Review Content Best heating pad ever! This pad was bought for low back pain. It is the BEST! I can sit in my chair and this pad lays perfectly and covers from shoulders to buttocks. It is so flexible that it conforms to your body. The extra large size enables you to avoid having to constantly adjust it to cover. I especially like the screw-in connector on a corner of the pad. It cannot pull out. I would buy this product again and again You can use it all day Excellent product I purchased this pad for my mother who has chronic back pain. She finds it to be very soothing and helps her relax. It is difficult to find a pad that does not have massaging balls, which are too intense for my mothers need. The pad covers a large surface area. This product works wonders! I sleep on this every night. My arthritis is tons better. It does what the anti-inflammatory medication does. My hip feels better than it has in years. This works! Far infrared heating pad - relief An old sports injury left me with chronic pain in lower back; had recently an episode of muscle spasm and an inflamed, bulged disc, which made any movement so very painful. Got the far infrared heating pad to possibly give me relief. Had the blanket less than a week, but can say that it does work for me. I wish I could use it in the car and plug it into the auxiliary power source, so it can help me during long drives. May get a second infrared heating pad for backup or as a gift. Infrared Heating Pad I have only used it twice and I love it..It has really helped my legs..Great product.. Phenominal, we take ours on every trip or family visit. Relaxes your back, warms your legs, warms the bed before you get in at night. Light, easy to transport, just wonderful. my wife and I both have one, were like two year olds with our favorite blankets. Like the koolest thing ever! Removes the pain Great Infrared Heating Pad I have had four back surgeries and this product is very useful. I love it. Great product The size is great I love this product! I love the size of this product and it is very soft and comfortable. Heating Pad I quite often have severe pain in my back, hips and legs. It seems that heat is the only solution to the problem and this Sharper Image pad is a good solution to my problem. Product works as described Product works as described. Heats up just enough to penetrate the skin without causing burns. Recommend using with some type of clothing covering the skin. Used it a few times and felt relief after about 30 minutes to an hour of use. Greatest heating pad EVER!! Having arthritis throughout my spine, sometimes even a traditional heating pad doesnt help. This heating pad - which is more like a heating blanket - is absolutely wonderful. No hot spots, and even on high it is not uncomfortably hot. Best investment Ive made in a LONG time. excellent product Excelletn product Oh my back! I have had back problems most of my life. The typical heating pad would burn my skin and had to always lower the temp and then the effect was lowered. This is a blanket that heats my aching areas without burning. It is a soft blanket like material with no wires inside so you can lay on it comfortably and it does not burn. The size is perfect for me, 50,it covers from my neck to my hips, giving warm relief everywhere I need. The pad does not get hot, but my muscles feel the radiant heat and I feel better in no time. Folds up small, packs easy, which allows me to get relief wherever I am. Love it! Love it! Wonderful for pain management. Though it was a bit overpriced, I would recommend it to friends and buy it again for myself. Amazingly large and soft. Works well Love it, So amazed to finally find a heating pad so large and comfortable Amazing I get terrible cramps and this heating pad is like a cure all. I also feel really good about not getting any of the negative electromagnetic aspects of the conventional heating pad. Purchased as a gift now I want one! This was a gift for my dad. He had a stroke last year and is now has limited mobility on his right arm. Was advised by physical therapist to apply heating pads to area to help him. With the stiffness of his arm. So I did my research and found that this one was the best, especially because of the infrared heat actually helps penetrate to the muscles quicker. He stated that hes been using it every single day! He is in love with it. I tried it and I think I just fell in love too! I want one for myself! works well Its very big, easy to fold up, very soft, nice heat transfer, easy to use controls, can be on for long periods of time, if needed. awesome heating pad Very easy to use,You can lay on pad or sit on it for relief on different parts of the body at the same time.Lightweight and easy to use. Soothes and relaxes Have really enjoyed the penetrating benefits of FIR heat therapy. It soothes and relaxes my joints and muscles. I love its large size and lightness and the fact that it is 24v. infared heating pad worth the money After being on my feet all day I look forward to coming home and putting the infared heating pad on my