The Heating Pad is a form of heat therapy applied to the body for pain relief and has been in use for therapeutic and rehabilitation purposes for thousands of years. The Egyptians and other ancient civilizations used heat for treating pain, and throughout the years the heat therapy became famous. There are many different forms of heat therapy including hot stones, ultrasound, whirlpool baths, and heating pads. A heating pad can be applied to different parts of the body including knee, neck, shoulder, back, elbow, and ankles. Majority of people use heat pad after an injury to ease the discomfort.
Heating pads with all the therapeutic health benefits are suitable for any age group. However, it is best suited for middle age people as long-term pain management. Heating pads are typically recognized as an alternate non-medical treatment for pain control. Therefore, it is known as fast acting and targeted pain relief treatment. The microwavable heat pad provides a preferred moist heat that is naturally absorbed from air moisture and penetrates deeper into the skin. Other electric heat patches offer comfort through dry heat which unfortunately leaves the skin dehydrated.
The infrared heating pad is a relatively new popular concept in the world of a heat treatment that uses higher radiations and thus has an immediate result. The infrared heat pads are also famous for blocking the harmful electromagnetic emissions and releasing negative ions. Himalayan salt crystals and the jade gemstone heating pads come under infrared heat pad category in electric and microwavable forms.