Topical Pain Relief
A cooling menthol gel is applied topically to areas of pain or stiffness. The gel is fast-acting, long-lasting and provides penetrating pain relief for sore muscles, backaches, sore joints, and arthritis. A study was published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies that showed massage with the menthol topical reported more improvement in function and reduced hand pain over the non-menthol group. They also noted more improvements in their mood and sleep.