back.Its large enough to cover my entire back and makes sleeping much easier WITH LESS STIFFNESS Nice Very nice to hangout with on cool evenings. This heat pad is wonderful I use this product along with my chi machine and the combination is proving to be the absolute best...I use the heat pad for an hour and the chi along with for 20 min twice a day and have to make myself get off and do something....wonderful....recommend it to every-one Helpful with limitation Would have liked for this product to be more versatile in its use; e.g., you cant lay on it when sleeping on the back. Continuous Deep warmth Works better than a heating pad. Allows for long continuous use without overheating Only the Best The pad is the perfect size. Large enough to cover each areas of my body, ie, entire back, legs, shoulder and neck, and torso. The pad feels great next to the skin it is flexible and comfortable. Plus it looks nice. The black pad cover is attractive. You can easily control the temperature and it turns it self off automatically. A wonderful device. I am glad I got one. Soothing I use this to help relax my shoulders and back. IT WORKS!! LOVE IT!! This is arguably the first heating pad that works amazingly well for my knees and lower back. I have recommended this item to friends and coworkers. I have taken less painkillers ever since I started using this infrared heating pad. It feels great on a cold evenint The heat is very gentle and takes the chill out of a cold night. Helpful I got this to help with my lower back, trapezius, and neck. Great in first two. On neck doesnt quite fit in the area I need. Size is great to cover first 2 area at one time I would buy this product again. I use it at bedtime. I love that I can leave it on all night. I sleep so much better with it. It is soothing to my whole body. Best choice Love it!!! My Chronic Pain is Losing to Warm, Consistent Nurturing! With a chronic pain condition for over 12 years, Im always seeking ways for relief without drugs. This amazing little pad draped over my easy chair has given me a peace of mind and relief that is as constant and dependable as the intractable pain used to be. Thank you! Muscle relief Great when you have a chuck of time to let your muscles relax on it. Perfect to take hotels with not so dependable mattresses especially after vacation days with lots of walking,etc. I find it uncomfortable when laying on it where the power cord connects to the heating pad. Its not flat like a heating pad would have but its not a deal-breaker. I love how you cant feel wires inside which always reminded me of sleeping in a toaster. Everything I thought it would be Great for my bad back Works Very Well for Fibromyalgia Large size gives relief from neck to hips. Penetrating heat works well. The best of the best in heating pads I appreciate that the cord is detachable from the blanket, yet fastens securely when plugged in (like a lug and nut), so it travels well. Its the perfect size for use both at home and for travel - larger than a standard heating pad but not too bulky. I also appreciate that it emits low amounts of EMFs - a definite concern when I was shopping around for an electric blanket. The heat is even with no hot spots, soothing, comforting, and with 4 levels, adjusts to every need. I absolutely love it and am considering buying a second one. Crazy Mom cant tell Heats to the bone Need a bigger one but dont make it Ive recommended this to others I like this product enough that I bought one for a family member and have recommended it to my sister and a friend. Each of them bought one. This really works great I use this at night while I sleep. It has given my Sciatica Relief. The only thing that has relieved and reduced my daily pain. I have been going thru pain management but with this I dont need that any more. No more shooting pains down my leg and the numbness is almost gone. It was expensive but cheaper and better than pain management. Works best for me when I sleep. First time I have slept all night in a long time. best heating pad ever easy to use Exceeded expectations I use the Infrared heating pad at night and it helps me relax and release tension. Helps sore muscles. Great all over pain relief Used it over my chair - even though it says not too but was able to get lower, mid back, shoulders and neck all at once! Soft and Warm Good for Chronic Pain Large Size Wonderful product My husband had stem cell therapy for his hip and fir infrared heat was strongly recommended by his doctor for use after the procedure. He uses it every evening when he gets home from work. I actually bought a total of 3 of these. One for each of my two daughters. One has back problems and sleeps on it every night and lives it. . My other daughter has problems with overuse of her knees and her husband has aches and pains from golfing and yard work. We have a friend we visited in Florida who suffers from arthritis and has Parkinsons. We took it with us and he tried it out and called and ordered one for himself. He also sleeps on it at night. I have used it as well when my