Here’s the thing about being a sporadic runner. The first few days after you start running again, your muscles start telling you how mad they are for having ever stopped. You start walking funny and can’t help but let out an “oomph” or an “oooooooow” when you have to bend your legs to pick something up. Every step is a reminder that your muscles were under-worked and are now over-worked. That’s where the go-to pain relief creme, Bengay, comes into the picture.
About BENGAY Pain Relief + Massage
The makers of BENGAY, the original topical analgesic balm created more than 100 years ago, introduce BENGAY® Pain Relief + Massage, a specially designed massaging applicator combined with the brand’s powerful pain relieving formula that provides a targeted, no mess way to directly treat sore and tender areas of the body.
Based on current research, BENGAY Pain Relief + Massage was developed to leverage findings which state massage is one of the most preferred methods to relieve pain. As a means to continuously pursue innovative ways to bring safe, effective relief to sufferers, BENGAY® Pain Relief + Massage contains a twist turn cap with unique massaging nubs allowing for the targeted aid of a massage plus the deep penetrating power of BENGAY for ultimate relief—all without getting your hands messy!
Designed with a vanishing scent formula, BENGAY Pain Relief + Massage allows pain relief to be direct and discreet – meaning living ache free now comes with no mess, no fuss and no lingering smell.
I’ve used Bengay before, so I had high expectations for the new BENGAY Pain Relief + Massage. I expected the same soothing relief it provides to achy muscles. I expected it to act quickly and effectively. And I expected that familiar menthol smell. What I didn’t expect was a gel. What I didn’t expect was a vanishing (sort-of) scent. And what I didn’t expect was the effectiveness of the applicator nubs on the cap. I must say, they were all very pleasant surprises.
I had a perfect test case for BENGAY Pain Relief + Massage. One of our testers works in front of the computer practically all day. This can lead to tense and sore shoulders and upper back. After a long day of work those muscles are screaming for some relief. BENGAY Pain Relief + Massage to the rescue!
The Bengay gel comes easily out of the very cool twist turn cap. Simply squeeze the amount of gel you want to use onto the sore muscles, twist the cap back to closed, and then use the plastic massaging applicator to help rub the Bengay gel into your muscles. You don’t even need to use your hands to rub it in. The applicator “nubs” help to provide a surface-level massage that helps to relax the muscles while at the same time helping the gel to penetrate deep down. Within moments, the aches in our tester’s shoulders started to disappear.
I do want to take a moment to talk about the vanishing scent. I don’t know if I’m weird, but I think the smell of menthol has an aromatherapy-type effect, so I actually like the way Bengay smells. But then you don’t necessarily want people knowing that you’ve just applied some Bengay while you’re out running errands. BENGAY Pain Relief + Massage does have a vanishing scent, meaning as the minutes pass, the smell becomes much fainter. If you stick your nose right up to your skin, you’ll still get a hint of the menthol, but fortunately that is more than vanished enough for being in public.
For a no-mess way to quickly receive pain relief fro sore or achy muscles, BENGAY Pain Relief + Massage provides just that. BENGAY Pain Relief + Massage is available in stores nationwide for approximately $7.79 for a 3 oz tube.
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The WiC Project BENGAY Pain Relief + Massage Giveaway
Three winners will receive their own tube of BENGAY Pain Relief + Massage!
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Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. Your experiences may be different. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive a free product from the manufacturer or their representing PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.