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Weleda Arnica Massage Balm - for muscular stiffness, soreness and rheumatic painWeleda Arnica Massage Balm
for muscular stiffness, soreness
and rheumatic pain

Weleda Arnica Massage Balm is a traditional herbal remedy for the symptomatic relief of muscular pain, stiffness and backache. It is based on the healing properties of the herb Arnica Montana, a small herbaceous plant, indigenous to Central Europe.

Arnica has been used for centuries in herbal form as an external application for injuries and is also suggested in homeopathic form for any soft tissue injury. It is useful for promoting healing of damaged tissue, for instance after operations or dental treatment; and is particularly useful for muscular aches and pains after physical exertion.

Ingredients: Oil extracts of plants. 100g contains: oil extract from dried flowers of Arnica montana - 3.23g; dried leaves of Betula pendula Roth (Silver Birch) - 3.23g; Lavender-Lavandin Oil (1:1) - 1.9g; Rosemary Oil - 3.9g. In a base of Sunflower Seed Oil; ethanol 96% v/v.


  • for symptomatic relief of muscular pain, stiffness and backache
  • also indicated for rheumatic pain, fibrositis, bruising, cramp and sprains
  • ideal for sporting injuries
  • excellent both before and after physical activities such as gardening and exercise, to help relax muscles
  • suitable for vegetarians, vegans and those on a gluten-free diet

Users: Anyone looking for a natural therapeutic massage oil.

  • Currently used by qualified physiotherapists working with sports professionals at Premiership Football Clubs and Rugby Clubs
  • Active people will find it of benefit for sporting injuries and the aches and pains of many other physical pursuits such as gardening

Directions for use:
Adults: Apply sparingly to the affected part with gentle massage three to four times daily.

Weleda Massage Balm should ideally be used after a warm bath or shower, whilst the skin is still damp.




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See also: Weleda Arnica Lotion and Weleda Birch Elixir



Arnica flowers consists of the dried flowerheads of Arnica montana. Armica has been used for centuries for the treatment of a wide variety of injuries.

In folklore, shepherds reported that sheep and goats living on the mountainous regions of Central Europe, when injured in falls would eat the wild herb. Even in cases of severe injury the animals would soon be back on their feet fully recovered. The shepherds themselves also tried the plant and found that when they were injured in falls the plant helped speed their recovery.

The dried leaves of Birch (Betula pendula Roth. or Silver Birch) has a long tradition of usage in the treatment of hardening conditions of old age, such as rheumatic and arthritic conditions.

The "Youthful Birch" has the ability to overcome the normal hardening, ageing processes by casting these processes into the bark, which it sheds on a regular basis. The rest of the plant is then free from these processes, as can be seen in the fresh green leaves and the delicate, youthful branches.

Lavender/Lavandin Oil - A mixture of essential oils of: Lavender Oil obtained from the distillation of the not fully opened flowers and sepals of Lavandula angustifolia Miller.

Lavandin Oil from the distillation of flowers of Lavandula latifolia fragrans, a cross of Lavender and Spike lavender, native to the Alps.

Essential oil of lavender has been used for centuries as an aid to relaxation both physically and emotionally. It also helps to reduce muscle tension.

Rosemary Oil - Distilled from the flowering tops or leafy twigs of Rosmarinus officinalis L., an evergreen shrub indigenous to southern Europe and growing abundantly on dry rocky hills in the Mediterranean region.

Although most commonly used in cooking Rosemary was also thought to ward off evil and protect from the plague in ancient times. Used today where there is lack of warmth in the areas of metabolism (depression, debility) or for limbs e.g. - poor circulation, low blood pressure, aches and pains.

Sunflower Seed Oil - Obtained from the ripe seeds of Helianthus annuus L., by cold expression or extraction.




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