Topical ointments, such as sports and muscle creams, have been around for centuries. After noticing their peculiar properties ancient civilizations began infusing plant ingredients into salves and ointments to help relieve pain. Taking our inspiration from these time-tested traditions, Body Glide® Relief balm was developed with a blend of menthol and methyl salicylate. These plant-derived ingredients combine to create an effective muscle and joint pain reliever.
How do they work?
When used together, menthol and methyl salicylate create vasodilation (opening of the blood vessels) close to the surface of the skin. Increased blood flow to the area of application is said to have a pain-killing effect on the nerve receptors in the treated area. When combined, these two ingredients also work together to form a class of treatment called counterirritants. Counterirritants work by tricking the body into feeling sensations other than pain. The menthol and methyl salicylate in muscle creams create conflicting feelings of warmth and cold. When the nervous system sends both of these sensations, at the same time, they compete with and ultimately block pain signals from traveling to the brain. Together these ingredients, when delivered in muscle creams or sports balms, work to create a powerful 1-2 punch, killing pain and providing relief to aching muscles and joints.
A Step Above
Relief goes beyond common sport and muscle creams to relieve your pain. With the highest level mixture of menthol and methyl salicylate of sports creams and balms, Relief quickly starts working. Just one application of our non-greasy, no mess applicator provides the temporary relief you have been looking for. Simply rub the balm directly from the container onto the treated area. We take time tested ingredients that are proven to work and deliver them to you in an easy to use applicator to alleviate your muscle and joint pain.