Management of pain without medication

Management of pain without medication

Superior Hot / Cold Therapy Products

We are highlighting our 3 most popular back pain relief heating pads, Sports Therapy Wrap and our Body Wrap for fast Back pain relief, and our weighted warming blanket - using our microwave heating pads to relieve lower and upper back pain and muscle pain with their warm moist penetrating heat. All heat packs can be used hot or cold depending on the therapy required. Buy Online here.

The information below will help you select which is going to be applicable to you, they differ in size, weight and content.

Which ever one you select will give you many years of lower back pain  relief.

Here are a few of the other back pain ailments our heat packs can help relieve back pain.

Use hot or cold depending on therapy required.


  • Back pain.

  • Muscle pain.

  • Severe lower back pain.

  • Back pain during early pregnancy.

  • Back pain relief.

  • Arthritis.

  • Sciatica.

  • Upper back pain.

  • Chronic backpain.

  • Menstrual cramps

  • Back spasms.

  • Spinal stenosis.

  • Muscle Aches, Cramps, Pain & Fevers

  • Joint Inflammation / Arthritis

  • Stress & Anxiety

  • Sleep Problems

  • Sinus Pain & Congestion

  • Neck and Back Pain

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Colds and Flu

  • Sports Injuries

  • Chronic Pain

  • Indigestion

  • Maternity Labour Pain

Embracing Comfort: The Benefits of Heating Pads for Wellness


Heating pads have long been cherished for their therapeutic benefits, offering a soothing remedy for aches and pains. As we delve into the myriad advantages of heating pads, it becomes evident that these simple devices are more than just cozy companions; they are essential tools for enhancing overall well-being.

Understanding Heating Pads

What Are Heating Pads?

Heating pads are versatile devices designed to generate and deliver comforting warmth to specific areas of the body. These pads are often crafted with soft, heat-retaining materials, ensuring a gentle and consistent flow of warmth.

Benefits of Using Heating Pads

1. Pain Relief and Muscle Relaxation

Heating pads are renowned for their ability to alleviate pain and reduce muscle tension. The warmth they provide helps to increase blood flow, promoting the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the affected area. This enhanced circulation contributes to the relaxation of muscles, making heating pads a valuable tool for managing discomfort from conditions like muscle strains and tension headaches.

2. Joint and Arthritis Relief

Individuals grappling with joint pain or arthritis find solace in the targeted warmth of heating pads. The gentle heat helps to improve flexibility, reduce stiffness, and alleviate the discomfort associated with conditions like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The soothing warmth is particularly beneficial for enhancing joint mobility and promoting overall joint health.

3. Stress Reduction and Relaxation

Beyond physical benefits, heating pads contribute to stress reduction and relaxation. The comforting warmth has a calming effect on the nervous system, promoting a sense of tranquility. Incorporating heating pads into a relaxation routine can be a valuable practice for unwinding after a long day, promoting better sleep, and enhancing overall mental well-being.

4. Menstrual Pain Relief

For individuals experiencing menstrual cramps, heating pads offer a natural and non-invasive solution. The warmth helps to relax the uterine muscles, reducing the intensity of cramps. This simple yet effective approach to managing menstrual pain provides a comforting alternative to medications.

5. Improved Circulation

The application of heat through heating pads encourages vasodilation, the widening of blood vessels. This results in improved blood circulation, which is essential for delivering nutrients and oxygen to tissues. Enhanced circulation contributes to the body's natural healing processes and can be particularly beneficial for individuals with circulatory issues.


In conclusion, heating pads emerge as versatile allies in the pursuit of well-being. From their capacity to alleviate pain and muscle tension to promoting relaxation and stress reduction, the benefits of heating pads extend across various aspects of physical and mental health. Integrating heating pads into your wellness routine can be a simple yet impactful step towards a more comfortable and relaxed life. Embrace the warmth, and let the soothing benefits of heating pads transform your daily experience.

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Our 3 most popular heating pads for Management of pain without medication - Use hot or cold

Sports Therapy Wrap

Sports Therapy Wrap: The heat wrap/heat pad used by therapists. This is a great gift for everybody. Extra large size, weight and penetrating moist heat provides comfort for those who suffer with back pain, lower back pain, muscle pain and shoulder pain. Infused with our signature anti-stress aromatherapy blend of lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary and cloves. Comes with an adjustable belt to hold the wrap firmly in place. Extra long heat holding – 1 hour or longer. Contains our anti-stress blend. Use warm or cold to assist with the relief of aches, pains and stress. The perfect stress relieving gift. (10″ X 26″). The cover comes in black velvet with an embroidered Warm Buddy logo.Our most popular heat pad is  used for fast natural backpain relief.

Heat Therapy

The sports therapy wrap is the  most effective heat therapy product that can maintain it's heat at the proper temperature. "Warm" is the proper temperature. Perfect for back pain relief.

