During body massages, you would have noticed that certain oils are used. The oils are either used during the massages or compresses or they are added to baths to help soothe tired muscles and relax the body. Certain oils can help neck pain relief. Herbs and essential oils form certain plants and trees have healing and anti-inflammatory properties that relieve pain and ease muscle pains. Oils commonly used for neck muscle pain relief include ginger, marjoram, peppermint and thyme.