Experience the benefits of heat/cold therapy for relieving aches and pains, while relaxing your body and mind with a soothing lavender scent. All wheat bags come with patterned removable and washable covers.
These 3-sectioned lavender-filled wheat bags can be heated or chilled and come with a removable and washable cover.
When heated, wheat Bags can provide pain relief for stiff or painful joints and muscles in the elderly by increasing blood flow to the affected area. Wheat packs are heated in the microwave with a cup of water for 2-3 minutes.
Cold wheat bags can assist in reducing inflammation. Wheat bags can be chilled by leaving in a plastic bag in the freezer.
They make wonderful gifts for seniors or elderly people in rest homes or nursing homes. They are used in Enliven Homes due to the ability to wash the covers.
Key Features & Benefits:
- 1x black wheat bag
- 1x removable washable patterned covers
- Filled with NZ grown whole-grain wheat and lavender flower
- 100% cotton fabric
- Wheat used is chemical free; they have been specially cleaned and processed
- Can be used both as heat or cold packs
- The bag has 3-sections to comfortably shape to different areas of your body
- Pleasant lavender scent to help soothe and relax
- Comes with instructions
- NZ Made
The patterned cover design is selected at random from a range of modern fabrics.
Additional Wheat Bag Covers can be purchased as a separate item in our Enliven store here.
Information on hot/cold therapy:
Heat opens up blood vessels, which increases blood flow and supplies oxygen and nutrients to reduce pain in joints and relax sore muscles, ligaments, and tendons. The warmth also decreases muscle spasms and can increase range of motion. Applying gentle heat to your body can improve the flexibility of tendons and ligaments, reduce muscle spasms, and alleviate pain.
Different sources of heat can be either dry or moist. Dry heat may dry out the skin whereas a moist heat will often penetrate more effectively. Wheat Bags, when heated correctly, provide a safe source of moist heat that can be applied if you have stiff joints or chronic muscle and joint pain.
The Wheat Bag should not be applied directly to the skin. Instead, wrap it in a thin towel. Other tips for the safe use of Wheat Bag heat therapy include:
- Don’t apply heat for longer than 20 minutes, unless recommended by a health professional.
- Don’t use heat if there’s swelling. Use cold until swelling is reduced, then heat.
- Don’t use heat if you have poor circulation or diabetes.
- Don’t use heat on an open wound or stitches.
Cold slows down blood flow to an injury, thereby reducing pain and swelling. Cold therapy slows circulation, reducing inflammation, muscle spasm, and pain. It should be used where swelling or bruising is evident.
The cold treatment should be used for 24 to 48 hours after an injury. Cold therapy is good for sprains, strains, bumps, and bruises that may occur in sports or lifting. Apply a cold ‘Freeze Me’ Wheat Bag to the injured areas for no more than 20 minutes at a time, removing for 10 minutes and then reapplying it again. Again, wrap the Wheat Bag in a thin towel before applying to protect the skin. If in doubt as to whether to apply heat or cold to an injury, contact your health professional.
If you suffer a serious injury or pain continues seek the advice of your doctor, physiotherapist or other health professional.