knee hurts on occasion and it really soothes my pain. Appear to work as described Is easy to use. Havent used it enough to know whether or not it works better than a heating pad. Instructions need to be updated; it states that when first turned on your controller will start on the Maximum Heat setting. It starts on the medium setting. Infrared Heating pad The pad is huge and what I was looking for. It does not get as hot as other pads but the size makes up for that issue. FIR heat I like the product because of the effectiveness of FIR heating. This does a great job, but it is not as big as I had hoped it would be. I dont remember reading what the dimensions were before ordering it. Thats OK. I move it from place to place easy enough. Good product that I would recommend. Nice and Cozy The size will cover your whole body, I use it for Caster Oil pack treatment. Heating Pad Review The person who recieved this item felt that it was a worthwhile purchase. It provided a good amount of heat. The pad is oversized so one does not have to reposition frequently. Infra Red Heating Pad When ever I am able to sit or lay down. It is very convenient. It is not warm enough. Love it! I use it at night while watching TV and in bed. It is comforting and healing. Morning aches and pains are much less since using. needed to return infrared heating pad needed to return item...waiting for new one, hope it works Fabulous Infrared, size of pad is excellent. Big enough without being bulky. Infrared Heating Pad I have been using this product for approximately two weeks and so far I am satisfied. The pad does not get very hot but apparently infrared heating pads are not like regular heating pads that get very hot. Best of the best I broke my shoulder and have had terrible pain so needed something soothing to lie on while I sleep. This is perfect since it has no wires inside. Its large enough to put on my pillow and my bed so I have soothing heat for as long as I like. I also bought one for my mother-in-law as she has been saying for years that she wished someone would make an extra large heating pad. When I discovered this a few weeks ago I waited to try it out before getting one for her. I was so happy with mine that I immediately bought one for her! Im giving it to her for a Christmas gift and I know she will love it as much as I love mine. Excellent My aging mother with arthritis likes this way better than her regular heating pad, which the physical therapist thought might result in skin-trauma if she overused it on her back. For one thing, its a much larger size, so it covers all of her back. Most importantly, it does not feel hot to the touch so we dont have to worry about skin-burns. I love this product! I use this product everyday when checking my email at night. The power cord is long and thin giving it unique connections within the house. The fact that it in infrared leads me to believe I am getting increased health benefit from it even when setting it at only a medium temperature. LOVE THIS PRODUCT My husband has purchased two of these for me. I loved the first so much that when we got a $27 bonus credit we just bought another and applied the discount to it. Infra red is soothing and this does the job so much better than ANY HEATING PAD....except do NOT TRY TO USE THIS PAD WITH MOISTURE. I wanted the second in case we both need these together. We take them on trips also. Great gift idea. mostly pleased Its better than a typical heating pad for low back pain because it doesnt get too hot while Im sitting. Works well Better than regular heating pad for back pain relief and I like the size. Infrared heating pad My wife loves this heating pad Deep heat Very flexible to wrap around any part of your body. It works really well! I bought this because of joint pain. I can honestly say that I have significantly less joint pain after using it. The directions say to use for 20 minutes at a time, but it has an 8 hour timer so I sleep on it. I take three different supplements for my joint pain and this heating pad works the best. You cannot see any red light, but it is working! Love its size, weight and easy to use This was a gift to myself and I love it. Will use it more and more the closer we get to winter here in Nebraska. Well worth the price. Best heating pad ever I must have purchased every brand of heating pad over the years....and finally found the perfect one. I have sciatic pain, degenerative disc disease, arthritis, a number of issues where a heating pad helps. This one is soft, flexible...it is like having a comfy baby blanket to wrap yourself in. I love that I can put if on the bed at night when I hurt, it doesnt get hot.....just a wonderful gentle warmth that relieves the pain....and the control doesnt turn off every 20 minutes like so many now. You dont feel bulky coils in the pad. It is great to put over your shoulders when sitting up watching TV. I need to order a second one so I have a spare when I finally wear this one out. A very useful product for pain 1. Impressive Heat penetration. 2. light weight. 3. Easy cotrol. 