Thermal Pads

There are many ways to relieve pain in the back and cervical area, from massagers to electrical muscle stimulators. Still, one of the most reliable, especially for cases of post-operative recovery, are thermal pads.

These devices are very effective in relieving back muscle pain, but not everyone knows them, so we bring a full explanation and several examples.

Bestseller No. 1
SNAILAX Heating Pad for Neck and Shoulders - Heat Wrap with Adjustable Heated Levels & Vibration...
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SNAILAX Heating Pad for Neck and Shoulders - Heat Wrap with Adjustable Heated Levels & Vibration...
  • (【Note!】This Non-rechargeable product only has vibration massage, not Shiatsu. This heating pad is not rechargeable. The product‘s weight is about 2.1lb, please make sure that the weight is...
  • HAND FREE design-this neck and shoulder heated vibration massager is specially designed to closely follow the changes in the shoulder and neck curve and relieve the pressure on the neck and shoulders....
  • The heating function of the heated vibration massager brings more warmth to the body in autumn and winter. The massager can be used on the neck, shoulders, waist, legs and abdomen. One massager can be...
  • SNAILAX heating pad is made of high-grade velvet fabric, which has a delicate touch and can feel warm in autumn and winter.
  • This heated shoulder wrap uses soft and smooth fabric materials to wrap around your entire upper body for close touch in a comfortable way. It will be a perfect gift for Mother’s day, Father’s day...
SaleBestseller No. 2
Beurer HK Comfort Heat Pad with Cosy Fleece Finish | Stomach, back and neck warmer for pain relief...
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Beurer HK Comfort Heat Pad with Cosy Fleece Finish | Stomach, back and neck warmer for pain relief...
  • SOOTHING HEAT – Relax and unwind after a long day thanks to the calming warmth of the HK UK - perfect for those who suffer from arthritis, joint stiffness, muscle tension, or stomach cramps
  • 5 TEMPERATURE LEVELS – The HK UK heat pad is ideal for back, stomach or neck pain. You can choose from 3 electronically regulated temperature settings that can be easily adjusted with the removable...
  • BREATHABLE AND MACHINE-WASHABLE – The breathable fleece is snuggly and skin-friendly and is machine washable (at 30°C) for optimal hygiene thanks to its removable control
  • AUTOMATIC SWITCH-OFF - Our heating pad is equipped with an automatic switch-off function. The pad turns off approximately 90 minutes after switching it on for peace of mind in case you fall asleep
  • PERFECT GIFT – With its fun retro design and affordable price, our HK Comfort UK Edition heat pad is the ideal present for that person in your life that is always cold!
Bestseller No. 3
Comfier Heating Belt for Back Pain - Heated Back Warmer Massage Belt Wrap with Vibration Massage,...
  • Heat Therapy for Pain Relief - The heating pad for back pain is built-in heating pads that can quickly heat up to provide hot therapy to relieve lower back muscle tension, abdomen pains,menstrual...
  • Vibration Massage - The back warmerheat pad is built in 4 powerful massage motors to deliver soothing vibrating massage. It helps to further relieve tension and soreness muscles on your neck and...
  • Customizable Massage - This back pain relief wrap has 3 massage modes, 2 adjustable intensity of vibration and 2 levels of heating. Allow you customize a setting for yourself to achieve the ultimate...
  • Flexible to fit all - This heating wrap is flexible, with an adjustable strap to extend to up 62 inches to fit all sizes. So it can be enjoyed by both man and women of all shapes and sizes. It makes a...
  • Soft & Cozy Velvet Cover - The cover material of this lumbar support belt is made of ultra cozy velvet cloth,incomparably soft polyester that offers a comforatble and great feeling for body touch. For...
Bestseller No. 4
2 PCS Heat Massage Knee Pads, HailiCare Vibratory Heated Knee Brace to Warm Knees, Help 2 Legs...
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2 PCS Heat Massage Knee Pads, HailiCare Vibratory Heated Knee Brace to Warm Knees, Help 2 Legs...
  • ❤Fast Heating & Comfortable Massage: Heats in seconds with appropriate massaging, it provides you ultra comfy therapy for knee arthritis and injury recovery, keeps knee warm, can also be used on...
  • ❤3 Heating & 3 Vibrating Modes: Press the BLUE button to start Vibration Function and press the RED button to start Heating. High Heat: 65-75℃, Medium Heat: 55-65℃, Low Heat: 45-55℃. Vibration...
  • ❤Portable & Long-lasting: Convenient to put it in your suitcase or handbag. It comes With 2 Power Banks of 6000mAh per item, can last for 4-8 hours after full charge but depends on how you use it....
  • ❤Adjustable & Stay in Place: Two bifurcate straps design, hook and loop closure, the heating pad can wrap around and be locked at any leg or arm position, you needn't hold it by hand anymore. Made...
  • ❤Ideal Christmas Gift: Our item can prevent further joint, muscle inflammation or injury. We put our customers first, and will address any issues if our product doesn’t satisfy you. Please feel...
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Aroma Season Neck and Shoulder Heat Pad Neck Warmer Microwave Neck Pillow for Neck Pain Heating Pad...
  • ✿【Big Size】- Designed with a big size of 16*16*5 inches and sufficient fillings in each section, weight 47 oz.
  • ✿【Aromatherapy】- It provides an aromatherapy, soothes the tension and calms the senses, embraces you in an aura of sweet comfort. A home spa becomes much easier now.
  • ✿【Heat Therapy】- Heat in mocrowave to let the wrap cradle your tired body in gentle warmth and fragrant herbs, ease your aches and pains.
  • ✿【Cool therapy】- Chill in freezer and let the cold therapy treat sports injuries, relieve headaches, or cool you down on hot summer days.
