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Lavender Oil Helped A Massage Therapist's Burn

Author: Dottie D.
Skill: Massage Therapist
Date: 10-07-2008
Views: 2,251
Word Count: 184
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 3149-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 2

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I am a Massage Therapist and was preparing to heat the stones for a Hot Stone Massage in an unfamiliar stone warmer. I put my hand on the side of the warmer to see if it was getting hot and seriously burned my hand. It was bright red and seemed as if it might blister.

I had an aromatherapy book and looked up burns. It mentioned Peppermint and Lavender oil were helpful with burns. I had both with me so I put on Lavender first and a little Peppermint.

Then I rubbed more Lavender a few more times before I started the Stone Massage on a client. The pain went away after maybe 10 or 15 minutes. Thank goodness as it was a 90 minute massage!!

I continued to apply only the Lavender Oil on it the rest of the evening. When I woke up the next day my hand looked as if I never had burned it. It was truly amazing.

There was no redness and no blistering. I have been using therapeutic grade oils ever since to help with all types of health issues.

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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: blisters, burnt, scar, scarring.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: burns — "Burn Healing Potential of Nigella sativa seed oil in rats.... Nigella sativa L. (Black cumin) has shown a broad spectrum of pharmacological effects like antipyretic [fever reducing], analgesic [pain reducing], anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial.... The present study suggests the burn wound healing action of seeds may be due to anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of major compounds in the oil."Link
2.Associated topics: burns — "Melaleuca Alternifolia [tea tree] Hydrogel... was compared with tap water as a coolant following application onto a fresh, deep, partial-thickness hot water burn.... Effective cooling of the burn wound and an increased rate of wound healing was achieved by both repeated tap water compresses and by immediate or delayed application of Melaleuca Hydrogel. Cooling is an effective means to reduce tissue damage and increase wound healing."Link

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