7 Ways to Relieve Pain at Home 1. Ice/gel pack, bag of frozen peas etc. 15-20 minutes on repeat if necessary in 30-45 minutes and as often as necessary. 2. For chronic pain stiffness use a heating pad, microwaveable gel pack, sock with rice in the microwave... for 15-20 minutes. 3. Massage 4. Chiropractic 5. Vick’s, Biofreeze, KOOL N FIT or any other ointment. 6. Essential oils like Eucaplytus, Lavender 7. Contrast Therapy 10 minutes heat 15 minutes ice.