Salonpas Pain Relief Patch


Posted on : 26-03-2011 | By : Trish | In : Health & Beauty, Product Reviews

I recently received a free sample of Salonpas Pain Relief Patches. I had seen them in stores, but never really thought about trying them. I am a chronic pain patient and have used many “pain relief” products over the past 3 years. When I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree in 2008, I got hit by a car in the crosswalk as I left the ceremony. Yep, I’m one of those people you always hear about ūüėČ Work hard, finish school, get hit by a car on graduation day. While I’ve been in pain every day since May 4, 2008, I am blessed. I know it could have been much worse.¬†I’ve learned to cope with the pain and still lead a¬†pretty normal life.¬† I can wear a smile through almost anything.

I think my background and experience¬†qualifies me as somewhat of an expert on pain relief products, and honestly, there really aren’t many I recommend.¬†Yoga, stretching, heat, ice, massage, and rest are the forms of therapy I recommend and believe in most.¬†

Okay, enough background info, on to the product! I ordered this simply because it was a free sample, and I love free stuff! I was impressed initially that the sample pack contains 3 patches. The product is super thin and comfortable. It contains 3% Menthol and 10% Methyl salicylate (NSAID). I got my sample pack about a week ago, but just used it today. A combination of nasty weather and planting flowers with my neices has left me unable to move my neck without excruciating pain today. I’ve taken my prescription meds, but got no real relief. I’ve used heat and ice…nothing. So, I got out the Salonpas. Ready for this? It works! Don’t get me wrong, I still can’t move my neck, but now it only hurts when I move it. Before I put the patch on, it was sensitive to touch. The patch has relieved the sensitivity to touch and the pain when I’m still.

The patch really is super thin and made of a stretchy material …it reminds me of the stretchy cloth band-aids. One downside is that it has a very strong smell. You know the smell…Icy Hot, Ben Gay, that kind of smell. It’s not just noticeable to the person wearing it, either. My son made it clear that he can smell it 2 rooms away ūüėȬ† Right now, though, I honestly wouldn’t care if it smelled like rotten milk.

This product does contain medication, so the product directions must be followed (only 1 patch at a time, no more than 2 per day, etc).¬† If it gives me any amount of relief, you can be sure it’ll work on general soreness.

Check it out. Get your FREE sample (while supplies last, limited quantities daily) HERE.  Let me know what you think!

This is not a compensated review.


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