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I always stock up on Radox bubble baths when I find them on offer, wait long enough and you can pick them up for £1 each which is about half price. For muscle soaking I really like Badedas but due to the price of it I do only buy it as a treat so when we have run out the Radox muscle soak takes its place.
The Radox range have a wide variety of bubble baths for different outcomes such as unwinding from stress and helping you sleep, each bottle contains 500ml of product and they are available from chemists and supermarkets as well as occasionally being in the bargain shops. The Radox bottles are slim and have cubed edges, the bottles are see through and this one shows a bright blue liquid inside and he bottle has a bright blue screw top cap on it to match.
On opening the bottle the scent is gorgeous and I feel my body start to unwind just from the smell, the smell becomes stronger when poured under hot running water and the bubbles begin to form nicely. The smell to me is more of a manly smell than a womanly smell but I personally like it, and I can only describe it as a herby smell which could be the sage that it contains. The bubble bath is apparently made up of natural products and minerals in the main which means that this product is gentle on the skin which is great for me as I have particularly dry skin on my hands and feet and I don't want this agitating.
The bubble bath really does unwind your aching muscles and the bubbles last even if you are having a long bath, the scent of the product is left in your bathroom and lightly on your skin for a few hours and I certainly do feel relaxed after using this and able to sleep easier. The bubble bath lasts well as you don't need much to have the required effect and the product is quite thick, your skin feels smooth afterwards and the bottle is recycleable which is always good although to be honest it wouldn't stop me buying it if it wasn't.
I would certainly recommend this and would rate it 4 out of 5 simply as the smell is a little manly and it isn't as good as Badedas, but you certainly do feel more relaxed with much loosened muscles afterwards.
Radox muscle soak is one of my favourite products. I have tried many many radox bubble baths and this is one of my favourites which leaves me with no disappointment just feeling happy, relaxed and my skin smelling lushes.
It really works it is like a little mircacle as soon as you step in to your bubble bath you feel your shoulders, back and mind relax you feel all the preasure come off your feet. Your body is all tingly and heaven like.
Aching muscles become relaxed and re newed for a pleasured experience it even helps you sleep well at night. Which is a real bonus if you have trouble sleeping, releaxed muscles mean a relaxed mind which is what is required to have a good nights sleep.
The smell is heavenly and you have a light scent of it on your skin even after you have left the bath. The bubble bath is run under warm water as your bath is running, it is already for when you step in.
The chemicals in this bubble bath are gentle on the skin and cause no reaction ot soreness, so it is even gentle on sensitive skin, the light perfume sent does not upset the skins natural balance and as someone who is allergic to perfume I recommed this bath soak, I have had no trouble what so ever.
As well as having chemicals in the bath soak it is mostly made up with natural products and natural minerals which are proven to work and have an affect on the body and mind, this is how I personally know this product works and does its job of relaxing the muscles.
I often find myself wanting a hot bubble bath after a stressful day and there is really no better way to relax than with this bubble bath a great book.
This bubble bath will not leave you dissapointed. There are also many more radox bubble baths avaliable so many to choose from it is unreal, they are all worth trying I am a loyal customer to radox and always will be and I am sure you will be too after you try this product.
A 500ml bottle will cost £1.99 maybe a little bit more but one bottle this sized will last you a long time especailly if you only have a bubble bath once or twice a week.
Last night I thought I would treat myself to a nice soak in the bath after a hard day at work. I used some Radox Muscle Soak herbal bath to help me relax.
Radox quote themselves as having 100 years of herbal know-how. They ask if your shoulders ever feel tensed up? A long soak in our herbal bath will help to ease the stress out of your tired muscles. Slip into the warm water and let the bland of clary sage and sea minerals soothe your mind and relax your body. The perfect way to reward yourself after a day of hard work. They also state that a bath with Radox Muscle Soak is proven to relax you.
What's gone into it? A few drops of clary sage oil and some natural sea minerals. The soak has a perfect pH balance so is great for your skin.
The bottle is transparent, with the colour of the soak being bright blue. The bottle I brought contains 500ml of the soak
What I would point out is that if you are intending to use this product in a whirlpool bath then you are going to be in trouble, as I turned the jets on in mine and the bathroom was nearly full of foam within 20 seconds!
