What is Castor Oil Pack Therapy?
The use of this therapy dates back to ancient Egypt, where castor oil was used therapeutically. Many people may be familiar with the effects of castor oil when taken internally for its’ laxative effects. However, when castor oil is applied topically it supports the nervous system to help restore balance in the body as it improves circulation, optimizes elimination/detoxification, reduces inflammation and helps to break up adhesions.
A castor oil packs requires the use of heat, which drives the oil deep into the body and into your lymphatic system. It helps clear cellular waste, which permits lymphatic fluid to continue to flow freely, keeping your cells healthy.
In addition to maintaining cellular health, castor oil packs also reduce inflammation and pain. Thus, making it a great alternative to pain medications and the ideal pair to a cupping session for muscle sprains and strains, pelvic cramping associated with PMS or abdominal discomfort.
Conditions that Benefit from Castor Oil Therapy:
- Fatty liver
- Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Uterine fibroids
- Muscle sprains and strains
- Therapies can be done twice a week over several weeks. To further enhance detoxification processes, castor oil packs are great when paired with constitutional hydrotherapy.