I have arthritis in my shoulder. Some days it gets so bad that I can’t move my shoulder, let alone use my hand. The worst part? It’s my dominant arm. This means I am forced to use my other arm for lost things. I also have Fibromyalgia, so I am in chronic pain. It’s really quite ridiculous. With Salon Pas I get some relief from that pain.

Who is Salon Pas?

Since first entering the pharmaceutical industry in 1847, Hisamitsu has been seeking to promote people’s health by providing medicinal products, particularly pain relieving patches and has grown into Japan’s leading company in the field of drugs for external use.

Our mainstay and flagship product, Salonpas®, is well known as a pioneer in the field of the transdermal patch; the name has been trademarked in over 100 countries and is known and loved all over the world.

Hisamitsu also aims to bring new benefits to drugs of other fields by converting pharmaceutical substances into transdermal patches. We continue to promote developing products with an eye towards global business.

Transdermal patches, that can heal the body simply by being applied to the skin, will be an improvement of not only the administration of drugs but also quality of life, and to the world they proudly proclaim the innovation and efficacy of Japanese therapeutic culture. Our mission is to bring emotions led by the benefit of the “Patch Culture” to the world. Taking that as our corporate mission under the banner of “Salonpathy®” , we are proceeding with world-wide business development along with this philosophy always in mind.

How Do I Use Them?

This is the easiest thing to answer. You literally stick them on and forget about them! They have a protective covering on the back of them, and you peel that off and put it sticky side down on the area you need relief. They work for hours and hours! I wear mine overnight, and it stays on even through my tossing and turning. I’ve never had a reaction to them. They also have sprays, which I have, and the spray is super easy to use. You just aim it and spray. It feels really cold when you first spray it, like ice hitting you. But, it’s totally worth it because you get relief. These patches and sprays are easy to carry with you on the go, being the right size to slip into a pouch of your jacket or purse.
I’ve used these on my teenage sons, and they didn’t particularly love the smell of the medication. But, they are teenagers and teens are very picky creatures. I personally did not mind the smell of them.
If you go to their website you can find the complete listing of all the products. I definitely recommend these, not only because they are convenient to use, but because they work! They give me pain relief where I need it, and that’s all I ask.

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