At Huggaroo, we value quality and customer satisfaction above all else. It is our mission to help everyone who comes to us find a product that will greatly improve their lives. Whether that means providing our customers with the perfect weighted blanket for their environment and sleeping preferences or designing the most inviting and huggable weighted lap pads around for children who need a fluffy companion to help them stay focused, it all points to the same goal. Our aim as doctors, parents, and product designers is to give people their freedom back from aches and pains, and help them feel more comfortable, independent, and fulfilled each and every day. These are the driving forces behind the passion we pour into every product, a passion you can see all throughout our work.
The latest addition to our product line is the new Huggaroo Embrace Weighted Neck and Shoulder Wrap Microwavable Heating Pad with Lavender Aromatherapy. Its portable, cordless design soothes away the aches and pains that were holding you back while giving you the freedom of mobility to get back to living your best life! Let's delve into why this neck wrap provides the best neck and shoulder pain relief of any heating pad on the market.
First, in order to understand how this microwavable heat pad for neck and shoulder pain relief can free you from a life of painful limitations, it’s important to understand what it does for your body. Heat is a simple tool, but a highly effective one. How many times have you slipped into a hot bath and suddenly felt all your stress seeping away? Curling up with a hot cup of tea and making yourself cozy on the couch in a winter storm is a great source of comfort for many of us, but gently applied heat can also have a positive impact on our physical bodies as well as our minds. That’s because heat expands. Muscle soreness and stiffness are caused by tension and tight blood vessels, as well as the natural build-up of lactic acid that comes after prolonged exercise. The build-up and limited flow of blood through the area are what causes us pain. When you apply heat to your stiff and sore muscles, they expand your narrow blood vessels and allow them to flush out the excess lactic acid faster, and the expansion eases the tension in your muscles, allowing you to relax away the stiffness.
The trouble with this solution is it can be tricky to strike the right balance of heat and comfort. This is where we come in. We set out to design a type of heat pad that wouldn’t overwhelm you or feel confining, as some of the tighter wraps on the market today can be. We wanted our wrap to feel relaxing and pleasant to wear, offering comfort as well as relief. It needed to feel as simple as the method it used – one of the best things about applying heat to stiff muscles is its simplicity. When your soreness and tension are caused by stressed muscles, a stressed mind is the last thing you want to add to the mix.
Using our microwavable heat pad is as simple as setting it in the microwave for a minute and a half and then putting the wrap on over your shoulders. There are no removable inserts or special techniques to heating the pad, nor any dials or buttons or different heat settings to experiment with until you find what works. Just quick and easy heat, ready in under two minutes and easy to adjust to your preference by added longer heating times in the future. And because our wrap is heated in the microwave, it is completely cordless and portable. Rather than staying in one place and waiting for the heat of your electric wrap to sink in, the NEW Huggaroo Weighted Neck and Shoulder Wrap Microwavable Heating Pad with Lavender Aromatherapy lets you move around the house and focus on the important parts of your day, be that housekeeping, working at your desk, or the simple pleasure of getting up to make that second cup of coffee.
That’s not to mention our special hand’s free design. Our specialty heat pad for neck and shoulder pain relief is form-fitted and made to drape itself over your shoulders and against your neck and upper back, with a Velcro secure at the front to keep it in place. While other heat pads lay flat and can slip off if they aren’t manually held in place, our patented anti-gravity design keeps your heat pad in place for you, leaving your hands free to type, drive, cook, or anything else you’d like.
The difference is clear to see as soon as you first try on your NEW Huggaroo Weighted Neck and Shoulder Wrap Microwavable Heating Pad with Lavender Aromatherapy. Beneath the ultra-plush and comfortable fabric of the neck and shoulder wrap lay several sewn-in channels, which evenly distribute the clay beads that give this wrap its weight and hold its heat. These channels keep the weight permanently balanced, so once you’ve secured the wrap in place there is no risk of shifting or sagging and no need for constant readjustment. All the while that same weight pushes the wrap’s heat in deeper, getting to all the tense knots and aches buried deep in your shoulders and upper back. The utterly relaxing and relieving experience is not unlike getting a massage as it soothes away the worst of your aches and pains and leaves you feeling much looser and at peace!
Deep reaching heat isn’t the only spa-quality experience you’ll get from this heat pad. Those wonderful heated clay beads that provide all the weight and heat inside the wrap’s individually sewn channels are joined by 100% natural dried aromatic herbs to provide soothing aromatherapy as well! Relax and feel your tension fade away under the soothing heat and wonderfully calming scents of lavender, chamomile, peppermint, and lemongrass. Each time the wrap is heated inside your microwave, these dried herbs release their lovely scent and provide an all in one relaxation experience.
