How to Relieve Sore Muscles

The Situation

Athletics on the brain but aches and pain making you feel drained? Back for more but your feet are tired and sore? Ready to jump back into a workout but your back is out?

All sports can cause occasional muscle soreness. The “no pain, no gain” mindset is an old-school belief that has left many on the sidelines.  There are two basic types of muscle soreness: acute muscle soreness also referred to as immediate muscle soreness and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).  Muscle pain can range from a moderate ache to severe pain where you can barely move or walk.

Acute muscle soreness can be felt right away during exercise or immediately after.  People often describe this as the “burning” pain and is caused by a buildup of lactic acid in the muscles.  This type of soreness can resolve relatively quickly.

Delayed onset muscle soreness is exactly as its name describes.  Muscle soreness that doesn’t peak for 24 to 72 hours after exercise.  This is the pain and stiffness caused by microscopic tears in the fibers of your muscles and the surrounding connective tissues that happen during exercise.  This usually happens when you exercise in a new way or a way you are not used to or you ramp up your workout with more intensity.

Increasing your workouts gradually, both in length and intensity can help reduce and minimize muscle soreness.  Other ways to help relieve muscle soreness can include gentle stretching, muscle massage, rest, ice to help reduce inflammation, heat to help increase blood flow to your muscles. Of course, see your doctor if the pain or soreness persists.

While these steps and others can help alleviate discomfort and pain, before and after exercise, we believe one fundamental and key step is to use our natural cooling or warming muscle balm before or after working out.  

The Science

Cooling therapy products have been statistically proven to reduce blood flow to an affected area, significantly reducing inflammation, swelling, and pain. Warming therapy products applied topically improves circulation and blood flow to stiff and sore muscles and joints, increasing flexibility. Topical heat can also heal damaged tissue, making it an excellent option for chronic pain, including arthritis and tendonitis.

This science is the foundation of our products combined with our mission to deliver only the purest, natural products.


The Solution

At Rocket Pure, we can help you get ahead of the game. Rocket Pure’s Natural Cooling Peppermint & Eucalyptus or Warming Menthol & Clove Muscle Balms are some of our most popular products.

Rocket Pure’s Muscle Balms have more than a dozen key therapeutic ingredients, including menthol, almond oil, peppermint oil, goldenseal, slippery elm, spearmint oil, and eucalyptus oil. Made in the U.S.A. of U.S. and imported natural ingredients without the use of harsh or toxic chemicals. Get your combo of our Natural Warming and Cooling Muscle Balms at


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