Do you have chronic pain? Sometimes deal with athletic injuries? Get aches & pains that remind you you aren’t invincible? What if you could give the gift of pain relief this holiday season to your friends and family? It IS the season of magic, after all. If you haven’t heard of or tried Salonpas, let me introduce you to my new best pain-relieving friend!
I have a chronic hip injury. I’m also clumsy and accident prone (which is why my blog is called, “That’s Just Jeni,” because it’s just part of me!). I’m CONSTANTLY dealing with body aches and annoying pains. I don’t like taking pain relievers or pain medications, which doesn’t really leave me with many options for living a normal pain-free life. Then, I discovered Salonpas. These are over-the-counter, topical analgesic creams and patches for temporary pain relief.
I’m not a doctor… just a clumsy girl that finds herself bruised most days, and sore most other days. When I was in the military, I leaned heavily on popular pain-relieving creams when I needed them. As a middle-aged lady with the attitude of a 13 year old, those things just don’t cut it anymore. Salonpas is an amazing solution for temporary relief from my bumps, bruises, aches, and sore muscles. I’m a big advocate of getting to the root of the problem, instead of masking it, so I always visit my doctor if pain persists. But Salonpas has my back for the in-between times, for sure!
I LOVE that they make so many awesome products, too. Here are my three favorites that I find myself recommending and coming back to when I need quick and easy pain relief:
- Salonpas Jet Spray: This stuff is AMAZING! It has TWO powerful pain fighting ingredients in it that help freeze the pain. I like this product because I don’t have to rub it in or wear a patch. It’s super convenient and very easy to apply almost anywhere on my body, without assistance from anyone. This is an awesome addition to your gym bag, too!
- Salonpas LIDOCAINE Gel-Patch: Remember that chronic hip injury I told you about? When my chiropractor is gone for the weekend, and it flares up, THIS is what I grab. It numbs the pain enough for me to function and relax, until I can see my doctor. I’m SO grateful for these easy to use patches! They are unscented, and the maximum strength lidocaine available without prescription.
- Salonpas DEEP Relieving Gel: Forget those smelly creams that make you feel old! This gel rubs on easily and absorbs so quickly. Plus, you’ll get THREE pain fighters in it that will treat your pain for up to 8 hours. I’ve had some seriously sore muscles after the gym, and had to only apply this once to move freely enough again to stretch the muscles. It’s truly magical.
Their entire line of products is tailored for different lifestyles, pain, and application. It’s no wonder the reviews everywhere are so high! Does it solve the problem causing the pain? Nope – and it doesn’t claim to do that, either. Does it help you live your best life when you have minor issues, and offer interim pain relief until you can visit your doctor, if needed YEP!
Beyond basic aches & pains, bumps & bruises, these can be used for things like tendonitis, bursitis, arthritis, back aches, nerve pain, sprains and more. This holiday season, consider giving the gift of pain relief! That’s definitely one gift that will keep on giving.