I am a pharmacist and suffer with lower back pain from standing all day. Thermotech is the best heating pad on the market (and believe me, I've tried many). The secret to real pain relief is MOIST heat. Cheap heating pads don't get hot enough and you have to keep rewetting a sponge inside the cover to get moist heat. This heating pad's cover uses the humidity in the in the air to provide moisture. Yes, it really works! I like the four temperature settings too depending on the type of clothing I'm wearing. Thermotech also makes this heating pad in a version for your upper back and shoulders that I also love. I started to order this heating pad from my drug supplier but decided to check Overstock first because they are rather expensive. I was shocked to find Overstock's price was half of what I could order it for. I'm so glad I checked. This is the only heating pad I recommend to my customers. You won't be disappointed.
Ten years ago, I was given a smaller version of this heating pad and my puppy chewed through the cord and I thought I could never replace it! Finding the same heating pad with the convienent removable flannel cover was a nice surprise. I wasted no time ordering it and then ordered one for my nieghbor who was visting and saw mine. She wanted one too! The length of the heating pad gives me relief from the end of my spine to my shoulders and neck. I use it almost every day for a past injury. I also use it to warm up my muscles and relax on a cool night. I love this heating pad and the price is very affordable, worth every penny if you have aches and pains!
I used this heating pad for the first time today. It was great....loved the settings so that you can control the temperature and the time it is on. Heats up quickly and beeps to let you know when it is turning itself off. Also the long electric cord is a plus. Thanks Overstock!!
This heating pad was a second thought for a dear friend of mine who suffers pain daily from a major back surgery she had many years ago,She has rods in her back and finds it almost impossible to get comfortable. I know she lays on a heating pad all the time and has to move it around frequently to hit all the areas of discomfort. Thus the idea for the larger pad. Of all the gifts I gave her, this is the on;y one she talks about constantly!! I am always receiving a text or call thanking me for the "miracle pad"!! She says the size and the moist head was a Godsend!! I makes me feel great I was able to help her thanks to this inexpensive gift. I recommend it highly!!!
Excellent product. Large enough to completely cover shoulder. Or wrap a hamstring. Four separate temperature settings; 113, 130, 150, 166. 15 minute increments on the timer (up to one hour). Velcro strap is nice for holding the pad in place. Removable cover is nice and hasn't 'pilled'.
I am not the type to drop 50 bucks on a heating pad, but my POS from Walley World bit the dust and my husband and I work in the health field and both have been dealing with back pain. I wanted something that would actually get hot unlike the POS I had!! This thing is amazing and insanely HOT!!! The timer is a great bonus!! It will literally go from my shoulders to my back. I wish I would have bought this long ago. I lay on it while going to sleep most nights and set the timer for it to go off. BTW I hate writing reviews but this one deserved it!!!!
I use this pad on areas where Fibromyalgia is worse. Moisture heating pad is so comforting. It is priceless to me. When in really severe pain the weight of pad is perfect & molds to the areas needing heat the most. I will probably buy another as a gift. I like the timer settings and the temperature settings. Wonderful, wonderful home therapy. I have looked for years for a moisture heating pad like this one & finally found it here on Overstock. Thanks for fast shipping.
After several store purchases for a large comfy heating pad and many reviews of others online, I chose this one and after my first use I am going to be your best witness to the overall satisfaction we are enjoying when a heating pad is needed with we older folk needing a bit more help most every day for one of us. Thanks Thermotech for listening to our needs!
I was very excited when I found this on line, but as we all know, ordering on line is always a "crap-shoot". This product does heat very well, but gets way too hot,and it has this velcro thing sewn onto it and it's probably for strapping it on you, maybe? There were no instructions included for how to use it in various ways. The fabric is very nice and comfortable. But, again, the temperature settings are way too high. I've owned many heating pads, but this one is weird. I could see why they do instruct you to use it carefully and always be awake. Disappointed.
This is the best heating pad I've ever owned, even though I had to take off a star because once in a while it doesn't seem to heat up as fast as usual. Last night for example I felt little heat when I first turned it on at the lowest setting and finally had to turn it up to the middle setting until I felt heat and then turned it back down to the level I initially wanted. This has happened a few times and so far has worked fine after that. Still it's a great product that covers your whole back (or whatever) and doesn't get all crunched up under you as you move. Well worth the price.
This is an oversized heating pad that can hit multiple areas at once which is awesome. I like strap it around my low back and across my hips, then wrap the Velcro strap around my waist for a snug feel. It does get very hot if you set it that way which is what I wanted. Many heating pads only get warm which doesn't do much for me. Just test out the different temps to see what works for you. Is a great quality heating pad!