I do usually like to list the ingredients in my reviews, but it is far to say other that Aqua you wont have a clue what the rest of them are.
The bottle is recyclable, but it does state to remove the cap before recycling.
So did it relax me? I have to say that it did to a certain extent, but the smell of it really bugged me. It really smells like a produce for a man, rather than being a unisex smell. It is really masculine and reminds me of a Lynx deodorant smell. So although it was relaxing you would not like to have a soak in it before you go out as you might smell a bit manly! As stated earlier not good if you have jets in the bath.
I dont think I will be running back to the shops to buy another bottle, although will keep it on the sidelines for any muscle ache emergencies.
I'm one of these people who loves a really long soak in the bath and love Radox herbal bath muscle soak to help me relax. I do a lot of dancing and sometimes my muscles ache after a long day so I really look forward to going home and having a long soak.
Radox herbal bath muscle soak comes in a clear bottle and is available in a 500ml and 1 liter bottles costing around £1.50 (500ml) and £2.69 (1 litre). Look out for special offers I just got another 500ml bottle from Tesco for just £1. There are a few different varieties to chose from including sage and sea and calendula and rose and they last a few weeks (depending on how often you like to bath) but as the bottle is clear you can see when your almost out. All radox products are available from any leading supermarket, boots and some pharmacies.
When filling your bath just pour some under warm running water, as you do this you'll notice a floral relaxing scent which isn't too overpowering. On the bottle is claims that it helps relax your muscles, I'm not sure if this is true but it certainly works for me, it helps to relax my body, muscles and mind which is definitely the perfect way to unwind after a long and hard day.
Overall, Radox herbal bath muscle soak is definitely the best way to relax and unwind after a long hard day. If your a bath lover give Radox a go, you'll most certainly feel more relaxed in both body and mind.
Although we have a bath and a shower in our home, it seems the bath these days only gets used every evening for my two boys, whilst me and hubby have put our bath days behind us preferring the quickness and convenience of the shower - seperately may I hasten to add (we do have kids after all!)!
Anyway, recently hubby had been doing lots of digging in the garden during a sporadic D.I.Y and garden day (they don't happen very often!) and complained his muscles were aching. I was on my way up to Superdrug anyway so said I would pick him something up.
At first I was intending to just buy Superdrug's own brand of muscle soak, but I spotted this Radox one at only 99p and for a 500ml bottle thought it was very reasonable and bought some.
The price and packaging~
I bought this at 99p as I stated but I think it was on special offer as I have since seen it at £1.50, which I think is still a good price for the size. The bath soak is a lovely sea blue colour and can be seen clearly in the clear, plastic bottle.
On the front of the bottle is a clear sticker with Radox on it and is all topped off by a plastic blue lid. The packaging isn't anything exciting but it's not exactly cheap and tacky looking either, and looks perfectly acceptable perched on the bath edge.
So is it any good?~
The bottle says the soak contains clary sage and sea minerals, both are known for their soothing properties. On opening the easy screw top lid there I could definitely make out the sea minerals which gave off a fresh, clean smell.
You only need one cap full of this as it foams up well giving your bath lots of lovely bubbles. The bath soak, or to call it it's common name of bubble bath is just the right consistency although if you swish the bottle about it seems to be quite runny, however when you pour it into your bath it appears to be the opposite and is a lot thicker than it looks.
After his bath hubby said he felt more relaxed so I decided to try it out for myself.
Well yes I did feel more relaxed but doesn't a hot bath have that effect on your tired muscles anyway? I don't know whether it worked or is simply a placebo, but for the lovely scent and price it was worth buying for sure. The scent didn't linger on my skin long, but the bathroom smelt delicious for hours!
I am house sitting at present and have a dog to walk and a house to look after as well as feeding my man, preparing his lunches and doing all the housework so I'm getting a real insight in to my future as a housewife (I love it!). All this work at the end of the day means I'm a little tired and achy and when I spotted a tall bottle of Radox Muscle Soak Herbal Bath by the side of the bath I decided to pour a little under some warm running water and climb in and have a nice soak.
This Radox comes in a long tall plastic bottle which is clear and it has a blue lid which matches the colour of the liquid within. There is 500ml of liquid in this bottle which is enough to last for quite a few weeks of regular soaks.
