Since the beginning of the year I have been training for the London Marathon. Training for a marathon is physically challenging, and as my weekly mileage increased, minor niggles and then a more serious knee injury made an unwelcome appearance.
When I received an email asking me if I would like to review a brand new product; Deep Heat Muscle Massage Roll-on lotion, I was intrigued and wanted to find out more. Like most runners I have used Deep Heat cream before and will always associate the distinctive aroma of Deep Heat with being surrounded by other runners in the start area of races. In the past, personally I have found Deep Heat a bit messy to apply, so the idea of a Deep Heat roll-on sounded perfect.
I received a sample of the Deep Heat Muscle Massage Roll-On Lotion, got injured and was unable to run for three weeks. Now I am back running again and have thoroughly tested the roll-on lotion as part of my pre-run warm-up routine, I feel that I am in a position to review the product.
What is Deep Heat Muscle Massage Roll-On Lotion?
Deep Heat is the UK’s number one selling heat brand, with a range of products designed to offer effective and targeted relief with the relaxing benefits of heat therapy. Deep Heat Muscle Massage Roll-on lotion is specifically designed to provide targeted, warming relief to help ease tight, knotted muscles through the benefit of massage therapy.The lotion is the first Deep Heat product to be applied using a rollerball applicator. The dual action of the lotion provides a quick and convenient pre-workout warm-up which may be used to gently target knotted muscles and to loosen any trouble spots. The lotion can also be used after exercise and post injury where it helps to realign muscle fibres and to break down adhesions and scar tissue.
After using the roll-on lotion on my injured knee, I can see the benefits of the latest addition to the Deep Heat family. The rollerball applicator made applying the lotion really simple and enabled me to provide targeted treatment to my injured knee. There was hardly any sticky residue or mess, important when you are as clumsy and as uncoordinated as I am. My knee has genuinely felt a lot better whenever I have used the lotion before running. The lotion will definitely be travelling with me to the start of the London Marathon on April 24th!Although the lotion is described as featuring a “pleasant herbal aroma” I think that it still smells like Deep Heat. Although I personally quite like the distinctive smell of Deep Heat, I am aware that some people dislike the smell. The lotion definitely heats whichever area of the body it is applied to. This heating process takes about a minute. Unfortunately, the first time I applied the lotion I didn’t think it was working and applied more. As a result my right knee felt like it was on fire. I also discovered that applying the lotion straight after shaving my legs caused really efficient heating.
When I used the rollerball applicator to massage my right knee as part of my pre-workout warm-up routine, I ended up with my knee covered in the lotion. As a result I had to massage the excess lotion into my knee. The additional massage was probably a bonus!
Deep Heat Muscle Massage Roll-On Lotion is available from Boots, Tesco and other pharmacies and grocery stores for £4.99
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**Full disclosure: I was sent a sample of Deep Heat Muscle Massage Roll-On Lotion for free in return for a review. I did not receive any payment for this review. As always all opinions are my own**