Can be chilled, frozen or heated. Only use or a maximum of 20 minutes at a time. Always test pad temperature prior to application.
Chilled: Refrigerate for at least one hour before use. Insert each pad into a cotton sleeve before placing on your skin.
Frozen: Keep in freezer for at least one hour before use. Once frozen, insert each pad into a cotton sleeve before placing on your skin. Do not apply frozen compression pads directly to the skin, as this can cause ice burns.
Hot Water Method - We recommend heating your pads by submerging carefully in hot water for 3-5 minutes. Do not use boiling water. Drain water before removing pads. Once heated, handle pads with caution and insert each one into a cotton sleeve before placing on your skin. Do not apply hot compression pads directly to the skin as this can cause burns.
Microwave Method - Please be aware that microwaving pads can cause uneven heat distribution. Place pads on a clean, dry plate in the microwave for 20 seconds, then in five-second increments if needed. Ensure that the pad does not brush against the walls or ceiling of your microwave as it spins. The microwave carousel must be able to spin throughout the heating cycle. Once heated, handle pads with caution and insert each one into a cotton sleeve before placing on your skin. Do not apply hot compression pads directly to the skin as this can cause burns.
CLEANING & CARE
Hand wash compression pads regularly in warm soapy water. Wash cotton sleeves by hand or in a washing machine on a cold, delicate cycle. Hang to dry.
Check product condition regularly. Replace if product shows any damage. Keep away from sharp objects. Only soft bristle brushes or soft sponges should be used to clean compression pads. Hard scourers may scratch the surface. Do not use this product for anything other than its intended use. Store product in a cool, dry place and avoid direct sunlight. Do not forcefully squeeze or shake at any time. Do not open or puncture pads. If pads leak, dispose of them immediately. For external use only, do not ingest. Do not apply to sensitive skin or open wounds. Do not fall asleep using pads. If gel comes into contact with eyes or skin, rinse thoroughly with warm water. For extreme, prolonged or chronic pain, contact your physician. This product is not a toy - keep out of reach of children and pets.
Please note: If pads are too hot or too cold for your comfort, wrap in an extra layer of fabric e.g.,a towel.
Compression Pads - 245 x 180 x 20mm
Cotton Sleeves - 260 x 185mm
Gel Pads (outer): PVC, Polyester
Gel Pads (inner): 61% water, 4% Glycerol, 4% Carboxymethyl cellulose.