Hypertonicity of the lower back muscles

James Waslaski explains how blocking the pain spasm cycle with CryoDerm​ and activating gluteal muscles and hamstrings can help with chronic lower back pain due to hypertonicity of back muscles. 


Why Choose CryoDerm?

Proven Anti-Inflammatory


are clinically proven to dilate blood vessels, inhibit inflammation, platelet adhesion, and oxidative damage through the production of Nitric Oxide and cGMP.

How it Works

Research has demonstrated that the ingredients in CryoDerm stimulate nitric oxide (NO) formation through activation of Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase (CaM kinase). Nitric oxide, in turn, binds to and activates guanylyl cyclase. This enzyme catalyzes the dephosphorylation of GTP to cyclic GMP (cGMP), which serves as a second messenger for signaling smooth muscle relaxation.

Vascular effects of NO:

  • Direct vasodilation (flow dependent and receptor mediated)
  • Indirect vasodilation by inhibiting vasoconstrictor influences (e.g., inhibits angiotensin II and sympathetic vasoconstriction)
  • Anti-thrombotic effect - inhibits platelet adhesion to the vascular endothelium
  • Anti-inflammatory effect - inhibits leukocyte adhesion to vascular endothelium;
  • Anti-proliferative effect - inhibits smooth muscle hyperplasia
  • Scavenges free radicals, improving cellular health

cGMP: Cyclic GMP induces smooth muscle relaxation by multiple mechanisms including:

  • Increased intracellular cGMP, which inhibits calcium entry into the cell, and decreases intracellular calcium concentrations.
  • Activates K+ channels, which leads to hyperpolarization and relaxation
  • Stimulates a cGMP-dependent protein kinase that activates myosin light chain phosphatase, the enzyme that dephosphorylates myosin light chains, which leads to smooth muscle relaxation.
  • Induces smooth muscle relaxation
  • Inhibits blood clotting (platelet adhesion).

CryoDerm Acts on Receptors

Research Shows That Key Ingredients In CryoDerm Also Act On Receptors In The Blood Vessels

These Key Ingredients Act to Restore Tissue Homeostasis

CryoDerm constricts blood vessels when they are over-dilated

When your muscles or joints are inflamed, such as after trauma, exertion, or in arthritis, the blood vessels become leaky and let plasma, white blood cells, and cytokines-the so-called "inflammatory soup" out into the surrounding tissue. The tissue becomes red, warm, swollen, and painful. CryoDerm'S® proprietary formulation counteracts the vasodilatory effects of the inflammatory mediators making blood vessels contract. This reduces swelling, redness, inflammation, eliminates pain, discomfort and restores the tissue homeostasis.

CryoDerm dilates blood vessels when they are in spasm

When your muscles are in spasm, the blood vessels are constricted, reducing the blood flow to the area and depriving the tissue of the vital oxygen. In this scenario CryoDerm'S® proprietary formulation causes relaxation of blood vessels and a reduction in sympathetic nerve-mediated contraction. CryoDerm® helps restore the natural balance by dilating the blood vessels, thus improving microcirculation, tissue oxygen supply, removing the toxic by-products of metabolism, resolving interstitial acidosis and speeding up tissue healing.

What they found:

A transient receptor potential channel that was previously believed to be found only in a subpopulation of sensory neurons, was recently identified in blood vessels. Isometric contraction studies on endothelium-denuded relaxed vessels found small contractions on application of CryoDerm'S® Key Ingredients. However, these ingredients caused relaxation of vessels precontracted with KCl (60 mM) or the α-adrenoceptor agonist phenylephrine (2 µM) and a reduction in sympathetic nerve-mediated contraction. Thus, these key CryoDerm® ingredients play multiple functional roles, likely to be in a tissue- and activation state-dependent manner, producing opposite effects, causing vasoconstriction or vasodilatation, depending on previous vasomotor tone.


CryoDerm® aids in regulating blood flow depending on the tissue state, restoring natural homeostasis.  

CryoDerm is Doctor-Recommended to Provide Relief From:

  • Back, Shoulder & Neck Pain
  • Muscle Sprains, Strains, Spasms
  • Sore Muscles & Muscle Cramps
  • Foot, Heel and Ankle Pain, Leg Cramps
  • Neuromas, Diabetic Neuropathy & Plantar Fasciitis
  • Arthritis, Bursitis & Tendonitis
  • Painful Elbow, Wrist, Hip, Knee & Ankle Joints

Available Products

Black Fin Natalie Peat - Nature's Kiss Anti-Flamme



For bumps, bruises, aches and pains. Soothes strained muscles, joint aches, bumps, bruises and common sports injuries.  It contains natural ingredients including pure herb extracts of arnica, hypericum, calendula and peppermint oil.  

