Saturday, July 25, 2009

Help for Sore Muscles

Last month, I offered free samples of Tiger Balm Neck and Shoulder Rub to three lucky readers. This Chinese formula has been used for as long as I've been alive (don't really know how long exactly... :) ) and has helped many people soothe their sore muscles without using drugs.

Tiger Balm recently re-invented their formula into a new Neck and Shoulder Rub cream. It works fantastically and is much more user-friendly than their previous formulas.

I wanted to share the testimonials from my readers who used this product, just so you can see how good it really is (Note: I am NOT receiving any kickbacks from this product. I just truly think it's great).

From Lauryn:

Cassandra, I'm finally getting around to responding to your email about the Tiger Balm rub you sent me. I have to say I love it so far. I'm currently training for a triathlon and going through the New Rules of Lifting as my strength training, so I'm working pretty hard most days. All of my workouts are in the afternoon, so I don't have to do too much once I'm done. Typically it will be workout, foam roller/stretch, protein shake, dinner, relax for a few hours, then shower, cold water for about 1 minute, then some Tiger Balm on the sore spots and bed. The neck and shoulder rub is a lot nicer to use than the original Tiger Balm since its not so sticky and doesn't smell quite so much. You definitely feel the tingle a few minutes after you put it on, but its nothing burning. The neck and shoulder seems to work just fine on the legs and back as well as the neck and shoulders too, which is nice. In the mornings I wake up refreshed and most of my soreness is gone. I know there are a lot of other things that go into recovery, but I think the Tiger Balm is really helping me out. I appreciate you sending me this sample, and will most likely order another bottle when this one runs out. Thanks again for everything! Lauryn S

From Patty T:

Hi Cassandra, THANK YOU so much for the Tiger Balm! I received it yesterday and the timing was perfect. I pulled a personal best today in the deadlift... a measly 60 lbs plus bar weight but considering I've been doing it for all of 3 weeks, I'm happy :) My back muscles, however, are talking to me and grumbling a little from the extra effort. The Tiger Balm is helping tremendously. Thanks for everything! Sincerely, Patty

If you have sore muscles, especially from lifting (the best soreness there is in my humble opinion), you should give this a try!

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Casey said...

So quick question, what exactly is in Tiger balm? I've heard of it forever, but have never really tried it. I thought that muscle pain from lifting was the micro-tears in the tissue... Does tiger balm help repair those tears faster?

Cassandra Forsythe said...

Good question Casey. Here's the website to tell you a bit more about the ingredients:

Overall, yes, soreness from lifting is from muscle damage - what tiger balm does is reduce the soreness with analgesic medications, but it won't actually repair the muscle faster per se; only protein, rest and energy will do that. But, if you're feeling less sore, you're more likely to speed the repair process by continuing to exercise which improves blood flow and nutrient delivery to the muscle.