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Hisamitsu America Celebrates Salonpas Day with Free Patch Offer from #1 Doctor Recommended OTC Pain Relief Patch Brand

Mark your calendars and bookmark this page. Our favorite pain relief patch is doing something extra special this month.

Every year on May 18, Salonpas Day celebrates freedom from pain. This year, the company will offer 100,000 free Salonpas® Pain Relief Patches to the public at Salonpas® was named the number one doctor-recommended brand of pain relief patches in the United States in 2021 in a survey by IQVIA, a leading global provider of research services.


“‘Salonpas Day represents a day free from pain and it is important that people experience that pain relief safely,” said John Incledon, President & CEO, Hisamitsu America, the marketers of Salonpas®, the world’s number one selling pain patch brand.  “We are happy that ‘Topical First’ is now being widely recognized by the medical community as the first-line of treatment to safely manage pain and that the Salonpas line of products are part of their recommended treatment plan for patients.”  

“Although COVID-19 continues to disrupt our plans to deliver samples in-person, we believe that pain sufferers nationwide will appreciate receiving complimentary Salonpas Pain Relief Patches for the first FDA-approved OTC topical pain reliever,” adds Incledon. 


In concert with an active sampling awareness program on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, Hisamitsu America will be running a television ad this week which encourages consumers to request a sample of the Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch by visiting This patch contains two powerful pain fighting ingredients, menthol and methyl salicylate (an NSAID – nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) that provide powerful relief for muscle or joint pain that lasts up to 12 hours. 


Hisamitsu America will be providing free samples of the Salonpas Pain Relief Patch at TrySalonpas.comwhile supplies last.


The corporate philosophy of Hisamitsu is to improve the quality of life for people around the world through R&D, manufacturing and the sale of transdermal, i.e., topical products.  Hisamitsu’s mission focuses on spreading compassionate consideration to others.  The celebration of Salonpas Day represents one way of bringing this corporate philosophy and mission to life.