Help for High Heel Hurts

In Living a Life Off-Center on July 4, 2010 at 3:12 pm

The culprit...

Even as a trying hard spiritualist, I do have my days (and nights) of wanting to get dressed up and glammed out. I was recently invited to a big fashion ball paying homage to the late, great Alexander Mcqueen and decided to don my 4 inch heels with a LBD and just enjoy the chaos of being in the midst of the beautifully made up and the fabulously dressed. Suffice to say although the added height did wonders for my silhouette it did ZERO for my lower back, legs and feet when I got home that night (the dancing didn’t help for sure). I’m not one for painkillers, and this household is pretty pill-free so I limped over to my bathroom drawer to see what else I could find to ease my aches.

The cure!

And there it was, winking at me like a cocky partygoer was a bottle of Spa Essentials Massage Oil for…you got it Aches and Pains. It was a literal over figurative miracle in a bottle. Infused with ginger, peppermint and rosemary essential oils, nothing beats aromatherapy for a little skin rub. A quick click on the net gave me a brief rundown of each oils’ benefits.

  • Ginger-with its warm and spicy scent is great for generating some heat and aids in softening up the muscles and improving circulation.
  • Peppermint-is of course, minty in aroma and helps alleviate exhaustion
  • Rosemary-smells fresh and herby and is also excellent for poor circulation and soreness.

It was for me, a moving meditation to slowly and languorously rub and inhale at the same time-which doesn’t sound right but it felt good. Scent can directly affect brain waves, and nothing is more healing than getting into a more relaxed state.

I put my legs up on my headboard to help with circulation and let the oil and the fragrance settle in for about 10 minutes before finally succumbing to sleep. (Advisable to get your legs back down lest you want to wake up an hour later not feeling a thing-scary).

I’m happy to report that not only did I sleep well I woke up the next day raring to go for a run, but decided, hey, it’s a Sunday, when everyone and everything deserves a break, including all of my shoes.

Aromatherapy products by Spa Essentials can be seen on

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