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Hi there
What a fantastic resource this forum is!
I'm just wondering if past pilgrims have any recommendations on brands of massage cream or balm they may have used for aching muscles and feet.
Based on the walking practice I've been doing so far, I think I might need it! :?
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You can buy Arnica cream in any Farmacia along the way - and there are more Farmacias than bottle stores!
A WONDERFUL product for aching muscles or hot, sweaty, tired feet is Alcohol de Romero.
(Not to be used by people who suffer from hypertension).
You can buy ibuforen in all shapes and sizes as tablets and creams.


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I make my own cream here in Melbourne Australia, called, Pilgrim's Ointment! I actually made it after the pilgrimage as both my arches collapsed. It really works too... my whole family is addicted which explains why I am often sold out : ) It is jam packed full of Certified Organic arnica as well as 16 other herbs including Aloe Vera Gel.

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I can really recommend a greasy arnica balm you get in a tube from the homeoepathic section in many farmacia in spain. Lovely stuff! My mate Marta swears by putting Vicks on her feet!

Keeping the feet soft and well moisturised is so important as a preventative.

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