Body and muscle aches are the worst things to get and especially in the wintertime because the cold seems to make them worse. One of the alternative remedies I use for treating body and muscle aches is Roberts Arnica Gel. It helps relieve the aches and pains right from my body so I can be pain free again.
The reason arnica gel can help relieve body and muscle aches is because it contains thymol in it which is a concentrated natural derivative that helps relieve inflammation and pain. It also helps speed the healing of a sore muscle or injury such as a sprain, torn muscle, or broken bone by helping the blood and fluids flow freely to the injury so it can heal faster and easier so you can become pain free faster and healed sooner.
The Roberts Arnica Gel comes in a very easy to squeeze clear bottle the holds about 7.5 ounces of gel. The arnica gel has a golden warm clear color to it and is thick and gel like in texture. The gel isn’t oily, greasier, or sticky. However, the gel does have a light baby powder type scent to it that is hard to notice unless you stick your nose right up to the gel and take a good sniff. The ingredients in this gel are arnica, vitamins, parabens, water, glycerin, fragrance, colorings, alcohol, DMDM, and triethanolamine. The only ingredients in here that actually help heal and relieve the aches and pains from your body is the arnica. The other ingredients are mainly to help apply the gel smoothly and evenly to the skin.
The best way to use the arnica gel I feel is by squeezing some of it into your hand and massaging the gel right in the muscle area or body ache that hurts you gently until the gel is fully absorbed into the skin. My boyfriend has a bad back and lots of pain at times and he likes it when I give him a back massage using this gel because he feels it works better this way. I have used the gel on myself when my rib was broken to help speed the healing and soothe the pain by squirting the gel into my hands and dapping it onto my broken rub area without massaging it in and I must say it worked very well that way too with relieving pain and helping with the healing. The gel absorbs extremely fast into the skin and can be very drying to it. I usually put the gel on my skin to help relieve the pains and then I take a body lotion and apply it afterwards to help keep my skin soft and itch free.
The Roberts Arnica Gel was a bit expensive, but it is well worth having on hand I believe because it comes in handy when it comes to any kind of body ache or injury. Heck I have even used it on a burn to help relieve the inflammation and burning sensation and it worked instantly. I have tried using it on cuts but it stings them like crazy, but did help heal up the wound well. I would recommend this gel to any family to have on hand because it has worked well for mine. I hope those of you who try it out can find some relief from your body and muscle aches as well.