Face & Body Care

SBC’s Top 3 Formulas to Help Relieve Aches and Tension

Most of us have had a little extra time on our hands recently and you could be experiencing some new twinges across your body that have never bothered you before.

Have you increased your exercise, tried a new form of exercise, since gyms have been closed, or even got back into it? If it isn’t exercising, many of us have also been more active in the garden and completing DIY tasks, plus if you have been working from home, that temporary desk may not be helping. Those still out at work could be seeing longer hours and more stressful conditions. These aspects can leave our bodies feeling tired and tender.

SBC is offering our top 3 tension relieving products (including two exciting newbies) in the High Performance Tension Relief Trio £39.50 (worth £54.50). All three have been specifically formulated to help relieve muscular strain and aches, tension and overall fatigue, to help you feel refreshed and energised in no time.

NEW Eucalyptus & Sea Salt Targeted Vapour Scrub

A revitalising multi-tasker which will benefit your well-being, muscles and your skin. This powerful synergy combines Eucalyptus, Echinacea and Camphor with Sea Salt to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin, whilst helping to alleviate areas of aches and tension.

Sea Salt is made up of beneficial minerals including Magnesium, Sodium, Calcium and Potassium. The unique formula also contains Sweet Almond Oil and Vitamin E to nourish and hydrate the skin, whilst soothing a fatigued mind and body.

How to use: There are a few ways to use this Eucalyptus & Sea Salt Targeted Vapour Scrub. Use in the shower by massaging gently into the skin with circular motions. Apply to areas such as the chest and back and inhale the vapours, then rinse thoroughly. When massaged in, exfoliation will encourage skin’s natural cell renewal, while the massaging action helps relax muscles. For a more intense experience, massage onto damp skin, then submerge in a warm bath. Allow the salts to diffuse and inhale the vapours to refresh and de-stress your body and mind. Soak for as long as you need.

NEW I.C.E Gel (Intense.Cool.Energise)

Products that provide a cooling sensation can help distract the mind from any discomfort. The new I.C.E Gel does just that. The instant cooling sensation helps to relieve muscle and joint tension, and strain.

This cooling body gel is fused with Wintergreen, Epson Salt, Camphor and Menthol, which work together to instantly cool the skin and help ease areas of strain or aching muscles. The gel can provide relief from feelings of fatigue on localised areas.

How to use: I.C.E Gel is particularly beneficial when used straight after strenuous activity. Apply directly to areas suffering from fatigue, and massage using circular motions. It is gentle enough to be reapplied throughout the day. Alternatively, apply to pulse points and deeply inhale the aroma to relieve tension and revive the senses.


Arnica & Wintergreen Targeted Thermal Rub

On the opposite end of the spectrum, products that create a feeling of heat on the skin can also help relieve discomfort. You may remember SBC’s Arnica & Black Pepper Warming Body Cream. The Thermal Rub is the same effective formula, it has just been renamed and repackaged. It is formulated with Arnica, Wintergreen, Black Pepper and Cinnamon Bark, we like to call it SOS in a bottle. This targeted, fast-acting formula provides warming relief to help ease muscular discomfort.

Discover more about the soothing effects of Arnica in this ‘Meet the Arnica Collection’ post.

How to use: Warming products are suitable for general aches and strain. Apply the Thermal Rub sparingly to localised, targeted areas on the body, such as back, shoulders, neck and calves. Allow the warming sensation on the skin to develop. An increase in skin temperature and high colour, for a short period, is normal.

The High Performance Tension Relief Trio

High Performance Tension Relief Trio

Choose Hot or Cold Relief? 

HOT: Arnica & Wintergreen Targeted Thermal Rub increases blood flow. Can be used pre-exercise to relax tight muscles. It is also recommended for ongoing aches and areas of tension.
Cold: I.C.E Gel decreases blood flow. It is ideal for use post-exercise, on new areas of tension.

Using heat, as part of your warm-up before exercise can help increase flexibility in muscles as the heat increase blood flow. However, it is important to remember that you should not use heat immediately after exercise. If you suffer from any major aches or strains after working out, you should apply ice for around 10 minutes, rather than heat. Ice decreases blood flow and can help reduce any potential swelling/inflammation.

Soothing aches or areas of tension is essential to achieving a faster recovery and aiding your body to restore balance. So, if you embrace an active lifestyle and are suffering from any discomfort, point one and very important, be sure to rest your body now and again, and point two, don’t miss out on this exclusive High-Performance Tension Relief Trio for only £39.50 (worth £54.50).


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