Sometimes these are caused by just too much exercise at school, swimming perhaps. But if a child complains of a pain continuing in the same place for a long time you should take them to the doctor.
Massage helps all sorts of aches and pains. Make up an oil for your vhild's particular need. If the legs ache, for example, use a little lavender and if your child is over five years old, rosemary. Each ache will be as individual as each child, so experiment to find the solution, using the information in this section and the list of oils for children of your child's age.
Over Exercised Child Massage Oil
|Rosemary||5 drops||Diluted in 30ml vegetable oil|
Massage the child's abdomen in a clockwise direction, more or less around the tummy button. It often helps to massage the back as well - again, in a clockwise direction. Here is a formula that works well:
Tummy Ache Essential Oils
|Geranium-Rosemary||Make up a massage oil using 15 drops of one of these Essential Oils to 30ml vegetable oil.|
General Tummy Ache Formula
|Geranium||6 drop||Diluted in 30 ml vegetable oil|
Reference: Fragrant Pharmacy: V.A. Worwood