Healthier in ’17: Stay in the Game with Salonpas #Giveaway

Happy New Year! I have a confession to make. I’ve been holding out on you. This fall, I had the opportunity to test out a bunch of great healthy products. I decided to hold out and to do a “Healthier in ’17” series of posts and giveaways to power a healthier 2017 for my readers.


Many people resolve to “get fit” and then hit the ground running on January 1st. While I totally encourage a getting started with a fitness plan, it’s easy to over do it and to suffer pains and strains. If you jumped on the fitness wagon and feel like it’s run you over, there are plenty natural ways to keep pain at bay to stay on track.

Here are some tips to try if you pushed too hard/too fast on that fitness resolution:

  1. If I feel sore all over, I take an epsom salt bath.
  2. If I feel an acute pain after working out, I try RICE (Rest. Ice. Compression. Elevation.)
  3. If I feel really tight, I use my foam roller.
  4. You can also try to focus on eating foods with inflammation fighting properties. Read more about this and other natural pain relieving ideas here.

Looking for a quick fix for acute aches and pains? Many of us reach for oral pain relievers to get over aches and pains. These pills can have some tough side effects and usually only last a few hours. Salonpas makes a variety of topical products and patches to offer fast pain relief without potentially dangerous side effects.

Salonpas has been in the pain relief business for a LONG time. Salonpas brand patches were first introduced in 1934. They’ve worked so well that they’ve been a worldwide market leader for many years. Now, Salonpas’ Pain Relief Patch and Arthritis Patch are the only over the counter FDA-approved topical pain relievers that provide up to 12 full hours of relief.

Patches, sprays and gels are applied at the site of pain, so they work quickly. They come in a variety of forms and sizes for different areas of the body. I’ve used the Pain Relief Patches when I’ve tweaked my back doing plyometrics. (Yes, I’ve done it more than once.) I found that the gel helped me when I’ve had muscular pain like a hip strain after running a marathon. In both cases, I used massage and physical therapy, as well. The patches/gels helped relieve the pain before and during the other courses of treatment. I’m excited to try the Jet Spray next time I need it. (Hopefully not too soon!)

The folks at Salonpas have offered to send one lucky reader the same product kit that I received. This product bundle retails for over $100! Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. The giveaway runs through Thursday, January 19. The winner will be notified on Friday, January 20. Winner must be a US resident, 18 years of age or older and the offer is void where prohibited.

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In the mean time, you can get Salonpas at many stores and online shops including Amazon (affiliate link). Follow them on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with deals, new products and giveaways.

How do you deal with pain from overdoing your workout? Ever tackle too much too fast with your fitness resolutions?

Please note: I was provided a free set of products by Salonpas in exchange for an honest review. I was not otherwise compensated for this post. The giveaway prize will be fulfilled by Salonpas and will be shipped directly to the winner. All opinions are my own.

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83 Comments

  1. Brenda white says:

    I think the NEW LIDOCAINE Pain Relieving Gel-Patch would best fit my needs. They all look really effective.

  2. Mindy DeLisi says:

    Entering for my husband, he works long hours to support the family and sometimes he gets burned from his job or gets bumps and bruises. I think the Deep Relieving Gel would work wonders!

  3. the hot pain relieving patch seems like it’d feel really good!

  4. Kristen says:

    I try to take an ice bath and rest!

  5. Steph says:

    I can use the latch for my Lower back!!

  6. Leah says:

    Epsom salt baths are my go to!

  7. Amy Scott says:

    I have some of these patches- Salonpas, in fact, and I got them from Costco when I was dealing with ITBS. It helped to place them on the troublesome spots, and I still do sometimes. Besides that for recovery, I like to take epsom salt baths.

  8. Marilyn Nawara says:

    I take lots of Aleve when I over-do-it. I would really like to try the pain patches for my lower back.

  9. beth says:

    I’m most excited in the jet spray.

  10. steph says:

    I’d like to try the spray, as it may allow me to target a particular area better.

  11. nickie says:

    I’d like to try the spray.

  12. Lisa V says:

    I use these regularly for my running aches and pains and for my hockey playing kids! Love salon pas!

  13. Angela W says:

    Salonpas LIDOCAINE Pain Relieving Gel-Patch.

