I’ve made a variety of therapy bags over the years, mostly for family and friends, and have also bartered with my massage therapist when she needs a few on her shelves for clients looking for them.
I have made them mostly with rice, yet the corn filled ones that my massage therapist prefers work nicely as well, needing less time in the microwave.
They can also be placed in the freezer for when you need ice treatment. Great for migraines and other aches and pains.
Corn filled therapy bags for my Massage Therapist and her clients. Every time I bring a new selection, I try to incorporate joyful, fun and peaceful color combinations.
In this batch are hand warmers, used for sore hands as well as cold hands on cold winter days (just put them in your pocket after warming them up)
Also, are the medium size bags, showing what the inside bags look like, made of quality muslin with sections to balance the bags when in use.
These two sets were made specifically for my husband and daughter. Both sets are completed with a channeled inner cotton layer, with a removable flannel covering for each. My daughter loves the pink zebra prints, and when I realized I didn’t have a sufficient amt for PJ bottoms, I knew that this was the perfect alternative. I received about six thank you’s after I brought them down already heated and placed them on her back.
These are sets of 3. One full size that fits the full back area, the other sizes are half the size (rectangular) which can be used on the lower back, around a leg, on the shoulders, and abdominal pain/cramps.
Another set ready to be delivered at my Massage Therapy center.
The medium size bag has three channels to keep the corn in place when in use. The hand warmers are too small to utilize the channels but still provide a nice 20 min heat for wrist issues or just to warm up your pockets before heading out the door. Muslin was requested for the inside unit which holds the corn. The outer cover layer, was to be flannel, but no preference on colors. I chose some colors that men, women & children would enjoy, and avoided patterned flannel for this particular order. The bag coverings are made so the corn bag doesn’t slip out during use. Once you insert the bag, you fold over the top, which holds the unit together. We find that the corn heats up faster than rice, and stays warmer longer.
There is nothing better than a quality made therapy bag, yet here I have prepared a set (that I have made for family gifts in the past) that can be used for a variety of purposes. Yet, my reason for initially designing this set was due to a family member who had a bad back. The large bag can be placed on the back, with the other two units strategically placed where pressure is needed. Sometimes the shoulders, sometimes the lower back. Perfect for when you just need to relax those muscles!! Can be used for all body/joint pain. I deal w/back, hip, knee and shoulder issues. I’ve used them in the chair w/one on my back, the medium sized ones (one on my shoulder the other over my hip). Relax a little and the therapeutic heat does its work.
Who can these be made for: Lets be real…always make or purchase one for yourself!! The seamstress who is hunched over her machine can always use one. It’s okay to give a gift to oneself. Others: Military family and friends, those who stand on their feet all day, those in construction, surgeons, police officers, your family member who does a great deal of work around the yard, the one who is responsible for how nice the yard looks…college kids, young kids (friends I have given smaller, individual bags to have told me often how their little ones warm right up to these). These are also great for warming up the foot of the bed at night, or strategically where you have pain issues to have heat throughout the night.
More therapy use: back, right shoulder and lower back and hip pain issues.
Below is how I sometimes use these packs, as one who deals with pain as a result of Lyme disease or when I am at the sewing machine too long, these have proven to be quite effective in relaxes the muscles.