  • ✿【12 Months Warranty】- Aroma Season provide 12 Months quality warranty. Feel free to contact us by email (You would find the service email on the Warranty Card). Aroma Season Customer Service...
Bestseller No. 6
HailiCare Electric Heated Massage Knee Brace Wrap, 3 in 1 Rechargeable Heated and Vibration Knee...
  • ✧ WIRELESS & RECHARGEABLE: Enjoy heating therapy anywhere anytime. Built in 2300MA rechargeable battery, you can enjoy a rejuvenating massage even on the go with our knee massager. Great for road...
  • ✧ RESOLVE MOST JOINTS PROBLEM: 1)With sense of pain during walking on stairs or moving the joint; 2) Extreme pain at the joint during climate change or cloudy weather (at low pressure); 3) Frequent...
  • ✧ DUAL THERAPY OF MASSAGING & HEATING: Rechargeable Knee Heat Massager provides powerful vibration massage, help reduce joint pain, muscle stiffness and joint swelling from knee, shoulder, arms and...
  • ✧ PHYSICAL TREATMENT FOR PAIN RELIEF: Comfortable Neoprene brace with easy to wear designed and FDA Registered. Great ideal gift for family, friends and yourself. Integrating the green benefits of...
  • ✧ EASY TO USE: 3 simple buttons include Massage, Heat and Time. The vibration massage and heating not only can be used independently, can also be used together. Heating function max to 150℉ in10...
Bestseller No. 7
ARRIS Heated Knee Brace Wrap Support, Electric Therapeutic Warm Heating Pad W/Rechargeable 7.4V...
  • ★【7.4V Powerful Rechargeable Lipo Battery Offers Unmatched Power 】- Almost all heated knee supports in the market are powered by 5V batteries, while we use 7.4V battery, which offers unmatched...
  • ★【3-Level Microprocessor Controller】- Red-White-Blue (45℃- 60 - 75℃) to adjust the desired heat level. A heating pad around 16 x 20cm with natural heat system. Adjustable wraparound knee...
  • ★【Widely Application】- Used to relieve muscular aches and joint pains associated with overexertion, strains and sprains as well as pains associated with arthritis, meniscus, osteoarthritis,...
  • ★【Safety】- This knee pad heater has a built-in thermal protection module. Once it is overheat, it stops until the unit returns to normal operating temperature. We know you might be satisfied...
  • ★ Package for this heated warm knee support only includes 1 piece, so we suggest you buy 2 pieces at a time to use on both knees. Perfect gifts for birthday, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Bestseller No. 8
Massager Foot Reflexology Multifunctional Leg Relieves Fatigue and Relaxes Muscles Massage Equipment...
  • The foot massager has acupuncture points that mimic human hands, dredge the meridians, and simulate real people's scraping, acupressure, massage, and kneading. Focus on key parts of the massage
  • The contact area of the massager will bring you acupressure + roller, scraping, massage at the same time, precise massage of acupoints, just like a private foot therapist's hand massage to deeply...
  • Not only a foot massager but also a leg massager that can beautify the legs. It has a foot-shaking function. Through a specific jitter frequency, the leg muscles can move and create a confident and...
  • Bass noise reduction technology, will not disturb you to enjoy a happy time, let you enjoy comfort while not disturbed, enjoy private massage time quietly
  • Vibration massage, more comfortable, relieve soreness of calves When interactively massaging the soles of the feet, the soles of the feet have obvious thermal swelling within 5 minutes. Repeatedly...
Bestseller No. 9
VITALZEN® Plus Massager for feet, Legs, Knees and Thighs – Red (2020 New Model) - Compression-air...
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VITALZEN® Plus Massager for feet, Legs, Knees and Thighs – Red (2020 New Model) - Compression-air...
  • Massage system with 30 mini-airbags with 3 massage modes (complete full - lower body - upper body) and 3 adjustable intensity levels of pressure (low-medium-high). Kneading, shiatsu, accupressure,...
  • Carbon fibre that applies a heat massage (warmer therma-care) to the zone of the inner thigh, calf and knee - Thanks to its massage rollers, VITALZEN PLUS massagers ares ideal for relieving leg...
  • This product is equipped with 2 folding sections that work separately: the upper section has a maximum angle of 110º while the lower section has a handle can be sloped at an angle of 20º Also fitted...
  • Easy-to-use control panel - Silent massage (less than 45dB) - Removable washable fabric cover - Automatic cut-off after 15 minutes operation - Can be worn barefoot or with stockings, tighs socks,... -...
  • UK QUALITY: Sold by Global Relax U. K. (London) - 3 pin UK plug - VITALZEN PLUS electric device messager is covered with GLOBAL RELAX 2 YEARS OFFICIAL WARRANTY - Optional: Plus Warranty Extension up...
Bestseller No. 10
Comfier Full Body Massage Mat, Shiatsu Back Massager with Heat & 10 Motors Vibrating Massage...
  • Relax Full Body -The massage mat combines shiatsu massage,rolling, heat and vibration massage functions to provide you with a comfortable full body massage to relieve stress,tense and fatigue& improve...
  • Rolling/Shiatsu Massager - The Massage Mattress has 4 rotation nodes to provide Rolling or shiatsu massage for full back,upper or lower back. As for rolling massage,the massage balls travel up &down...
  • Heat Therepay -This Shiatsu Back Massager with optional heat can provide gentle warm massage when shiatsu balls go across your back, which can further relax muscle aches tense and fatigue.
  • Vibration Massage - This full body massager features 10 vibrating motors provide soothing gentle massage from back,hip,thighs to legs. 3 programmed modes and 3 variable massage intensities offer you...
  • Deluxe Design - Premium PU leather cover is easy to clean, is comfortable and durable for long time use. The deluxe massage mat for full body is foldable and packed in oxford fabric carry bag, is...

