Have you ever had a body ache where you just didn’t know what hurt? You couldn’t quite pin down where the pain was coming from, but you knew the general area? Pain is our body’s way of telling us that something is wrong. We shouldn’t ignore those signs. It’s absolutely imperative that we seek appropriate medical attention when needed.
That being said, sometimes curling up with a cozy blanket and a warm compress can cure what ails us. In those instances, heat therapy combined with one of our therapeutic herbal wraps could be just what you need.
Achy muscles and joints can really be a bother and, according to Medical News Today, heat therapy may be able to help alleviate some of that pain. Heat therapy is a technique where a person can apply warm compresses in the form of wraps, warmed water bottles or heating pads to a sore area. The warmth from the wrap or compress helps promote blood flow to the area, easing sore muscles or achy joints. For the best relief, you should choose a heating method that can provide continuous lasting heat.
When you’re in pain, it’s important to find an easy solution that provides real and consistent relief. You don’t want to have to get up every ten minutes to reheat your heating pad. That’s why here at Amenity, we only fill our wraps with flax seed, a grain that is a little over 30% oil. The high oil content means that our wrap can retain its heat longer than a grain like rice which is mostly water. This oil-density means that you can apply your wrap to those achy joints and areas longer without having to go back and forth to the microwave. That’s about 40 minutes worth of gentle warm comfort!
The oil also means that your wrap can be reheated over and over again without fear of cooking the seed which can often happen with wraps made with rice.
Finding the Right Wrap for Heat Therapy
Let’s figure out which wrap is best for you. We make several different types, all designed to bring you the comfort you need. All of our wraps are made with flax seed and your choice of lavender or peppermint; providing you with the right combination of weight and scent to best address your symptoms.
Place the wrap in the microwave for a minute or two depending on your preference. Or follow the oven directions on our Product Care and Use page for in depth heating instructions.
The Ruby is designed to ease feminine pain. Created to look like a heart, the Ruby is a reminder that each woman is more valuable than rubies. But don’t let Ruby stop there. Like the diligent woman of Proverbs 31, the Ruby can handle any pain you throw at it. Warm your Ruby and lay it flat on your ache while enjoying your favorite tea.
The Boo Boo Pack
The Boo Boo Pack is a warm compress designed with the littlest ones of the family in mind. Though everyone in the family can use this compress, the bright designs, friendly colors and child size are perfect for kids.
Adult Neck Wrap or Kid Neck Wrap
Made in adult or kids size this wrap is our signature item. Warm it according to our directions and place it on your neck and shoulders. Let the warm wrap relax your muscles while the aromatic smell of lavender eases your mind. Relax next to your mini me so you both can smell the lavender and relax on the couch.
The Eye Pillow
The Eye Pillow is another one of our versatile products. Designed to block out light to promote rest, the eye pillow can also be placed on other aches similar to The Boo Boo Pack but for adults.
The Angel Wrap
My personal favorite, the Angel Wrap is made for lower back pain. It’s available in 3 different sizes and has a long durable hook and loop strap to reach around your body to hold it in place. This wrap is perfect to use at the end of a stressful day, applying gentle pressure to relax those back muscles.
When would you use heat therapy?
Heat therapy is best used to relieve pain or symptoms associated with:
- Tight muscles
- Growing pains
- Back pan
- Neck pain
- Overexerted muscles
- Knee pain
Always consult your doctor before starting any regimen. Your doctor knows more about your pain and medical conditions and can offer personalized advice and treatment. Their advice should be taken over anything you read on the internet.
Don’t use heat therapy in these cases:
- When the area is inflamed. If the area is already inflamed and hot making it hotter is not going to help ease the pain.
- When the area is numb. If the area is numb you may apply too much heat because you can’t tell when enough is enough.
- On open wounds.
Pros to using heat therapy
- Can provide near-instantaneous relief to sore muscles.
- Decrease stiffness related to joint or soft tissue tightness
- Low cost and reusable
- Easy to use
Pros to using Amenity Wraps
- Our heat wraps are all natural and made with whole flax seed. Flax seed is 30% to 40% oil providing longer warmth than corn or rice.
- Our heat wraps provide moist heat, penetrating deeper into the skin to relieve aches and pains than regular dry heat.
- We use natural herbs like lavender or peppermint.
- Lavender is a natural flower. Its scent can help reduce feelings of anxiety and ease headaches.
- Peppermint is also a natural ingredient. It can help relieve symptoms from IBS and nausea.
Additionally, our wraps can be made without lavender or peppermint leaving the gentle scent of the flax seeds themselves. With the proper care, our wraps are long lasting. Heat them in the microwave again and again. Each use gives you the same consistent heat every time.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Why is my neck damp when I wear my neck wrap?
Our wraps provide moist heat. Sometimes that makes the area of application wet as
well. Don’t worry. You won’t damage your wrap as long as it’s not soaking wet.
- How long is heat recommended?
Short 15 minute to 20 minutes sessions are great for most pains. However, if the heat
from the wrap becomes uncomfortable against your skin remove it.
- Can they cause burns?
This product can get extremely hot and cause burns when overheated. Please use our
products with caution. Never heat a wrap or any of our products to a temperature you
- Can I sleep with my wrap on?Yes. Any of the wraps can be worn while sleeping.What can the right wrap do for you? No one wants to be in pain. Let our wraps help soothe your aches away with the help of lavender or peppermint. Order yours today!