  14. KV says:

    I try to rest. I’d like to try the deep relieving gel.

  15. Kelly D says:

    I usually take an aspirin. I would like to try their Jet Spray.

  16. Kris I. says:

    My husband gets a lot of back pain; he would love to try Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch

  17. Mary W says:

    I use Salonpas Gel patches for some types of pain. I am most interested in trying the new Lidocaine patches. I read that this is the strongest Lidocaine you can buy over the counter.

  18. Deb E says:

    I’d like to try the Salonpas Pain Relief Patch and right where the picture shows–on top of the shoulder. The patch would save getting gel product on my blouse and it’s a hard place to get at. I do restorative yoga for my pain, but always keep moving and eventually the pain goes away.

  19. Susan P. says:

    The Salonpas Pain Relieving Gel Patches sound like they would work the best for me.

  20. Melissa Storms says:

    I usually take Advil or Motrin when I over do it. I would love to try the LIDOCAINE Pain Relieving Gel-Patch.

  21. Jessica To says:

    I like to use the Salonpas patches when I strain my back. I would like to try the Jet Spray though.

  22. Maryann D. says:

    I would love to try the DEEP Relief
    Salonpas® DEEP Relieving Gel. I have used the pain patches on my elbows and they really help me at night.

  23. Virginia Rowell says:

    Right now I am using Zim’s Arcadia Max, but I would love to try the Salonpas® Jet Spray for my shoulder.

  24. Kelly McGrew says:

    I have a pouch with corn in it that you microwave for sensitive areas, I got it at a craft show.

    I would love to try the 4% back patch w/ lidocaine !

  25. Jen says:

    I usually try heat but would love to see how the lidocaine Salonpas works.

  26. Amber Ludwig says:

    Rest, stretch, ibuprofen and massage!!

  27. ellen beck says:

    When I overdo, usually rest and some type of anti inflammatory . I would want to try the pain relieving patch in the large size. When I shovel or something like that my back will go ‘out’ and this larger size would be so useful.

  28. Kathy Davis says:

    My mom uses Salonpas, and it really helps her be more comfortable to sleep. I seem to strain my lower back on a regular basis. I think, this is because I need to increase my hip flexibility. I would like to try the pain relieving patch.

  29. julie says:

    I’ll use Bengay but I think the patches look great

  30. shirley says:

    When I over-do, I just try to take it easier. I would like to try the NEW Salonpas® LIDOCAINE Pain Relieving Gel-Patch.

  31. Edye says:

    I’d like the jet spray! For pain I take aspirin.

  32. patricia caradonna says:

    I rotate aspirin and ibuprofen for pain. We also have a hot tub I enjoy getting in to relax my muscles. I would like to try the arthritis pain patch by Salonpas.

  33. crystal mccord says:

    I usually use a heating pad, I love their patches.

  34. Nik says:

    Heating pad and stretching!

  35. Barbara Pacific says:

    The SalonPas Lidocaine gel pain patch it works everytime

  36. terry cloutier says:

    Epsom with lavendar

  37. Dominique Cloutier says:

    oooo the lidocaine patch would be great for pain. And i would totally split this with my pops. We both could use this a lot!

  38. the lidocaine spray.i’m and avid excercizer,patch

  39. I would love to try a creme of spray for my knee, ankle and shoulder neck pain caused by a accident. This product sounds like it may help me maneuver through the day.

  40. Barbara Mayes says:

    my favorite are the pain patches in the large green box. I count on Salonpas to make my pain go away.

  41. Kristin McCall says:

    I usually deal with pain by using a cold pack. However the NEW
    Salonpas® LIDOCAINE Pain Relieving Gel-Patch looks very helpful.

  42. laura bernard says:

    I love the salonpas for my back. When in pain I take an epson salt bath then use salonpas on my back!

  43. Cynthia Richardson says:

    I usually just take Advil, but would like to try the Salonpas® Pain Relieving GEL-PATCH HOT

  44. Michelle Schultz says:

    The Lidocane patch looks perfect for my fibro pain & muscle aches

  45. Jackie P says:

    I try heat, ice and massage. I would love to try the Salon Pas gel patch hot.

  46. angela smith says:

    jet spray

  47. Lynne B says:

    I’d really like to try the Lidocaine patches for my family. My husband has used the regular ones for his lower back. My daughter has used them for her back when pain from scoliosis acts up.

