Your body is your best friend, till the end. What would you do if your actual best-friend was going through a hard time? You'll obviously look after them and give them everything you've got - you'll strive to be there for them at all times, check in on them, pamper them, and make sure they go back to their old selves as quickly as possible.
Why shouldn't you want to do the same for yourself if you're prepared to do it for someone else? Stay in touch with your body during a grueling time like menstruation with these 3 elements:
Bring The Heat
Relax the muscles of your uterus by applying a warm patch or wrap to your abdomen. Heat improves circulation in your abdominal/ pelvic area, which in turn helps alleviate pain. Wearing a heat wrap for cramps is more helpful than taking an over-the-counter (OTC) pain meds like acetaminophen or ibuprofen, according to studies.
Take a warm bath or use a heated towel if you don't have a hot water bottle or heating pad. Aside from relieving pain and cramps, studies have shown that people who wore a heat blanket experienced decreased weariness and mood fluctuations.
Massage With Essential Oils
When massaged onto your belly, several essential oils, especially when used in a blend, have been shown to help relieve period cramps.
Due to their potential to increase circulation, the following oils appear to be the most helpful at relieving period cramps:
Essential oils can be purchased online or at a health food store. They may also be available at certain drugstores.
You should dilute essential oils with a carrier oil, such as coconut or jojoba oil, before applying them. Carrier oils help to disseminate essential oils over a vast region by safely “carrying” the oil into your skin. Once your oil mixture is set, rub a few drops between your hands and gently massage your stomach. According to experts, massaging your belly in circular movements for five minutes, the day before and during your period, can help relieve menstrual cramps and improve circulation.
We're All In Water
Water can benefit you in a variety of ways during your period, in addition to keeping you hydrated. A technique to give your pelvic muscles the warmth they need to relax is to soak in a warm bathtub. By adding a few drops of essential oils (from the list above) to your bathwater, you can boost the pain-relieving power of a good soak.
To obtain the best possible benefits from a warm bath, simply relax for at least 15 minutes.
To relieve stress and tension, read your favourite book or magazine. Bathing in the evening is a terrific way to unwind and get a better night's sleep.
If you don't like taking baths, a warm shower can provide similar results and help relieve pelvic discomfort and other symptoms. During your period, a warm shower will help lift your spirits and improve your mood. While keeping your body warm, it will also aid in controlling your menstrual flow and ensuring that any undesired blood exits your body properly. So warm that water up and watch the magic unfold.
It's no secret that our bodies don't always feel fantastic during menstruation and the days leading up to it. This can be a difficult time to get through, with cramps, bloating, exhaustion, mood swings, and more. Worse, it happens every month, giving the impression that there is no end in sight. But with these 3 elements —you may be able to minimize some of the discomfort you experience during your menstrual cycle and premenstrual period.