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
LIVIVO Electric Heated Fleece Pad with Washable Fleece Cover, Detachable Digital Controller, 3...
  • The LIVIVO Electric Heated Fleece Thermal Therapy Heat Pad replicates the comforting warmth of a hot water bottle, with the added benefit that the heat lasts much longer and is more convenient to use
  • FEATURES: Fast heat function, 3 temperature settings with temperature limiter and automatic overheat safety protection
  • TECHNICAL INFORMATION - Voltage: 220v ~ 240v, Power: 100w. 3-Pin BS Standard UK Plug.
  • MATERIALS: Super cosy fleece pad, removable cosy microfleece outer. detachable digital controller means both parts can be gently hand washed
  • DIMENSIONS - L40cm x W30cm / L16' x W12' (approx)
Bestseller No. 2
DOACT Heated Knee Pad, USB Knee Support Brace for Arthritis, Electric Wrap Thermal Therapy to Warm...
  • 🔥 Relieve your knee pain: You can use this knee brace fast-heating in seconds as an ordinary add pressure knee brace to provides ultra comfy hot therapy for knee arthritis pain relief and injury...
  • 🔥 Multiple occasions available heat knee brace: Come with a usb power cord, you can enjoy the toasty warm and blood circulation boost in multiple occasions, whether you are walking or driving or...
  • 🔥 Knee wrap for ice pack: Built in a mesh pocket and you can insert ice bag or herb bag for therapy. If you suffering from acute sprain and other soft tissue injury should apply cold therapy first...
  • 🔥 Lightweight & adjustable size: Made of lightweight, breathable neoprene; the fashion color knee brace is fully adjustable to fit most people's body size. The heat pad can provide you with the...
  • 🔥 1 button control and 3 heat-settings: Very easy to operate, you can control the heating temp and time totally by yourself. The power button with LED indicator, it can be operated to red-highest,...
SaleBestseller No. 3
Magnetic Self Heated Warming Thermal Neck Support and Posture Corrector Brace Pad for Pain Relief...
  • Length: Black 45cmx10cm
  • HIGH QUALITY: Breathable fabric, high elastic belt, which provides good touch feeling and comfortable wear
  • OUTER DESIGN: Outer layer is made of self-adhesive ultra soft cloth, helping to take on/off, you just need to get it close around your neck tightly
  • CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY: Built-in permanent life magnet, which has infrared rays and magnet treatment functions to promote blood circulation,promote metabolism, thereby smoothing the neck muscles
  • EASY TO USE: Can be used anywhere any time, relieve the neck muscle pains, relax your neck, enjoy healthy life .A few skin sensitive populations appears when using skin burning, redness, is a normal...
Bestseller No. 4
LIVIVO Electric Heated Fleece Thermal Therapy Heat Pad Heatpad Mat with 3 Heat Settings - Washable -...
  • The LIVIVO Electric Heated Fleece Thermal Therapy Heat Pad replicates the comforting warmth of a hot water bottle, with the added benefit that the heat lasts much longer and is more convenient to use
  • Fast Heat function, 3 Temperature Settings with 80 Degree Temperature Limiter and Overheating Protection
  • TECHNICAL INFORMATION - Voltage: 220v ~ 240v, Power: 40w. 3-Pin BS Standard UK Plug.
  • Material: PVC and Cosy Fleece Outer, Machine Washable
  • DIMENSIONS - L40cm x W30cm / L16" x W12" (approx)
SaleBestseller No. 5
Comfier Full Body Massage Mats with Heat-Back Massage Mattress with 10 Vibration Motors & 2 Therapy...
  • Vibration Massager ONLY, Not a deep kneading Shiatsu massager. DON'T buy this product if you are looking for a shiatsu massager with rolling balls. ADJUSTABLE MASSAGE INTENSITY-The massage pad has 3...
  • Vibration Massage - Comfier full body massage mat is designed with 10 massage motors to provide vibration massage that combines with heat therapy, can effectively relieve stress, cramps and improve...
  • Optional Heat -The massage mattress pad is built in 2 heating pads to your full body. It delivers soothing heat to further relax soreness muscles and promote blood circulation. The overheat protection...
  • Customizeable & Flexible -The massage chair pad allows you select the specific massage area: shoulder,back, lumbar,legs or combine some areas to best suit your needs. It’s flexible & foldable,you...
