Heating Pads for Microwave
Haven't you heard of microwavable heating pads yet? Meet them. They are small cloth bags that can be filled with flax seeds, wheat, olive, cherry, rice, clay balls etc. that when heated in the microwave or oven, give off a gentle heat very beneficial for certain ailments and types of pain. They can also be used cold. Actually it is nothing new, our grandmothers surely used a microwave heat pack as it is considered a remedy of "all life" that does not go out of fashion, yes, today are becoming popular again among people of all ages, and it is not surprising because they are easy to use, comfortable, natural and very effective to relieve pain.
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What are microwave heating pads and what are they for?
Health benefits of heating pads for microwave
- Cervical pain: If you spend hours in front of the computer or reading and you do not maintain a good posture, the cervical spine suffers and causes pain, applying the microwavable heating pad on the cervical area, the muscle relaxes and the pain disappears completely.
- Sciatica: To treat the pain it is recommended to apply dry heat, the herbal heating pads are ideal for this, the contribution of heat directly in a localized area, makes the blood flow better and this helps reduce inflammation and pain.
- Lumbalgia: Applying heat through the flaxseed heating pad, the muscle relaxes, more blood reaches the area allowing to reduce inflammation and override the pain receptors, therefore, it is also highly recommended and useful to use them in low back pain.
- Joint pain: Due to osteoarthritis or arthritis, joints become stiff and cause severe pain. The application of heat by means of microwave heat wrap reduces the pain and improves the circulation of the area, avoiding certain medications.
- Muscle contracture: When performing an intense physical activity or a bad gesture, small muscle contractures can occur that become very painful and annoying. If you apply heat with the aromatherapy heating pad you make the muscle relax and relieve the pain, always use heat when the area is not inflamed.
- Baby colic and gas: The heat acts mainly by inhibiting the pain receptors, but also makes the blood flow better, thus helping to dissipate the air and therefore the swelling and discomfort caused by colic and gas, especially in babies.
- Menstrual pain: Applying heat to the area of the ovaries or kidneys, the blood circulates better and pain receptors are canceled. The lavender heating pillow are an excellent option to remedy period pains, also regulates body temperature.
- Pre-massage: Before giving a relaxing massage, it is very convenient to warm up the area to be treated, so you should apply the microwavable heating pad for at least 10 minutes prior to the massage to relax the muscles, warm them up and thus achieve greater pleasure.
- Natural anti-inflammatory: To reduce inflammation after a blow, bruise or due to muscle wasting, the heating pad microwave are a great option, you have to use them cold in the painful area for 15 minutes and you will notice how the swelling goes down.
- Reduce fever: To treat febrile processes in well known that cold is a good complementary remedy, for this place the bag on the forehead and you will see its effect in a few minutes, it is not an aggressive cold and its anatomical design allows to place it on the face.
- Tired feet: After a long day or prolonged physical activity, our feet may be sore, for this a cold thermal pillow and place the legs upwards will reduce the swelling of our feet and relieve the pain.
- Headaches: Place the cold seed bag right on the back of your neck and you will notice how the blood flows better to your head and automatically migraines and headaches will disappear and will make us feel much better thanks to this treatment.
How to use microwavable heating pads for pain relief?
- Step 1: We heat our heating pad in our microwave at maximum power between 1:30 and 2 minutes depending on the size.
- Step 2: Place the pad on the painful area for 15 to 20 minutes, we will feel how our muscles relax and the pain disappears.
- Step 3: Incredible! The pain disappears and we will automatically feel better, we can repeat the process as many times as we want.
- Step 1: We cool our thermal pillow inside a bag in the freezer for about 2 hours prior to the cold treatment.
- Step 2: Place the pad on the area to be treated for about 12 to 15 minutes, we will feel how the area deflates thanks to the cold therapy.
- Step 3: Congratulations! Thanks to the effects of cold therapy our pain and inflammation disappear, for greater effectiveness apply 3-4 times a day.
Best seeds for filling heating pad
- Flax seeds: Undoubtedly the best option, being small they adapt perfectly to any area of the body, they support very well the heat at high temperatures and have an excellent conservation in long periods of time providing health benefits.
- Clay balls: A highly recommended option and also natural, as the clay has very interesting heating properties and can withstand heat for quite some time, its size is variable and we can choose the one that best suits our body.
- Wheat seeds: Almost on a par with flax seeds as they have a good size both in length and thickness, adapt to any area of the body and perfectly withstand heat although less recommended due to the worse conservation.
- Cherry pits: As they have a relatively large size, they do not adapt well to the body, especially in smaller areas such as joints, etc. They are also quite hard bones which can exert too much pressure on the painful area and damage it even more.
- Olive pits: As with the cherry pits, they are quite uncomfortable if we use them in the lumbar area or in the back as olive pits are quite hard.
- Millet seeds: This type of seeds have the advantage that, being small, they adapt very well to the body area we want to treat, the problem is that they lose heat quickly and we must be heating them repeatedly to make their effect.
- Rice: This type of seeds are much less used than the previous ones but never hurts to mention them, it should be said that when using rice as a filler, the bag gives off a rather unpleasant odor, also tend to grow small bugs between these grains if not used regularly.
Alternatives to microwavable heating pads
- Hot/cold gel packs: These are the method most commonly used by athletes to apply cold. Perhaps because of the convenience of transporting them from one place to another and also because of their ease of use and maintenance, they are easy to see in sports facilities, soccer and tennis fields, gyms and pharmacies. These packs are filled with non-toxic gel that prevents them from freezing at low temperatures so that they can keep us cool without burning our skin. As for its use in heat, are increasingly common that can be heated in the microwave and this gives a plus of versatility that makes, along with the heating pads for microwave, are a very good choice for applying heat and cold therapies.
- Electric blanket: As its name indicates, this type of product for applying heat to the body looks like a blanket. The sizes vary greatly, from the most common ones, which are usually the size of a rag, to blankets that occupy entire beds. Electric heating blankets are popular and have made their way into many homes, but if you are looking for pain relief, rather than comfort, the heat they provide may not be enough. In addition, if you fall asleep, it is always less advisable to do so plugged into the mains.
- Hot water bottles: Surely it happens to you that, although you have never used one or have seen it at home of your relatives, if you say hot water bottle, comes to mind the same image as me, and is that this product used for thermotherapy, or rather, to provide heat, has had much display in catalogs, movies, series and so on and has commonly been seen using it to warm the bed, feet and menstrual cramps. The reason why the heating pads has replaced the use of hot water bottles is because in case of leakage, there is a risk of burns due to the spillage of very hot water. With water you can suffer serious skin burns.
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Jonathan Davies –
Yes I would recommend this heat pad. - This heat pad worked for me as it’s completely different to all the others on the market.This has three separate compartments, so it goes all around my lower back.
mrs susan priestley –
Brilliant - Great item thanks
Five Stars - Easy to use, retains heat well.
Richard Shore –
Five Stars - Excellent really helped
Definately recommend :) - Brought this for a friend. She loved it helped her with her backache.Good choice of covers, great service and quick delivery.Great for those with little aches and pain or just to warm after a cold day.
Ricky Melon –
great for round your shoulders and even down your Kex ... - Rolled up and in the pocket, great for round your shoulders and even down your Kex if that tickles your fancy - a great product, well made and just the ticket to soothe those aches and pains. I've seen cheaper but not for this quality
quite warm! - The glove is quite big and is really good for calming and soothing pains. Shame they are sold in pairs.
Warm - Are really nice
Road runner –
Neck bag - Good item
Kris Wilson –
Chuffed - Excellent, good strong lavender scent and great material!