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Neck Heat Wrap... it's filled with Flax Seed!

I love the seams across the wrap. Others had no seams so that the filler fell down in front, and less stayed put (on my shoulders and back of neck). With this one, that doesn't happen.

The back is generous too... some are thin and do the neck, but that's it. This one completely hugs my neck and shoulders. Not sure you can tell, but its fairly high on my neck... it does the trick!

Happy Wendy!

I got a new Neck Heat Wrap and wanted to share it with you. I've used neck wraps for many years now... in summer and winter. I love them! They keep me warm when chilly and just generally improve my well-being. Aches and Pains gone!

I am the QUEEN of Aromatherapy Heat Wraps.  I just add a drop or two of essential oils to the heated wrap... pure heaven. For stress, try a drop or two of lavender oil... it is SO GOOD!

I use moist heat on my stiff/sore neck and shoulders (where I seem to store my stress).  I've owned many over the years... I've had some filled with cherry pits (from Traverse City MI, the Cherry city) and some filled with rice. I've had long skinny ones and flatter longer ones.

Flaxseed Neck Heat Wrap

WHY Flaxseed? I was curious too. 

  • Flaxseeds are flower seeds, not grains, and 30-40% oil which remains inside the seed to be warmed again and again over time. (Some other grains dry out over time).
  • When heated, flaxseed retain half their heat after an hour. 
  • Flax never has that “cooked grain” smell when heated over and over again. I LOVE the natural smell of this wrap, first thing I noticed when I heated it. 

Why Use Moist Neck Heat Wraps?

Moist heat wraps vs. dry heat (like a heating pad) works better because water conducts heat much better than air. In fact, moist heat penetrates more deeply than dry heat by a factor of 27 times (per the necksolutions.com website).

I've read how these wraps help with increased blood flow and inflammation for chronic conditions. They also bring healing oxygen to the tissues, while toxic substances and waste are carried away. Whatever they do, they do it well for me! 

  • Arthritis: Mom (at 90) uses wraps for her arthritis. They reduce her joint stiffness and pain... and work well for her.
  • Back Aches: University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ found that low-level heat eased low back pain better than two common over-the-counter painkillers.=
  • Neck Aches/Sore Shoulders: Oh it feels soooo good! The deep moist heat penetrates my muscles and does wonders to loosen me up!
  • Stress: the heat just feels so good, helps you sleep, and calms me down too.  Bed, Bath & Beyond stores call their long neck wraps "Anti-Stress Microwavable Wrap"... and I agree.

Did you know they can be used for Cold Packs too?

They can! I'm not going there... i've told you enough!