The Russian balm is a product formulated on capsaicin base, isolated from the fruit of peppery paprika, which exhibits local anti-inflammatory activity. At the application site, it improves the circulation, which leads to an increase in local blood flow, causing a pleasant feeling of warmth.
Russian balsam massager is used to relieve musculoskeletal pain, tension and stiffness of the joints, followed by swelling. It helps with osteoarthritis, sports injuries, muscle spasms, stiff neck and back pain (lumbar syndrome). Due to its long-lasting heat effect, it helps with all the rheumatic problems that are particularly expressed in the colder part of the year.
Massage further enhances the stimulation of the receptor, thereby improving blood flow and accelerating the elimination of toxic products from the muscles and surrounding tissues. Therefore, it is especially recommended to use a Russian balm with a massager because heating of a painful place in combination with local massage achieves potentiation of capsaicin but also positively affects the muscle tone of the inflammatory region and stimulates the use of the myorelaxation.