Substitute Hot Packs With ColdCure®
If you are determined on using hot packs though, our ColdCure® packs heated up are the best you will find in that regard. The same benefits of colder storage power, the gel remaining rigid and in place, and the benefits of extra replaceable packs all apply to their use as hot packs as well. If you are going to use hot packs, our ColdCure® line of products is still the best option available.
The same way you need to be careful about making cold packs too cold by putting them in the freezer, you need to take care about heating up hot packs. It is very easy to heat any hot pack to the point where it can damage the skin. Burns from over heated hot packs are very common and we do not recommend this choice. Our packs will heat up quickly in a microwave without damaging the gel, but microwaves can easily heat up a gel pack to be much too hot for the skin. No matter what hot compress you are putting on your body, you should always heat the gel pack in hot water and not a microwave. If the hot water you are using to heat the pack is too hot to touch, then your gel pack can be too hot as well. Always test carefully before putting anything hot on your skin.
Again, the safest and most effective way to stimulate blood flow and relax stiff muscles is by using Blood Flow Stimulation Therapy (BFST®) not hot packs. BFST® is much safer and much, much more effective.