The liquid itself is quite thick and a small amount is required to produce a fairly good amount of bubbles within the bath and when I laid down I could feel my body relaxing right away. There was a lovely smell to the Radox which is a little masculine but still lovely and the scent lasted as long as my bath (a good 30 minutes or so).
I really did relax in the bath and while my actual muscles didn't need soaking that badly just myself in general I came out feeling lovely and relaxed and just spent the rest of the evening lazing around and enjoying the nice feeling my bath had given me.
This Herbal Bath Muscle Soak contains, amongst other things, a few drops of clary sage oil & natural sea minerals and is the perfect PH balance and as I suffer from sensitive skin at times and eczema on my feet I shouldn't really use anything in the bath but this didn't give me any additional flare up or anything like that so I would definitely use it again.
I would recommend this bath soak as it just gave me a lovely relaxed feeling and the smell was fantastic. A 500ml bottle is just £1.00 in Tesco stores or www.tesco.co.uk and this is an absolutely fantastic price and I was quite surprised when I realised that this was all this cost as I used to purchase it a few years ago and was sure it was a lot more than this!
I am rating this bath soak 5/5 as there is not a single bad thing about it so next time you're in Tesco why not pick one up and give it a try? I'm pretty confident you'll be just as relaxed as I was after using it.
Like most men, I'm not really one for long, leisurely baths with a coffre of Lush treats, soft candle light and mood music - but Radox herbal bath muscle soak is one luxury that I am particularly fond of for a good soak.
I live in a Victorian attic conversion and needless to say, the first thing on the mind of the builders wasn't plumbing. There is a shower attached to the top of the taps, but a general lack of practicality means that baths are the first choice 75% of the time. This has led to me getting through three bottles of this product in the last six months, in a range of versions.
It comes in a generous 500ml bottle, with a wide neck that can lead to the unititiated using far too much bubble bath the first few times they use it. My Girlfriend, however, loves this and you would think she's drinking it it disappears so fast! In terms of price, it's very economical and I've purchased it once at full price (~£1.50) and twice as part of Buy one, get one free (BOGOF) or other discounted offers. Boots often seem to have deals on it, as do Asda.
The range in general comes complete with some nice essential oils/botanicals and minerals that allow Radox to give it the 'herbal tag. The current bottle I'm slowly making my way through features clary sage oil and 'sea minerals', which aren't really defined more than that. It has a very pleasant scent, not disimilar to gardening in a wet herb border and is even nicer when it's wafting out of a hot, steaming bath. I won't go into the full list of ingredients, as there are lot of exotic sounding things in there that are of no interest to the casual reader.
This product has a balanced PH and is very kind to the skin - providing a slight moisturising effect that will leave your skin feeling very soft. One thing I would add is to be careful not to overdo the bubbles, as it can leave you with a slightly soapy/greasy feel if you come out of the bath and haven't rinsed properly. It leaves me feeling clean and fresh and there has even been the odd occasion where I've forgotten to wash after soaking because I felt so pampered and clean.
I can't honestly comment on the product as a 'muscle soak', as I'm not entirely sure how this is defined. I wasn't sure if they meant either:
a) It actively effects tired muscles through ingredients used etc. or
b) It has a passive effect by making you feel relaxed in general, thereby helping your muscles to lose tension.
What I will say on this is that it definitely leaves you feeling relaxed, thanks to the combination of enjoyable odours and the feel of your skin. This, coupled with the always-enjoyable soak in a bath can make all the difference when you're feeling weary.
A top product - find out more at www.radox.co.uk
Radox is the brand as far as bath products go and this is my favourtie of the whole range.
The bottle is generous size, you get a lot of product for your money and little going a long way. Pour under running water and get loads and loads of frothy bubbles. The smell is gorgoeus, really fresh and clean smelling and similar to Boots Oceanus range. Also the smell lingers on your skin long after the bath so you stay smelling gorgoeus for hours after.
Obviously it depends how hot you have your baths, but this in really hot bath really works at relaxing all those aching muscles at the end of a long day. soak for at least half and hour for full effect... but it is relaxing.. don't fall asleep!
A good quality product like this does comes in at about twice the price of the own brand versions, my advice is buy when they are on a BOGOF as stores such as Boots and Wilkinson do quite frequently.
