NGL-01-1-011 (Moist Heat Pack, Standard Size, 10 inch X 12 inch)

Moist Heat Packs

Our Unique Moist Heat Packs 

Our moist heat packs are a simple and effective method of applying moist heat to the treatment area. Patients and clients alike enjoy the benefits of reduced pain, reduced stiffness in painful joint, then increased range of motion. Not only can hot packs be used to increase comfort, let’s say after a difficult fitness training or rehabilitation session, scientific research has found multiple therapeutic benefits that aid in recovery for diverse injuries and chronic conditions. The packs contain filling that evenly distributes, provide up to 30 minutes of deep-felt, soothing, moist heat to soothe discomfort from stiff neck, backache, arthritis, sprains and bruisesThe treatment will progress much faster with this great way to deliver moist heat to arm, neck, upper shoulder, back, knee, ankle or other position of the body.

Incorporating with heavy duty nylon threading makes the packs stronger, the fillers are locked inside which are unable to leak.

100 percent cotton/canvas surface makes them a even more comfortable and a durable pack.


Fine Combed Cotton Canvas as the Exterior Material 

Because cotton is a natural product, it is soft and easy to stretch. It has many advantages, such as its ability to control moisture, insulate, provide comfort and it is also weatherproof and is a durable fabric.

In particular, cotton has a high tensile strength, making it strong, durable and less likely to rip or tear. It is 30 percent stronger when wet, thus probably the best material for producing moist heat packs.

For more, cotton is hypoallergenic and does not irritate skin. It is therefore widely used in other medical products like bandages and gauze. It is the fabric of choice when it comes to baby or underwear clothing.


Formulated BENTONITE CLAY as the Interior Filler, Non-Toxic Biodegradable Clay, A natural Hydrocolloid Filling.

It benefits the body because it has the ability to produce a charge that is electrical in nature when it comes in contact with liquid. When the clay touches any type of fluid (normally water), it takes on a different charge and is thought to bind to any present toxins within the fluid. 

While in its natural state, bentonite clay has negatively charged molecules. Most toxins and heavy metals have positively charged molecules. This allows the two to bind together easily and stay united while the toxin removal process happens.

BENTONITE clay essentially “seeks” toxins in the body to bind with because naturally any substance that has a missing ion (which gives it its “charge”) looks for oppositely charged types of substances that will make it complete. Upon binding, the clay is then able to help remove toxins, chemicals, impurities and “heavy metals” from the gut, skin and mouth.

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When should we use heat therapy? 

Heat or Moist Heat Therapy should be used for chronic conditions such as muscle discomfort or stiffness. It is true that for some people, nothing soothes their back pain is as good as hot pack. Heat therapy can also be used before exercise to increase the flexibility of joints and to increase blood flow. Just should not use heat therapy after exercise, instead using cold therapy. Because heat therapy increases circulation and increases the skin temperature, it should not be used when there is any swelling or inflammation.


What is the Difference Between Moist and Dry Heat?

Moist and dry heat are the most common superficial heat therapy treatments. However, moist heat is more effective than dry heat in providing deeper penetration of the tissue at the same temperatures. Moist heat also has additional capacity to change the tissue temperature rapidly and obtain more vigorous response from temperature receptors. Patients often report greater relief of symptoms from moist heat. Moist heat can speed recovery by increasing blood flow to the targeted area. This increased circulation brings in fresh blood and takes away the wastes which may slow healing. 

In addition, patients usually respond better to moist heat therapy rather than dry heat therapy. Moist heat can be used to heal many different conditions such as pain, stiffness, and deep muscle spasms. It has been reported that moist heat therapy provides relief to a greater number of symptoms. 


How do Dry and Moist Heat Compare?

Comparison proves that moist heat has many advantages over dry heat:

  • Moist heat is more effective than dry heat in deeper tissue heating.
  • Moist heat penetrates more than dry heat at the same temperature.
  • Moist heat has additional capacity to change the tissue temperature rapidly and obtain more vigorous response from temperature receptors.
  • Patients often report greater relief of symptoms from moist heat.
  • Moist heat is preferred over dry heat as a treatment or component of the treatment for the following conditions: pain, stiffness and secondary muscle spasm in chronic arthritis, acute temporomandibular joint closed lock condition, pain and muscle spasm on posterior neck and back in patients with ankylosing spondolytis.

How Does Our Hot Packs Work Therapeutically? Hydration Process

The use of heat obviously creates heat in the treated area, in the case of hot packs, within the body’s muscular tissues. This produces vasodilation that increases both the supply of oxygen and nutrients while aiding in the elimination of carbon dioxide and metabolic waste. This process increases the flow of oxygen and nutrients to injured or painful muscles, which helps the damaged tissue heal. In addition, heat stimulates sensory receptors found in the skin, that when applied to painful areas, like: the low back, there is a decrease in transmissions of pain signals to the brain and effectively reduces pain.

Heat can also be applied to inflamed areas which can promote sore or tightened muscles to relax. With improved blood flow and circulation from heat therapy, treated areas are able to more efficiently eliminate any lactic acid waste buildup, which can also create pain and/or stiffness. When treating chronic conditions like arthritis, moist heat packs are usually more effective in reducing muscle pain or sore joints than cold therapy.


The ability to relax and relieve stiff, tense and sore muscles, coupled with the ability to stimulate blood flow and improve circulation, while increasing range of motion, and reducing stiffness in painful joints gives heat packs the easy advantage.


Benefits of our Moist Heat Packs

  1. A hydrocollator pack is easy to apply.
  2. The packs are of various sizes which fit most clinical needs.
  3. Moist heat has a more sedative effect than dry heat.
  4. Low cost, minimal maintenance, long life.
  5. Maximal temperature is more uniform than in electrically-heated pads.
  6. The patient does not need much handling.
  7. The packs can be laid out ready for the patient to place on the affected part.

Application

A standard size moist heat pack is being taken out from a Hydrocollator Unit

Just immerse packs into Hydrocollator Heating unit to heat, then remove, wrap in its terry cover, an extra toweling, and apply to treatment area. The pack can also be heated in water on a stove, in a microwave as well. When treatment is complete, the pack can be stored for future use and is reusable.

Always apply moist heat pack with a terry cover or a heavy towel completely wrapped around the pack to protect users from the very hot moist heat pack after microwaving or in a heating unit.


Moist Heat Pack Sizes

Standard

10″X 12″

Spine Small

10″X18″

Cervical

7″X 24″

Spine Large

10″X24″

Half-size

5 X 12″

Knee/Shoulder

10″X20″

Oversize

15 X 24″


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