In a 10ml roller: 5-7 each- Lavender, Eucalyptus, and Peppermint Apply to neck, forehead, temples, and along jawline. Lavender helps to relieve muscle tension. Eucalyptus soothes tired, sore muscles. Peppermint promotes clear breathing and awakens the senses.
The upper trapezius (traps) knot up very regularly and cause you to feel tight, hunched over and can often cause stress and tension headaches. All you need as a firm self massage/trigger point ball (Lacrosse ball is great if you’re in the USA!) and do the following exercise for a great myofascial release:
Stretches for Sore Muscles - Yoga-Inspired Stretches from Annie Mulgrew of New York. When you work out, your muscles contract and shorten, which can leave you feeling stiff. Stretching increases blood flow to the muscles to relieve this stiffness, lengthen muscles, and improve your flexibility for a greater range of motion (and lower risk of injury) the next time you work out, Mulgrew says.