Hisamitsu Salonpas Muscle Ache Gel

    • by Ivy Wong

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      This 40g (1.4oz) is one of the best muscle rubs I have used. I use this 40g gel when I feel aches coming after a long day at the computer or after a strenous workout in the gym or after doing a long jog round the neighbourhood. This gel is transparent and has a relatively strong methol smell and could be a bit of a put off for those who are not used to those smell. However, I am perfectly fine with the scent of the smell as I find it to be rather uplifting

      The gel promises to be stainless, greaseless and fast absorbing and I can totally attest to it. The

      gel rubs on smooth and absorbs very quickly into the skin. You can feel it penetrate through the skin into the aching muscle almost instantaneously. You get a nice minty and cool feeling on the area applied that gives a really good relief to the muscle aches. The good thing about fast absorption is that it does not stain clothes. I can apply when clothed and I totally do not worry about discolouring my clothes at all

      I usually use the gel on my shoulders as well as the lower back. I do not need to use a lot of the gel, just a pea size worth of gel and it spreads over ...

      • a large area. It can get a bit of a sting when you apply onto the skin but you feel the instant goodness as it penetrates into the muscle. If you have sensitive skin, you have to be careful about rubbing the gel too hard into the skin. I once accidentally rubbed the gel over an area of raw skin, and it stung so bad that I teared. It can get really bad, so you have to be careful when using it. However, if you are as used to the gel as mine, I would just slap on the gel and enjoy the cool relief it brings

        I also use this gel as

        a warm up gel when I go for long jogs. After my regular warm up exercise, I rub the gel on my calves and I can feel them fire up instantly. I realised that my muscles do not ache as badly when I apply the gel pre-run compared to if I do not apply the gel. I guess the gel helps to warm up the muscles, preparing them for a long strenous run.

        I would highly recommend this gel if you get aching muscles or just need a warm up gel. Furthermore, the 40g (1.4oz) tube goes a fairly long way as just a small application would be able to have the strong relieving effects.

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