Review : Tiger Balm Neck and Shoulder Rub

I like to go for massages.  The hours hunched in front of the computer always gives me back and neck aches so it’s a relief when someone kneads your muscles and unknots all the “kinks”. Unfortunately one does not have the time, or the money, to go all the time for massages because massage spas close early and I used to get off work quite late.

However, I recently got the opportunity to try out Tiger Balm’s new product that was specially formulated to provide relief for neck and shoulder pains. No, its not the balm in glass pots and metal cover that many moms (especially Chinese ones) have in their arsenal.

But this is the new Tiger Balm Neck and Shoulder Rub, as below. Firstly, it doesn’t come in glass pots that are challenging to transport. They come in 50g flat tubes that are small and flight friendly (<100ml) as well as easy to squeeze out.


There are two variants – the Neck & Shoulder Rub (aka the ‘normal’ one) and the Neck & Shoulder Rub Boost. The normal one comes with a soothing lavendar fragrance that provides lasting pain relief for neck and shoulder aches while the Boost has a refreshing scent that invigorates as well as provides extra strength pain relief for severe, over-stressed, tired and stiff muscles in the neck and shoulder areas.

I tested out both in the past week and also gave them to my parents to try out. What I like about it is that its super easy to be absorbed into the skin. It feels like a lotion but not oily or greasy. My parents also liked the scent of it. The normal one smells like camphor/menthol with a very slight lavendar fragrance while the Boost has a fresher smell. The Boost however is more “pedas”/heaty hence more effective.


I use it before I go to bed. I personally like the smell of the normal one so not only does it calm me to sleep but also works to soothe my muscles. I have a slight pain on the small of my back so I rub a tiny bit there too. Because of its small size (50g in a flat tube and flight friendly), I also took it with me toPerthrecently and used it there as well.

As you can see, it can be applied anytime and anywhere – at home, at work, while you’re out and about – basically whenever you need a “massage on the go” to rejuvenate and relieve tensed and aching muscles. What a convenient way to get relief without having to make a reservation and drive out to the spa.

In short, I like the Tiger Balm Neck & Shoulder Rub and I think if you’re like me previously, stressed out and always in front of the computer, you should try this out.

List of ingredients are at the back of the boxes.


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