Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Hot & Cold Therapy for Migraines and Headaches

When I have a headache, it's usually caused by neck tension, eye strain or sinus pressure. I keep my Thera-Temp® Moist Heat Cervical Wrap in the kitchen right by my microwave and find that I use it nearly every night to relieve these various pain.  If you suffer from migraines and headaches, check out our hot and cold therapy products to find the one that's right for you! - Erin

Thera-Temp® Moist Heat Cervical Wrap

According to numerous studies, it can be helpful to apply both cold and moist heat therapy to manage migraines and headaches.

Cold therapy constricts blood vessels and calms inflammation. This can reduce the pressure in your head, which may ease the pain. Cold compresses also have a natural numbing effect.  

Moist heat therapy will relax muscles. If there is tension in the jaw, neck or shoulders, applying heat relaxes tight muscles and may ease the pain. Heat can relax the entire body to help you manage stress. 

Combines the therapeutic benefits of massage and cold or hot therapy in an effective tool with a stainless steel massage ball or bullet.  

Save 15% with a pain relief kit!

Provides the therapeutic benefits of both cold compression AND moist heat! Many doctors recommend alternating cold and heat therapy for maximum benefits.  Our pain relief kits include a moist heat wrap, a compression therapy wrap, and extra hot/cold therapy packs.

PS - Rose, Bill and Jil are exhibiting at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in Philadelphia this week!

Contact us if you would like copies of our 
brochure for migraines and headaches.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


We love hearing what customers think about our products! Here are some recent customer reviews for our Active Ice® System:

Active Ice® System

“Wow. I stopped by your shop recently to see if I could replace my water circulating pad for a unit that isn’t yours. Instead, I decided to buy a brand new unit from you guys, a local company I know where to find. I got the larger 15 quart cooler size, which I had never seen before. My nurses were happily surprised with the larger unit and commented on how nice that must be for customers in pain. I have been using the unit since leaving the hospital yesterday and I just needed to call and say, 'Wow! I love this unit.' It works great- better than my old one. It has great flow, a quiet pump and is an excellent product. It is nice to do business with people you know. Thanks Polar!”
George in Canton, Ohio

"I purchased the system for use after total knee replacement surgery. The unit arrived before the surgery and we brought it to the hospital for post-surgical use. The relief provided was immediate and beneficial. PROS: Easy set up; extended length hose very useful; timer; coldness adjustment; larger capacity chest for more ice; easy-to-use connectors."
- James in Nevada

Active Ice® System

"The [Active Ice®] works much better than using ice packs. The system is quiet (to allow sleeping) and has a timer. It was easy to put on and stays in place. I recommend this product for anyone with knee and/or joint swelling."
- Len in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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