No one is immune to sore muscles, just ask our DesireList pros. Whether they are fitness trainers, makeup artists, or chefs, they have all experienced the tightness that stress or overextertion can cause. While some prefer tools like the Theragun or massage balls, others turn to topical solutions to alleviate tension. Here are some favorites:
Besides having really cool packaging, Tiger balm has the longest history of any topical solution featured on DesireList. This herbal formula of camphor, menthol, cajuput oil, and clove oil goes as far back as chinese emperors and it provides relief for back pain, joint pain, stiffness, sprains, and arthritis pain. Professional dancer China Taylor always packs Tiger Balm in her rehearsal bad while Celebrity Chef Charles Webb keeps it safe in his carry-on while he travels the world.
Synergy Relief: THC and CBD Relief Cream
With CBD’s rise in popularity, it’s no surprise it’s featured on this list. The Synergy Balm combines THC and CBD for more effective relief but since it’s absorbed through the skin you won’t experience any of the psychoactive effects usually associated with THC. The anti-inflammatory properties of this cream make it a go-to solution for Actress and Chef Crystal Allen.
Biofreeze Pain Relief Gel
For over 25 years, Biofreeze Pain Relief Gel has been used by clinical professionals and athletes to provide immediate cold therapy pain relief. It’s long-lasting and helps soothe sore muscles, backaches, sore joints, and arthritis. It’s no wonder professional rugby player Alex Czajkowski uses Biofreeze during training and after games.