In many instances, the longer the heat is applied, the better.This where the sports therapy wrap will pay dividends with it's long lasting heat. The duration that one needs to apply the heat, though, is based on the type of and/or magnitude of the injury. For very minor back tension, short amounts of heat therapy may be sufficient (such as 15 to 20 minutes). For more intense injuries, longer sessions of heat may be more beneficial (such as 30 minutes to 2 hours, or more).

Natural back muscle pain relief

Body Wrap

Our Body wrap is also a time tested warrior against muscle pain and stress, slightly smaller (9" x 19") than the Sports Therapy wrap, but carries an equal pain relieving punch, it contains lavender which helps to relieve backpain and stress, it also has a removable cover and an assortment of fabric covers. The Body Wrap can also be used hot or cold depending on what therapy is required.

Recent studies have found that heat wrap therapy proved to be more effective at treating lower back pain than oral pain medications such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen.

Warm Buddy heat wraps are proudly made in Canada.

Heat therapy application can help provide lower back pain relief through several mechanisms:

  • Heat therapy dilates the blood vessels of the muscles surrounding the lumbar spine. This process increases the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles, helping to heal the damaged tissue.
  • Heat stimulates the sensory receptors in the skin, which means that applying heat to the lower back will decrease transmissions of pain signals to the brain and partially relieve the discomfort.

Body Wrap muscle pain relief

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Warming Blanket

Aches and pains relieved fast

This luxurious weighted warming blanket is used by the finest Spa’s to provide comfort and enhance all spa treatments. Use at home for warming beds or the relief of aches, pain and stress.

This heat wrap’s extra large coverage (15″ X 18″) is the largest that we offer and perfect for assisting in the relief of pain and stress. Cover is 100% machine washable. To warm in microwave fold the Warming Blanket in four to allow even heating on the turn table. Washable covers are available in a variety of elegant colours.

  • Calming and soothing
  • Superior heat therapy
  • Stress relieving
  • Back pain relief
  • Aids with sensory disorder
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Stress relief
  • Relieves aches and pains
  • Made in Canada

Warming blanket for pain relief

Warm and Cold Therapy

For both these therapies it is always handy to have 2 heat packs available for immediate applications for pain management , one for warmth and the other to keep in the freezer for cold therapy applications..These are perfect means to manage pain without the need for over the counter medication for pain management.

How Heat Therapy Works

Many episodes of lower back muscle strain result from strains and over-exertions, creating tension in the muscles and soft tissues around the lower spine. As a result, this restricts proper circulation and sends pain signals to the brain.

Muscle spasm in the lower back can create sensations that may range from mild discomfort to excruciating lower back pain. Heat therapy can help relieve pain from the muscle spasm and related tightness and lower back  pain relief.

Using one of our heat packs will help you relieve lower back pain and muscle tension.

Heat therapy application can help provide lower back pain relief through several mechanisms:

  • Heat therapy dilates the blood vessels of the muscles surrounding the lumbar spine. This process increases the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles, helping to heal the damaged tissue.
  • Heat stimulates the sensory receptors in the skin, which means that applying heat to the lower back will decrease transmissions of pain signals to the brain and partially relieve the discomfort.
  • Heat application facilitates stretching the soft tissues around the spine, including muscles, connective tissue, and adhesion's. Consequently, with heat therapy, there will be a decrease in stiffness as well as injury, with an increase in flexibility and overall feeling of comfort. Flexibility is very important for a healthy back.

How cold therapy Works to Relieve Pain

Cold therapy  can help provide relief for back pain in a number of ways:

Keep a Warm Buddy heat pack in your freezer for these applications:

  • Cold therapy application slows the inflammation and swelling that occurs after injury. Most back pain is accompanied by some type of inflammation, and addressing the inflammation helps reduce the pain
  • Cold therapy  numbs sore tissues (providing pain relief similar to a local anesthetic)
  • Cold therapy  application slows the nerve impulses in the area, which interrupts the pain-spasm reaction between the nerves
  • Cold therapy  decreases tissue damage
  • The massage adds the beneficial effects of gentle manipulation of the soft tissues

Cold therapy  is most effective if it is applied as soon as possible after the injury occurs, usually within 24 to 48 hours. The cold makes the veins in the tissues contract, reducing circulation. Once the cold is removed, the veins overcompensate and dilate and blood rushes into the area. The infusion of blood in the area brings with it the necessary nutrients to help the injured back muscles, ligaments and tendons to heal.

Therapies on how to treat lower back pain

  • Warm therapy for aches and pains
  • Cold therapy  for fresh injuries and swelling
  • Turmeric: Throughout history, our ancestors have relied on numerous herbs and spices, not only for cooking but for their powerful healing properties. Few have survived the test of time quite like turmeric, arguably the most well-studied dietary supplement in modern natural medicine.

Does a heat pad help period cramps?

But it turns out that science supports heat as an effective treatment for the pain. When you apply heat to the lower abdomen or lower back, uterine contractions are relaxed, which in turn means less pain. Additionally, a 2018 research review noted that heat increases blood flow, which can also reduce pain.

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