Relax at Home with Hot and Cold Therapy

As the end of October nears, we are slowly adding another blanket to our beds, throwing on extra layers, and grabbing a warmer jacket before leaving the house. Yes, it's definitely getting colder and darker these days. Winter is on its way. If you're feeling a little discouraged by the cold weather, we have the perfect cure. Our Bucky hot and cold therapy just may be what you've been needing this winter. It is the perfect way to enjoy a relaxing evening at home and relieve some of the stressors in your life. 

 

With the arrival of chilly weather comes cold and flu season. Combat this less than ideal winter side effect with the Bucky heart warmer pillow. Filled with premium buckwheat seeds that conform to your body, this pillow is a wonderful combination of heating and cooling—simply put the Heart Warmer in the microwave for the soothing benefits of a heating pillow. 

All Bucky buckwheat is fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, and produced without pesticides or fertilizer. The quality of buckwheat filling far surpasses that of rice and other grains used in traditional heating pillows and is recommended by professional spas and salons worldwide as the best solution for long-lasting, moist heat.

Heat therapy can help relieve stress and anxiety, loosen stiff and sore muscles, and soothe aching joints, headaches, and arthritis pain—just put it in the microwave and be amazed at how long the Heart Warmer provides gentle heat. Freeze the Heart Warmer for a refreshing cold pack that can help soothe strained muscles, bruises, insect bites, hot flashes, and reduce inflammation and swelling.

For a relaxing spa inspired day at home, try the Serena MaskOur Professional Spa Comfort products are Bucky best sellers. These eye masks are great for relaxation, sinus headaches and reducing puffiness and circles under the eyes. The chenille covers are soft to the touch and extremely durable. Each can be placed in the microwave or the freezer depending on your desired use.

Another great way to stay warm and comfortable this season is using the heated/cooling neck and shoulder wrap. All you have to do is put the wrap in the microwave for soothing heat relaxation, or in the freezer for a refreshing cold pack. 

Unlike traditional heat wraps that use rice and other grains, buckwheat is recommended and used by professional spas and salons worldwide as the best solution for long-lasting, moist heat. Even better, all Bucky buckwheat is naturally fragrance-free and grown without the use of pesticides or fertilizer.

All Bucky shoulder and neck wraps are designed for hands-free relief—gently drape the wrap on your neck and shoulders to alleviate aches and pains while moving freely throughout your day.

Put your Bucky Neck & Shoulder Wrap in the microwave for a heat wrap to reduce stress, anxiety, stiff and sore muscles, aching joints, headaches, arthritis pain, and much more! For a cooling wrap, let it chill in the freezer to help soothe strained muscles, bruises, insect stings, hot flashes, and reduce inflammation and swelling.

For a relaxing night in your bed with a book before sleep, try the compact wrap, which can be used as a bed warmer. Just put the wrap in the microwave and then under the sheets for instant warmth and coziness.

 Heat wraps are recommended to help reduce stress, anxiety, stiff and sore muscles, aching joints, headaches, and arthritis pain. For cooling relief, they soothe bruises, bug bites, hot flashes, etc. 

 

 

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 Stay warm as it gets colder and don't forget to give yourself some self care in one form or another! 

How to Reduce Muscle Aches with Hot/Cold Therapy

hot/cold therapy tips and tricks to relax your musclesSometimes it seems like existence is just one damn ache after another.

We’re not straying into philosophy here, we mean it literally. Headache, neck strain, back pain, aching feet, a seemingly infinite assortment of muscle aches—the human body appears to have an endless repertoire of complaints. And modern life encourages them. Who doesn’t go home sporting a new ache after a long day’s work, or an otherwise fun morning on the tennis court?

There’s a form of relief, happily, that’s simple, inexpensive, and non-invasive: heat therapy and cold therapy.

Which to use for what?

hot/cold therapy tips and tricks to relax your musclesCold therapy is most often applied to a new or acute injury. It lowers the temperature of the injured tissue, which reduces its metabolic rate and helps the tissue through the immediate period following the injury. It can also reduce inflammation and swelling of joints swollen, for example, by arthritis.

Heat therapy dilates the blood vessels in the muscles where heat is applied, increasing the flow of oxygen and nutrients and thus promoting healing. It also relaxes these muscles and provides a general sense of comfort.

Some people who’ve suffered from low back pain, for example (61 percent of Americans, says the American Physical Therapy Association) have learned a helpful routine: cold at the first onset of a new ache, followed later by heat.

More good news: There are products that effortlessly toggle between heat and cold therapy, and they’re so much more convenient and comfortable than the rubber hot water bags and crunchy icepacks of prehistoric times. We have the Body Wrap, a stylish 25-inch by 8-inch bag that can cool in the freezer or warm in the microwave, and provide flexible comfort to any segment of your aching body. There’s also the heart-shaped Heart Warmer pillow, the Neck Wrap ideally shaped for neck and shoulder aches, and the Spa Eye Mask for relieving tired eyes, headaches, and even migraines.

That’s quite an array of products. But humanity has quite an array of aches and pains.

How to Reduce Muscle Aches with Hot/Cold Therapy

February 09, 2017 by Adrienne Haass