“Salonpas” has a long history in Japan. As a matter of fact, the Salonpas line of patches (topical analgesic) was first introduced in 1934. It is a true pioneer in the field.
I remember even my grand father used to put Salonpas patch on his lower back to relieve his pain. It has distinct smell, which is not necessary pleasant, but it works!
I received a sample of “Salonpas Deep Relieving Gel”. When I applied to my stiffed shoulder, the smell reminded me my childhood…!
I still don’t like the smell and it won’t go away quickly, but my shoulder quickly felt soothing and felt great for a long time – it is a smart product and works for arthritis, joint, lower back, muscle, neck and shoulder, and sprain!