Well part of ovate work is healing, as I get older everything starts to creak and groan a little bit more.
It means I use tinctures, oils and herbs that much more. My Ovate work has helped me deal with those minor ailments and niggles rather than going to a Dr or just being plain grumpy.
So currently I've been elf-shot, or a muscular injury, in the left shoulder. I know what to do; morning put on 'deep heat' (which is chilli oil based) to warm it for a days work, in the evening ice it to help the healing process overnight and regular yoga/stretching. That with time and not over exerting it....
My kids know where to get eucalyptus / olbas oil from my herbal drawer when they've got a cold and I made a herbal tea last year to kick out the remnants of a virus that had been with me over the summer.
Most dear is fire to the sons of men,
most sweet the sight of the sun;
good is health if one can but keep it,
and to live a life without shame. (Havamal 68)http://gewessiman.blogspot.co.uk