SORE MUSCLES "Feel the Mint"
Why do Muscles get sore?
To make muscles fitter, you damage them slightly during workouts, prompting the fibers to repair themselves and become stronger. This process "is a good thing," said Thomas Swensen, a professor of exercise and sports science at Ithaca College in New York. "You want to stress the muscles. They adapt positively."
But in the meantime, they ache and, unfortunately, few methods reliably relieve the soreness.
The painkiller ibuprofen, for instance, has little effect on exercise-related pain, studies show, and may actually reduce the ability of muscles to repair themselves. Similarly, post-exercise ice baths chill muscles, as you would expect, but do not, most studies show, make them less tender.
On the other hand, sports massage marginally reduces soreness, some studies suggest, although the overall effect is "too small to be clinically relevant," a systematic review of massage-related studies concluded in 2012.
Sore Muscles and Skinner's Salve
Customers of Skinner's Salve have reported good success relieving muscle soreness by rubbing the salve on the affected area. If you have a sore muscle, rubbing Skinner's Salve on the area prior
to activity has been reported to be extremely beneficial also.