Power Balance Bands demo & we were all amazed at their power. Each of us immediately bought one to wear the next day for our race. Well, upon arriving home I showed Steve the band & he proceeded to tell me what a sucker I am. I tried to tell him I didn't care that I just wanted to believe. He then found a u-tube video discrediting the power bands. After that I couldn't bring myself to put the band back on. So after one race, I retired the band to the pile of crap on my dresser.
Fast forward about 10 months, we are in Asheville for the Mountain Sports festival. I see a both doing demos of the healing power of Australian Eucalyptus oil. I marched right in & asked for a demo. You see, I have scoliosis & almost everyday I have some kind of pain ranging from my shoulders to my back to my neck. That particular day I had a stiff neck & was having trouble turning my head side to side. After the lady rubbed the oil on my neck & shoulders I felt immediate relief. The pain wasn't all gone but I definitely felt an improvement. They said they would be there until 9PM so I decided to see how it worked during my race. By the time the race was over I could completely move my neck around which I hadn't been able to do for a week or so. I tried to go back to buy some but they had packed up & left early! The bummer of it is that I couldn't remember the name of the product just that is was eucalyptus oil.
Steve of course thought is was a load of crap. Snake oil he said! With my temperamental shoulders I really wanted to get a bottle just to see for myself. So when I got home I did some internet searches but couldn't find anything that looked like what they were demo'ing. I did find a product out of California that had the same claims for about the same price. I said what the heck, $30 isn't that much to pay considering how much I spend annually on massages, chiropractic & acupuncture just to keep my back & shoulders from a complete blow out.
The bottle of Pain's All Gone arrived today. Yeah, pretty cheesy name I know! I sprayed on the first application tonight. Will it work? Who knows but for now, I am going to ignore my husband & his snake oil commentary. My Olympic distance training officially starts tomorrow & I need all the help I can get to keep my shoulders happy!