4. It helps to motivate me for daily stretching for my back pain issues. Extremely happy with this product We have found that this heating pad is excellent in providing deep heat where we need it. Its large size covers areas much better than other products we have tried. Cozy sleep such restful sleep with the heating pad on top of my arms and chest on low power. Nice and easy back and hip pain Great product! So helpful with soothing my sore back muscles! Feels great! I had been using one of those seed filled pads that you put into the microwave. I dont do that any more. This feels better lasts as long as I want and makes my muscles feel better. Enjoying sleep! Sleep with this on low. Wake up with more energy. Have loaned this to my nephew who is having back problems and wanted to order another one, but out of stock. Hope they are restocked soon. Infrared heating pad Very nice and soft. Love the big size. Great for arthritis!! Used over several painful areas in my neck, shoulder and lower back - great relief!! Great product - Reasonable price. It helps to relieve back pain. Great product Good product, my wife has gotten relief from her aches and pains. Much better than a standard heating pad Good distribution of heat Best investment Ive ever purchased I have had back pain for over 10yrs , more effective than moist heat or heating pad Its comes in a great plastic cover , makes it easy to travel The suggestion to sleep on it for 2 nights worked great Best investment I could have made to control pain Best heating pad ever Works great. Doesnt make you sweat, but the heat reaches your bones.id like a different color, because cats love to sleep on it. Hence cat hair all over it. infrared heating pad ordered the infrared heating pad as my husband has chronic back pain which gets worse during the colder and rainy winter weather - i used it myself as well as i have sciatica - it works like a dream - easy to regulate - the heat is soothing and the pad itself is soft and pliable - the product was received quickly and the instructions are extremely easy to follow. all in all a great product. Just ordered one for my daughter, too. I have had a lot of heating pads, none compare to this. It is comfortable, no hard wires, the heat is better than regular ones. The heat does not automatically turn off. The outer cover is very comfortable and I love its larger size. I live on it. Just purchased one for my daughter and told my son to get one for his wife for Valentines Day. pricey but nice Used for a bruised hip and it worked well. only drawback beside the price. The control was a little heavy and seemed to tug on the pad making it try to slip off. just dont let it dangle and it should do fine. The cord is a generous length. Improvement with first use. Very well made. My brother had pain relief the first time he used it. Warms thebones Use for lower back but found at lowest setting I sleep soundly its cold up here in the northeast ! Cant sleep without it I have ruptured discs in my neck and lumbar spine, and resulting degenerative arthritis causing me extreme chronic pain and muscle spasms. I am amazed at how sleeping on this pad every night provides a deep relaxing heat that loosens and relaxes the spasms. It used to take a strong pain pill first thing in the morning and then lying in bed about 45 minutes waiting for it to take effect before I could get up to start my day. The very first night I slept on this pad I woke up with minimal pain and NO spasms in my back! It covers from my neck to my buttocks and even helps with my sciatica. I have been using it now for a few months and it continues to give me great relief. I tried going without it one night recently to see if it made a difference, and I awoke in pain and spasm Ike before I discovered this wonderful modality. I take it with me when traveling and it even makes cheap hotel beds a non-issue for my back. It works better than muscle relaxers without the side effects. I ordered a second one for a ba Love this heating pad I have low back pain that sometimes leads to cramping in my legs when I sleep. The info said it could help with muscles tension both in my back and my legs. I wanted this infrared heating pad to help with that as well as help me sleep. It has really helped with my sleep and I woke this morning with energy which I had not done for a while. I have been using it for about 5 days. I have already recommended this product to friends and family who have also placed orders. Great heating pad My wife uses it nightly and has been very satisfied with the results. Fabulous purchase I had been looking at an infrared pad for a long time but was put off by the "coins" that so many of them had, and the expense. This pad is comfortable, uses gentle heat, and absolutely relaxes tense muscles and states of body. I absolutely love this pad. If this company ever makes a bigger one, I will buy it. excellent product It helps relieve my arthritis pain. It is easily transported and lightweight. Good product, slow shipping I ordered this because my old, smaller, electric heating