What To Look For In Spa Neck Wraps

By Krystal Branch


Spa neck wraps are used by many individuals as an effective and relatively inexpensive way of dealing with neck problems. Most of us experience tension and stress as well as more serious problems of this nature at some point in our lives. It helps to have such a product handy to provide immediate and effective relief. Heating or chilling it possible and this offers even more relief. Such a products often contains herbs or oils too for their therapeutic benefits and scent.

Many products are available for purchase at local stores and on the internet. They come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. They are also covered with many different types and colors of fabrics. One of the most popular fabrics used is soft fleece. Others are comfortable flannel, muslin, denim or cotton. An important consideration is cleaning and if a cover is removable and machine washable this is a benefit.

A variety of different fillers are used for these products such as corns, beans, dry rice and seeds. Some are more comfortable than others and retain heat better too. Flax seeds are often chosen as they are smooth and flat and can retain heat for a long time. Flax seeds are also very resilient.

Herbs with soothing and relaxing qualities are often added to these products for added benefits. Many herbs are well known for their healing qualities, such as lavender which is an anti-inflammatory and increases circulation. A drop of eucalyptus oil or clove may be included too.

Generally, heat should not be applied to an acute injury or where discoloration or swelling is present. However, it is very helpful in breaking a chronic cycle of muscular pain and spasm. An increase in blood circulation brings relief when suffering from conditions like arthritis or fibromyalgia. Healing oxygen reaches the tissues and toxic substances are carried away, providing increased mobility. A wrap is easy to wear in different situations such as while at sitting at a desk in an office or at home relaxing in front of the television. It can even be used to relax one before going to bed at night.

Cold therapy is beneficial in cases of swelling or when muscles have been overstressed following a fitness activity. Placing a wrap in a resealable plastic bag and storing it in the freezer means that it is always available when needed. The cold allows the area to rest, reducing any swelling and numbing the aches with an analgesic effect.

Many different products are available from online retailers and it is often hard to select the one that is right for you. Knowing what to look for in covers, fillers and other ingredients can help in making a selection. Reading customer reviews is also helpful. Selecting the cheapest product available is not advisable. It is better to look for the best possible quality you can afford.

Spa neck wraps provide welcome relief in the comfort of your own home. They are simple to use, effective and inexpensive when compared with massages and going to a physiotherapist. One does not have to boil water, install batteries or plug into an electrical outlet wires to obtain effective relief from muscle spasms and pain.




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