Salonpas Review

Posted on Nov 25 2013 - 12:11am by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: I received this product for free to review . The opinions in my review are honest and my own.

Like many other people, I hate minor aches and pains, especially when they have been caused by exercise. As I have been playing with Reya and exercising, I have been dealing with more pulled muscles and minor pains than I would like to admit. Some would say its because I'm getting older, but really, 31 isn't old in my opinion. I think it's more because I am out of shape and my body is telling me it's time to take care of myself. While this is all well and good, it still means I need to find something to help deal with the pain so I can keep going.  Recently, I was asked to review one of the few topical creams on the market that is actually approved by the FDA – Salonpas. Having tried many topical creams – natural and synthetic, I couldn't wait to get started testing out this product!

Salonpas: What is It


Salonpas: Overview

While Salonpas is well known for its pain relief patches, they also make a variety of other pain relief products, including their Deep Relieving Gel. Since this product is still fairly new, they asked me if I was willing to test out this new pain relief product. Right after it arrived, my husband actually pulled a muscle down his arm from wresting and carrying Reya. To me, this was the best time to try this pain relief drug. From the moment I opened the tube, I was shocked at the strong, mint smell. It was a bit strong, but perhaps not as bad as Icy Hot and other competing products. What truly shocked me, however, was how quickly it worked. My husband was feeling the mix of cold and heat fairly quickly, and my hands felt numb after applying it. Since it allowed him to go about his daily life and not be in absolute pain, I considered it a pretty big success! While I could do without the strong smell, it is still a great product! Based on our own experience using Salonpas, I am happy to give it an A- rating!

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Salonpas: Where to Purchase

Would you love to try Salonpas for yourself? It can be purchased as most major retailers, including CVS,, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and Wal-Mart. To learn more or see if other places in your area carry Salonpas, make sure to check out the Salonpas website.


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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

13 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. md kennedy November 25, 2013 at 6:59 am - Reply

    Years ago I first started getting awful backaches which turned out to be herniated discs.  One of the best pain relievers was recommended by the little old granmother of an Asian employee of mine: Salonpas.  Highly recommended by me and by someone who practiced TCM!

  2. Diana Scholz November 25, 2013 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    I have had low back pain as far as I can remember. Nothing ever seems to give me relief. I will definitely have to look for this!

  3. sarahmarie jerome November 25, 2013 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    I have lower back pain all the time n could use some relief…

  4. Wendy T November 25, 2013 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    I live with pain almost every day. I've heard of Salonpas, although I can't remember where or when. 


    I was glad to read what you wrote and I'm going to CVS tomorrow. I'm going to look for it. 

  5. Jason Brown, Sr. November 25, 2013 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    looks like a good product!!

  6. Jeanne November 26, 2013 at 4:52 am - Reply

    Sounds like a good thing to try for my back pain.  Thanks for the review.

  7. steve November 26, 2013 at 8:19 am - Reply

    me to it never wrong to have a good alternative to body pain will have to check it this out as well

  8. Charlene November 26, 2013 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    I've used Salonpas ointment and it works great. I would reccomend it to anyone having pain.

  9. christina kunze November 26, 2013 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    I have back pain occasionally, im going to check out this product, thanks for the review!

  10. lisa lo November 27, 2013 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    Isn't it just like Ben Gay cream?

  11. Anita November 29, 2013 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    I have used these they are ok but I have a friend that swears by them she keeps a bunch on hand all the time

  12. Jen Rodrigues November 29, 2013 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    I should try this for my back pain. Thanks for posting. 

  13. Toni Cosgrove December 3, 2013 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    I have chronic pain and ame aross the Salonpas patches..oh wow..was i surprised at how well they smell and an awesome  price….I will try the gel now too. This is awesome stuff

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