pad was wearing out. This looked good, not only for the infrared heat, but the larger size to cover my whole back. I have had prior surgeries, arthritis, and a lot of back problems. I love this pad and even sleep with it at night. If there is an auto shut-off, it does not seem to work, so be sure to leave it on low if you fall asleep. The shipping took forever....I had to write again and ask where it was. Best heating pad in the world I have had horrible muscular pain in my legs for the last 5 months. I got this as a suggestion from a friend and it has done miracles! I use it everyday. I have significantly less pain. The best part is that this heating pad covers both of my legs from thigh to toes! The health benefits of infared heat compared to traction all heat is amazing. I highly recommend this product. Worth the investment!!! I bought this for my wife to replace an old, worn out heating pad. She was so amazed with it the first time she used it, I had to try it out. This pad covers my entire back from the top of my glutes to my neck (I am 6, 250# and broad shouldered). The heating is consistent throughout and the pad molds great to my body. I am planning on buying another one for me! The Best Heating Pad I purchased this heating pad for my brother as a gift. He suffers from CRPS/RSD which is a neurological syndrome. His entire body aches and he has been miserable using a standard heating pad. He has raved about this infrared heating pad and thanked my profusely for finding it. He has recommended anyone else suffering from this same disease to purchase this item. He says that it never gets hot to the touch like a standard heating pad and the size of it makes it incredibly helpful to cover larger portions of his body. Well made and light weight I use this infared heating pad in the evening watching TV super cosy and relaxing Plus gets rid of aches and pains Way better than heating pad Like the size and controls Take anywhere I go I can not wash like a electrical blanket. Water proof cover must be sold. I would buy this again and may buy a second! Very useful and works great. Product works as advertised. Very happy with purchase. I feel safe using this product and it gives hope. I use it for pain, relaxation of muscle tissue and relief joint pain. EXCELLENT HEATING DEVICE FOR BODY Great range of heat from mild to very toasty.......better than heating pads which are too small and get too hot plus they disconnect easily from power source when trying to use them. I love this blanket......have it above the cover sheet on my bed from feet to thighs.....very nice. The real heatinv pad Really helps my spinal stenosis Miracle worker! I bought this for my husband as a gift. He has worked as a farrier for over 25 years. He is always very sore. Hes an old man before his time! We have tried everything from hot tubs to all sorts of ointments, chiropractor, massage and acupuncture. This pad is the first thing that has actually helped him! Every time he uses it he gets better. He can do things he hasnt been able to do in years. I highly recommend this pad to anyone who has chronic pain. Fabulous item I have sciatica, degenerative arthritis with bone spurs in my spine and knees. Sometimes I cant put my weight on my knee, but I wrap the pad around it and within three hours Im able to stand and walk again. I sleep on this pad and I dont need back shots anymore. Infrared heating pad I use it on my back after I shower in the evening. Infrared Heating Pad Purchased as a gift. Have not heard how they like it. Wonderful Product I use this for my upper and lower back pain. Heat controls are easy to use. The heat is even and very comfortable. It is very light weight just like a small blanket that can be laid on or used to cover over the body part. Just a very nice and comfortable heating pad. Really like the fir for pain relief as it goes deeper and relieves pain and relaxes muscles quicker. No dislikes at this time. this unit can be codidered a 10 . This keeps my wife more or less happy as she is a great cluts....If there is a way to bruise herself she will....Now she has a place to go when that happens....Works fine as wine in the summer time....The husband. love this product my husband works out in the weather and his joints will hurt in the cold this is first thing he get when he gets home Comfortable and Effective I got this for my girlfriend because she always has tight back muscles. Every time she uses it, it puts her to sleep so it definitely relaxes her and eases the tension away. so far seems great I actually bought this because of its size to use on my Dressage horse. So far it has worked beautifully. I put it his back 20 min before I ride and he is nice a relaxed though his back. I have recommended this to several friends already !!! Terrific Heating Pad Just took this heating pad on a trip and used it every night! I love the size and that it warmed me up from head to toe! It is soft,large and warm No automatic off control so do not sleep with it. No cover so can not be easily cleaned. It is longer than another