Instant Heat pack applying heat helps muscles to relax, eases tension, improves flexibility, and helps to increase circulation. By applying a hot pack to a tight/tense muscle, you can help to ease tension and improve comfort in this area. While heat can play a role in decreasing tension, it can also cause a body part that is swollen to become more swollen by increasing circulation to the area. Conditions that respond well to hot packs include: neck tension, chronic muscle injuries (48 hours after initial injury), muscle spasm, and joint stiffness.
The PersonCare Instant heat packs contain water and food grade sodium acetate (a form of salt). The metal disc inside is made of stainless steel and the outer shell is medical grade plastic.
By flexing (not breaking or cracking in half) the stainless steel disc, small molecules turn into a solid state which then creates a chain reaction causing the solution to crystallize and instantly heat to a predetermined amount of energy, 130° degrees F / 53° degrees C to be exact. The ability to create heat for a long period of time is accomplished due to the liquid NOT crystallizing at the same time. Molecules that were not required to heat the pack to its maximum temperature will remain liquid and crystallize as required, thus maintaining the maximum temperature.
The PersonCare Instant heat packs retain their heat for a period of 30 minutes and up to an hour. As your body draws heat from the heat pack the temperature will decrease gradually. All PersonCare Instant heat packs will maintain appropriate heat for therapeutic or doctor recommended timing, usually 15-20 minutes per use.
No…Per numerous health sites 158 degrees F is considered burning point. PersonCare Instant heat packs are controlled to NOT exceed 130 degrees F, thus giving you perfectly controlled therapeutic heat unlike other heat packs that are heated via microwave, conventional oven or uncontrolled. If you should notice sensitivity when using PersonCare Instant heat packs, please wait 5-10 minutes before placing on desired body location.
Cold temperatures restrict blood vessels, which can help reduce inflammation.
Absolutely…Once the pack has given off all of its heat it will remain in a crystallized harden form until it is recharged. To regenerate your click and heat pack, place it in already boiling water and continue boiling for a period of 5-10 minutes (do not allow vinyl coating to touch the pot or bowl directly), or until all of the crystals have melted back to a clear liquid state . You may notice bubbles, this is normal, carefully remove the pack with tongs from the water (watching you do not burn yourself do not pick up directly with your hand) and place on cooling rack and let cool to room temperature before reactivating. To speed the cooling process, place the click and packs in the refrigerator. NOTE: The click and heat pack will not reactivate if its temperature is above 130° degrees F, cool time is mandatory for reuse.
As long as you do not break the stainless steel disc, there is no limit to the number of times a pack can be used.
PersonCare Instant heat packs are suitable for children, adults and even pets. They are great for cold hands, feet or for comforting purposes, but should NOT be used as toys. Since sodium acetate is a food additive, it is non-toxic. It is safe, however we do NOT urge you to drink or eat it. Should it break open or become puncture and be licked, swallowed or digested, consult your physician.
Yes, place in refrigerator for 20-30 minutes and place on desired body location. For faster results, store your PersonCare Instant heat packs in the refrigerator for instant use as a cold pack or click and generate instant heat.For colder desire, store in the freezer NOTE: you will need to boil to regenerate pack for heat relief.
The PersonCare Instant heat pack will still activated, however it will not regenerate. The pack must be exchanged through our Lifetime Guarantee process.