By May 3, 2017 0 Comments

Hot water bottles and wheat bags

Benefits of Hot Water Bottles and wheat bags


Do you remember when your mum used to place a hot water bottle in the middle of your bed ready for bedtime?  Bet, like many, a hot water bottle is not amongst the must-have items in homes nowadays and if that is the case then why not?  Hot water bottles and wheat bags are not just for warming bedsheets on a cold winter’s night, they have so many more benefits. With this return of cooler weather, banish the May chills with a nice warm wheat bag we know your body will say a big thank you.


Period Pains

Most women will agree that the worst part of being a woman is the period pains they suffer every month – some worse than others.  Those in the know, thanks to mothers, aunts, grandmothers, reach for a hot water bottle and hug it tight.  The warmth from the hot water bottle acts in the same way as placing a hot flannel on a painful part of our bodies.  Both help to take away the pain and discomfort.



Back pain can be particularly painful and for regular suffers adding some heat to the afflicting areas brings some much-needed relief.  The heat from a hot water bottle stimulates the blood flow and encourages the healing nutrients in our body to gather around the affected area of the back.




For those who have ever had a toothache know the pain can be excruciating and trying to find something that will alleviate some of the pain makes the situation worse.  Adding some heat to the cheek will help bring some relieve, but don’t go putting a red hot water bottle straight onto your face.  If possible, try using one that is covered or wrap the hot water bottle in a pillowcase  – you don’t want a burnt face to add to your toothache.



Like most aches the addition of heat will make all the difference.  Whether your head hurts at the front, back or side holding a hot water bottle or wheat bag on the spot that hurts will see your pain slowly subside and hopefully disappear.




A cold is one of those ailments that we will all get at least once a year but nevertheless the impact they have on our bodies is just as awful.  We get cold, we get grumpy, we get grouchy, we get all sorts of awfulness but if you have a hot water bottle tucked away in the bottom of a drawer you will soon be feeling a lot more cheerful.  Everyone knows that hot water bottles are little instances of warmth and when your body is feeling cold and down the dumps that warmth is more than welcome.


Labour Pains

Women who have been in labour will tell you that either your back will ache or your tummy will ache, or for both.  The pain is similar to that of period pains (but a whole lot more painful) and as you read earlier a hot water bottle or wheat bag works wonders in making you feel more comfortable.  Obviously, a hot water bottle will not banish labour pains completely (if only it was that easy!) but having one close will help manage some of the pain in the early stages.


If you like the idea of warm bottles and wheat bags, we are sure you would love a hot massage, VM Organic offer a range of hot massages including hot stone massage, warm lava shell massage. Why not book one today?

We advise you to take care when using anything hot, never leave children unattended with water bottles or wheat bags make sure the tops are on properly and that the bottle or bag is never in direct contact with the skin.

Thank you to Pixaby for all the wonderful images

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