Are All Muscle Rubs The Same?


Whether you’ve been working hard at the gym, over done it with the housework or have spent a long week in your office chair, we’ve all experienced some type of muscle ache or discomfort.

Muscle ache caused by increased physical activity or stress can often be relieved by resting the area, light muscle stretching or massaging with a muscle rub.

How Do Muscle Rubs Work?

Rubbing the stressed or aching muscle will increase circulation to the area and relax the muscle, assisting your body in the natural healing process. Using a muscle rub or cream will help facilitate a comfortable massage as well as help support your muscle on an internal level.

Most over the counter heating or cooling muscle rubs contain ingredients such as menthol, methyl salicylates and codeine phosphate which are known counter irritants. Meaning, that they work by causing the skin to feel cool and then warm, often simply distracting you from the muscle ache with little long-term relief. These types of ingredients are harmful in large doses and can cause serious side effects.

Natural V's Over-The-Counter

Opting for a more natural solution can mean providing your body with the healing support it needs without referring to a dictionary or WebMD to navigate the ingredients list. The use of homeopathic herbs and botanicals has been successfully practiced for centuries throughout the world. Trusted brands such as MODERE, with over 25 years of experience, combines science and nature to provide safe and effective solutions.

The MODERE Solution

MODERE's Muscle Rub contains active ingredients such as white willow bark extract to soothe and relax, capsicum extract and peppermint oil to provide intense warming and cooling sensation to increase circulation plus arnica, which is traditionally associated with overexertion. Making it perfect for soothing and relaxing tense and stressed muscles. To use, simply massage a 2-3cm drop of Muscle Rub into the affected area to relax and invigorate. Reapply 3-4 time a day, or as needed.


For more than 25 years, MODERE's products have been first choice by customers all around the world. Following their proven, trusted, original formulas anchored by a simple philosophy – “if it’s not pure and proven safe, it will never be part of our mix”.

MODERE believe all their products should be ethical, sustainable and with low environmental impact. By bringing together thoughtful science with careful creation, they strive to deliver products that are smart, effective, safer and designed with the intention to improve everyday life.

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