The Original Bed Buddy. Deep soothing thermatherapy. Doctor recommended moist heat. Use hot or cold. Filled with 100% natural grains. Flexible form fitting design. Reusable. Gentle touch fabric. A natural way to relieve pain. Bed Buddy Hot & Cold products are a convenient flexible solution for pain relief to help you maintain an active lifestyle. When warmed in the microwave, Bed Buddy Body Wrap provides a patented, uniform, deep penetrating moist heat, beneficial for chronic pain such as sore muscles and joint pain. When cooled in the freezer, it can be used to reduce acute pain, inflammation or swelling. Hot & Cold therapy can be beneficial for sport injuries, arthritis, sore muscles, joint stiffness and chronic pain. Moist Heat: Penetrates deeply and quickly to increase blood flow, reduce pain and relax muscles. Effective to use on sore muscles and chronic pain caused by muscle spasms, strain or tension. The benefits of moist heat include: Deeper penetration into tissues than ordinary dry heating pads or gel packs; increased blood flow can relieve inflamed joints and help maintain flexibility (This is beneficial for those suffering from arthritis or rheumatic pain); treatment of back pain caused by muscle spasms from strain or tension; relief from pain and swelling caused by cramps. Cold Therapy: Bed Buddy can also be used cold for shorter periods when placed in the freezer for eight hours. Cold therapy is generally used to reduce acute pain and swelling during the first few days following an injury or inflammation due to athletic strains. Bed Buddy is flexible when frozen, conforming to your body and providing relief. Join the Care Connection at www.carex.com/ccc for money saving offers, product information, the chance to win free products and information resources to help with your symptoms. Bed Buddy is ideal for arthritis; sports injuries; joint stiffness; sore muscles; back pain. Made in China.