Top Benefits For Using A Heating Pad
There are a few things you can do to treat your body when you are having body aches, muscle soreness, or injuries to your body.
But there are so many benefits to using a heating pad.
These benefits include it reducing pain quickly, being suitable for all ages, it saves you money, it is nice and convenient, it can be used to treat different ailments, and they can improve your overall health.
Read on to find out what might be your favorite reason for using a heating pad.
Different types of heating pads
Before we go into the different benefits of having a heating pad, let's take a few minutes to talk about the different kinds of heating pads you could have.
There are two major types of heating pads.
The first is the electric heating pad.
This is one that you would plug into the wall and then use it at your hearts desire.
You can keep it at a certain heat and then leave it in place for a time until you've have enough of the heat.
The second is the microwavable heating pad.
This heating pad you'd put in the microwave for a certain amount of time and then put it in the place you need it.
The nice thing about this type of heating pad is eventually the heat is going to run out.
Then you won't have to worry about whether or not you are going to get a rash in the place where the heating pad is.
The microwavable heating pad, you have to worry about how long you've had it in place and then remove it after awhile.
Microwavable heating pads are typically filled with some type of food as the filler.
This could include wheat, rice, beans, or cherry pits.
Another type is honestly our favorite, the lava sand heating pad.
This heating pad is set apart from the rest because you can wash it without having to worry about if you've ruined it or not.
It is perfectly washable and you won't have to replace it.
Reduce pain quickly
Heating pads have the great ability to reduce pain quickly.
For example, if someone goes out and gets injured while playing basketball, they usually apply some heat immediately afterward to help relieve any of the pain.
If there is inflammation and swelling, that is better for a cold pack.
But if you are having pain, then a heating pad is what you need.
With a lava sand heating pad, as soon as you feel the pain coming, you throw it into the microwave and give it 3 minutes to heat up.
Then you can pull it out and apply it directly to the pain area.
My wife has used this plenty of times on her sciatica pain and I've used it for shoulder pain I get when I sleep the wrong way.
Once you've applied the lava sand heating pad, the pain should go away relatively quickly.
If it merely soothes the pain for you, take the heating pad off and leave it off for two hours.
Than after the two hours, put the heating pad in the microwave for another 3 minutes.
Continue this for the rest of the day as long as you are having pain.
Other heating pads help with the pain as well, but the heating time might be a little different.
So if you get one of these other heating pads, then you should check on the site for the heating pad to see how long to heat it up for (typically between 60 to 90 seconds).
Suitable for all ages
Next, it is nice because microwavable heating pads are suitable to all ages.
Not like the electric heating pads, where you have to worry about if the person has had it one for too long.
The microwavable heating pads are nice because the heat only lasts for so long.
So you can give the heating pad to your children before they go to sleep (the heat sometimes helps little children to fall asleep) and then hopefully by the time they fall asleep, the heat is gone and you can sneak into their room and take it away.
Or leave it with them all night if that is how they feel the most comfortable.
Also, you can typically find microwavable heating pads in all shapes and sizes.
For example, if you wanted to have a heating pad for your children that they won't mind having around them, you can get them a heating pad that is shaped liked their favorite stuffed animal.
You would still need to throw the heating pad in the microwave for a few minutes to get the heat, but then your young child will cuddle up to the heating pad and get some good heat going for their body.
Saves you money
There are actually a few different ways out there that people can treat their aching body.
One way is by purchasing some pain relievers.
This might give you some relief, but at some point you are going to run out of the pain relievers and you'll have to purchase some more.
Or you could purchase some pain relieving lotions like Icy Hot or Deep Blue to apply and let the heat heal your body.
These are good solutions.
But eventually you are going to run out of the lotion and you'll have to purchase more.
And typically this will happen when you need it the most.
This isn't the case with heating pads.
If you treat the heating pad right, then you can always have it when you need to apply some heat and it will never run out on you.
I saw this because some heating pads you can't wash directly if you get dirty.
The heating pads with rice, wheat, beans and the like need to be spot dried if you want to get it clean.
But with our lava sand heating pads, this isn't the case.
If the lava sand heating pad ends up getting dirty, you can get the whole heating pad wet.
This means you can put it under the faucet and clean the whole bag.
Or, better yet, you could throw it in your washing machine or dirty washer and let the machine do the work.
Once the heating pad is cleaned, then you can turn on your oven to 200 degrees.
Then place your lava sand heating pad on a drying rack and throw it in the oven for a few hours.
After that, your lava sand heating pad should be ready to use again.
You can't do this with other heating pads, and you will ruin the fillers if you washed the whole pad.
That is not the case with lava sand heating pads.
Nice and convenient
We've already covered a little bit why heating pads are nice for children.
But they are nice and convenient for adults as well.
First, they are typically pretty small and light weight.
This means that it is easy to carry around with you if you need to travel or take it to a sporting event.
If you need to get on a plane or drive a long distance, a heating pad could be nice and convenient to bring a long with you on your trip.
And all you would need is access to a microwave to heat it up for some relief.
Can be used to treat different ailments
A heating pad is a great treatment for most of the things that ail you day in and day out.
A heating pad can be warmed up in the microwave and then you can use it to help with the pain you might be having.
It also can be put into the freezer and then used for your recurring injuries.
For example, if you are regularly going out on a run and that hurts your legs, you can take your heating pad out of the freezer and apply it to the part of your legs that are hurting.
The cold pack slows the blood flow to the area and also keeps down the swelling and inflammation.
So if you are looking to treat a new injury or slowing down the pain from an old injury, then a heating pad is perfect for you.
A lava sand heating pad is especially nice because you can switch between hot and cold without worrying about if the heating pad is going to stop working.
Unlike heating pads with food for fillers, the lava sand won't get ruined from the heat or cold.
It will just keep going.
Can improve your overall health
One of the best things you can do for yourself is take care of your overall health.
Taking care of your physical health is important towards taking care of your emotional and mental health as well.
Once you have taken care of your aches and pains, that works so much towards making your brain right.
And getting a heating pad will help with that.
If you can go to bed without pain, then you are going to find yourself so much happier.
If you can immediately address the pain in your legs with a heating pad, then you can help yourself towards feeling the best way that you can.
There are so many benefits to having a heating pad available in your house.
We've listed many of these above.
There are probably more out there, but these listed as probably some of the most important reasons and benefits behind having a lava sand heating pad.
So if there is any question about whether or not you should get a heating pad, I hope we have outlined some pretty good reasons for you to do so.