Try an essential oil massage
If you have a generous partner, perhaps he or she can do this for you, but you can also easily do it for yourself. Rub essential oils like lavender or clary sage directly over the affected area. Make sure to get pure, undiluted essential oils. You can add just a drop or two to a favorite body lotion for the massage. Research has found that this can be effective at reducing period cramps because some essential oils have analgesic (pain-relieving) properties.