The VentureHeat VH-KB-1250 Black Small At-Home Heat Therapy Neck and Shoulder Wrap is an ideal source for pain relief in people who have chronic neck and shoulder pain from heavy upper extremity lifting or who have trigger points and pain in the shoulders from using the computer all day long.
3 Key Features:
- Covers a large area of not only your neck and shoulders but also your upper back
- Nice fitted wrap that stays on
- Safe heat, FIR, far infrared ray
Size: 10.4 x 6.9 x 2.4 inches
Made by: VentureHeat
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Take out spasm – This at-home heat therapy neck and shoulder wrap uses far infrared ray or FIR heat to take the spasm out of the muscles of the neck and back. Especially the trapezius muscle, which originates at the base of the skull in the back and radiates down the shoulders to the tip of the shoulder and down the back to the midportion of the thorax.
The trapezius muscle is the one that lifts the arms above the shoulder and is part of what turns the neck from side to side. It is a big muscle and it is often involved in muscle spasm.
Relieving pain – The VentureHeat VH-KB-1250 Black Small At-Home Heat Therapy Neck and Shoulder Wrap covers nearly the whole muscle, relieving pain and spasm through the use of heat.
How to use the VentureHeat 1250 Neck and Shoulder Wrap
The VentureHeat pad plugs into the wall and begins to heat up. When it has reached an optimal temperature, it is time to don the wrap.
It fits over the neck and shoulders of most people and begins to take the spasm out of the muscles, releasing trigger points as it works. The FIR heat gets deep into the muscles so that you have comfort throughout the full thickness of the muscles.
There is a timer that goes off after 30 minutes of use, which is the recommended amount of heat to apply to any muscle in spasm.
Then you take the heating pad off for a half hour and put it back on. By then, it will have heated up again and will be ready for use.
How NOT to use the Pad
As comfortable as it feels to use the pad continuously, it is not a good idea to use the pad continuously. You can, of course, reset the timer for more heat but, by then, some of the heat will have dissipated and you run the risk of the heat in the pad causing thermal damage to the muscles.
Overriding the automatic OFF button is not a safe idea and shouldn’t be done at any time. Allow the muscles to cool off for thirty minutes before putting the pad back on again.
Features of the Neck and Shoulder Wrap
The great features of this device is that it covers much of the neck and shoulders and eliminates the clumsiness of using two heating pads or switching sides with one heating pad. It conforms nicely to the neck and shoulders so the heat delivered is consistent.
The main features of the VentureHeat VH-KB-1250 Black Small At-Home Heat Therapy Neck and Shoulder Wrap is that it has an automatic timer that shuts off the device after thirty minutes and it uses far infrared ray heat, which is ideal for getting deep into the muscles and relieving both pain and spasm.
The cover of the heat wrap, brushed fleece, makes it unnecessary to use a towel between the heat wrap and the skin because it protects the skin from the full effect of the heat. That way, you can’t get burned and you still get the benefit of the FIR heat source.
The controller lets you know when it has heated up satisfactorily and will automatically tell you when the device should be taken off. Thirty minutes is all that most orthopedic specialists recommend for heat application and then your muscles need a rest or the application of ice in between heating spells.
All you need to do is plug the timer back in and let it heat up so it can be used after ice application to the neck and shoulders or after the shoulder and neck muscles have had a chance to cool down. Then it is perfectly okay to use it again.
The Heat Therapy Neck and Shoulder Wrap comes with a personalized heat setting, low, medium, high and max, so you can set the temperature of the heat you want applied to the skin.
If your skin is particularly sensitive, you might want to set it on low. If you can handle extra heat, put the device on high and allow the muscles to bake under the heat.
Auto Off Feature
The device turns off automatically after thirty minutes. This is the optimal time to have the device placed on the muscles. Don’t override the timer and keep the device on longer than the recommended thirty minute time length.
Dry or Moist Heating
This item provides dry heat to the neck and shoulders but you always have the option of applying moist heat instead. Moist heat has the advantage of never getting above the boiling temperature of water, unless the moist part is dried out.
It keeps the skin temperature even and around 200-210 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a good amount of heat to apply to the muscles. Otherwise, it is up to you whether you want to use dry or moist heat on your muscles.
The heating pad is irregularly shaped to conform to your shoulder and back but is 10.4 x 6.9 x 2.4 inches and weighs 1.2 pounds. This is just about the right size for anyone’s neck and upper back but it may not fit the very small or very large person. 12 V.
What does the Heating Pad DO?
The heating pad is designed for athletes and non-athletes with upper shoulder pain and neck pain associated with muscle spasm. Heat is known to act on the muscles, decreasing the amount of tension in the muscles.
Who Should Buy the Pad?
The device is perfect for the person who has extensive muscle pain and spasm in the trapezius muscles and deeper muscles of the back. It is designed for the average-sized person who doesn’t want to use a square heating pad to cover the muscles of the back.
Do NOT Buy If…
Don’t buy this item if most of your pain is at the base of the skull or at the lower part of the trapezius muscles. The device doesn’t reach up to the top of the neck nor does it reach all the way down to the bottom of the trapezius muscle. It is better for mid-shoulder or mid-neck pain.
Pros and Cons
- The major pro of the device is that it uses FIR heat that goes deep into the muscles to relieve spasm.
- It also has a timer that shuts off the device after thirty minutes.
Customer Support and Warranty
You can get hold of Venture heat via phone or email if you have any questions
- (310) 412 -1070
- service at ventureheat.com
You can request the warranty of the device if you buy it from Amazon. Here`s the return policy if purchasing directly from VentureHeat.
This is more expensive than a heating pad but may be worth it if you experience chronic upper back, neck, and shoulder pain and don’t want to deal with the square shape of a heating pad.
The VentureHeat VH-KB-1250 Black Small At-Home Heat Therapy Neck and Shoulder Wrap is a good device for those with chronic pain and muscle spasm in the shoulders, lower neck and upper back.
It seems to work for most people who try it and gives you deep heat treatment that conforms to most people’s neck and shoulders. Beware that the item is non-refundable once you have used it so you should keep that in mind before you invest in the cost of it.