Wheat bags - Frequently Asked Questions
What are the health uses for wheat bags?
Wheat bags offer a natural alternative to drugs for providing pain relief for arthritic pain, rheumatism, muscle pain, back pain, cramps, sciatica, menstrual cramps, and labour pain. bruising, headaches, migraines, aches and pains. Pulled Muscles, Tension, Stress, Sciatica, Fibromyalgia, Osteomyilitis, Chronic hip, back and side pain, Knee Joints, Trapped Nerves, Cramp, sports Injuries and Pregnancy related pain.
Are there any other uses?
Yes – for keeping you warm! A much quicker and safer way to warm you up than turning your central heating up or making up a hot water bottle – They are also beneficial for stress relief, comfort and for warming beds, cots and prams etc.
How do wheat bags work?
The heat produced stimulates the blood flow in the body, providing extra oxygen to muscles, which relaxes and eases spasms and relieves pain. Scientific test have revealed that applying gentle heat treatment to the body has been shown to increase the flexibility of ligaments and tendons, relax muscles and increase blood flow
Can they be used straight away?
Yes they can be used immediately although for best results it is best to heat the wheat bag 2 or 3 times first in order to dispel any excess moisture which has been absorbed by the wheat. Once this has been done, the wheat bag will hold its heat longer.
How long do thet stay warm?
This depends on the style – the larger and heavier the wheat bag, the longer the heating time. Generally, to heat the bag it will be between 1-2 minutes. All instructions are provided.
How long does the heat last?
Once any initial moisture has been dispelled from the wheat, it will hold the heat for at least an hour, after which it will be warm. Put a blanket over the top of the wheat bag or take it to bed and the heat will last at least double this time.
Why are wheat bags better than hot water bottles?
Unlike a hot water bottle, wheat bags mould to the contours of your body - this allows the heat to penetrate quicker and deeper. Your body heat is also absorbed by the wheat bag, which stops it from going cold, so you never wake up in the morning to a cold wheat bag