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SalonPas.--(ancient Japanese pain relief.)

Updated on January 4, 2013

There is a salon where I pause

when I am in pain

that has been effective for me

for over 25 years......


I am no spring

chicken anymore

I am more of a rooster

when pain strikes

not quite as cocky

as the younger flocks

after playing Dodge ball

Volleyball and five

hours of Corn hole.

I have been left

with rotator (hand)cuffs

that only surgery will correct

and various muscles

that no longer hustle well

after the bustle of

a competitive game.

Morning breaks like a

grimace across my face

when I rise after one

of my many sports

the night before.

But I have found relief

in a small box of 40 patches

that only cost me $3.99

and grant me eight hours

of less pain per patch.

that's a total of 320 hours

for less then four dollars.

It is a 163 year old

Japanese treatment

that gets little advertising

I have never seen an

ad on television for it.

One simply removes a patch

that has a wintergreen odor

from its backing and

places it on the spot

where the pain is the worst,

and then it radiates comfort

to that area for 8 hours.

Sometimes I resemble

a patchwork quilt

of flesh and white

across my neck,

shoulders and back,

but my muscles and

joints are recover

in sheer bliss.

it contains very

simple ingredients:


Camphor......1.2 %

Menthol........5.7 % and

Methyl Salicylate......6.3%


infused in a patch that sticks

quite comfortably and

stays on for hours.

It's history goes back

to the 18th century

and yet few people

know about it's effectiveness.

I would imagine it works

differently for each individual

but for me it eases

each individual pain

better than any other

product I have tried.

it can be worn for

up to seven days

but I usually feel better

the next morning.

It is manufactured by the

Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical

company in Japan

and when I am bent in pain

I bow to their expertise.

I have tried other patches that have

heat remedies that burn

and patches that fall off

before enough aid is rendered....

but this patch is durable and causes

no discomfort at all.

I do not usually endorse a product

but if you enjoy sports

of any kind and pay for it

with suffering later

you should patch

the problem with these.

I just finished two and a half hours

of hard fought volleyball

in a game of four on four

where some of the volleys

lasted for eight to ten minutes

and two hours of dodge ball

against guys half my age,

as well as two hours of pushing

a gas powered lawn mower

under shrubs and trees

to trim the overgrowth.

Needless to say I felt like

I had been body slammed

by Iron man in a fit of madness,

but after wearing these patches

for the last two days,

I have a range of motion

and am pain free once more.

Just in time for another

dodge ball game come Saturday.

So the next time you are hurting

make a small investment in

an even smaller patch of pain relief.

give it a try and see if it works.

Maybe I'll see some

of you at the gym,

some older faces

that haven't danced

across those laminated

boards in quite a while.

then I'll simply pull

down the shoulder

of my tee shirt and show you

the little white patches

that make it all possible again.


~~~~~~~~~MFB III ............pain free


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      MFB III 7 years ago from United States

      Drug Marts, CVS Pharnacies, online at the link I have listed at the bottom of the poem.. Most drugstores can get them.I hope it helps all of you as much as it helped me.


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      Ruby Jean Fuller 7 years ago from Southern Illinois

      what store can you buy them at? if micky needs a case, then i will need a basket full. thanks for the info.

      it,s a nice thing you are doing, but de pomes de pomes

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Alrighty then! I'm getting a case of those!

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      Sa`ge 7 years ago from Barefoot Island

      you are so right-on with this product it are so good. I grew up with it. My grandma used it for everything, from head to toes. It has been so long since i head anyone talk about it. :) ~aloha~

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      ralwus 7 years ago

      You'll die young at this rate man. Better stick with corn hole or hillbilly horse shoes. First time I heard of cprn hole . . . well, 'nuff said. I can't use that stuff, it takes the hide right off of me, I'll stick with my cancer meds.