Wheat Bag Neck and Shoulder Heat Pack for Pain Relief

Rated 4.8 out of 5 based on 573 customer reviews.
£8.95  
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WheatyBags Neck and Shoulder Microwave Heat Pack for Pain Relief, made to approved safety standards here in the UK.

  • UK Made heat pack.
  • For neck pain and shoulder pain relief.
  • Heat in the microwave.
  • U-shape for maximum coverage.
  • Many fabric and colour choices.
  • Removable cover option.
  • BS8433 regulation compliant.
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The Neck and Shoulder Microwave Heat Pack is manufactured to order in our factory here in the UK and can help to provide pain relief for those who suffer from pain or even chronic injury. One of our most popular heat packs, the WheatyBags Neck and Shoulder is a wonderful non-invasive aid that has been specially designed to provide maximum coverage over the affected shoulder area.

Each microwave heat pack is filled with a generous amount of cleaned, CE-approved and locally sourced natural wheat. Wheat is a superb filling for hot bags as it contains an inherent moisture which is fantastic for heat retention. 

Choose from an outstanding selection of cotton, polycotton or fleece fabrics, each of which has its own stunning array of striking colour options. Create something unique with our personalised text option, perfect for those looking for a thoughtful gift idea.

This microwave heat pack has undergone rigorous testing to ensure its safety and is British Safety Standards compliant (BS8433). Included within this product are a full set of instructions that cater for different microwaves and their respective power ratings.

Heat loss During Testing

When heated to the recommended guidelines (at 1000w), we tested the product fully and found the following:

  • The Neck and Shoulder hot pack reached a maximum 61 degrees which is a lovely comfortable warmth.

  • That it retained a useful heat for well over an hour depending on the conditions of use.

  • After 1 heating cycle and 2 hours of continual use, this microwave heat pack had only lost 52% of its peak temperature heat which we consider a very good length of time.  It only lost 32% of its heat after 1 hour of use.

The approximate weight of the heat pack is 980gms.

 

How long should the heat pack be put into the microwave or chill in the freezer?

Please click on the “Instructions” tab online or the labelling on the product on arrival.

Is it normal that my heat pack feels damp when microwaving?

When you first microwave the heat pack the contents inside will feel damp. This will subside after a few heating cycles and is quite normal. Do not overheat the wheat bag to attempt to dry it out.

What happens if I microwave the heat pack for too long or it burns?

Please be very careful not to overheat the heat pack. If overheated they can catch fire which is very dangerous. Overheating can be caused by food or contamination from your microwave so it is important that the microwave is clean before you heat the product.

If overheating occurs, remove from the microwave and put in a safe place while it cools. Do not use again until the product has returned to room temperature. If it is giving off a burnt smell, or has small burn marks on the fabric, you have overheated the product. Please throw away the heat pack being careful that the product is not burning. A replacement product would then have to be purchased.

Can I wash my Heat Pack?

Do not place the full heat pack in the washing machine or get the contents wet as it can damage the product. It is advised that you surface clean with a damp cloth or sponge to clean the product. If the product becomes wet then it needs to be dried out before the wheat inside germinates and we suggest placing the product in a warm room to dry at room temperature. If the wheat inside does germinate then we do not recommend that you use the wheat bag.

Can I purchase removable covers that can be washed for my heat pack?

On some of our products you will see the option to purchase a removeable cover for cleaning. If this is shown as an option then this cover is removable from the main heat pack and can be washed with like colours in the washing machine or by hand at a low temperature of 30 to 40 degrees.

Is it possible to warm the heat pack other than the microwave?

No. Our heat packs are designed to be exclusively heated in a microwave.

How do I fit a larger heat pack in my small microwave?

Some of our products are larger when flat than the size of smaller microwaves. It is ok to “scrunch” up the heat pack lightly to fit into the microwave but is important not to fold the pack in half tightly as this can create hot spots when heating.

