Ultimate finds to get rid of your aches and pains.
By Deshini Harry
18 August 2020
Whether you are working at a desk the whole day, cleaning the house or just had a workout session – most of us are bound to end up with aches and pains.
After years of trying pain patches and a million different warmer bags, I have finally discovered products that actually do work and are available to purchase online right here in South Africa. Here are my best finds and why you need them.
These cozies are usually considered a “winter” product but it’s something that you can use all year round to relieve your aching feet after that jog or if you’re like me and suffer with “high arch” pain.
Unlike other feet warmers, you don’t need to remove the heat bags, simply just chuck these cute slippers in the microwave for 90 seconds. It stays warm for 20 minutes and the heat really helps to break down those tiny knots in your feet. I purchased an additional pair in size extra small for my hands that give such relief from my self diagnosed “cold hands” syndrome 🖐.
You can get yours from Hot Designs. They have a variety of colours and designs to choose from. We also have some awesome news, you can WIN a pair! Hot Designs are giving one of our lucky readers a pair of Snugglesox! 🎁 Stay tuned to our Instagram and Facebook page for this upcoming Giveaway!
Heatywheaty wheat bag – The Wheatbag Company
I’ve tried many wheatbags but these are my favourite! It’s very comfortable and comes in a sleek pillowcase style bag which I love. You can get them in 3 different sizes and colours. They are handmade in South Africa as far back as 2013 by a group of physiotherapists and an orthopedic surgeon.
You can make these hot in the microwave or oven and if you prefer it cold, pop it in the fridge or freezer. I have the large and the small one in the colour “stone”. At the end of a busy day, I use it on my shoulders to loosen those tension knots or simply just lie on it to relieve back pain.
You can shop these at The Wheatbag Company online store.
B4play Foot Massage Ball with Elastic Ankle Strap – Takealot
This magic ball has tiny spikes that literally roll away all your foot aches. The red band loops around your ankle keeping the ball intact. After using this for about 3 minutes on each foot, I then snuggle into my Snugglesox which relaxes the muscles even more.
If you wear heels often or are on your feet a lot, this is a must-have. Your feet will thank you. You can get yourself one at Takealot.
Kneepal Kneeling Cushion – Takealot
It feels like you kneeling on clouds! The Kneepal is soft, comfortable and offers more than adequate support for your knees. Your Kneepal is perfect for yoga/exercise sessions, bathing your kids, gardening etc especially if you have suffered a knee injury in the past. It makes such a huge difference.
Get one in your favourite shade at Takealot, R345.
Other ways to reduce your aches and pains is soaking in a hot bath with 1 cup epsom salts and do some stretching exercises. Life is much more pleasant when your muscles are relaxed and you are pain-free.