Heat for recovery…

Posted: September 5, 2010 in Quick Links

Christ, I hope I don’t get stuck just blogging about how to make things I see on the internet, but here goes:

When it comes to minor strains sprains and inflammation, ice is great for the first 12 to 24 hours. But after that, nothing feels better than heat.

I have two corn filled microwave heat packs like these. Mine were a gift from my mother, who makes them herself. She calls them corn butts, because they sit on them in the un-heated pottery studio she takes classes at. All you need is some dried feed corn from the hardware store and cloth sack. Pop them in the microwave for a minute or two and they’re good for about an hour.

These things work wonders. Something about the heat and pressure, it just loosens tight muscles right up. I suppose I should recommend you make one, but hell, they can’t be that expensive. This is one of the better and cheaper recovery tools around. Just get a couple.

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