Weleda’s Massage Balm with Arnica (rrp £9.95 100ml) is a great solution to muscular aches and pains.
Use it before a training session or event, for a warm up massage to prepare muscles for the gruelling task ahead. A soothing rub down after the race will help the body relax and rid itself of lactic acid and other chemicals that can contribute to stiffness, cramp or aches and pains the following day.
Arnica is a natural anti-inflammatory, valued for its natural ability to release tight, knotty muscles. Weleda add organic rosemary to invigorate, soothing extract of silver birch leaves, and warming lavender to relax. No synthetic ingredients or artificial additives are added.
This silky massage oil has remained Weleda’s all-time top selling natural remedy since the company, the original green pioneers, began in the 1920s. It’s made with organic arnica grown in the Scottish Black Isle where the strong light and long midsummer days (up to 21 hours) aid the constant formation of very prolific flowers.
Massage Balm is hugely popular with sports physios to look after athletes, football teams and rugby players, oarsmen and even ballet dancers. This wonderfully aromatic dark golden liquid contains plant extracts and oils to comfort aches and pains that flair up when put to the test. It’s a licensed medicine to relieve rheumatic and muscular pain or stiffness, bruising, backache, cramp and sprains.
For best results, apply after a warming bath or shower whilst the skin is still damp. The handy travel size (rrp £5.95 50ml) is ideal to pack for an event or the gym.
Amateur running enthusiast Darren Spooner, who lives in Derbyshire, said: “After over-indulging at Christmas, getting into shape for the marathon was certainly a great challenge. When I started training I must have been leaving a trail of mince pies in my wake. Massage Balm is my must-have.”
Weleda’s first aid and sports medicines can be found in natural health stores and pharmacies nationwide or online.