If youâ€™re tired of aches and pains, you can get instant relief from hot packs, which can provide up to 130 degrees of warmth. Some of them are even reusable. This is a natural, safe form of pain management therapy that doesnâ€™t cost much money at all. Reusable hot packs from Express Heat Therapy are designed to last for years. Not only do they provide pain relief, they can also provide warmth, as some packs are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.
How do Hot Packs Work?
While there are a few different types of heating pads, wraps, and packs, the ones that use a chemical reaction to provide heat are the most convenient, as they can be reused. Unlike electric heating pads, these do not have to be plugged into an outlet. Some can be reheated in the microwave and some with hot water. Exothermic crystallization, a very simple chemical reaction process, occurs inside of reusable hot packs. There are no limits to the number of times this process can occur. Every time a pack cools down to room temperature, the liquid hardens into a crystal state. When boiled in water, the crystals melt and become liquefied. The heat is stored and used once the pack is activated.
What Are the Advantages of Reusable Hot Packs?
There are many reasons why people love using heating pads. Some of the many benefits they offer include:
- Pain management therapy to relieve aches and pain in the muscles, joints, back, etc.
- Ease of use
- Relief for conditions such as rheumatism, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and anything else that may cause stiff, aching joints
- Hand warmth on cold days
- Keeping a seat warm at an outdoor venue
- To help you warm-up before working out
How Should Reusable Hot Packs be Cared For?
To ensure that the packs last for as long as they possibly can, you must know how to use and store them properly. During the boiling process, you want to stir the pack to prevent it from touching the bottom. For some packs, itâ€™s recommended that you heat them in wrapped in a cloth. When storing hot packs and warmers, make sure they are in the liquid state.
Are They Safe?
Yes, reusable packs tend to be safe. They require no electricity â€“ you just need to be careful during the boiling and stirring process. If a pack ever feels too hot on your body, add an extra layer of clothing between it and your skin. The reusable products are environmentally friendly, unlike disposable heat packs. The contents inside include two safe ingredients: water and sodium acetate, both of which are non-hazardous and non-toxic.
How Long Does the Heat Last?
The temperature and duration both depend on the size of the product and how well it is insulated during use. A standard size hand warmer can last for about 45 minutes. Larger packs can last for at least that amount of time. Many of Express Heat Therapyâ€™s reusable hot packs for back, knee and shoulder pain can last up to two hours before needing to be reheated again.