What is a cervical heating pad?

As can be inferred by the name of this device, it is a pad or mat capable of generating heat to be applied to the neck or any other part of the back.

These, as expected, have electronic components that allow you to distribute heat around its entire surface and will enable us to regulate the temperature level we want at a given time.

Although, commonly, they are precisely pads, they can be found in several presentations. Some have small sizes to provide heat to a specific area and be portable, while others have a look that resembles more like a coat or even a blanket, allowing them to bring warmth to more areas at the same time.

Benefits of using a heating pad

The treatment on which the heating pads are based is called thermotherapy. It consists of applying heat to an area with inflammation to stimulate blood circulation in the area, which has an anti-inflammatory effect.

Besides, having a better blood flow also promotes the process of regeneration of the muscles, so recovery after an injury or surgical procedure will be faster.

Finally, heat has a psychosomatic effect, as it helps to relax both the muscles and the mind, eliminating muscle contractures and accumulated stress. All this helps to relieve pain and reduce the factors that cause it.

What is the best heating pad?

Below we present a list with a series of heating pads, all offering features of their own to provide an option for all kinds of preferences and needs, plus we seek to make your search much more straightforward.

MaxKare heating pad

60 x 90cm Electric Heating Pad for Back, Shoulders and Neck Heated with Rapid Heating Technology with 5 Temperature Levels – Automatic Power Off – Machine Washable

Below we have a model similar to the previous one, but with a design that covers the entire back area, from the neck to the lower back, and the chest area.

MaxKare heating pad

It has a total area of 60 x 90 cm and to secure it to the body has magnetic clasps around the chest and two straps of 60 centimetres each to tie around the waist. It is lined with soft flannel to make it comfortable and washable.

With the use of its removable control its power can be varied between 5 different levels, to go from 45 to 65ºC. Also, to prevent overheating, it has an auto power-off system after 120 minutes.