  • Ultra Soft Plush - This back massage mat is made of Optics ultra soft plush material that offers a comfortable and great feeling for body touch. A Best Fathers Day gift for Men,Mothers Day gift for...
SaleBestseller No. 6
LIVIVO Electric Heated Thermal Therapy Heat Pad with 3 Heat Settings for Neck Back Abdominal...
  • The LIVIVO Electric Heated Fleece Thermal Therapy Heat Pad replicates the comforting warmth of a hot water bottle, with the added benefit that the heat lasts much longer and is more convenient...
  • FEATURES: Fast heat function, 3 temperature settings with temperature limiter and automatic overheat safety protection
  • TECHNICAL INFORMATION - Voltage: 220v ~ 240v, Power: 100w. 3-Pin BS Standard UK Plug. Heating elements throughout the shoulder areas with heat rising to warm the neck
  • MATERIALS: Super cosy microfleece outer with detachable digital controller, allowing hand washing
  • DIMENSIONS: 60cm x 62cm (approx)
Bestseller No. 7
Comfier Heating Belt for Back Pain - Heated Back Warmer Massage Belt Wrap with Vibration Massage,...
  • Optional Heating 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 warmer heat 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. 8
Master Massage Table Super Plush Warming Pad Heating Pad Electric Warming Blanket with Auto Off...
  • Table Warmer Size: 173 x66cm ( L x W)
  • EMR (Electromagnetic Radiation) Safe! Automatic Safety Shut-off System
  • Adjustable warmth settings with detachable LCD controller
  • Thermo-Control Wiring System heats up fast and evenly!
  • Elastic Straps Secures Warming Pad to Any Size Master Massage Table!
Bestseller No. 9
Snailax Full Body Massage Mat with Heat - 10 Motors Vibrating Full Back Massagers with 2 Heating...
  • 【Note!】This is a vibration massager only, not a Deep Kneading Shiatsu massager. Do NOT buy this product if you are looking for a shiatsu massager with rolling balls. This massage mat has a variety...
  • VIBRATION MASSAGE -The full body massage mat with 10 vibrating motors, provides soothing gentle massage to your tissue and muscles on back,Shoulder,lumbar,Calf to help relief stress, tension and...
  • SOOTHING HEAT THERAPY- This massage pad with heat, has 2 Heating pads for full back deliver soothing warm to further relax tension, soreness muscles and promote blood flow.(The heat can be turned on...
  • CUSTOMIZEABLE MASSAGE-The back massager Mat with heat allows you choose the Shoulder,back,Lumbar, Leg massage area, or combine all these areas together, all inclusive 5 program modes and 3 variable...
  • VERSATILE USE - The Massage Mattress pad is flexible & foldable that can be used on bed,sofa, couch, recliner, chair to enjoy relaxed massage. The heated massage mat is a perfect gift for Mother’s...
Bestseller No. 10
Lansinoh Therapearl 3-in-1 Breast Therapy for Breastfeeding mums
  • Helps provide relief from engorgement, plugged ducts and mastitis and encourage milk let down when using hot
  • Hot or cold therapy for when common breastfeeding conditions occur for mum
  • Can be used with any pump to encourage let-down and reduce time spent expressing

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.


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


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


  • 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.

Hangsun Electric Heat Pad - Heating Pad For Neck Shoulder Pain Relief TP530 Washable Hot Therapy...
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Hangsun Electric Heat Pad - Heating Pad For Neck Shoulder Pain Relief TP530 Washable Hot Therapy...
  • ✔ 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.


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


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


  • 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.


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


  • 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.


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.

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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.


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.


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.


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.