Nature’s Kiss Anti-Flamme Joints contains a carefully selected range of natural ingredients, chosen for their healing support properties.  Unique combination of Glucosamine, Sweet Almond oil, Chondroitin, MSM, New Zealand Green-lipped mussel oil, Cinnamon leaf oil, Turmeric root oil and Ginger root oil work together to help support healthy joint function and mobility. 

Nature’s Kiss Anti-Flamme Extra contains a carefully selected range of natural oils, chosen for their healing properties. Arnica oil, Calendula oil, Hypericum oil, Peppermint oil, Eucalyptus oil and Clove oil have been traditionally used in herbal practice to help soothe minor joint and muscle strains. Anti-Flamme Extra contains 50% more Arnica oil than Anti-Flamme Everyday for greater effectiveness. 


Did you know?

  • Nature’s Kiss Anti-Flamme was developed in New Zealand and continues to be proudly made in New Zealand
  • Contains natural ingredients. Nature’s Kiss Anti-Flamme harnesses the healing power of Arnica, Calendula, Hypericum and Peppermint.
  • It works fast! You can feel it working, from the moment you pop the soothing crème on your skin.
  • Smells Amazing. Who doesn’t love the smell of peppermint?!
  • 100% Paraben free
  • Nature’s Kiss Anti-Flamme continues to be New Zealanders favourite herbal relief crème!

Use it for…

  • Joint and muscle strains and sprains
  • Bumps and bruises

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My Secret Weapon I Biofreeze Anthem



Biofreeze is completely free of parabens and propylene glycol.

It can be applied to body parts such as the foot, ankle, knee, hand, wrist, elbow, hip, back, neck and shoulders. 

The Biofreeze Original Gel is particularly well-suited for massage applications on larger muscle areas that may benefit from a hands-on approach. Comes in in a Spray bottle, Gel, and Roll-On.

The fast acting, menthol based formula of Biofreeze provides you powerful pain relief when directly applied to the skin. In fact, clinical studies have shown that those who use Biofreeze decrease their pain twice as much as those who don't. 



Menthol stimulates cold receptors that create a cooling sensation on and under your skin, helping to relieve pain. Our formula has optimized the ideal menthol concentration for maximum effectiveness.



Contrary to popular belief, ice doesn't reduce swelling but it does reduce pain. Biofreeze induces the exact same response as ice, only faster. You're also less likely to experience stiffness, skin irritation, temporary pain and numbness, and the inactivity required during application as you would with ice.


Fast-acting cold therapy treatment gets you back to your best


Long-lasting menthol formula cools the pain for extended relief


Scientifically proven to be nearly twice as effective as ice



This new gel provides controlled cooling without freezing or irritation and has exceptional glide for point therapy. The cool therapy gel is good for acute conditions or injuries that have just occurred, whereas the original warm therapy gel is good for chronic conditions and basic aches and pains. 


  • Relieves minor aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with strains, bruises and sprains.
  • Quick absorption formula, non-staining to clothes.
  • Controlled cooling without freezing or irritation.
  • No artificial colors, fragrances or alcohol.
  • Perfect for post-exercise cool down.
  • A cool, refreshing lemon scent.
  • Animal free. Made in the USA

ColdSpot Point Relief

Additional Information

Point Relief ColdSpot Pain Relief complements physical therapy programs, chiropractic treatment, podiatric care, massage therapy, rehabilitation exercise, and pre/post athletic care. ColdSpot Pain Relief Products are crafted from all natural water based ingredients including menthol and MSM, making this formula excellent for relieving pain from minor injuries and strains. Point Relief offers a quick, effective solution that can be used by individuals and professionals alike. Point Relief Pain Relief Gel is available in several quantities and is proudly made in the USA. 


  • Offers soothing relief to strains and minor injuries
  • All natural ingredients including menthol and MSM
  • Available in gel, spray and roll-on applicators
  • Water based formula minimizes grease and residue
  • Proudly made in the USA


Topical Pain Remedy

The revolutionary topical pain cream Motion Medicine relieves and prevents muscle and joint aches and pain due to inflammation and arthritis. Motion Medicine enhances circulation and exerts local anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, pain relief. It also promotes cartilage and tissue repair activities. Formulated in Canada with all-natural ingredients, Motion Medicine topical pain remedy contains the components clinically proven to ease pain and to aid tissue repair.

In 2003, the Journal of Rheumatology released a study on topical cream including camphor, glucosamine, and chondroitin as active ingredients: "Our results clearly show that this effectively targets osteoarthritic knee pain and provides immediate pain relief along with long term improvement of pain with continued use." Nearly all of the patients using the cream obtained immediate pain relief. Additionally, the results showed there was a greater mean sustained reduction in pain at both four weeks and eight weeks for the experiment group compared to the placebo group. A majority of the cream users experienced gradually and continually improving pain relief over the eight weeks. With continued use, one-third of the experiment group had their chronic osteoarthritis pain completely or nearly completely eliminated within eight weeks or less.