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!!
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 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.
I have problems with my shoulders and back and my previous heating pad was too small to hit all problem areas so I had to move it around to ease my shoulder pain, than to move to my back - hassle when experiencing muscle pain. This pad I just lay across a pillow and it sooths from my shoulder to my lower back. I love the timer - no worries about leaving it on too long or leaving it on when not in use.
I've purchased dozens of heating pads and this is like the one used at my physical therapy office. It's fantastic. It gets the aches and pains out with much less time than your typical heating pad. Definitely worth the price. I love it
Recovering from double spinal surgery found this heating pad to do the trick after physical therapy. It is well constructed made of a canvas type material with an extra long electrical cord. With a timer and moist heat settings well above average it surpasses any heating pad out there. I would not hesitate to recommend this product to anyone.
This is my third purchase. I discovered that if you wrap a clean towel inside and double it over, it can replace a wet stone warmer for stone massage. Just the right temperature and no big mess to clean up. And a digital temperature adjustment so the stones are never too hot. It works brilliantly.
Great value for very good quality heating pad. Quality exceeds that of what I find in my local stores. Oversize dimensions are great for allover comfort. Many choices for both time and heat level. I find the lowest temp is quite warm enough. It beeps a few times to alert when it's timed out and is shutting off. Pleased with neutral color and soft texture too. Even the cord and control display box is noticeably better quality than all others.
This is the best heating pad I have been able to find. It gets hot enough! The newer heating pads don't reach a temperature that is near warm much less hot. Not anymore. I did order a second one one yesterday. My only complaint is the outlet cord is too short. Also, I would like to have the option of dry or wet heat and this pad is only wet. That's okay, I put a towel over it.