Sombra Warm Therapy Natural Pain Relieving Gel is an alcohol free gel with an orange scent. The Sombra warming gel helps relieve pain and aching from muscles and joints due to arthritis, bruises, sprains, strains and more. Sombra warm therapy uses the principles of gate theory to relieve pain from your muscles. Gate theory is the idea that providing a sensation stronger than pain, such as heat, to the brain will give you the relief you need.
In addition, your skin absorbs the Sombra warm therapy gel without staining. It does not stain because it is alcohol free. This also helps the gel not feel greasy. The gel comes as a roll-on applicator, jars, tubes or pump.
Sombra natural pain relieving gel is animal free and made in the USA.
Do not use with other warming gels, heat therapy or ultrasound equipment.
The active ingredients in Sombra pain relieving gel are menthol and camphor. Both of these are analgesics to help relieve pain and soreness. The inactive ingredients include:
- aloe barbadensis leaf juice
- camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract
- caprylyl glycol
- capsicum annuum fruit extract
- citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil
- citrus grandis (grapefruit) seed extract
- decyl glucoside
- virginiana (witch hazel) leaf extract
- rosa damascena flower water
- sodium carbonate
- spiraea ulmaria flower (queen of the prairie) extract
- yucca schidigera root extract
Sombra Warm Therapy Natural Pain Relieving Gel Features and Benefits
- Uses Heat to Overpower Pain Sensations
- Animal Free
- Skin Absorbs the Gel
- Alcohol Free
- Product Number: SC072, SC073, SC074, SC075, SC077, SC080, SC093, SC095
- Active Ingredient: Menthol, Camphor
- Scent: Orange Citrus
- Manufacturer: Sombra Cosmetics
Sombra Natural Pain Relieving Gels LMT Tutorial 2014 (5:43 Minutes)
Speaker 1: Life. Wisdom. Psychetruth. Massage.
Gregory Gorey: Hi everybody, this is Gregory Gorey with bodyworkmasters.com and today, we’re going to be talking about the topical analgesics and their role in pain management. The first thing we need to discuss is the pain-spasm-pain cycle. Pain-spasm-pain cycle basically states that when you have pain, whether that’s tendonitis or arthritis or whatever else, that that sends a signal into your brain. Your brain registers the pain signal and its response is to spasm, its response is to limit the motion and that spasm then creates more pain and there’s a feedback loop that occurs. What we’re trying to do is interrupt that pain-spasm-pain cycle by sending in a different signal and that leads into Gate Theory. Gate Theory basically states that there’s only so much information that your brain, that your nervous system is going to take in. Say for instance, you had some tennis elbow and it’s irritated when she moves her wrist or elbow in certain motions. That’s going to send the signal up into the brain. But if we can send other signals, if we can send a more dominant signal – hot, cold for instance – then that is going to bombard the neuron that’s responsible to relay that information to the brain. We can interrupt that pain-spasm-pain cycle. You can do hot or cold. The product that I've been using for the last 15 years is called Sombra. They have both hot and cold gel. But I am going to use both because in trying to work with the Gate Theory, I want both the hot and the cold stimulation. One or the other will work or whatever topical analgesic that you have at home but this is what I use. We’re going to come up and we’re going to go above the joint and below the joint utilizing Hilton’s law. Hilton’s law states that the nerve that supplies the joint also supplies nervous conduction for the muscles, the skin and the fascia that surround that joint. I don’t want to just be on that one spot. I want to be surrounding the entire joints above it and below it because we want to send maximal signal into the nervous system. We went up above it, again down beneath it. That was the warm gel. Again, it’s not necessary to do both hot and cold. Some people will debate whether one is superior for one purpose or another. But for my money, I'm just trying to work with the Gate Theory so I want maximum stimulation into the nervous system to override that pain signal. When I'm working, I always do this at the very end because you have to work this into the muscle. When you're done, you're going to have menthol or camphor or capsaicin on your hands and you aren’t going to want to put that on your eyes and you aren’t going to want to spread it all over the body. You want it just in the places that you want it to be on. This is a typical way that I end the session. If I've been working on somebody’s tennis elbow and it’s feeling better but there is still a little bit of residual soreness, put that on and then actually it has a really amazing smell. A lot of times people are on their stomachs for large part of it and their sinuses get clogged up. What I like to do is very last thing, we’re going to clear your sinuses so just take a big breath in and let it out – big blast of menthol. It’s time to wash up. I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial and we’ll see you next time.
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