What are essential oils? They are highly concentrated natural oils found in plants! They are accessible to everyone, including infants, children, teens, parents, and so on. Essential oils can be used for a wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications, and are a natural tool to help maximize training and performance. The benefits for using essential oils are endless, but there are some benefits that caught my eye for athletes specifically.
We live in a youth sport culture that emphasizes early sport specialization – an increasingly common phenomena. This trend largely stems from the influence of professional athletes, whose careers imply that the earlier you specialize the better chance you have at becoming “elite”.
Unfortunately, it’s not quite that simple. While there are a number of negative effects from early sport specialization, here we will focus one specific risk: overuse injury.