Topical pain relievers are often compounds that induce a temporary sense of numbness, but is this really pain relief? Pain can exist in a place that is much deeper than is being experienced and it is often through the use of movement, gentle massage, and an actual analgesic (pain reliever) that the best results occur. This is why so many rehab and therapy professionals love to put Biofreeze to use.
Biofreeze is an all-natural compound that is applied directly to the area of pain and allows movement to occur in a more fluid and comfortable manner. It is also put to use to address pain issues for such things as ultrasound treatment and massage. For instance, if you are an occupational therapy patient with some sort of problem in the hand and forearm, you may receive shallow bursts of ultrasound to reduce pain or inflammation. What is so unfortunate is that the treatment can actually cause discomfort, but many OT professionals use Biofreeze to pre-treat the area where pain is most likely to occur.
The Biofreeze compound is available as a spray, gel, or roll on treatment, and this is why it can be so beneficial to those getting massage therapy too. Just consider that you may have muscle tenderness before a massage. This can make you tense and upset as the treatment begins, but if the therapist applies one of the formulas to the skin, they are actually working in a pain reliever as they perform the massage. This is an amazing way to deliver the treatment and provides direct and all natural relief.
That is the other amazing thing about this formula - it is entirely natural. It uses menthol taken from the Ilex plant of South America. This creates a sort of "cooling" effect on the skin, but actually increases circulation and improves blood flow that warms the muscles. This eliminates most of the sensations of pain and helps to improve the outcome of any treatment.
For instance, if you have very sore leg muscles and are about to do some rehab movement, the pain reliever allows you to perform the movements without difficulty. You get much stronger benefits because you don't feel limited or restricted by the sensation of pain, and this means faster recovery times too. Don't suffer pain in the muscles or body when this totally natural, safe, and effective option is so readily available.