Thursday, December 8, 2016

Pain Sufferers Will Thank Santa When They Wake to Find an Assortment of Salonpas Patches in Their Stockings - Review and $100 Product #Giveaway

Disclosure:  I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Are one of the many people who suffer from pain on a daily basis?  Or, maybe you exercise from time to time and find yourself using muscles you didn't know you had, and then walk around hunched over or in pain, as if you were hit by a car? What do you do when the pain hits? I suffer from arthritis and fibromyalgia on a daily basis, so I know all too well about dealing with pain, as I usually wake and go to bed with it day in and day out. But, I do find relief when I apply Salonpas patches, which don't require a prescription and are reasonable priced at most local retailers.

Have you heard about or used Salonpas patches?  If not, here is some information about these FDA-Approved OTC paint patches...

"In the century-and-a-half since our founding, Hisamitsu has pioneered the development of patches and other topical treatments to relieve everyday aches and pains. Our SALONPAS® product line gained early acceptance in Asia and now sells in 50 countries around the world.
Although our products now enjoy international recognition, we started out as a small, family owned business in Japan.  Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical was founded in the mid-19th century under the name of Komatsuya. The company went on to create a large variety of health-related products. Our company has always prided itself on its ability to create new consumer products based on Hisamitsu’s comprehensive research, development, manufacturing, and sales capabilities.

SALONPAS® brand patches were first introduced in 1934, and their outright efficacy propelled our company to the position of market leadership that we currently hold today. SALONPAS® was developed through the application of Asahi Mankinko, the prototype therapeutic patch we introduced back in 1903. The original product gained quick acceptance and was considered cutting edge technology in its day. Thanks to sustained research and input from everyday users, our products continue to evolve.  Moreover, our company has expanded the culture and use of patch treatment. Hisamitsu continues to develop and refine therapeutic patches that are safe and easy to use."


I have been a fan of Salonpas patches for years, and was originally drawn to them as they are unscented, compared to other OTC pain patches, creams or roll-on products.  The last thing I want people to know is that I am dealing with pain, because they can smell the chemical or strong odor most pain management patches leave behind on your skin.

And, with the holidays in full swing, we are all dealing with the craziness of the season, which also brings on more stress.  More stress equals more pain, as we find ourselves shopping, planning, cleaning and getting ready to host or attend holiday dinners and parties. The stress of the season really does a number of people who have chronic auto-immune conditions like myself, leaving us much more stiff and sorer than usually.  But, instead of heading to the doctor to ask for prescription medicine to ease the pain, why not head to your local pharmacy or retailer (while you are out and about doing your holiday shopping) and pick up a box of unscented Salonpas Lidocaine 4% Pain Relieving Gel-Patches today?  

These new pain relieving gel patches work as effectively as a much stronger prescription patch, without the need for a prescription or high co-pay for the medicine.  I know, as my doctors used to prescribe me lidocaine patches, which I had to pay $100 for 4 large patches I would cut down.  And, each and every time I would use them, I didn't notice a difference.  I would stress out more knowing I just wasted $100 on a pain patch that didn't offer relief.  

 “As many prescription Lidoderm® users are discovering, insurance companies are becoming less likely to cover this 5% Lidocaine patch,” says Dr. Arnot.  “Therefore, patients have seen their prescription jump from a $20 copay to upwards of $240 for 30 patches. Salonpas Lidocaine 4% Pain Relieving Gel Patch costs about $12.00 for a box of 6 patches, or about $60.00 for 30 patches.  It’s refreshing to hear of a pharmaceutical company looking to save you money, especially with all the bad press around prescription pricing that has happened recently.”

So, now I stick with Salonpas and their line of pain management products to ease my daily pain. 

In addition the new unscented Salonpas Lidocaine 4% Pain Relieving Gel-Patch, Salonpas also offers these other great products, which one lucky reader will be able to win in my giveaway below (valued at $100). So, be sure to read to the end, for your chance to enter my Salonpas Giveaway and win. :-)

By putting the medicine right at the site of pain, bypassing the stomach and liver, Salonpas can use less medicine to deliver an effective dose.

The full product suite from Salonpas includes the Salonpas Lidocaine 4% Pain Relieving Gel-Patch, Salonpas Pain Relief Patch and Arthritis Pain Patch which are the only FDA-approved OTC pain patches, Salonpas Pain Relieving GEL-Patch HOT,  Salonpas Pain Relieving Jet Spray and the Salonpas DEEP Relieving Gel. 



Freezes pain Fast!

Convenient, effective pain relief for your on-the-go lifestyle!

Two powerful pain fighting ingredients

One medicine to quickly freeze the pain Another to keep it away

Unique Jet Spray Formula

Non-drip, quick drying formula


Powerful Relief that lasts up to 12 hours

Voted Best New Topical Pain Relief product in the 2012 Better Homes and Gardens Best New Product Awards*

Clinically proven for mild to MODERATE pain relief

Other OTC pain relievers are labeled only for minor aches and pains


Powerful relief that lasts up to 12 hours

The First and Only FDA-Approved OTC Pain Relieving Patch

For temporary relief of pain due to arthritis & joint pain.

Clinically proven for mild to MODERATE pain relief

Other OTC pain relievers are labeled only for minor aches and pains

Salonpas® DEEP Relieving Gel

Rushes 3 Pain Fighters Deep

Fast melting, quick absorbing, penetrating deep relief

Effective pain relief up to 8 hours

Clear, non-greasy gel with up to 30 applications per tube

Salonpas Hot

Provides heat for effective pain relief up to 8 hours

Reduces the sensation to pain

Natural & Odor Free

Uses Capsaicin the active found in chili peppers

Large Size

Ideal for pain relief for larger body parts like the back and hip


  • Gel Patch technology is designed to sooth your pain. Menthol starts to cool on contact, then later delivers a warming sensation.
  • Capsaicin, which is derived from chili peppers, also creates a warming sensation which helps provide long lasting relief.

NEW Salonpas® Pain Patch LARGE

More Medicine*

Better Flexibility*

20% Larger*

Salonpas also features a blog, with new articles featuring world-class experts each Monday that offers expert advice on pain management, holistic living and wellness.  You can find the blog here:

So, as your kids count down until Christmas and you watch your stress level rise, why not make sure you have a supply of Salonpas pain patches on hand, to help ease the pain and discomfort you may feel. Salonpas products target the area that is causing you pain, as you pally the patch, spray or gel directly to that area. And, within minutes you will start to feel relief, without the need for prescription drugs, or those nasty crashing side effects you may get when prescription medicine starts to wear off.  Salonpas products are safe to use and are non-addicting.  So, you don't have to stress about these pain products as you seek relief this holiday season, thus allowing you to enjoy what matters most -- time with family and friends. 


As promised, here is my amazing Salonpas giveaway in which one lucky Inspired by Savannah reader will win a sampling of Salonpas products (valued at $100).  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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Disclosure:  I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.


  1. I have not yet tried these pain patches.

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  2. my wife has tried them and loved them. thankyou, ken [email protected]

  3. I have not tried the patches yet, but I would like to.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

  4. I have not tried these but with some back pain I would like to try these products.

  5. I have not tried them but I am in need of them...

  6. No, I haven't tried these pain patches.