Are these heat packs suitable for young children?

No. We do not recommend that heat packs are given the very young children under the age of 3 years old. Adult supervision should always be provided and should only be heated by an adult with great care.

MAXIMUM MICROWAVE HEATING TIMES FOR THIS PRODUCT:

600w - 750w RATING - 3 MINUTES

800w - 1000w RATING - 2.5 MINUTES

TO USE COLD: Place the item inside a plastic bag and then in the freezer for 3 to 4 hours.

Please take care heating this wheat filled product and be careful not to burn the contents inside. If you smell a burnt smell, the heat pack is best thrown away and a new one purchased.

  • Remove all tags and ensure the product is clean and dry before use.
  • Use the maximum heating guide (below) to determine the correct heating times.
  • Ensure all grilling / browning facilities are turned off and do not place near a direct heat source.
  • When first heated, the product will feel damp though this is quite normal and will stop after a few uses.
  • After this time we recommend placing a small cup of water in the microwave when heating.
  • In order to comply with BS8433 : 2004 we are obliged to tell you of the following.

    • WARNING - THIS PRODUCT CAN CAUSE BURNS.
    • AVOID PROLONGED DIRECT WITH THE SKIN.
    • TAKE CARE WHEN REMOVING FROM THE MICROWAVE OVEN.
    • DO NOT INGEST CONTENTS.
    • DO NOT OVERHEAT.
    • FOR MICROWAVE USE ONLY.
    • HEATED PRODUCTS SHOULD NOT BE GIVEN TO CHILDREN.

    MAXIMUM HEATING (AND CHILLING) TIMES FOR THE PRODUCT ARE ATTACHED TO THE PRODUCT BY SEWN-ON LABEL AND CARD SWING TAG WHICH SHOULD BE RETAINED FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.

    • ONLY REHEAT FROM ROOM TEMPERATURE.
    • DO NOT FOLD ITEM IN HALF TO HEAT.
    • HEAT WITHOUT REMOVABLE COVERS IF SUPPLIED WITH THIS ITEM.
    • SURFACE CLEAN WITH A DAMP CLOTH.

