Therapeutic Heat Pack How-To

Relax and soothe your tense muscles by applying heat to boost circulation and blood flow to the affected area. Or reducce your heating bills by using a heat pack instead of central heating on chilly days!  Here are some instructions if using them for the first time: 

For heat therapy:
  1. Ensure the microwave turntable is clearn and rotating for even temperature distribution. Place a small mug of water in the microwave with the heat pack to help keep it moist.
  2. Microwave (800w) in 30-second increments for a maximum total of two minutes.
  3. Remove from the microwave and apply to the afflicted area. 
  4. Wait until completely cooled before re-heating. 
For cold therapy:
  1. Place heat-pack in a freezer-proof container or sealable bag. 
  2. Store in freezer for at least 30 minutes or until next desired use.
  3. Remove from the freezer container/bag and apply to the afflicted area. 

Read more about the benefits of these heat packs over on the blog