I like to mix Western and Eastern medicine. Sometimes a little Tylenol does the trick and sometimes an all-natural product works like magic. My go to natural product that I have been using for years is arnica, very popular in Europe, arnica creams and/or gels are applied to the skin for pain and swelling associated with bruises, aches, and sprains. It is also applied to the skin for insect bites, arthritis, muscle and cartilage pain, chapped lips, and acne, and the brand that helps me most is Novarnica. I am a big fan of using it on my children when they get bumps and bruises and it is a lifesaver for me when I am injured.
Novarnica products are made with natural ingredients, like Camphor and Menthol. Does not contain perfumes or artificial colors, soothes pain in seconds, is simple to use, it is a spray with no rubbing necessary, so less mess on your hands, which I love and it is easy to carry around in your purse or gym bag. It's also non-greasy and has a pleasant odour. I mean, how do you not want to go out and buy some now! I urge you to do so because I recently injured my back. Unfortunate, yes, and with my active lifestyle (you know, mom of three, blogger events, workouts, social time etc...) I just cannot afford to be out of commission, so when it happened, Novarnica's pain relieving spray came to the immediate rescue. Pairing the appropriate care from professionals with the pain relieving spray has been my saving grace and I must say that my back is beginning to feel better.
What is also great about Novarnica is that they have more than one product that helps people. Their Sport Pain Relieving Spray is specially designed for athletes by athletes! It has been approved by trainers and tested on athletes and is an essential partner for your training whether at the gym, on your bike, in the trail, and more. Their fast acting powerful formula will ease the recovery process after a tough training session. It's like your own personal therapist. I will point out though that you do not have to be training for the Olympics to use this product. I also use the Spray & Play before and after my workouts at the gym and for sore muscles too.
They also have their pain relieving cream. The power of the original Novarnica formula is now silkier and non-greasy and is ideal for massage application. The cream cools on contact before being rapidly absorbed through the skin and in just a few minutes, a warm sensation takes over for a deep penetrating relief of simple backaches, arthritis, strains, bruises, sprains and cramps.
Photography by Patricia Brochu