I regularly change the products I use in the bathroom, sometimes influenced by reviews online but mostly by price. Recently whilst shopping in Somerfields I noticed the Radox bubble bath was at 89p a bottle. This is quite a bargain so I purchased two bottles, one of which was the Muscle Soak.
Unlike the picture the muscle soak variety is actually turquoise in colour, perhaps it's changed since the picture was added here. The bottle is 500ml so plenty of baths out of that! The ingredients, I won't go through all the ingredients in this, are clary sage and sea minerals. I got to wondering about the sea minerals aspect but even though I searched online I could not find a definite answer so I can't pass that knowledge on!
The scent of this is really fresh, you can only just smell the sage and the overall fragrance is just very soapy, exactly what you expect something that advertises sea minerals or anything ocean based to smell like! Very hard to describe but fresh and suitable for men and women.
Does it work? Well, it doesn't make my muscles any more relaxed than a hot bath with any other bubble bath in it so I don't think it's worth buying it specifically for that purpose but it does smell very nice when added to the bath and a light fragrance lingers on the skin for a couple of hours afterwards.
It isn't moisturising and doesn't claim to be so your skin will be squeaky clean afterwards and I always use moisturiser after a bath anyway.
Overall it smells very fresh, cleans well and is inexpensive so well worth having some in your bathroom. I like the idea of essential oils in my bath and this allows me to use some without the oily residue they leave behind. Recommended.
For me, a bath is just not the same without a generous helping of Radox Muscle Soak. I've always been a fan of all of Radox's products ever since I was little when my Dad worked in a packaging company and often got free boxes of the stuff that seemed to last us years! I always used to like the Radox brand with the muscle soak being my particular favourite. Over time as they brought out a larger variety of similar products with varying claims, I decided to try them. Despite having extravagant claims such as 'stress relief', 'sleep easy' and 'time out', none of them hit the mark like Muscle Soak did.
After trying all of these other varieties in the range I have now reverted back to the tradition clary sage Muscle Soak and I'm very glad I did. Although the other types did smell lovely they just don't compare to the smell of clary sage wafting up in the steam from a hot bath.
Unlike other bubble baths I do believe that this does live up to its claim to 'soothe aching muscles'. For me this is most noticeable after a long day standing at work all day. It really does stop that horrible aching feeling in my calfs and makes me feel normal again. I wouldnt go as far as saying that it makes you forget you've been at work all day but it does definitely help!
Saying that does not mean to say that this bubble bath can only be enjoyed after a long days work. For me it is just as relaxing at any time.
Unlike some cheaper brands I believe this is definitely worth the money (average £1.50 per 500ml) and if you shop around you can often find it on offer. It has lots of bubbles that don't disappear the second you get in and a small bottle can last for more than a couple of baths.
I had pretty much forgotten that I had muscles after spending so long sitting on my bum working from home but when my granddaughter came along and I now have to roll around the floor playing with her and now that she is walking chase her around the house trying desperately to stop her wrecking the place, I now remember that I have muscles because after watching her for a few hours a day they are aching.
I usually go for a bath around half six each night shortly after my daughter has picked up my granddaughter and just before my soaps start on the TV, I have always loved the Radox brand of bubble baths but love them even more now for their muscle soak version.
I know you get all sorts of bubble baths claiming all sorts of things but this Radox muscle soak actually works; I get out the bath each night feeling totally revitalised and very relaxed. The muscle soak Radox can be found amongst the rest by looking for the blue coloured one and of course to make things easier it is also printed clearly on the bottle.
I guess like any product this will vary in price from shop to shop but I currently pay £1.35 for mine from asda and it is worth every penny in fact to me it is worth its weight in gold. As well as relaxing me and making me feel brand new it also has a light and very pleasant scent which makes both me and my bathroom smell lovely after use.
Radox Herbal Bath is a bubble-bath, or as Radox would prefer to put it, a 'muscle soak'. Radox have been making this type of product for around 100 years - so you'd expect them to have come up with a decent product by now.
The particular variety which this review is based on, is 'Clary Sage & Sea Minerals', which is light blue in colour. Costing roughly £2, this product offers very good value for money. It lasts a long time as you don't need to put much in the water to get a bathful of bubbles.
The smell is nice too - not strong or overpowering, but pleasant.
