Saving Money on ThermaCare Heat Wraps
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September 7, 2017
I've been doing heat therapy on a small injury and ThermaCare heat wraps are a convenient way of applying comfortable heat just where I want it. However, they last for 16 hours and don't come in exactly the shape I need. Here are some tips about how to make them last longer.
- Store the heat wrap in an airtight container to prevent it from activating. Use a glass container with an airtight lid or a metal tin with a tight fitting lid. The charcoal inside gets hot when it is exposed to oxygen. In a small glass container it quickly uses up all the oxygen and remains cool until you open it. I stored these for several days and they came out just as good as new.
- I usually apply heat only for a couple hours, but the wraps last for up to 16 hours. By placing the wrap back into the airtight container you can get several shorter uses out of it.
- If you need a smaller heat wrap you can cut the larger heat wraps into pieces. I'm applying heat to a small injury so the "Neck Pain" wrap is about twice as big as I need, but is easy to cut right down the middle. Save the half you don't use in your container for later.
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