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Ortho Sport: A Muscle Aid During Soccer Season

Author: Lorena H.
Skill: Raindrop Technique
Date: 08-27-2009
Views: 4,973
Word Count: 275
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 3734-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 4

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Our family is heavily involved in soccer. I certified as a soccer referee when I was 37, and am now 42. The last few years I've noticed that my knees really bother me if I do too many games, and I get sore muscles from sprinting up and down the field.

This summer however, I learned about Ortho Sport Massage Oil, made by Young Living. Before officiating at games, I rubbed Ortho Sport into my quadriceps, hamstrings, and gastrocnemius muscles. After I refereed, I applied the Ortho Sport again.

I was amazed the next day, and the 2nd day also to not have sore muscles! The only place that I got sore was way up high on my thigh where I had not reached with the Ortho Sport.

My three high school children also used Ortho Sport in their tryouts for the high school soccer team. These included a week of practices, twice a day, for two hours. They also used Ortho Sport before and after each practice. They had some muscle soreness, but it was minimal, compared to team mates who said that they were so sore they couldn't move, using pain patches, etc.

I used Ortho Sport again a week ago when I was asked to referee a scrimmage for the high school boys. I rubbed it all up and down my legs, including my knees, before and after. In the past, I would have come home with very sore knees, and they would have hurt for 2-3 days, and I would have had sore muscles. Not this time, as I had no soreness at all!

What a great blessing these essential oils are!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: muscle-pain — "We examined the evidence regarding the effect of herbal medicine on pain in people with non-specific low-back pain (LBP).... Lavender essential oil applied by acupressure appeared effective in reducing pain and improving flexibility compared to conventional treatment."Link
2.Associated topics: muscle-pain,muscles — "[T]he effect of essential oils on skeletal and smooth muscle...: The first type of effect on skeletal muscle involved a contracture and inhibition of the twitch response to nerve stimulation shown by a sample of clary sage, dill, fennel, frankincense, and nutmeg; ...lavender reduced the twitch response alone."Link
3.Associated topics: muscle-pain,muscles — "Herbalists treat skin ailments, such as fungal infections (like candidiasis), wounds, eczema, and acne, with lavender oil. It is also used in a healing bath for joint and muscle pain. One study evaluating treatments for children with eczema found [that] it was therapeutic touch from the mother that improved symptoms; in other words, massage with and without essential oils (including lavender) both reduced the dry, scaly skin lesions. Another study found that lavender oil may improve pain control after surgery."Link
4.Associated topics: muscles — "In nine studies, Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) has shown effectiveness for arteriosclerosis, autism, Bells palsy, chemotherapy-induced toxicity, degenerative disc disease, detox, muscle wasting, muscular dystrophy, neuroblastoma, neuroprotection, oxidative stress, and spinal stenosis."Link

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