Over the years, I’ve found a few ways to cope with chronic back pain. Foam rolling, frequent massages, and a fluffy, yet supportive pillow help ease the pain — but there’s one product I really can’t do without.
The Sharper Image Hot & Cold Wrap instantly aids tense muscles with aromatherapy, strategic pressure, and a wave of comforting warmth. Just a few minutes in the microwave does the trick (the brand recommends heating it up in 30-second increments to avoid scalding), or if you prefer to ice away your pain, it cools within a quick 2 hours in the freezer. When it reaches your ideal temperature, simply sling it around your shoulders. The weighted filling of the wrap will mold right into the tender contours of your upper back, providing instant relief.
On the outside, silky microfiber is cozy and soft-to-the-touch, and on the inside, a natural blend of fragrant herbs, including lavender, chamomile, lemon grass, and peppermint, emit soothing scents that’ll help you relax. I’ve owned my Hot & Cold Aromatherapy Wrap for about 4 years, and it still smells just as fragrant as the day I bought it.
I particularly love that it stays warm for upwards of 30 minutes, and doesn’t easily slip off your shoulders, so you’re never bound to your bed. If you’re ready to trade stretching your sore back for snuggling up to a soothing heat source, this wrap is an affordable winner you won’t be able to live without.