Wheat bags FAQ's

What can wheat bags be used for?
Wheat bags offer natural pain relief for arthritis, rheumatism, muscle pain, back pain, cramps, sciatica, period and labour pain. Once heated in the microwave wheatbags stimulate the flow of blood to an area, bringing oxygen to the muscle which relaxes muscle spasms and relieves pain. They can also be used cold for treating sport injuries, bruises and headaches.

Wheatbags are also a brilliant way to keep you warm, in fact, they warm you up almost instantly! Much quicker and cheaper than turning up your central heating and heating the whole house. Wheat bags are also great for stress relief and comfort

Initial Heating of the Wheatbag
It is recommended that you heat a wheat bag 2 or 3 times before use, in order to dispel any excess moisture which has been absorbed by the wheat. Once this has been done, the wheat bag will hold the heat longer.

How long will the heat last?
They are generally heated in the microwave for between 1-3 minutes on high (depending on the size of wheatbag chosen and wattage on your microwave) and will hold the heat for at least an hour. It is not recommended that you reheat until it has cooled completely.  If you wish to take a wheat bag to bed, leave it for 5 minutes after heating before placing it in the bed this is for safety reasons to ensure that it isn't overheated.  All styles mould to the contours of the body which allows the heat to penetrate quicker and deeper. As your body heat is absorbed by the wheat bag it stops it from going below body temperature.

Take care not to overheat the wheatbag as this can cause burns.  Instruction labels are sewn in to every wheatbag.  Always check that the turntable is clean and rotating freely.  If you have a microwave without a turntable, it is advised that you stop the heating a couple of times and shake the contents to ensure there are no 'hot spots'.    Putting a cup of water in the microwave when heating the wheat bag will help to keep the wheat in good condition.  It is not advised that the wheat bag is used as a bed warmer.

We specialise in top quality wheat bags and therefore all styles have the wheat sectioned within the inner bag. This allows the heat to be evenly distributed and stops the wheat from travelling to one part of the bag which can cause weight problems. All styles have hygienic washable covers with many fabric designs to choose from.