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Salonpas® Day

Celebrate Salonpas Day

May 18th…a day of relief from the world leader in medicinal pain patches.

Salonpas Day falls on May 18th (05/18) each year because “Koriwoi Yasu”, which translates to “relieve stiffness” in Japanese, also contains references to the numbers 5, 1, and 8.

Salonpas Day is celebrated by delivering patch culture hand by hand around the world. In cities including Philadelphia, Tokyo, London, and Beijing, employees from Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical co, Inc. (the manufacturer of Salonpas) will educate consumers about patch treatment while distributing tens of thousands of free Salonpas patches.

For those who live or work in the Philadelphia area, please join us as we visit the following locations:

Sampling Group 1
    • Rocky Steps area (approximately 9am-10:30am)
    • Love Park area (approximately 11am-1pm)
Sampling Group 2
  • Liberty Bell area (approximately 9:45am-11am)
  • Independence Square area (approximately 11am-1pm)
Sampling Group 3
  • Rittenhouse Square area (approximately 9am-11am)
  • Washington Square area (approximately 11:30am-1pm)
Sampling Group 4
  • 11th Street Station area (approximately 9am-11am)
  • Franklin Square area (approximately 11:30am-1pm)

And look up in the sky between 10am-2pm to see our celebratory airplane banner flying above Center City, Philadelphia. Please also keep an eye out for our digital billboards placed around the highway entrances to Philadelphia as well!

If you can’t join us in Philadelphia on Salonpas Day, a free sample will be available at starting May 18th while supplies last.

This year, Hisamitsu is celebrating its 171st anniversary. Founded in 1847, the company has specialized in transdermal drug delivery system technology since the introduction of its Salonpas line of patches in 1934. The Salonpas product line, which gained early acceptance in Asia and now sells in 50 countries, has pioneered the development of transdermal patches to relieve everyday aches and pains. Across the world, 13 Salonpas patches are sold every second, with over 1 million sold daily in the United States. Click here to learn more about the complete line of Salonpas pain relieving products.