Can Essential Oils Help my Pelvic Pain?
Hmm, I never thought of this until I saw an article on this on Pelvic Pain Rehab. If you have never checked out her blog, I would head over there now. She has such great information on pelvic pain.
Here are a few ways to use essential oils specifically for pelvic discomfort recommended by Liz Palmer, C.H.t., M.A., a professional hypnotherapist and essential oil educator in Los Angeles.
- Put two-three drops of peppermint into the toilet, sit over it for a few minutes and take some deep breaths. The vapors from the oil will relax the pelvic floor.
- Dilute one drop of black pepper essential oil and two drops of rosemary essential oil in an ounce of fractionated coconut oil and rub it on the sacrum, low back and thighs. You should feel relief within ten minutes.
- Place one drop of lavender essential oil along with one drop of geranium in your palms and rub your hands together. Put your hands up to your nose and take a few deeps inhales. Actively relax you pelvic floor muscles (the opposite of a Kegel) with each exhale. Lavender and geranium are known for the relaxing qualities and strengthening the mind-body connection.