I am doomed to aches and pains. And I’m not just being pessimistic. A chain of unfortunate events – from my undiagnosied hip dysplasia as a baby and mismatched legs, to a bad fall I took a year and a half ago – have left me with chronic pains. While I do take pain medication regularly, I don’t like to pop pills all the time, and so I try to endure. Grin and bear it and don’t complain. That’s my motto.
I’m a mom. I can’t stop. No matter what aches I may be dealing with, kids still need to be picked up, dinner still needs to be made, and laundry still needs to be folded. And then there are the little extras that I actually want to do…like exercising and dancing and hiking with the kids.
Just two weeks ago, I attended a mother-daughter ZUMBA FITNESS® class. I had So. Much. Fun! But the next day, I was paying the price. My old knee injury was screaming in pain. Luckily, I had just received a package full of Salonpas pain relieving patches and immediately put one on my knee (don’t worry– you will get the chance to get your own pack of Salonpas by entering the giveaway below).
I had never tried Salonpas before, though I had heard of them and seen them in stores. After the Salonpas relieved my aching knee, I swore to keep my bathroom closet stocked up on Salonpas all the time.
In the past 2 weeks, I have used Salonpas to relieve pain from a shoulder that was slept on wrong, my knee, and lower back pain. I love these things!!
Salonpas just introduced three new pill free OTC pain relief products that are ideal for parents and their children who are 12 years and up. These new products include:
- Salonpas® Pain Relieving GEL-PATCH HOT - these patches represent a medical advancement in patch therapy as it features capsaicin (0.025%) and menthol (1.25%) in a soothing cloth that is ideal for minor aches and pain relief in the shoulder, upper back and lower back. Capsaicin is an ingredient found in some hot peppers, including cayenne peppers, which makes the peppers spicy hot. When capsaicin is used on the skin topically, it helps relieve pain by first stimulating and then diminishing the intensity of pain signals in the body.
- Salonpas® Pain Relieving Jet Spray – Using a highly pressurized jet force, the Salonpas Pain Relieving Jet Spray delivers a strong cooling effect to the skin minus any greasy feeling or messy drip.
- Salonpas® Pain Relieving Massage Foam – Nothing beats a good massage…until now. Combining the benefits of self-massage with a powerful, clean drying medicine, provides relief for even tough pain. With active ingredients menthol (3%) and methyl salicylate (10%), the Salonpas® Pain Relieving Massage Foam is an easy-to-use topical analgesic that delivers pain relief in seconds.
Have you ever tried Salonpas? What methods do you use for non-OTC pain relief?
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Please note: this post is part of a promotional campaign with Salonpas. Opinions and pain are all my own!