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How to find relief for charlie horse leg cramps naturally

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

leg crampIf you’re currently expecting, you’ve probably heard of (or perhaps already experienced) some of the aches and pains pregnancy can bring about, but you might not have been prepared for the suddenness or intensity of the sharp, squeezing, twisting pain of a charlie horse.

Some women have described the pain of charlie horses as feeling like their legs were being squeezed in a vise or clamp; others have described feeling as though their legs were being tied in knots and being pulled at both ends. However you want to describe it, the pain of a charlie horse is certainly unpleasant.

What is a charlie horse?

A charlie horse, also sometimes spelled “charley horse” is a type of leg cramp that affects pregnant women, particularly during their second and third trimesters. To this day, doctors are uncertain what precisely causes charlie horse leg cramps, but common theories include the uterus putting pressure on certain nerves, and/or decreased circulation in the legs as a result of the baby putting pressure on blood vessels.

Finding relief for charlie horse leg cramps

aromatherapy bath saltsPrior to founding Castle Baths, CB owner Laura Thomas, experienced numerous charlie horse leg cramps during each of her pregnancies. Her doctor recommended an unusual solution: Dead Sea Bath Salts. She took his advice and has enjoyed the soothing and rejuvenating powers of aromatherapy-scented Dead Sea Bath Salts ever since! Now, she offers her experience and expertise with charlie horses freely to other expecting mothers.

If you’re expecting, or you know someone who is, be sure to check out Laura’s personal story on leg cramp and charlie horse relief to find out which aromatherapy essential oil blends she recommends when selecting a Dead Sea Bath Salt or Conditioning Soak.

Do you have your own natural or homeopathic remedy for charlie horse leg cramps? Talk to us! We’d love to hear from you, and add your story and advice to our leg cramp relief page!

 

 

Natural Dead Sea Salts Remedies for Leg Cramps

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

We all know what it’s like. Maybe it was a stretch gone wrong, or maybe inactivity catching up with us. A sudden surge of pain and a quick spasm to accommodate a suddenly straight leg and you have a leg cramp crawling up your system and finally getting to your brain! Maybe some of the more desperate arm flailing, that looks so funny when it’s someone else.

There are worse times for it to strike (public transport, job interviews, and marriage proposals for example) but leg cramps tend to come as we lay down for bed, just as we are trying to relax. What can be done to combat this most unappealing and surprising of momentary conditions? Castle Baths has just the thing – Lavender with Ylang Ylang Dead Sea Bath Salts for Leg Relief

Thought spa products could only relieve skin ailments? Well you were wrong because the healing qualities of the Dead Sea is much more than skin care. The Dead Sea bath salt with ylang ylang and lavender reduces stress and cramping to a great extent!

Dead Sea Spa Products – For Skin and Body Care

There is a ton of spa products that can alleviate the infamous leg cramp, but there’s nothing better than a nice bath before bed, and Dead Sea Salts have been a celebrated mineral for centuries. Soaking yourself in the caressing natural Dead Sea bath salts, especially with ylang ylang and lavender, works wonders for helping you deal with the pain in the leg.

Further, these bath salts do not leave the skin dry and flaky. Imparting the legs both a healing touch, the Dead Sea salt also lends a smooth touch to the skin.

Not only will they leave the skin soft and smooth, but will calm the muscles in your legs. Genuine Dead Sea salts are available from CastleBaths.com.