Self care for pain relief plus giveaway

Between work and family, I have a busy lifestyle with not much “me” time squeezed in, so I was pleased to be offered a free self-care package from Combogesic.

The package included the following goodies aimed at helping me to relax, unwind, and relieve stress – the perfect combination for a much needed self-care routine from my hectic schedule.

Spa at Home Candle (cedarwood & vetivert)
Bath Bomb
Tea Tree moisturising Korean face mask
Boots £10 gift card

Self care from Combogesic

Whether you struggle to overcome back pain, headaches, period pain or muscular pain, here is some expert advice from GP Dr Dawn Harper on effective pain relief and self-care techniques to help ease the symptoms:

BACK PAIN:It might seem obvious but poor posture is one of the most common causes of back pain. That said, most of us don’t know what good posture is or how to correct bad posture. Over time bad posture generates an increasing amount of pressure on your back which can lead to persistent aches and pains. The trick is to try and not stay in the same position for too long.  Whether you’re sat in a chair at home or at your desk in the office, it’s important to keep re-positioning yourself, taking frequent breaks and moving around to prevent your back becoming stiff.”

HEADACHES:Dehydration is a common trigger for migraines.  With busy lives, it can be difficult to remember to keep drinking fluids, so try drinking a glass after every bathroom break as a regular prompt.  Drinking between two and two and half litres a day might help reduce the frequency, severity and duration of your migraine attacks.

PERIOD PAIN:A light, circular massage around your lower abdomen can help reduce pain.  Alternatively, try some stretches aimed at easing the pain.  For instance, lie on your back with your legs straight out, bend one knee and pull it up to your chin. Hug your knee with both hands and hold the position, then repeat on the other side.”

MUSCULAR PAIN:Use a foam roller, you often see these at the gym, but they can easily be used at home and are very affordable. A foam roller is what can only be described as a padded log. You use it by laying the roller underneath the sore or tender muscle and you simply roll on top of it, allowing the pad to press against the sore or tender muscle. The rolling movement is good for local blood circulation and applies pressure, helping reduce muscle stiffness.

I do always try to drink plenty of water, but I don’t think I manage as much as 2 litres. I had better try harder, as I’ve always suffered from lots of headaches. And I know I’m guilty as regards posture, since after a day at work mainly on screens, my favourite form of relaxation is sitting with my laptop, writing a blog post.

But a foam roller is something I must get myself. I’ve been having physio recently, due to tearing a muscle in my foot and it is something that my physiotherapist has particularly recommended. Pity there wasn’t one included in my self care package along with the other goodies.

I really must focus more on taking time to look after myself, from the inside, out!

Combogesic pain relief

And if you do need some pain relief, then Combogesic is an innovative pain relief product that combines paracetamol and ibuprofen into one convenient tablet, to deliver over 30% more pain relief than taking either ingredient on their own.

Furthermore, its double action formula works faster than the maximum dose of over the counter ibuprofen alone. Combogesic has a much simpler dosing routine, requiring consumers to take 1-2 tablets up to 3 times a day. Visit www.combogesic.co.uk to find out more.

Combogesic comes in packs of 16s (RRP £3.99) and is available to purchase at the pharmacy counter in Boots.

You may see a review here from my other half, when he tried Combogesic last year.

And I’m hosting a rafflecopter competition to giveaway a self care goody bundle to one lucky winner. It will be fairly similar to the goodies that I received, although the face mask and candle may possibly be different brands. What a nice pampering prize.

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a Rafflecopter giveaway – Please click on the link to enter.

And you may see my other giveaways here.

I’d be interested to hear your top tips for self care and pain relief.

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Disclosure. This post mentions products I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.

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26 thoughts on “Self care for pain relief plus giveaway

  1. Abigail Cullen

    I like the fact it has:

    POWERFUL PAIN RELIEF
    For headaches/migraines, backache, toothache, muscular pains, period pain and aches and pains associated with cold and flu.

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  2. Sheila Reeves (CakeReev)

    My favourite fact is that Combogesic delivers over 30% more pain relief than the maximum
    over-the-counter doses of standard paracetamol and ibuprofen alone – no worrying if you’ve taken Ibuprofen too soon, and that it works on fever and inflammation at the same time

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  3. Karen Usher

    Top Tip – All to often I go out to patients (Ambulance crew) that don’t want to or haven’t taken pain relief as they want to show the Dr “Where it hurts” if its true pain then take something for the pain and you can still show the Dr where it hurts! If you use pain relief properly then it does help!

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  4. Alica

    Combogesic delivers over 30% more pain relief than the maximum
    over-the-counter doses of standard paracetamol and ibuprofen alone

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  5. Ellen Stafford

    Combogesic delivers over 30% more pain relief than the maximum
    over-the-counter doses of standard paracetamol and ibuprofen alone

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  6. Lindsey Stuart

    I find trying to be active helps when in any pain, if i sit and do nothing I get more pain when I try and get up and move around. Hot baths are fantastic too

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  7. Jade Pawley

    Whenever I have the start of a cold/flu, I always take one Ibuprofen & one paracetamol straight away. My doctor told me to do it to keep it at bay, the sooner you start taking them, the more chances you have of not getting it! Always works, I can’t remember the last time I had a cold or flu!

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  8. Solange

    30% more pain relief. Clinically proven to be more effective than taking the standard doses of paracetamol or ibuprofen on their own.

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  9. tracyknixon

    Recently I suffered from toothache recently and found a great way of numbing the pain – just put 1 teaspoon of dried peppermint leaves in 1 cup of boiling water and let it steep for 20 minutes. After the tea cools, swish it around in your mouth, then either spit it out or swallow it! It worked for me in the short term!

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