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OK, so this is really not the sexiest item we've found lately, but hear me out. Sometimes, function is more important than fashion, and though CVS's neck heat pack ($8-$13) won't win any design awards, it is a nice little sybaritic goody to have at home. The sturdy vinyl pack is filled with a nontoxic liquid and a small metal disc; bend the disc back and forth, and the liquid turns into a warm crystalline gel. It stays heated for about 45 minutes before hardening, at which point it can be dropped into boiling water for about 10 minutes. Then, it's ready to be used again and again. Placing the heat pack on tired shoulders is relaxing, and you can always rest it on your abdomen the next time you're ready to claw someone's eyes out due to cramps. Like I said, it isn't all razzle-dazzle, but it feels so good.

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Frenched Frenched 6 years
I haven't even spent money on a spa massage with Enya playing in the background (HAHA.) But I'm going to do some research on those sports massages. I definitely need SOMETHING. I believe that at this point, this knot is already here to stay. :(
Annie-Tomlin Annie-Tomlin 6 years
Do you ever get massages? Not relaxing spa massages with Enya in the background, but sports massage? I wonder if that might help. If I could afford it, I'd get one every other week -- it really does make a difference, but I can't spring for that.
Frenched Frenched 6 years
I constantly suffer from shoulder pain on my left shoulder. I've had some sort of annoying knot there since I was 13-years-old (I'm 25 now so, 12 years of pain.) I'm going to give this a go 'cause it might help!
Annie-Tomlin Annie-Tomlin 6 years
If you try it, let me know what you think. I usually have tense shoulders from sitting at a computer all day, and it definitely helps. I used to buy those one-use heat packs, but this is more economical since you can re-use it over and over.
bingbingboom bingbingboom 6 years
I so need this for my shoulder, Thanks Annie!
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