I first discovered Tiger Balm on a netball tour, it releases tension and pain in muscles. It is really effective, and if your taking on some sporting challenge from which you expect to receive a lot of muscular pain I really recommend picking some up.
However, I started my exams last week and as a result I had a lot of pain in my neck and shoulders. I thought I’d give this a go and it is really effective! I know a lot of you are either in exam season, essay season, revision season, or just working damn hard, so I thought I would share this little tip.
It’s a really nice sensation, you can feel your muscles relaxing and at £4.70 it’s a lot cheaper than a massage. I have the ‘White’ Tiger Balm, which is the ‘cold’ version, which basically just means it has a lot more mint oil in it.
Two little warnings:
- This stuff smells really strong, both versions have high concentrations of menthol so I would recommend using it before you go to bed or if you’re not planning on going out for a few hours. It’s not nasty it’s just quite overpowering.
- For some reason at boots these products have an age restriction, you have to be 16 to buy the red one and 18 to buy the white one. I don’t know why.