Arnica for aching muscles and joints – Healthy Magazine | Food | Fitness | Beauty


Don’t let aches and pains hold you back – stay active with support from Weleda’s soothing
Arnica range

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There’s nothing like a good physical workout to make us feel happy and alive, and reduce stress. But as the endorphins wear off, the euphoria can give way to feelings of tiredness, heavy limbs and aching muscles and joints.

At times like this, many people turn to arnica as a traditional natural remedy. Prized for its anti-inflammatory properties, over 150 active compounds have been found in arnica, making it a great natural sports remedy to support your post-exercise recovery. 

Endurance athlete Laura Try standing in a forest
Laura Try

“Arnica helps me train more often”

Endurance athlete Laura Try says:
‘I use Weleda Arnica Massage Oil as a body moisturiser and treatment each morning after my shower to take care of my skin and ease any achy muscles. At the end of the day, I stretch, mobilise and massage the Arnica Massage Balm into the tight areas of my body whilst sitting in the living with my housemates. Twice a week I have a warm bath with the Arnica Muscle Soak, which is my absolute favourite thing to do. I could lie in the bath for hours, letting all the goodness soak into my body. And that smell is a dream! I am able to train as frequently as I do because of these products.’ 
Follow Laura on Instagram @lauratryuk

Holistic helpers

Weleda’s Arnica range has products to suit all your recovery needs* and they are made using natural and sustainable ingredients, including extracts of organic arnica.

Weleda Arnica Massage Oil
Apply before or after exercise to help stimulate a healthy blood flow and to relax muscles, so protecting against cramps, muscle tension and soreness. (£17.75, 100ml)

Weleda Arnica Massage Balm
A traditional herbal medicinal product for the symptomatic relief of muscular and rheumatic pain and stiffness, backache, fibrositis, sprains, bruises and minor sports injuries. (£13.50, 100ml)

Weleda Arnica Muscle Soak
Soothes overworked muscles and tired limbs, and is naturally fragranced with pure essential oils of warming rosemary and relaxing lavender. (£15.75, 200ml)

Weleda Arnica Bumps & Bruises Spray
A traditional herbal medicinal product for the relief of minor sports injuries, muscular pain, stiffness and sprains. Spray directly on problem areas or apply as a compress after injury. (£7.25, 20ml)

Find the Weleda Arnica range in Holland & Barrett stores and online at hollandandbarrett.com – shop now to take advantage of a fantastic buy one, get one half price offer!*

*Always read the label. Offer valid on selected products until 31st May 2022 and subject to availability





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