Questions and Feedback: Kind Face Natural Heat Pack / Ice Pack

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Heat packs come in several different forms, such as hot water bottles, electric heating pads, microwavable bags filled with rice or grain, gel-filled wraps, and even small chemical heat pads that react when opened. With so many options available it can be hard to know which one is right for you. All types of heat packs provide an effective form of natural pain relief without the need for medications or other treatments.
 
When using a heat pack it's important to always read the label carefully before applying it to your skin as some materials may cause burns if used improperly or overheated.

WHAT IS A HEAT PACK GOOD FOR?

Heat packs are a great way to soothe sore muscles and reduce pain and inflammation. Heat therapy can be used for a variety of conditions, including muscle strain, arthritis, and menstrual cramps. It can also help reduce stiffness in joints and improve circulation in the body.

Are they good for pain?

A heat pack is a great solution for relieving pain, as temperatures can help to ensure that muscles and joints are activated. The warmth from a heat pack helps to loosen tight muscles, promoting better blood flow and easing aches. Research has found that when applied for 15-20 minutes on the affected area, some people experience significant pain relief.
 
To get the most out of using a heat pack, it’s important to ensure that you follow the instructions provided. It’s also recommended that you take regular breaks in between sessions – around 20 minutes – if your symptoms persist even after applying warmth. If any side effects occur or if pain persists after several applications, you should speak to your doctor immediately.
 
Kind Face Natural Heat Packs are quick to prepare - just stick them in the microwave for a couple of minutes.

Do heat packs help to heal?

Heat packs are a popular go-to solution for reducing muscle pain. Whether you’re dealing with soreness after a workout or an injury that is causing you discomfort, heat packs are often thought to be the best way to reduce pain and speed up recovery. But do they actually work?
 
There is some evidence to suggest that applying heat to an injured area can help reduce both inflammation and discomfort. Warming the affected area helps increase blood flow and relax tense muscles, which may aid in healing the underlying injury faster. Heat patches are also a convenient way of accessing this type of natural therapy without having to use hot water bottles or electric heating pads. They last for several hours at a time, providing sustained warmth that can penetrate deep into your muscles and alleviate any aches and pains you might have.

Do heat packs help migraines?

Migraines can be painful and debilitating, causing sufferers to seek relief from medications or other treatments. Heat packs are an often overlooked form of supplementary therapy used to provide comfort and reduce migraine symptoms.
 
Heat packs are usually applied to the neck or shoulder area, where the pain is most often felt during a migraine attack. The duration of heat pack application varies depending on individual preference; some people find relief after only 15 minutes with a heat pack, while others may need up to an hour or longer for optimal comfort. Although research suggests that heat packs alone are not enough to completely eliminate migraine symptoms, they do seem to help relieve discomfort associated with migraines in many cases.
 
Overall, heat packs may be used as an additional form of therapy along with medication when treating migraines.

When should you use a heat pack?

In New Zealand, the winter months can present a challenge for many who are unprepared for the cold. With temperatures ranging from 10-20 degrees Celsius, it's important to make sure you're equipped with the right tools to stay warm. One of these essential items is a heat pack – a simple yet effective way to combat chilly weather.
Heat packs come in various shapes and sizes and can be used at any time during cold weather. A popular choice is an instant hand warmer which provides warmth in an instant. This type of heat pack is ideal for those wanting quick relief from the cold or as a preventative measure against any chilliness that might set in while out and about in winter. For longer-lasting warmth, heat packs such as wheat bags, Natural Heat Packs or hot water bottles provide sustained comfort over extended periods of time and are great for sleeping with on cool nights.
 
Kind Face Natural Heat Packs contain dried lavender. Lavender improves sleep quality and duration of sleep. The calming scent is known to help you relax the body and relieve stress.

When should you not use a heat pack?

There are several situations in which you should avoid using a heat pack, such as:

  • If you have a fever or other infection, heat can make your symptoms worse and delay your recovery.
  • If you have an open wound or skin irritation, heat can cause further damage and increase the risk of infection.
  • If you have a chronic condition such as diabetes or peripheral artery disease, heat can affect blood flow and cause complications.
  • If you have a nerve injury or other nerve damage, heat can cause additional pain and discomfort.
In general, it's a good idea to avoid using a heat pack if you're not sure whether it's safe for you to do so. If you have any concerns, it's best to consult with a doctor or other healthcare professional before using a heat pack.

WHAT ARE THE BEADS IN HEAT PACKS?

Heat packs are made from either natural or synthetic materials depending on the type of pack and its intended use.
 
Natural heat packs are filled with grains such as wheat, millet, or flaxseed that have been dried. Once microwaved, the grains hold heat well, while still maintaining their softness and flexibility. Some varieties also contain fragrant herbs like lavender, chamomile or peppermint that release soothing aromas when heated up. These heat packs are reusable and have the added benefit of being able to mould to any area of the body. Other natural options include hot water bottles filled with warm tap water or herbal teas e.g chamomile which produce a soothing scent when heated up.
 
Flax seeds are filled with linoleic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. As it heats up in your microwave, this natural ingredient releases that same calming effect as a regular hot pack does—without any chemicals or added substances. Additionally, flax seed heat packs are reusable: just toss them back into the microwave once they’ve cooled down for future use!
 
Using flax seed heat packs is an easy and safe way to relax muscles without relying on chemical treatments.
 
Kind Face Natural Heat Packs are filled with flaxseeds that are grown right here in NZ. Our heat packs are handmade and stitched from premium linen.

Kind Face Natural Heat Packs are filled with flaxseeds that are grown right here in NZ.
On warmer days, you can also chill our Natural Heat Packs by placing them in the freezer prior to use. Flax seeds are great for heating and cooling.

KIND FACE ONLINE CUSTOMER REVIEWS | PRODUCT: NATURAL HEAT PACK

Francis from Masteron, New Zealand says:
"Fantastic Heat pack. The best one I’ve ever had, nice and long so fits around the lumber area /lower back, very useful for cold days and sore muscles to tuck in track pants while at home, as well as back use and legs, an all-body parts purpose heat pack. The stitching secured the internal fill nicely unlike other brands that aren’t even filled and move about."
 
Joy Wilson from Aukland, New Zealand says:
"This natural heat pack is just luxury for your body. I love the comfort and warmth it gives and it
Is snug wherever you put it. The handles are marvelous to adjust position or hang it up when not in use. I do tuck handles under the pad when I microwave it
Congratulations kindface you have excelled once again."
 
Melanie from Aukland, New Zealand says:
"Awesome heat pack! Made with luxury in mind. Smells great and perfect for so many different things. Have used for sore arm, sore neck, cold days, period pain and looks great hanging around the house! Also love the way it can be used as a heat pack as well as a cold pack from the freezer. Thanks, Kind Face"

Shop the Kind Face range of natural heat packs below. And remember all orders over $100 are eligible for free shipping within New Zealand. The expected delivery time within NZ is 1-3 days. We do deliver internationally and you can see more delivery information here.

Woman relaxing on a couch holding a cup of coffee with a Kind Face Natural Heat Pack in Copenhagen colour wrapped around her neck and shoulders

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