Medium self heating pad
- Good for joints like knees, ankles, elbows, wrists, etc
- excellent as a cold pack for sprains by leaving it in liquid form and putting it in the fridge
- Can be placed in the hot pack joint belt
- lasts for approximately five years or 500 clicks
- 1-year guarantee
- Dimensions 250mm x 150mm
It is made from non-toxic ingredients; sodium-acetate (salt & vinegar). When you click the button, the vibration makes the salt form a crystal, and as it crystallises, it naturally heats up. When you have activated the pack, squeeze and massage it, making it stay hot longer. Depending on the pack size, the packs will stay hot for 30 minutes and 2 hours.
They are highly recommended by Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and natural medicine practitioners because of their natural heat. It is like the heat you get when sitting in the sun; it does not burn you (54- 57 º C). The natural heat opens the pores, lets the oxygen in, and the blood circulates to that body part. Most of the time, you have pain because blood is not circulating to that part of the body; this product helps to get the blood circulating instantly.
Furthermore, it is excellent for massage. It opens up the pores and allows massage oils to be more readily absorbed. It also prepares the skin for massage by bringing the blood to the surface. This reduces overworking the skin and the risk of bruising.
After using the pack and the heat has gone, you just put it in boiling water (in a pot or sterilising unit) for approximately 5-10 minutes. Because it is natural, the salt will melt and return to liquid. Boiling the pack also sterilises it so it is fresh and ready to use next time.