The Evolution of the Ice Pack

It was a round fabric bag about the size of an overstuffed cheeseburger, with a screw-on cap. Our well-meaning mom would fill it with ice cubes, and we’d clasp it to forehead for a headache or a bruise freshly acquired from the latest bike crash. Generally, it imparted at least as much pain from the wet, hard, frozen lumps inside as it did relief from whatever pain it was supposed to be addressing.

Remember the hot water bottle?

These were usually made of rubber for flexibility, although zinc, copper and glass were not unheard of, incredibly. The rubber ones had a an entertaining quirk in that they were sometimes subject to polymer degradation, so they could fracture without warning after being filled with scalding hot water.

The good ol’ days? Yes, exactly as good as groping around in the back of the TV, trying to figure out which vacuum tube out of the twenty-some in residence back there was the latest failure. Or hoofing three miles to a pay phone on a frigid winter night after your carburetor had succumbed to organ failure.

Now we can experience the benefits of hot/cold therapy with Bucky's Hot/Cold Therapy products. Enjoy luxurious spa comfort at home or wherever you go with Bucky’s heatable and chillable Body Wraps, Neck & Shoulder Wraps, & Compact Wraps! Filled with premium whole buckwheat seeds, this body wrap is recommended and used by professional spas and salons worldwide for long-lived, moist heat retention that far surpasses the quality of rice and other grains traditionally used in heat wraps. Even better, all Bucky buckwheat filling is fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, and produced sustainably without the use of fertilizers or pesticides.


May 08, 2017 by Annemarie Kelley

Enjoy the Spa Lifestyle without the Spa Lifestyle Cost!

Experience the spa lifestyle without the need of a ritzy spa visit. Sure, it’s great to go to a spa destination every once in a while, but for most of us, that’s just not practical. It’s easy and relatively inexpensive to enjoy the spa lifestyle when you know what to really focus on. The key is to focus on what you need to get healthier and more balanced. Wellness is a mindset.

Whether you are someone who needs to slow down and rest or heal from physical or emotional difficulties, making YOU a priority is the first step. Experts have lots of recommendations, but ultimately you are the one who needs make your wellness a priority. Here are some of the more common recommendations from spa professionals:

1. Eat Well
You don't need to make huge changes to eat healthier. And you don't have to change your habits all at the same time. It's best to set small goals and change your habits a little bit at a time. Over time, small changes can make a big difference in your health.

2. Practice Meditation
Often thought of as a hippy-dippy practice aimed at transcendence, meditation is coming into its own as a stress-reduction technique for even the most type-A kind of individual. Science hasn’t yet connected the dots between what happens in the meditating brain and the immune system, but according to WebMD, a University of Wisconsin study found it more effective in relieving inflammatory symptoms than other activities that promote well-being. The study also found increased electrical activity in regions of the left frontal lobe after eight weeks of training in meditation; an area that tends to be more active in optimistic people.

3. Give yourself Home Spa Treatments
There are lots of ways you can nurture yourself at home. You can take a warm bath, give yourself a body scrub, or try a home facial. Better yet, calm those tired and stressed muscles with a heatable body and neck wrap. Simply microwave a Bucky Heatable Body Wrap or Neck Wrap (or maybe both?) for 30 seconds. Lay face down on a comfortable surface, and lay the body or neck wrap over your tired muscles. Enjoy warm moist soothing comfort.


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Make every day a good day with Bucky!

February 27, 2017 by Annemarie Kelley