The rice and the herbs release heat that helps to aide circulation and pain relief to sore muscles. Simply throw it in the freezer or microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute (depending on your microwave) and enjoy!
Heat therapy is commonly used to treat discomforts such as stiff neck, muscle tension and muscle spasms, muscle strains, cramping, and sprains (about 48 hours after the injury) and more.
Use cold therapy for short periods of time, several times a day (if trying to heal an injury). It is recommended to use cold therapy for 15-20 minutes at a time, though with a rice pack, the cold temperatures are generally less intense and therefore you may keep the application for slightly longer, around 25 minutes. You can elevate the affected area for best results.
So here are a few ways we use hot/cold compresses on a daily basis:
+morning - place cool compress over eyes and face to tighten and reduce puffiness
+post workout- place warm compress over area that was targeted during the workout and use as an end of evening relaxation and recovery tool.
+during *that time* of the month - place warm compress on cramping area and sink into the easing of pain
+PRO TIP: put some of your favorite essential oil on top of your rice back! We suggest lavender or eucalyptus!