Cooling Wrap, a very useful form of cold therapy is used to cool down the body and regulate the body’s temperature during hot weather or during sport activities. It can be use by both children and adults and even on animals! Although they can be used on all part of your body, they are most often used on the neck, wrist, head, and shoulders. It can be used as a moist heat wrap too. However, you can use it on other parts of your body to keep cool too during hot weather and especially during sports activities and camping and hiking excursions. It can be used for relieving swelling due to sprains of the wrists and ankles and it is pretty helpful for wrists that are still healing from post operation recovery.
They are also useful for athletes suffering from tennis wrist as the therapeutic icing and compression give them instant relief. It helps reduce heat exhaustion and giddiness that are caused by hot weather and it works best when it is placed directly against the skin. It helps reduces stress and fatigue and relieves headache pain too.
The wrap is filled with poly-crystals and when it is immersed in clean water, it is activated as the poly crystals start to fill up with water and expand to almost ten times their original size. The duration of the time taken for these poly-crystals to expand varies with the type you purchase. These poly-crystals then help to cool down our body’s temperature through the process of evaporation. In order to return to their original form, these crystals must lose the water they have absorbed earlier. These expanded crystals then lose their water by ‘sucking’ the heat from our body through the process of evaporation. As a result, our body enjoys instant refreshment as our body’s heat is being ‘sucked up’ and our bodily temperature is being lowered and regulated. When the material starts to become warm against the skin, just by simply rotating it will rejuvenate the effect immediately.
The cooling wrap can be used on all parts of the body but it works best when it is placed on the neck. Icing the neck can help to cool the rest of the body since there are several major arteries like the carotid arteries running through the neck. Therefore, the entire body will feel relieved when applied on the neck.
Such wraps can be reused over and over again. Simply resoak it if it dries out. It’s easy to maintain too as it can be simply hand washed with soap or some mild detergent when it is dirty. It’s convenient to carry around too for biking, hiking, walking, fishing and golfing trips as it does not require refrigeration and it’s easy to keep. It can keep your body cool up to 2 or 3 days with only one soaking. Thus, it is very useful for hiking, camping excursions and long distance driving where there is no clean water readily available.
In conclusion, cooling wraps is a convenient and effective way of instant refreshment to cool our body down during hot weather or sports activities. It can help in relieving headaches, heat exhaustion and swelling caused by sprains too.
Our Customers Say ...
"I know I’ve found a new key to my post-ride recovery. After each ride, I take a recovery drink with me into the shower, clean off and then put the ice wraps on while I cook and eat."-- Phil Gaimon, 24, rides for Kenda Pro Cycling