Palm Springs spa owners are using a gel to combat pain and reduce inflammation in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
According to Dr. Kevin F. Sperling, founder of Palm Springs Beauty, the coconut oil used to treat pain is infused with plant-based ingredients.
The gel is available in an array of flavors, including red, pink, green, yellow and purple.
“The idea is to try to get your pain to disappear,” he said.
“We’re hoping that the coconut oils help with the healing process, so we can get back to enjoying the natural beauty of our environment.”
Sperling said that many Palm Springs residents have requested coconut oil treatments during the storm.
He said that his company will offer coconut oil injections for those residents in need.
“It will be a small amount,” he explained.
“So if they need it, they can get it.”
The palm oil will be diluted in water before it is injected.
He added that the gel is meant to last a week and a half.
The Palm Springs Spa, located on the banks of the El Mirage River, has offered coconut oil as a treatment for pain for nearly a year.
“We’re doing our best to provide relief for residents of Palm Beach County who are experiencing pain,” the company said in a statement.
“It has been a very busy time for us, and we are so grateful to all our residents who are in need of our services.”
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