What is biofreeze and how does it work?
You can purchase biofreeze from our health facility!
Biofreeze produces the same sensation of cold that accompanies icing. But unlike ice, biofreeze allows you to remain active during treatment. Biofreeze is classified as a topical analgesics, which work through a counter irritant mechanism. This means that the menthol in Biofreeze creates a sensation that overrides pain signals to the brain. This process is known as Gate Control Theory. Gate Control Therapy is when nerve impulses from one stimulus block the nerves containing pain signals to the brain. Some research studies also suggests that menthol may stimulate cold receptors in the skin that may help regulate pain as well.