Every herb in the NEW Huggaroo Weighted Neck and Shoulder Wrap Microwavable Heating Pad with Lavender Aromatherapy is specially chosen for its well-known soothing properties to provide the most relaxing experience possible. The scent of lavender has been used for years to promote sleep as it calms the mind. Chamomile is one of the most popular teas to drink just before bed and leaves us feeling relaxed and ready to drift off to sleep. Meanwhile, peppermint is loved worldwide for its pain-relieving properties as well as its calming nature. And lemongrass is favored as a stress reliever – perfect for loosening up the tension in your neck and shoulders!
Best of all, this heat pad is versatile and a great solution to more than neck and shoulder pain. The deep, moist heat and soothing aromatic scents can also be used to alleviate migraine and sinus headache pain, or simply donned after a stressful day to help promote relaxation. Many women even use their microwavable wraps to help soothe the pain of menstrual cramps as they make for great general heating pads, too!
And while the NEW Huggaroo Weighted Neck and Shoulder Wrap Microwavable Heating Pad with Lavender Aromatherapy is primarily meant to be used as a heat therapy pad, it can be employed as a cold compress as well! For a short burst of soothing cold lasting up to ten minutes, store your neck and shoulder wrap in the freezer. After allowing it to cool for at least four hours, you can draw it out and enjoy a nice burst of cooling that feels good and comfortable against your skin. This quick cooling therapy is wonderful for treating nausea, hot flashes, and fevers, or simply cooling down after a long time spent outside in the summer heat. Do bear in mind however that this cooling feature is more of a bonus than the main purpose of our heated wrap. For a true cooling pad, allow us to recommend one of our other high-quality wellness products!
For headaches, migraines, puffy eyes, fevers, and more, our NEW Huggaroo Sleep Mask - Hot/Cold Weighted Eye Mask (With Aromatherapy) is the ultimate two in one solution. With two removable inserts, one for heating and one for freezing, you can customize your eye mask to suit whatever your current needs are. Just like the NEW Huggaroo Weighted Neck and Shoulder Wrap Microwavable Heating Pad with Lavender Aromatherapy, our heated eye mask insert heats up in seconds in your microwave. Simple heat the insert, settle it in the eye mask’s built in pocket, and lay back and relax as the soothing heat eases the flow of blood in your temples and relieves the tension of your worst headaches.
As for cooling therapeutic relief, simply store your gel cooling pack in a Ziplock bag in the freezer when you aren’t using it, and you’ll always have an instant cooling cure on hand. Our gel cooling packs are made with a special non-toxic gel and stay flexible even after hours in the freezer. This makes them comfortable and easy to use, as they will bend and conform to your face inside the pocket of your eye mask. The cooling relief experienced through our hot/cold sleep mask is perfect for treating eye puffiness and inflammation, as well as easing the pain of eye strain and other uncomfortable symptoms. The gel pack stays cool for far longer, so you can settle in and make yourself comfortable as you relax and enjoy the soothing relief, without worrying about getting up for more ice or refreezing your mask.
Our NEW Huggaroo Sleep Mask - Hot/Cold Weighted Eye Mask (With Aromatherapy) is also reversible, with one silky smooth side and one ultra-plush fabric side for you to choose from. Pick your preference, whether it’s sticking to one side for every use or switching between the sides when using different inserts. You can even forgo the inserts entirely and enjoy a simple, light-blocking eye mask that’s featherlight and oh so comfortable! The choice is yours!
The NEW Huggaroo Weighted Neck and Shoulder Wrap Microwavable Heating Pad with Lavender Aromatherapy and the NEW Huggaroo Sleep Mask - Hot/Cold Weighted Eye Mask (With Aromatherapy) are just a few examples of the care we take in crafting versatile products to suit a wide array of needs. There are many things in life that can stand in the way of what we hope to achieve, be they injuries, stress, sleeplessness, anxiety, or a lack of focus. These struggles come in all shapes and sizes, for adults and children too.
When we founded Huggaroo, it was with the mission to help children all across the country overcome their struggles with falling and staying asleep, and to be able to succeed in school and life without sleepless nights holding them back. It wasn’t long after we heard the stories from families like our own who had their nights transformed by our weighted children’s blankets, and soon we realized just how large of a difference we could really make.
So we branched out, taking the same care and careful consideration that we’d poured into our blankets and applying it to adult weighted blankets to help adults and older children sleep, and weighted lap pads to help hyperactive children find their focus. We took the super-soft fabrics that we loved for our blankets and started using them in other wellness products like our heat wraps to create the most comfortable heat pad possible. All with that same goal in mind – the goal to help people, such as yourself, and to give them the freedom and tools to overcome any obstacles that stood in their way.
We’re very grateful for the chance to help you start living the way you want, and always happy to hear from our customers. Our customer service team is eager to listen and help you make sure you get exactly what you need.
So, from the bottom of our hearts, we’d like to welcome you to the Huggaroo family!