Friday, April 27, 2012

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Salonpas Offers Effective Over-the-Counter Temporary Pain Relief

The Salonpas brand of pain-relief products is a brand I know and trust because I’ve used their products many times in the past. They offer pain relief patches and sprays that provide temporary relief for sore muscles and aching backs. In addition, they have fantastic holistic pain-managing advice on their website. Salonpas was kind enough to send me 5 of their popular products: Jet Spray, Massage Foam, Pain Relief Patch, Arthritis Pain Relief Patch, and Pain Relieving Gel Patch. All products are intended to relieve minor aches and pains in various areas of the body.

First one I tried was the Pain Relieving Jet Spraywhich offers an immediate “freezing” effect of pain using a highly pressurize can. It sprays on easily and does not need to be rubbed in, so therefore it’s a no-mess application and it doesn’t drip. You just point and shoot for fast acting relief that is lightly scented like menthol. This stuff is highly effective but it is very cold. Honestly, too cold for my taste, but my husband loves it. It does have a very tolerable scent, so it would be great for people who are sensitive to these products.

Salonpas Massage Foam is the first to offer an easy and convenient foaming formula that comes in a pressurized can. It has two powerful pain-fighting ingredients inside and has a faster onset than similar products. It cools, soothes, and fights inflammation for up to 8 hours. It, too, is non-drip and quick drying, but does require some rubbing. It does come out fairly cold, but not nearly as icy as the first. I really like this Massage Foam. It works well and very quickly and really lasts for the 8 hours it boasts.

Salonpas Pain Relief Patch and Salonpas Arthritis Pain Patch are the first and only FDA-Approved OTC topical pain patches out there. Both help to relieve mild to moderate pain associated with arthritis, sprains, strains, bruises, and backaches. Both are produced using Comfort Stretch technology so they stay in place, moves with your body, and offers relief for up to 12 hours. The Pain Relief Patch is the patch I have used most often in the past and present, and I really like it. It’s not an overwhelmingly scented product but it does what it promises and is super easy to apply. The same goes for the Arthritis patch, but it is targeted for use by arthritis sufferers.

Last, but certainly not least, is the Salonpas Gel-Patch Hot, which contains two powerful pain-fighting ingredients: Menthol for a cooling, soothing sensation and Capsaicin for long lasting, heat relief. These two combine for 8 full hours of targeted pain relief. The gel patch technology stays in place better than most other patches and is available in two sizes to meet any person’s size. I had not tried these particular patches before, but they are my new favorite. They work much more quickly than the regular patch and stay in place much better as well. These really help to relieve my back pain that plagues me daily and I use them at least several times a week. In fact, I like these so much I used the entire box and have already purchased more.

Salonpas’ amazing products can be purchased at many major retailers nationwide, such as, CVS, Walgreens, and more. See their website to find a retailer in your area,

Thank you to Salonpas for providing complimentary product samples for us to base this review upon.