have one particular muscle that gives you some grief, then I would recommend you try out this Arnica massage oil from St Kitts Herbery, it honestly works wonders and I wouldn't be without it now!
Let me know if you've ever used Arnica before and what you used it to treat!
Stay safe, x
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