  48. Lupe Torres says:

    I would really like to try the Deep Relieving Gel. My sister always buys it for her son when he plays sports.

  49. annette sole says:

    I have chronic pain from multiple medical problems. I couldn’t make it through the day without Salonpas products.

  50. I’d like to try the LIDOCAINE Pain Relieving Gel,Patch. I like that itb is strong and in easy-apply patch forn.

  51. Megan Cromes says:

    i would try the pain relieving patches ty 🙂 ty salon pas

  52. Kim Avery says:

    Rest and take ibuprofen. Would love to try the jet spray!

  53. Ruth McIver says:

    I am eager to try the new patches with Lidocaine, maximum strength. Because I work in a fast-paced work environment, I have no other option but to keep moving, lifting and bending to floor level. When i am in pain my productivity suffers. So this would help me tremendously. Having the ability to keep moving and not take a day off because of pain is great.

  54. Shelia Hall says:

    I would love to try the arthritis pain patch!

  55. Angela Newsome says:

    I usually take a hot bath and then lay on a heating pad. I’d love to try these pain patches and see if they give my shoulder any relief

  56. Phyllis Showalter says:

    I use this for hip bursitis with good relief of pain.

  57. Susan says:

    The Lidocaine patch is such a great help with my hand pain

  58. Nicole Trevisan says:

    i use salon pas back patches!

  59. Epsonsalt baths are the best! I would love to try the spray!

  60. Sandra U. says:

    Would love to try the Salonpas with Lidocaine.

  61. Jerry Marquardt says:

    I try not to overdo it if I can. I would be most interested in trying out the Salonpas Pain Relief Patch first and foremost.

  62. Angela Saver says:

    Rest and advil are my best friends if I’ve overdone it. I would love to try the Salonpas® Jet Spray!

  63. Christine Labelle says:

    I try a soak in a warm bath if I can. If not I take a pain reliever, but I try to avoid those.

  64. gloria patterson says:

    How I handle pain is with salonpas……. what I use depends on where it hurts….. hips, lower back is patches……. shoulders, upper back is jet spray …. knees, calves, etc is the rub and that way I also do my hands…. YES I am falling apart

  65. liz l says:

    Roller on thigh and epson salt

  66. Farrah says:

    I usually give myself a break and RICE it when I go a little too hard! :O That deep relief gel sounds like it’d be super awesome!

  67. DJ says:

    I would love to try the Salonpas LIDOCAINE Pain Relieving Gel-Patch for my lower back pain.

  68. Wendy says:

    I usually go with an epsom salt bath. I would love to try the patches from salonpas!

  69. Fiona N says:

    I would love to try the Salonpas DEEP Relieving Gel
    Thank You for the chance!

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  71. Allison says:

    I’ve never tried anything like this – I love my foam roller and rolling ball – but I am willing to try new things!

  72. Sarah B says:

    I usually just try to relax for a couple of days after overdoing it. I look forward to the Lidocaine gel patches for days when I feel I can get back into it and just work through the pain!

  73. Jennifer H. says:

    I would like the Salonpas® Pain Relieving Patch.

  74. John H. says:

    I would like to try the Salonpas® LIDOCAINE Pain Relieving Gel-Patch.

  75. Stephanie Shipley says:

    When I overdue it I take Aleve and use the heating pad if I’m able to. I’m excited to try the jet spray and any of the patches which I could use on-the-go.

  76. Karrie says:

    The Pain Relieving Patch

  77. Shannon says:

    I really want to try the pain patches. I usually take hot showers for pain.

  78. Donna Kellogg says:

    I would love to try the pain relieve patch. I usually take a hot shower it helps a little and I do a little stretching my Physical Therapist showed me

  79. aaron reck says:

    I like to soak in hot water I think it feels really good.

  80. Karen A. says:

    I currently use the Salonpas patches but would love to try the DEEP Relieving Gel

  81. Jessica Whitehouse says:

    When I overdo it, I grab some ibuprofen, a hot pad, and plenty of fluids. Staying hydrated helps recover sooner. I think that Salonpas would help because I could use it to move through the pain, a drawback of being tied down to an electric outlet.

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