NECK CONTOUR HOT COLD PACK INSTRUCTIONS
Instructions for cold application:
- Approximately 2.5 to 3 hours is required to freeze the gel pack.
- Wrap gel pack in a cloth or sleeve before applying to skin. Do not apply directly to skin.
Do not apply cold pack to skin for more than 20 minutes at a time and leave 1.5-2 hours between applications.
Ideal to use cold for:
- Reducing swelling and inflammation
- Helping numb the pain around an injury
- Temporary relief of headache or toothache
- Sprained or pulled muscles and ligaments
- Backache or joint pain
- Reducing fevers
- Minor burns
Instructions for hot application:
- Bring enough water to the boil to cover the gel pack
- Remove water from the heat
- Immerse the gel pack in the water for 10-14 minutes
- Remove gel pack from the water. Check for tears or punctures then wipe off the water and insert in a sleeve or wrap in cloth before applying to skin
- Flatten the pack and knead the gel to get it evenly distributed
- Fold pack in half and place on a paper towel in the microwave
- Heat in the microwave for 60 seconds if the pack is at room temperature
- Unfold pack and fold it in the other direction
- Heat it again for a further 60 seconds
- Check if correct temperature has been reached. If not, further exposure should be in 10 second bursts
- Remove pack from microwave and place in a sleeve or wrap in cloth before applying to skin
DO NOT OVERHEAT GEL PACK AS IT WILL SPLIT
Times are based on a 700W microwave. Adjust heating times to suit the power of your microwave.
The gel packs retain heat for 20—30 minutes. When the pack needs reheating, microwave in 20 second bursts until the required temperature has been reached.
Hot ideal to use for:
- Temporary relief of muscle aches and pains and muscle spasms
- Back pain
- Menstrual cramps
- Mild arthritis
- Sprains, strains and stiffness
Wipe with soapy water and a soft cloth then rinse well with warm water. Wipe all moisture from gel pack before putting it in the freezer or microwave.
CAN ALSO BE USED IN COOL BOXES AND COOL BAGS FOR KEEPING FOODSTUFFS WARM OR COLD.
- Whether used hot or cold it is advisable to check the temperature is not too extreme against the skin
- Always wrap the gel pack in cloth or insert into a sleeve before applying to skin
- Best used for 48 hours after an injury. If discomfort continues consult a medical professional.
- Do not overheat a gel pack as it can puncture it
- If the gel pack is damaged, torn or punctured do not use it
- Keep out of reach of children unless supervised