frequently asked questions
Wheatty Bags is a cotton bag filled with non-chemically treated whole grain A grade wheat that can be used hot (heated in a microwave). Our Wheatty Bags are a natural alternative for treating and managing aches and pains. This is largely due to heat therapies ability to dilate the blood vessels. This process increases the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles, helping to heal the damaged tissue.
The cellular structure of wheat provides fantastic insulation properties. Wheat can absorb and distribute heat evenly and gradually ensuring effective pain relief. Wheatty Bags easily mould to the contour of the area that is being treated.
A Wheatty Bag is heated in the microwave for a set amount of time –with the recommended heating time upto 3-5 mins for maximum safety. Once the Wheatty Bag is heated it is simply placed on an area where heat is required
A. Yes! Applying heat to an area of the body increases blood flow, bringing along proteins and oxygen. A heated wheat bag is great to decrease joint stiffness, reducing pain and inflammation, and relieving muscle spasms.
Moist heat works on your muscles on a deeper level and is in many ways more efficient than dry heat.
A. Many people use wheatty bags as an alternative to traditional hot water bottles, as they believe them to be safer (less risk of scalding), and the gentle heat can help to soothe muscular aches and pains.
Wheatty bags are less cumbersome to be heated several times.
Natural Wheat Bags are 100% cotton bags, filled with a natural wheat grain. They can be heated in the microwave or cooled in the freezer and are then applied to the body wherever therapy or comfort is needed.
A. Yes, Wheatty Bags are safe and can be used by all age groups. Wheatty Bags can bring relief and comfort to you provided the instructions are correctly followed.
A. Our wheat is treated yet ensuring you receive the best natural quality product possible. Our treatment process is our trade secret!
Your wheat bag may feel damp when heated for the first two or three uses; this is quite normal and occurs with almost all wheat filled products due to the fact that they are filled with natural grains that may still contain moisture.
A. Most people innocently program the microwave for the wrong amount of time, walk away and do not realise until they come back that something is wrong.
A. Wheat is a food source so anything like weevils or mice are going to try and find it. We suggest keeping your Wheatty Bag in an airtight container or sealed bag and keep it refrigerated as a regular practice for storing the Wheattybag. If this is the case we recommend heating your Wheatty Bag once a month. Alternatively you can permanently store you Wheatty Bag in the freezer, just pop into a plastic bag and seal.
A. This is not an easy question to answer; it’s like how big is big? There are some factors that will need to be taken into account. If the Wheatty Bag is placed behind your back while you are sitting in a chair then the heat is going to remain longer (maybe up to 40 minutes) as the heat is trapped by your back and the chair. If a Wheatty Bag is sitting on your stomach the air surrounding the Wheatty Bag will make the Wheatty Bag cool quicker. The cooler the surrounding air, the quicker the Wheatty Bag will cool. Heat may last 20 minutes in this environment. The most benefit from heat therapy is gained in the first 15 minutes.
Everyone has a different tolerance level to heat therefore skin sensitivity should be taken into account when using a wheat bag, but it should feel comfortable and warm without burning. Always test the temperature before applying to the body and when heating a wheat bag for someone else, (especially the young or elderly) consider that the temperature they prefer may differ to you.
A. Yes you can re-heat the Wheatty Bag even if it is still a little warm. We suggest re-heating for half the original heating time. Please shake the Wheatty Bag and test before applying it to the area (or person) to be treated.
A. Once again this is like asking how big is big. It is not a straightforward answer as many variables come into play. Generally speaking if you heat a Wheatty Bag once a week it should last a minimum of 7 years. I have a Wheatty Bag that I have heated up to 6 times a day during winter and erratically during the hotter months and it is only starting to smell now and it has been 8 years. The slight burnt smell is telling me it’s time to replace the bag.
A wheattybag can last, if looked after properly, up to 7 years of regular use
A. You can wash the outer bag but not the inner one. Because we use treated food grade wheat if you overly wet the bag the grain will sprout. You can use a damp sponge to lightly clean the outside of the bag. If the Wheatty Bag becomes a little damp then place into the microwave and heat for the recommended time.
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