I'm not sure Radox does a better job of soaking tired muscles than a standard hot bath does - but it does seem quite relaxing ...and bubbles are cool... they remind me of being a kid and pretending I had a white bubbly beard - but enough of my bath-time role-playing :(
There are literally thousands of bubble bath and shower gels available but there are very few that can live up to the sometimes extraordinary claims that they make. An exception to this rule is Radox and especially Radox Herbal muscle relax.
This deep blue bubble bath is so relaxing and beautifully scented it is a real delight to get into a piping hot bath with this stuff but it can be very hard to get back out. I am a big fan of all Radox bubble baths but this one is by far the best and there is never a time that my bathroom is without one of these in it.
I buy mine from Asda where a 500ml bottle costs me £1.33 and for me is worth every penny, I would actually be almost willing to pay twice the price for this stuff I like it so much. The best thing about it is not its wonderful scent or the smooth feeling on your skin after you use it but the fact that it claims to relax your muscles and it actually does.
I have used this after hours in the garden or after playing five aside football or whatever other strenuous things I have been doing and it actually does relieve aches and pains and for me there is nothing better than a relaxing bath after working up a sweat.
I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a relaxing bath because no matter what you are using now this will be better (with the possible exception of Badedas but that is a review for another day)!
have memories of Radox always being on my Grandparent's bathroom window, my Grandad still uses the green version to this day & it is also a firm favourite of mine on my windowsil now.
The Radox muscle soak variety is my favourite and one I have used for 4-5 years regularly, mainly because it does ease and soothe my achey muscles, it smells lovely and I get lots of foam from a small amount, so here's my review of one of my all time favourite bath products....
*~*THE HISTORY IN BRIEF!*~*
Radox started life in 1908 as foot bath salts product that apparently RADiated OXygen, hence the name RADOX. In the 60's the company was into TV advertising with their slogan 'Relax in a Radox bath' and the first liquid versions of the salts was launched, a blue liquid in a glass bottle. The 70' brought the first shower gel made by Radox, which was incidentially the first shower gel to feature a hook to hang it up in the shower. In the 80's Radox developed their liquid soap, calle 'Suersoap' as an alternative to soap bars. The 90's brought the new, richer bubble baths called Radox Solutions, these cotianed essential oils and very much caught on to the market at that point, I can certainly remember everything with eseential oils being trendy and new back then. Now we have Radox 'Calm Me' bubble baths & Radox Heavenly bath velvets & bath silks that offer us a rang of exotic oils and minerals to bathe in...sounds good to me!
Radox is now manufactured my Sara Lee H&BC UK Ltd.
I can't say Radox changes much over the years. My bottle is a 500ml clear, plastic bottle with a blue cap embossed with 'Radox'. The liquid is a lovely sea blue inside. A label with a picture of some bubbles on. The Radox logo is clearly in place at the top, a green leaf with 'Radox' written on it in white lettering. Underneath you have 'Muscle Soak' & 'Herbal Bath', 'Proven to relax' also in white.
A further logo of 2 leaves in a circle with the words 'Blend of natural herbs and minerals' is in place on the right hand side of the front label, about half the way up from the bottom/top.
Further writing includes 'with Clary Sage, renowned for soothing tired, aching muscles' and 'With a blend of natural herbs and minerals' (Again). Now, if you ask me, this natural herbs and minerals claim doesn't need to be made twice on the front of one bottle.
The sides of the botle are inverted inwards from the bottowm, to halfway up, I assume for ease of pouring, although I find it can become slippy around these areas!
The back label is in blue and it contains a hell of a lot of writing, I'm actually NOT going to go into what it says word for word and just concentrate on the main points raised, which are:
*The Radox 'Proven to relax' claim, Radox claim a bath in one of their products sigificantly reduces tension then a bath without Radox and it has a little bar char to show you!
*Relaxing Fragrence of Clary Sage
*Contains calming essential oils
*Sponsers of the Spa Business Association.
*~*THE LOOK & SMELL*~*
The bottle looks normal, it's not an unusual looking bottle, it's not particularly eye catching either but it serves a purpose.
The liquid is a lovely rich sea blue, it appears to me to have become a slightly less dense liquid over the years, maybe to accomodate more oils, maybe thorugh product evolution, I don't know, but the blue is pleasing to the eye (unless of course it goes in your eyes).