Electric Heating Pad Neck Shoulder and Back Heating Wrap Keep You Warm in Winter with Fast-Heating 5...
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Electric Heating Pad Neck Shoulder and Back Heating Wrap Keep You Warm in Winter with Fast-Heating 5...
  • 【Extra Large & Full-body Warm】 The wrap heating pad (24'' x 33'') delivers penetrating heat to large body areas simultaneously to simply keep you warm in cold days; Designed specially to be worn...
  • 【Hands-free & Ergonomic】 Magnetic clasp and slightly weighted edges help drape the electric heating pad naturally and snugly around the neck and shoulders for hands-free enjoyment; 2 straps (28'')...
  • 【Intelligent Heating/Timer Setting】 Choose among 5 heating levels for exact level of heat you desire; 2 timer settings (1/2 hours) promote safety and energy conservation; The long power cable...
  • 【Super-soft & Washable】 The flannel microplush hugs you with maximum comfort while helping distributing heat more evenly; The detachable controller and the washable fabric material help maintain...
  • 【Safety】 Overheat protection system give a better and safer user experience, a great gift for friends, family, as well yourself.

Pros

  • Full coverage.
  • Various power levels.
  • It has a security system.
  • Easy to secure to the body.

Cons

  • For taller people, it may not cover enough.

Kenex heating pad

Electric heating mat back and neck three levels temperature 60W 40x32cm

To start our list, we have a model that follows a classic design of heating pads.

Kenex heating pad

It has a total surface area of 40 x 32 cm, with a rectangular shape for the area of the back and two small fins at the top with a Velcro strap to attach it around the neck.

It has a cover made of a combination of PVC and wool, which makes it very comfortable on the skin. Besides, this cover is removable, so it is completely washable.

Finally, it has a lateral control that allows you to adjust between 3 heat levels its 60-watt motor.

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Pros

  • Simple and easy to use.
  • Good material.
  • Adjustable power.
  • Economical option.

Cons

  • The motor is not capable of generating too much heat, being insufficient for some.

Hangsung heating pad

To continue, we have an electric type pad again, but with a focus only for the cervical area.

It has a size of 62 x 60 cm. Its surface has a conical shape that allows it to fit over the shoulders, covering the upper back and chest area.

Hangsung heating pad

It is made of high-quality polyester for comfort and has two snaps to secure it around the neck. It can also be inserted directly into the washing machine for cleaning.

The power of the heat can be varied between 3 regulated levels with an effortless control, reaching up to 65ºC. It also has a 90-minute auto-off system to prevent overheating.

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Hangsun Heating Pad Electric for Neck Shoulder Pain Relief TP530 Washable Hot Therapy with 3 Heat...
113 Reviews
Hangsun Heating Pad Electric for Neck Shoulder Pain Relief TP530 Washable Hot Therapy with 3 Heat...
  • ✔ RELIEF YOUR BODY PAIN - The Hangsun TP530 Electric Heat Pad can not only help to warm up your body but can also relieve the pain on your shoulder, neck. Promote your blood circulation, improve...
  • ✔ SOFT & COMFORTABLE TOUCH - With size of 62 cm x 60cm(24.18*23.4 inch) and made by high-quality polyester material which can bring you a soft and comfortable touch for a pleasant using experience
  • ✔ WASHABLE - No need to worry about cleaning. You can drop the heating pads directly into your washing machine for easy cleaning.
  • ✔ 3 LEVELS TEMPERATURE SETTINGS - You can adjust the temperature level to satisfy your different heating needs. 1 slide button switch and clear temperature level display screen make it really simple...
  • ✔ SAFE - 90 Minutes auto-switch-off function plus overheat protection make it safe and worry-free for use.

Pros

  • Quality materials.
  • Temperature regulation.
  • Good value for money.
  • Security system.
  • Completely washable.

Cons

  • The cervical flaps are heated.
  • Some users indicated that the heat output was not as expected.

TheraPAQ Cervical Pad

ThermoPad That Relieves Shoulder Pain And Neck Pain From TheraPAQ – For Natural Moisturizing Therapy Or As A Cold Pack – Microwave Heating Pillow Reusable – Odorless

We now have a heating pad with a different design, specialized in treating the neck and shoulder area.

TheraPAQ Cervical Pad

Unlike the other options on this list, this pad is not electric; instead, it is filled with a good number of clay micro-pearls, which are odourless and non-toxic. These are the ones that carry out the work of giving temperature to the pad, they should only be placed in the microwave or the freezer, allowing to apply both heat and cold therapy.

It has a U-shaped design with a size of 30 x 43 cm to be able to place it comfortably around the neck. And thanks to its soft wool lining, it is very comfortable on the skin and is washable.

