What is a Wheat Bag?
A wheat bag is a large pouch filled with lavender and organic wheat that can be used as a hot or cold compress to soothe aches and pains, naturally. The main ingredient is natural wheat. Wheat is used because when heated it creates ‘convection heat’ which means that the wheat bag can hold heat for longer than other materials. The wheat also has the capability to be cooled down, making it an effective material for hot and cold therapy.
There are many benefits of using a wheat bag, from soothing aches and pains to aiding relaxation. We will take you through some of the main benefits so that you can see how a wheat bag could enhance your lifestyle.
Using a wheat bag for relaxation:
Aromatherapy is a powerful tool that is used to soothe the senses. Natural ingredients are incredibly powerful in harnessing the goodness of nature to help the mind and body to relax through scent. The Spritz Wellness Wheat Bag utilises the calming scent of dried lavender to create a scent that calms the mind and body. To enhance relaxation, the wheat bag can be used at bedtime to add the scent of lavender to your nighttime routine to drift into a sumptuous slumber.
Using a wheat bag in your Yoga practice:
The benefits of a wheat bag extends to your Yoga practice too. Wheat bags can be used as weight on the body to help activate the relaxation response. Allowing the body and mind to sink deeper into a yoga pose. Try placing it on the lower back in Child’s Pose to deepen the pose. Or place the wheat bag on the feet in Legs Up the Wall Pose (Viparita Karani) the gentle weight will refresh the legs. Finally, in Savasana place it on the belly to help coax the breath down and into the lower belly.
The wheat bag can also be used after a yoga practice to help unwind by placing a warmed wheat bag on any aching areas. The warmth of the wheat bag warms muscles and increases blood flow to the affected area to reduce inflammation. As a result, a wheat bag can act as an effective aid in ensuring you are full recovered for your next exercise or Yoga session.
Using a wheat bag for natural pain relief:
A wheat bag is a natural way to soothe aches and pains. Filled with organic wheat and Lavender, the new Spritz Wellness Wheat Bag offers a natural ways to relive neck, back, shoulder and even period cramp pains. Organic wheat is a natural heat conductor so it has the ability to hold heat for approximately an hour after being heated and offers moist heat to release muscle tension. It’s important to remember that the wheat bag can be used for other pains, beyond muscular ones. For example, wheat bags can be used to help with stomach and menstrual cramps by soothing the are and applying a slight amount of pressure. They can also be used to help with pain relief for ear infections when warmed up to add comfort to the painful area.
Using a wheat bag for hot and Cold Therapy:
The therapeutic wheat bag can be heated up in the microwave or cooled down in the freezer to enable it to be a tool for hot or cold therapy. In order to heat up a wheat bag it can be warmed in the microwave for one to two minutes on medium setting and for cold therapy it can be placed in the freezer in a sealed plastic bag to chill for one hour before use. The wheat bag can also be used as a cold compress. Place it in the freezer in a sealed plastic bag to chill, 30-60 minutes before use.
In order to soothe painful muscles, the heat of the wheat bag encourages blood vessels to open to increase the flow of blood through the body. The heat from the wheat bag also helps to block the transmission of pain signals by activating sensory receptors to provide instant relief.
As a result, by placing a hot or cold wheat bag on aching muscles the sensation of the temperature, combined with the gentle weight of the wheat bag and the organic Wheat it creates a ‘moist heat’ which soothes muscles more intensely than dry heat. In combination with the soothing scent of Lavender, the wheat bag is a very effective tool in relieving pain and increasing relaxation.
Using a wheat bag that has Liberty London Tana Lawn Fabric cover:
Beautifully curated, with a range of Liberty London fabrics, the wheat bag is the largest product that Spritz Wellness have produced as it is designed to fit over the shoulders for optimum use for soothing aches and pains.
The Spritz Wellness Wheat Bag is also created with iconic Liberty Fabrics using the Liberty London Tana Lawn material that helps you to feel cosy in Winter and cool in Summer with its breathable and smooth qualities. It also has a removable and washable cover making it an accessory that is made to last.
Overall benefits of using a Spritz Wellness Wheat Bag: