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Salon-Pas Patch Review

I recently was contacted to try the Salon-Pas Patches for soreness. I must admit, I was a little skeptical, shocking, as I usually am. I have a really bad back and sometimes running aggravates it a lot. I also sit at a desk and look at a computer a lot of the time for work. Thus making my shoulders a little bit knotty. I tried the Salon-Pas patch the first time after a long run and felt how warm they got and great they felt immediately! It’s like keeping a ben-gay or theragesic type cream on your back ALL DAY LONG. It was awesome and didn’t smell and I didn’t have to reapply later in the day to get the same great feeling that I had when I first put it on.

Here’s a picture that I got from Jillwillrun of the patch actually on someone. You can use the patch anywhere that you might have pain. I think if you have knee or ankle problems, this would be super helpful.

salonpas patch Pictures, Images and Photos

Since I put the patches on my shoulders and back it was a little difficult trying to get a picture. I really found that these give me heat relief throughout the day and it’s a great relief tool that you can use for more than one hour or 20 minutes like an ice bath. I also feel that heat works better on sore muscles after an ice bath and they are helpful for long term relief!

I also liked the material that the patch is made up of. I would compare it to a soft moleskin material. It’s really thin and doesn’t look like you have a big patch on your body either. I also really liked how it stayed in place really well. I think that is really important because I have tried a store brand type patch like this before and this one was much more adhesive and stayed in place the entire time I was using it, which was roughly 6 hours.

So all in all, I think this product is excellent and really useful for long term comfort and care with muscle soreness. I also was lucky enough to snag 5 kits to give away to 5 lucky readers! Just leave a comment with what injury you are dealing with now, if any! If you are not injured, leave a comment with your next race, where you know you’ll be sore after!

Can you believe Camarillo is 10 days away? GAH!


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  • Reply Tim

    Love it! Might help with my nagging shin splints…


    September 23, 2010 at 10:24 am
  • Reply Carly

    This looks pretty awesome. I always have shin splints that I’m icing and stretching (usually in my office, which draws some fun looks!). My next race is Saturday!! Then another 5K on 10/9 and my first 10K in December. I think I’ll be picking these up even if I don’t win haha :)

    September 23, 2010 at 10:36 am
  • Reply Suzanne

    I would love to try these. I also have a bad back–scoliosis and 4 back surgeries. Plus I’m dealing with IT band issues right now. Any relief would be great!

    September 23, 2010 at 10:59 am
  • Reply Allison B.

    What an awesome product! I would love to try it out. I am training for my first marathon (in three weeks!) and I have a few spots that are sore…under my right foot, my left top shin, my thighs in general! Would love to win a kit!

    September 23, 2010 at 11:06 am
  • Reply Ally

    These look amazing! I have a very similar problem.

    I’m training for my very first marathon, the marine corps marathon on oct 31 :-) I also work all day long at a desk and my back/ shoulders always hurt!

    These would really help me in the last month leading up to the race!!

    September 23, 2010 at 11:07 am
  • Reply Sarah

    Ohhh my nagging runner’s knee is crying out for one of those bad boys! I’ve got NWM in less than a month, and RnR Vegas to stay healthy for! :)

    September 23, 2010 at 11:11 am
  • Reply Erin

    Those look pretty tight. I could use some on my painful runner’s knee. I really need to get un-injured if I want to run Boston in the spring! Gahh!!

    September 23, 2010 at 11:23 am
  • Reply Michaela

    I love Salon-Pas! I could use them on my adductor. And I have a marathon in less than three weeks, so the timing is perfect!

    September 23, 2010 at 11:38 am
  • Reply Jess (Nurse Jess the Blog)

    Current injury: pain in my right forefoot and ankle :(

    Totally putting a damper on training for Tucson. I’ve been taking a week off with biking and ice, but finding time to sit around with ice on my foot is a pain. These patches sound pretty cool!

    September 23, 2010 at 12:02 pm
  • Reply Julia

    OMG I love the salonpas patches! Totaly life saver for my shoulders! I picked up a bunch at the LA and San Diego expos… using them sparingly so I dont run out! :)

    September 23, 2010 at 12:06 pm
  • Reply Aj

    My next race is the LA RnR Half in 31 days, but who’s counting? Now that I’m an ice bath convert, I could use those patches afterward on my knees and hips! I’m getting so old!

    September 23, 2010 at 12:35 pm
  • Reply April

    Oh these look Amazing! I’m currently dealing with knee pain from running too much. I generally have to put on that bad smelling stuff and always get yelled at for smelling up my house!

    September 23, 2010 at 1:15 pm
  • Reply Lindsay

    Oh I have been having problems with runner’s knee and this sounds amazing!

    September 23, 2010 at 1:27 pm
  • Reply Andrea R.

    Baker’s Cyst…Nike Women’s Marathon in 24 days!

    September 23, 2010 at 2:09 pm
  • Reply Erin

    I totally need this! I have a marathon to run in 16 days (my first one!) and last night my right knee developed the worst pain right at the start of my run. I’m trying not to freak out but not doing so well. Almost burst into tears in a meeting this morning when someone asked how my training was going.