Neck and Shoulder Pain Relief Heating Pad by TheraPAQ - Best for Natural Moist Heat Therapy or as...
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Neck and Shoulder Pain Relief Heating Pad by TheraPAQ - Best for Natural Moist Heat Therapy or as...
  • RELIEVE TENSION, SOOTHE PAIN AND RELAX: Haven’t you had enough with body pain caused by stress, tense muscles, neuralgia and chronic fatigue syndrome? Would you like to relieve tension, alleviate...
  • IDEAL FOR COUNTLESS PURPOSES: This must have body comfort heating pad can be used in many different ways! Apart from being the perfect neck and shoulders warmer, this heat wrap can help you relieve...
  • ENJOY UNMATCHED COMFORT: This pain relief heating pad features a 30 x 45 cm size which allows it to nicely hug your neck, shoulders and upper back. Moreover, the soft wrap will provide a delicate...
  • PICK HEAT OR COLD THERAPY: Whether you prefer hot or cold therapy, this pain relief wrap is the perfect choice for you! All you have to do is put it in the microwave or in the freezer for some...
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Pros

  • No electricity required.
  • Comfortable and easy to use.
  • Heat and cold therapy.
  • Good value for money.

Cons

  • So far, no negative features of this pad have been pointed out.

InnovaGoods heating pad

Finally, we have another pad for the entire back and cervical area, passing around the shoulders, with two clasps to secure the front of the chest and an elastic band to adjust it to the height of the hip.

InnovaGoods IG115304 Electric Neck, Shoulder & Back Pad

This has a 100-watt motor that can vary between 3 different levels of intensity. Also, to prevent overheating, it features a 90-minute auto power off system.

It is made of soft polyester to make it comfortable on the skin and so that it can be washed easily, as its total area is 60 x 90 cm.

Pros

  • Different power levels.
  • High-performance engine.
  • Soft and washable material.
  • Easy to use.

Cons

  • May not be long enough for taller people.

Guide to Buying a Cervical Heating Pad

This type of garment can vary significantly between each model, each having specific characteristics. Therefore some factors can be observed to make a choice much more comfortable.

Size

As can be seen in the list of models, there are pads of different sizes that seek to provide warmth to different areas of the body. Therefore it is good to determine the part of the body you want to treat.

Newsumit Heating Cushion Neck and Back Pain Relief 3 Temperature Levels Fast Warming Automatic...
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Newsumit Heating Cushion Neck and Back Pain Relief 3 Temperature Levels Fast Warming Automatic...
  • Soft and comfortable touch – with a size of 63 cm x 42 cm, made from high-quality polyester material, which provides a soft and comfortable grip for a comfortable fit.
  • Released PAIN – The heating pad warms your body and relieves pain in the neck and back. Promotes blood circulation, improves those suffering from arthritis and relaxes their muscles.
  • 3 temperature levels – you can change the temperature level to meet your heating needs. The sliding button and clear temperature display screen make operation very easy.
  • Safety: automatic 90 minutes off function, protection against overheating makes it safe and worry-free for use.
  • Washable – the material is designed so that it can be easily cleaned with damp leather.

Weight

Although most pads are lightweight, there are some such as the larger ones or those with clay beads that can have higher weights, which in cases of injury or bone weakness can affect negatively.

Safety

Since most of this equipment is electrical apparatus that generates heat, they must have safety systems to prevent overheating and causing burns or fires.

innovagoods ig115311 Electric Pad for Neck and Back
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innovagoods ig115311 Electric Pad for Neck and Back
  • Made from polyester; Designed for neck; Back
  • Adjustable elastic strap; Velcro closure
  • Removable handle with; Temperature levels
  • Auto power off; 90 min
  • Power: 100 W; Size: Approx 42 – 63 cm

Brand and quality

As with many other products, the brand may be indicative of the quality vinyl of the pillow. There are even some brands that specialize in this type of devices.

Price

Finally, there is the issue of the value of the pad and the budget available to buy it. Although these are usually not very expensive, some can come at a price that can exceed what you are willing to invest for a heating pad.

Where to buy a heating pad?

Finally, the best place to buy a heating pad is indicated. And as expected, the best option is to go to an online store like Amazon, as they offer a lot of amenities such as the ability to make the purchase from anywhere and receive the package directly at the door of our home.

Whether you’re looking for a solution to back pain, stress results, long hours sitting at a desk or injury, heating pads are one of the best options, and if you choose one of the models on our list, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed.