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
EXCEART Magnetic Neck Brace Self Heating Wrap Thermal Neck Pad Belt Massage Cervical Collar Support...
  • Magnetic Neck Brace, Self-Heating Thermal Neck Pad, Adjustable Therapy Brace for Pain Relief and Muscle Relaxation
  • Heating Massager, Magnet Hot Compress Massage Cervical Vertebra Spine Belt Cervical Collar for Home Office Car(Black)
  • Heating Pad for Neck and Cervical Pain Neck Brace Heating Neck Wrap
  • neck pain relief brace
SaleBestseller No. 2
Heat Patch Thermal Pads with Back Shoulder Neck Belly, 20 pieces Heat Pads for Pain Relief, Self...
  • The moxibustion has long been used as a natural remedy to relieve pain and reduce joint stiffness, also has great effect on improving blood circulation.
  • It's self-heating, it can penetrate deeply into the muscle right where it hurts. Heat helps stretch the soft tissues, relax muscles, which promotes flexibility and helps to decrease stiffness.
  • Heat stimulates thermo receptors which block body's pain transmitters from sending pain signals to the brain. Heat increases circulation to the injured or sore area, which means more oxygen and...
  • Manufactured by plant extracts. Adopts unique moxibustion heat therapy. When it's applied to your skin, it actually reduces the sensation of pain.
  • Self-heating patch design, you just need to stick it on the painful area, easy to use.
Bestseller No. 3
Cherry Pit Pillow, 50 x 20 cm 900 Grams of Cherry Stones in 5 Pocket - Heat Bag for Microwave, Oven,...
  • German Quality - Handmade "Made in Germany" from high quality raw materials.
  • High-quality cotton fabric in country house style; large choice of colours. Filled with 900 gram cherry stones. Cover 100 percent cotton
  • Suitable for all regons of the body such as back, shoulders and feet; for warming, cooling and massaging
  • Easy to heat in the oven, microwave or heater
  • Even heat distribution thanks to 5-chamber system - Experience our quality!
Bestseller No. 4
Neck and Shoulder Cherry Stone Thermal Pillow Heating Wrap for Joint Pain Aches Pains Cramps...
  • ✅ THERAPEUTIC - Easy to heat in the microwave or over, our ergonomic soft pillow increases the circulation and eases muscle tension.
  • ✅ PAIN RELIEF - Release muscle tension, back and stomach massage, pain in neck, shoulders, and very effective in relieving the symptoms of many ailments.
  • ✅ HOT USE - This Heat wraps can be used as a thermal pillow buy heating it up for about 3 minutes at 400 Watts in the microwave or in the oven at 130 ° C for about 4/6 minutes on a radiator. Put a...
  • ✅ COLD USE - To refrigerate your booster cushion, put it in a plastic bag to protect it and keep it in the freezer for about 2 hours.
  • ✅ WHAT YOU GET - Therapy Thermal Cherry Stone Pillow; 100% Cotton; Machine Washable (30 °); Measures 21 x 48 cm; Weight approx. 730 g; Brand: Asigo Made in Germany.
Bestseller No. 5
Hangsun Heating Pad Electric for Back Neck Shoulder Pain Relief TP260 Hot Therapy with 6 Levels...
  • ✔ RELIEF YOUR BODY PAIN - The Hangsun TP260 Electric Heat Pad can not only help to warm up your body but can also relieve the pain on your shoulder, back, neck, spine, stomach, abdomen, knee, and...
  • ✔ SOFT & COMFORTABLE TOUCH - With big size of 63x42 cm (24.6*16.38 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 and the protection bag directly into your washing machine for easy cleaning.
  • ✔ 6 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.
Bestseller No. 6
GLJY Multi-function Massage Cushion,Heating Jade Tourmaline Massage Mattress Natural Infrared Mat...
  • FAR INFRARED - is a form of absorbable non-visible light that penetrates the human body up to 6 inches deep into the muscles, tissues, joints, and more. Infrared heating pad emits far infrared rays...
  • HOT STONE - places heated pressure along the back or stomach to relieve stiffness and muscle tension. The heated surface temporarily increases your local blood circulation to deliver more oxygen...
  • NEGATIVE IONS - fills the air with negatively charged molecules that reduce contaminants in the surrounding environment and enter your body to produce positive changes. They are beneficial for...
  • RESULTS - experience temporary relief from your aches and pains in as little as 30 mins. Continuous use brings better overall feelings on a day to day basis. Subdue persistent symptoms of chronic...
  • DEEPLY SOOTHING RELIEF - intend to improve blood circulation and oxygen levels, provides temporary relief from joint pain, muscle stiffness, upper or lower back pain, pinches, soreness, spasms. Use on...
Bestseller No. 7
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...
Bestseller No. 8
Electric Heat Pad with Auto Shut Off, Large Heated Pad for Back Pain, 5 Temperature Levels, Soft...
  • 【Large Size for Full-body Use】The extra large heating pad (20x24in / 50x60cm) warms larger body areas simultaneously like back, neck, shoulders, abdomen, legs or even joints with its flexibly soft...
  • 【Moist Heat Option & Fast Heating】Enjoy traditional dry heat therapy or spray a fine mist on the pad surface for moist heat therapy with more effective muscle relief; Heats up rapidly to your...
  • 【Super-soft flannel】The flannel fabric will contact you with great sense of comfort while efficiently preserving heat; After detaching the controller, the flannel pad is machine washable in water...
  • 【Safe & Flexible】Safety certification of CE assures guaranteed purchasing experience; Auto shut-off feature (1/2h) helps conserve energy and avoid discomfort from excessive heat; Heating wires are...
  • 【Hassle-free After-sales Service】You will enjoy 2-year warranty with purchase from our electric heating pad; For any quality-related question, please feel free to contact us, and a satisfying...
Bestseller No. 9
SUPVOX Thermal Soles Self Heated Shoe Inserts Magnetic Foot Massage Warm Shoe Pads White Size 38
  • Elastic insoles with tiny breathable vents. Soft, comfortable and durable.
  • Support your foot arch, relieve your tired feet. The magnet can further massage and relax your feet.
  • Stimulate blood circulation and metabolism.
  • Ideal for businessmen or for people who are too busy to find time to exercise.
  • Well keep your feet warm in cold day. Suitable for both men and women, comfortable and soft to wear.
Bestseller No. 10
Hosome Heat Pads for Back Shoulder Neck Pain Relief, Electric Heating Pad with 6 Heating Levels & 2...
  • 【Fast Heating】Feel the heat in just 30 seconds, 3 times faster than other heating pads on the market; closely and evenly distributed heating wire with PTC for uniform heating and heat preservation...
  • 【6 Heating Levels & 2-Hour Auto Off】The electric heating pad features 6 heat settings and 2-hour auto-off to accommodate your different needs to get more comfortable heat therapy experience...
  • 【Full Body Pain Relief】This 30x60 cm extra-large heat pad is large enough to cover your back/shoulders/waist/abdomen/legs/arms; bonus superior elastic fastening straps included for covenient...
  • 【Easy Cleaning & Convenient Storage】Thick and ultra-soft flannel provides both great thermal conductivity and maximum comfort; it's machine washable and bonus storage bag makes it easy to store.
  • 【Premium Quality】Certified by CE, GS, RoHS and Öko-Tex Standard 100; provides 24-hour professional after-sale service, ensures a worry-free purchase.

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.

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MaxKare Electric Heating Pad Neck Shoulder and Back Heating Wrap Back Pain, Sorness, Stress Relief...
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MaxKare Electric Heating Pad Neck Shoulder and Back Heating Wrap Back Pain, Sorness, Stress Relief...
  • 【Extra Large & Full-body Relaxation】 The wrap heating pad (24'' x 33'') delivers penetrating heat to large body areas simultaneously to relieve fatigue and muscle stiffness or simply keep you warm...
  • 【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 & Assurance】 Overheat protection system and certification from CE, RoHS and Öko-Tex 100 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.