MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is used supplementally to alleviate chronic pain. It exerts an anti-inflammatory action that may protect cartilage and help relieve arthritis and other types of inflammation-related muscle, or joint, pain.
MSM also reduces oxidative stress and improves antioxidant capacity within the body. Researchers are investigating its use as an adjuvant in cancer treatment. MSM passes readily through the blood-brain barrier and is distributed throughout the brain.
The four SPE Gemstone Essences included are Bloodstone, Carnelian, Red Garnet and Sunstone (available to NHSS/SPE Members only). My Massage TheraBlend essential oil blend is a proprietary blend so I will not be sharing the formula. However, I will provide a list of the component essential oils to guide those of you who prefer to formulate and add your own essential blend to the salve.
I have developed a unique salve base consisting of a specific proportion of organic, unrefined coconut oil, shea butter and avocado butter that, not only facilitates transdermal absorption, but also exerts beneficial effects upon the skin itself.