The benefits of heat therapy are well-known to those with conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia. From soothing sore muscles to relieving tension, heating pads increase blood flow throughout the body, making them a dream for aches and pains. One area of the body in particular that benefits greatly from this kind of treatment is the upper body — specifically the neck and shoulders. With many experiencing bouts of muscle tightness, joint stiffness, and inflammation in these areas, finding ways to relieve the pain is important to feeling your best — and the reason why the Sable Therapy Heating Pad ($39.99, Amazon) is one product we’re keeping on our radar.
With an innovative, contoured design, this heating pad was specifically designed with neck and shoulder pain sufferers in mind. Unlike other models that slip and slide unless you’re lying down horizontally, it features slightly weighted edges that keep it gently draped over the upper body. There’s even a button-neck closure to ensure it stays in place, whether you’re sitting in your favorite recliner or moving about in the kitchen — something that’s made especially easy thanks to its almost six-foot cord.
Additionally, this über-soft velour pad offers up fast relief. Heating up in mere seconds, it’s got six different temperature settings for an easy-to-customize heat therapy session your body will melt for. What’s more, it’s equipped with an energy-saving auto-off mode and an overheating protection system, making safety a top priority.
One Amazon customer called it “Fabulous!” going on to share, “Having fibromyalgia, my whole body hurts. This product has gone a long way in providing relief. I am now able to get heat to all the places that ache without having to rotate. It helps me to get comfortable while having heat at my shoulders and my neck. I recommend this to anyone else that has chronic pain!”
She’s not the only one that’s reaping its benefits. “I was looking for a new heating pad for my shoulder and came across this heating pad,” another customer wrote. “It is so much more than just a heating pad. It covers your back, shoulders, and neck. It is like a hug! … Such a wonderful heating pad. I am very pleased with my purchase! I will never go back to a normal heating pad!”
The verdict? After one session with this heated wonder, you’ll never want to wrap yourself up in another heating pad again.
Where to buy: $39.99, Amazon
This story originally appeared on our sister site, FIRST for Women.
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