From medical conditions to over exertion to the body, pain could result from any such unknown factor. The remedies to the conditions will surely result in pain relief leading to cure. However, there are certain instant and natural relief methods that can help alleviate the pain resulting from such conditions. While you really long the pain to stop, here are five tips that could help you get immediate easement from the ailing pains.\r\n\r\n1. Acupressure and massage\r\n\r\nMuscles are the most common points in the body that respond to aches faster. Due to this, muscle pains are most frequent and the trigger points or the marble-size knots in the muscles are treated by inducing pressure to the point. This must be done for at least 45 seconds. Thought it hurts in the beginning, the energy flow to these trigger points, and hence to the muscles, help alleviate pain on those muscles. This is highly beneficial for athletes and those who exercise frequently. You could do these yourself or get the help of someone to massage the areas that are in the hard-to-reach spot. However, for such areas like back, neck, etc., you could use a tennis ball, place it under the spot that has pain, and roll over, for a soothing massage. Doing this for three to five minutes will surely relax your muscles, resulting in reducing the muscle pain. The method is found to be effective for acute to chronic pains. It is even found to relieve the back pain on pregnant women.\r\n\r\n2. Rubbing with gels\r\n\r\nCertain topical gels contain ingredients and cooling herbs that help instantly soothe pains. The ingredients like camphor and menthol block the sensors in the pain fibers thus relieving pain. When you rub the area of pain using these gels, the nerve endings are numbed and the blood flow to the area of pain is increased, resulting in faster relief. Tiger balm is one such pain relief balm found to be effective on muscular and migraine pains. Even pains resulting from arthritis and bruises also get relief from such gels. However, before using such gels, try out a little to see, if it causes a burning sensation in you. Accordingly, use appropriate amounts to apply.\r\n\r\n3. Music therapy\r\n\r\nOne of the most impressive and found to be effective methods that is cost-effective and easy on the pocket. The therapy is found to significantly reduce pain, depression, anxiety and other similar conditions. Even cancer patients, who were exposed to music therapy for 30 minutes everyday, were found to achieve 50% relief. The reason could be that, the focus of the patient is on the music rather than on the ache, thus helping to forget the pain for sometime. However, music therapy is, for sure, one of the successful methods of instant pain relief. The method is found to have significant effect on patients with chronic back pain.\r\n\r\n4. Hot and cold compression\r\n\r\nThis is one method found to be effective on pain and swelling. Cold compression is effective on swellings and pain resulting from injuries, toothache, muscle spasm, headaches and bruises. Hot compression is a great relief for pains resulting from arthritis, joint pains, muscle cramps and menstrual cramps. While you get heating pads, hot compress, or microwaved gel packs for hot compression, you could get ice packs, frozen gel packs, cold compresses or even a frozen bag of peas for cold compression techniques. Cold compression reduces the flow of blood to an area whereas hot compression increases the blood flow to that area. Hence, finding out which procedure is ideal for the ache, is essential before using any of these methods. The cold products must not be applied directly to the skin. Place a paper towel and keep the cold product on top and leave it for 15-20 minutes. For severe injuries, do this 2-3 times with an interval of 30 minutes. The application of hot compress must be limited to 20-30 minutes at a time. You must ensure, you do not fall sleep while undertaking these therapies.\r\n\r\n5. Magnesium intake\r\n\r\nMagnesium is essential in muscle growth and a magnesium deficiency results in the muscles to contract, thus increase pain in that area. One remedy to this problem is to increase the intake of foods rich in magnesium, like whole grains, bananas, and peanuts. It is one such mineral that gets easily absorbed through the skin. This is one of the reasons, Epsom salt, which is made of magnesium sulfate, is added to baths. Two cups of Epsom salt is ideal to be added to the bath tub to soak for 12 to 15 minutes. Doing this a couple of times a week will effectively give you relief from muscular pains.\r\n\r\nKeep in mind that these methods are temporary and you must seek other pain relief methods for complete cure of the condition. A professional assistance before pursuing such methods will be ideal, though not crucial. If in doubt, read about it in the internet or from other sources, so you do not mess up the process.