      CARE INSTRUCTIONS

    • Do not wash the heat pack with the wheat inside.
    • Only clean this part with a damp cloth.
    • Optional removable covers if available for this product can be removed and cleaned in accordance with the washing instructions label on the cover.
    • Asthma Sufferers should be aware this product contains wheatgerm.
    • In the event of overheating, let the item stand in a safe place and do not touch until cooled.
    • Dispose of in the normal household waste if worn or damaged.
    • Store in a cool dry place.
    • Ensure that the microwave turntable can rotate freely.
    Great product As usual from this company, great service for a great product.
    17th August 2017 by John Allsop
    5
    Comforting Love the fact that the bag stays put on my shoulders unlike the normal rectangular one I had been using (from another supplier!). I also enjoy the weight of the bag which encourages me to consciously relax my shoulders - I have a tendency to hunch them, which really doesn't help the arthritis!
    6th August 2017 by Sara
    4
    Good value and really helps Good value as a buy one get one free offer. Easy to remove from the removable cover and the lavender smells wonderful. I've found that it really helps ease the pain in my neck and shoulders.
    4th July 2017 by Paula
    5
    The neck and shoulder heat pack really helps relieve my migraines The wheaty bag is a life saver when I get a migraine. It stays warm for a long time and lifts the headaches.
    27th June 2017 by Angela Astbury
    5
    Brilliant stress relief The lavender scent is a great choice to make this an even better stress relief - and the two for one offer is brilliant, as I can keep one at work to help my poor posture. Highly recommend.
    27th June 2017 by Natalie
    5
    Very relaxing I bought for a friend who struggles with pain and relaxing. She has rung me several times to thank me for them as they reach the 'right spot' as she says with there T shape.
    25th June 2017 by Teresa Forest
    5
    Effective I have used my wheaty bag and the it was very effective. I went to bed without the pain in my shoulders. Thank you
    27th May 2017 by Lesley Hooton
    5
    Just the job The neck and shoulder heat pack / wheat bags are just the job to relieve the pain of my spondylitis.
    10th May 2017 by Christine Adams
    5
    Absolutely fantastic I've been using the wheatbag on neck and shoulders for a few months now after having a frozen shoulder. So much better than trying to keep a hot water bottle on .or a straight wheat bag. This over the shoulders design is perfect!
    5th May 2017 by
    5
    Warming my shoulder My physiotherapist recommended that I get a heat pad to help with the rehabilitation of my damaged shoulder. I bought the Wheaty Bags neck and shoulder heat pack. I am very happy with it and it is helping with my recovery.
    28th April 2017 by Clive Amos
    5
    Great Product I have been suffering with a sore neck and was looking for the right product to help - the wheaty bag was just the thing. The shape makes it particularly useful as the usual oblong falls off the back of the neck when you move whereas this hits all the right spots. Good and considerate service from the company and I got two for the price of one!
    16th April 2017 by Anne Phillimore
    5
    Just what the Physio ordered! Trapped nerve in neck and Physio suggested a heat bag in addition to her work. Arrived very swiftly and did exactly what was needed.
    8th April 2017 by Lisa
    5
    Father in law loves it Really love it, relieves aches and pains
    5th April 2017 by BeckyD
    5
    Wheaty bag for neck and shoulders The bag is of excellent quality and with the fleece covering is great on the body. However the wings are not long enough to cover the shoulders completely
    4th April 2017 by geordie39
    3
    Comfy Warm and comfortable, eases pain and discomfort.
    28th March 2017 by Fluff
    4
    Bought for my husband I bought this item for my husband who has been suffering with shoulder pain for some time. His physiotherapist suggested a wheatbag to use on his shoulder. I googled wheatbags and found your site and the shoulder/neck wheatbags with buy one get one free. They are fabulous. Take two minutes to heat in the microwave and have eased the pain in his shoulder. When it goes cold I simply have the second one warmed ready.
    23rd March 2017 by Pamela
    5
    Great product We are really impressed with the wheat bags. We purchased the buy one get one free neck & shoulder packs. Really good value for money, easy to order, delivered promptly,and works a treat. We would really recommend this company.
    22nd March 2017 by Sharon Ryan
    5
    Neck and Shoulders Wheat Bag Glad I bought this product well made and solidly sewn together its helped immensely with my very sore neck
    22nd March 2017 by Gareth Lane
    5
    Brilliant for sore necks! Fantastic product - great for pain relief. Intend to buy another larger one which will help my back too. Great service too!
    21st March 2017 by Rosemary White
    5
    Such a comfort I am a novelist but due to a trapped nerve I found writing painful and almost impossible but fortunately my literary agent recommended wheaty bags and I am back at my WC again and managing to lose myself in my writing world;
    17th March 2017 by June Francis
    5
    excellent in every way Excellent cannot fault Wheat Bag or Fluffy Cover so well made and cover can be taken off easily with use of Velcro
    17th March 2017 by pjs
    5
    Getting the right thing I was most impressed on the customer service I received when I phoned up about the neck and shoulder wheaty bad - the young lady who answered the phone went out of her way to help me. You don't get that type of customer service these days very often and I shall certainly be buying from this firm again. Jeany
    14th March 2017 by Jean Hart
    5
    A very useful poduct. Simple to use and very effective
    2nd March 2017 by Stan Guest
    5
    1st purchase I have had some relief from my neck and shoulder pain by using this product but disappointed that it does not retain the heat for very long.
    28th February 2017 by Keeley61
    4
    Bought to replace an old one I have had for several years that had seen better days Excellent quality arrived quickly and a bargain as I bought one and got one free.
    25th February 2017 by Mrs Heydon
    5
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