The smell is plesant, you get a old Radox aroma in conjunction with the smell of Sage, however I cannot place the other smells, the apparent inclusion of other essential oils is not credited in the ingredients list, nor can I find hem listed on their website, which is puzzling as the claim is made but no substantive list is given anywhere of what exactly these essential oils are! Never mind, maybe I am too picky but it would be nice to place the scents.
*~*THE POUR & BUBBLES*~*
This liquid pour out fairly quickly because it is a 'loose' liquid and the bottle opening is fairly wide, this ensures you actually get enough of a 'Glug' to get a decent amount of bubbles. The water turns a nice shade of sea blue that then get covered in bubbles, my tip, if you want plenty of long lasting bubbles, pour it under the running cold water and swish around, otherwise you get a mediocre amount of bubbles that are slightly more creamy in consistency.
Bubbles are in general, quite long lasting with this bubble bath, the more you agitate the water thet more you get. They are pleniful no matter how much or how little you use. I am fond of the bubbles so this pleases me & there are always bubbles left in the bath after I have let all the wter out, sometimes there re still some left the following morning if I have used plenty of Radox!.
*~*THE RADOX EXPERIENCE*~*
I went walking with Dexter the dog around South Wales last weekend. Being the hot weather, I was wandering about in flip flops which is just asking for trouble! I do suffer with knee pain following a cartilidge tear as well. So after my day out, my legs were hot, sore and ached badly, time for a Radox bath....
After pouring in the Radox and agitating the water, I was pleased to be greeted with a large amount of bubbles.
I got in and soaked myself for 45 minutes, whilst lying there I could feel the aches begining to leave my body and my joints began to feel looser, now whether this was actually due to the water taking the weight off my joints or the Radox, I don't know 100%, but I certainly do not get this sensation with many other bubble baths, if any. The smell itself is long lasting and one can sit of lie there and inhale and smell the Radox too, hopefully this also proves relaxing for you, it does for me.
I think this is where Radox differs from other products I have used, they work on your senses as well as on your muscles, which would also help you feel more positive about any aches and pains you might have.
Certainly, after 45 minutes, I felt in much better shape than when I got in, my muscles felt much better, especially around my knees where I felt they were hot and tight. In my lumbar area the cramping I had felt was reduced, although a slight ache was still present. My ankles also felt less achey and a slight swelling I had when I got in, had also disappeared.
My mood was lifted too, I felt so much better, maybe a case of mind of matter but I think the smell of the Radox played a small part too.
I do notice Radox is frequently on various offers, 2 for £2, BOGOF, 99p to name but a few. A bottle will typically last me 10-12 baths, depending on the amount I use per bath.
*~*I DON'T LIKE BATHS, IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I CAN USE?*~*
Yes, also available in the Radox range are shower gels, some especially for men, which are also supposed to be good for relaxing those muscles. The 2 I would shortlist are the Radox 'Awaken' shower gel & The Radox 'For Men' shower gel, which would probably do the same for you, but in the shower.
Yes, providing you don't have particularly sensitive skin, as the ingredients list contains rather a lot of chemicals. The bath soak does what is says on the bottle, it relaxes and soothes my muscles and I do feel less stressed after a bath in Radox, but whether that is soley due to the Raodx, I can't say, it may be due to just having a bath, which is also relaxing. However, Radox won't break the bank, it's nice to have as a good all round bubble bath to keep on the shelf & if you don't like this one, there are plenty more varieties to choose from, including a 'Sleep Easy' variety & 'Stress Relief' variety amongst others.
Thumbs up from me!
Recyclable Pack: Yes
Shelf Life: 12 months
*~*Thanks for reading xx*~*
I buy this product for my husband as he does a manual job, and when he gets home from a hard days graft I like to run him a bath with this in it. The packaging is a clear rectangular plastic bottle with a lid at the top.
It costs £1.50 ish for 500 ml but you can sometimes get these on offer at the supermarkets. When Asda do them for £1 i usually grab a few.
He says it is the best thing to relax for him. I have started using it too because of the comments he would make about it and I have to agree its great when you pour it in the running water and your bathroom fills with the scent and then when you lay in it with all the bubbles covering you its fantastically relaxing.
The liquid produces lots of thick dense bubbles which feel great on the skin. I highly recommend this for people with aches and pains or who just want to chill out.
Renowned for soothing aching muscles