    September 23, 2010 at 2:17 pm
  • Reply Carrie Steffes

    I’m training for my first marathon (10/17, the Nike SF Marathon) and of course now I have shin splints. I bet these patches would help! :)

    September 23, 2010 at 2:18 pm
  • Reply AlaskanAlison

    I use these (a different brand) all the time for a nagging knot by my shoulder blade that never seems to go away. Would love to try this brand!

    September 23, 2010 at 3:56 pm
  • Reply Nobel4Lit (A Case of the Runs)

    These saved my LIFE during the LA Marathon. Really and truly. The heavy-duty ones stick pretty well (the one in your pic, not the flimsy white ones). And actually, the smell of pain patches is comforting to me.

    September 23, 2010 at 4:28 pm
  • Reply Toronto Girl West

    Ooooo – me loves!

    I have a nagging back injury and these would be absolutely brilliant!

    BTW – I don’t know if you noticed but I changed my URL and blog title. No more “To be the Whole Package.” Now it’s “Toronto Girl West.”

    Any chance you might be able to update the blog roll listing?

    Looking forward to meeting you in a few weeks!!!!! :)

    September 23, 2010 at 5:14 pm
  • Reply sarah

    I would LOVE to try this! I’m currently recovering from a hip flexor strain, and this patch seems like the perfect solution to stick on under my pants for the day.

    September 23, 2010 at 6:15 pm
  • Reply Tiffany C.

    These sound awesome! I am running this Saturday in the Women’s Half Marathon in Nashville, TN! These would be really useful on the top of my foot and shin splints :)

    September 23, 2010 at 7:02 pm
  • Reply Pam

    I’ve got a bad knee that I would love to try these on! :)

    September 23, 2010 at 7:04 pm
  • Reply Laura

    My next race is Oct 17th… Nike Womens!

    September 23, 2010 at 7:36 pm
  • Reply Jennifer

    My pain is my left foot.

    September 23, 2010 at 8:16 pm
  • Reply Brittny

    Hope you’re feeling better girlie. I’ve increased my mileage a ton… I’m trying to join the Marathon Maniac’s club and my left calf is killing me.

    September 23, 2010 at 8:27 pm
  • Reply Layla

    Ugh, injury! It’s been over six weeks since I got a stress fracture in my right tibia and completely ruined my fall marathon plans! So, yeah, if this would fix me, I would buy stock in the company.

    September 24, 2010 at 12:04 am
  • Reply Amy H

    I strained my quad and this looks like it would be really great!!

    September 24, 2010 at 7:15 am
  • Reply Amanda

    I have a chronic problem in my left knee, so I’m always trying to find something to help with the ache! This is a great give-away and fingers are crossed I’m one of the lucky 5! :-)

    September 24, 2010 at 9:32 am
  • Reply Average A

    Interesting giveaway! I would love to try this — my right knee has been giving me toooons of pain on my long runs lately!

    September 24, 2010 at 9:41 am
  • Reply Shelley B

    I would love to try these on my left hamstring – don’t know why only my left leg gets sore when I run…I could swear I’m using both of them!

    September 24, 2010 at 11:30 am
  • Reply Krista

    I have major ankle pain…would love to try these out! My next race is the Baystate Half Marathon on 10/17!

    September 25, 2010 at 6:38 pm
  • Reply Cori

    I had ACL reconstruction from my patella early this summer. I just started jogging again at rehab and would defintley need these to get back on the running train.

    September 27, 2010 at 7:11 am
  • Reply Michelle

    My great-grandma from the Philipines has been putting this on me since I was a kid. Before we were only able to find it in Asian markets, now its every where! Awesome product :)

    September 28, 2010 at 1:11 pm
  • Reply maria

    This would be perfect for my knee! I’m training for a 1/2 marathon at the end of Oct.

    October 4, 2010 at 12:05 pm
  • Reply Tim

    Do you who like this product recommend it for an severely aggravated sciatica nerve issue. Need relief soon.

    August 4, 2011 at 10:26 am
  • Reply rita gardner

    I have broken out with a painful rash on my face and my right hand after using it on my right pinkie, I use only half of it and wrap it around my little finger for pain, my right hand has a rash and my face. I have used it for 4 months at night.

    March 19, 2012 at 7:00 pm
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  • Reply carok

    This product is awesome my knee was swollen for three months after one day I feel incredible

    July 9, 2013 at 12:27 am
  • Reply Terrie Payseur

    I have Lupus and there are some days I have a hard time getting out of bed and going to work. I put one on my hip , my wrist and my back and I am able to work my shift at work without pain. I work at a animal hospital and sometimes it gets pretty busy but thanks to Salon Pas I am still able to work . With some of the other creams I have tried they don’t last a full day and everyone around me can smell the strong smell of the creams. I really love Salon Pas. They work for me and they are very affordable !

    July 9, 2013 at 9:19 pm
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