Heated cushions offer you an all-purpose combination of a comfortingly soft pillow and a soothing heat pad. You can use heated cushions simply for comfort and relaxation, to treat general aches and pains, or to treat specific painful conditions such as arthritis and sciatica. Electric heated cushions are often much more convenient and comfortable than microwavable heat packs or how water bottles as they can be more comfortably held against the body. You can also change the temperature of your cushion at the push of a button, giving you more control over your own comfort.
How Can Heated Cushions Help with Aches and Pains and Boost Your Mood?
Whatever the cause of your aches and pains, a heated cushion may be able to help treat it. Applying heat to any part of your body helps increase blood flow to that area, increasing flexibility. This means heated cushions are perfect for resting on if you’re suffering from a condition that causes pain and stiffness in the joints, such as arthritis or frozen shoulder, as well as general achiness like back pain and shoulder pain. Heat therapy also activates the heat receptors in your skin which disrupt the pain signals being sent to your brain, so when you use a heated cushion you can notice the pain melting away.
In addition, the soft material of a heated pillow provides you with a soft cushion you can hold against your body or rest on. Touching soft things is proven to boost your mood, and studies have found that staying mentally positive can actually help you to reduce pain. Browse our range of heated cushions above and pick up a way to soothe your body and calm your mind when you need it most.
When Not to Use a Heated Cushion
Heat treatments should not be used on any areas that are swollen and warm. If this is the case, first reduce the swelling by using an ice pack or a cold compress on the affected area. Once the swelling has disappeared, you can then use a heated cushion to improve your range of motion and provide lasting pain relief.