infrared pad I used and it is soft so it wraps around you easily. Broke after 15 Months Im a middle aged woman with frequent back aches and pains. I found this pad extremely helpful given its large size and the heat was very effective. The pad was gently used but quit heating altogether after 15 months. Neither the seller nor the manufacturer would help since the warranty was only 12 months. Yes, it worked well while it worked. The way I see it, the price was high on a per month basis given the pads 15 month life. I liked the pad so much that Im tempted to buy another anyway with the expectation that it would have a short life. The Infrared Pad is terrific! I use the mat to be immediately comfortable in bed. No longer fear cold rooms when I travel. Have to remove it when I get too warm. Would like a VERY LOW setting. Wish mat reached from shoulders to feet. No pain relief yet, but have only had it a couple of weeks. Overall, a wonderful product. I will buy again I has back problem - I use to heat up the back ob the bed. It helps me a lot So soothing I bought this when I was recovering from surgery and had quite a lot of abdominal and back pain. I just love this heating pad. Its very soft, and the large size is fantastic when a lot of you is cold or aching. I sometimes put it on top of me like a blanket but a lot of the time I sat back against it or lay on top of it. Im planning on buying another one as a present for my mom. Excellent quality. "just what the Dr ordered" It gives long lasting re leaf from aches and pains. Good product I like the product very much. It is lightweight and very easy to use. It is better than a regular heating pad because it forms to your body better. Great for my Neck I was having a lot of neck pain from too many hours at a desk. The infrared heat really helped my neck muscles relax. Very helpful to relieve stiffness Ive only had this product about 5 days at his time and put it on my bed. Set it for low and it heats nicely. The best thing is that Ive been awakening with no stiffness in the morning.[Im 67] I do not have arthritis, just normal muscle stiffness but the farinfared heat keeps everything warm and the energy flowing so I wake up truely refreshed. The only thing I dont like is the control switch that appears to have been designed for elves with teeny fingers. Best heating pad! I use this heating pad for all my aches & pains. I have fibromyalgia and arthritis and osteoporosis. Broke my back severely 6 years ago and have nerve damage as a result. My back hurts all the time, and this makes it tolerable. Relieves the muscle spasms. The warmth is penetrating and long-lasting. Was introduced to this pad by my daughter. She let me use it when we were sharing a cabin on vacation. When I came home, I ordered myself one right away. Worth every penny if you have chronic pain problems. A better heating pad Covers lower back and shoulders No It is light weigh , covers entire back. The heat feels good. Felt real good the next day after 20 minutes of use. Best Heating Pad, Most Relief from Pain I have sciatica pain and this heating pad provides the best relief from that pain. It works great in the morning to ease tight muscles, during the day to warm up the area before stretching exercises and in the evening to loosen muscles and relieve pain before going to bed. It is comfortable to lay over the top of the area, but also very comfortable to lay on or lean against. There are no lumps or hard places and it is rated for use under the body. This is the best heating pad I have ever used. nice deep heat for long sessions use low or medium. For deep chills use the high setting Infrared Heating Pad..... I had a bad fall and tore my left PCL and now have severe back pain. I use the infrared heating pad several times a day and it does take the edge off the pain while using it to watch tv or in my computer chair. A Real Hot Item? This heating pad, being infrared heat, does not heat up on the outside. Is this normal, or should it feel warm on the outside of the pad? I love this heating pad Heats large sections of body at one time Perfect Large size. durable material. heats evenly love love love it! Worth the price. Good product It takes a while to heat up and I expected it to be hotter to the touch but laying on it you feel the heat and better circulation. Great Infrared pad! I really like this pad! Its large size can cover a lot of the body at one time. I was surprised I really enjoyed this product. It was bigger than I was thought it was going to be. My back is better and I am planning to buy another one soon for my dad. It was delivered quickly. I had no issues at all thank you Its really helping my back! extra light I have constant back pain.This is really helping me after any work that exacerbates the pain. Great for muscle aches and cold nights! Quick & easy to use! Great product This stays warm, but not too hot to burn. I have used this for my knee pain. It has helped keep my knee able to be limber. I would recommend this over a regular heating pad. Feels great, such a great surface area. Seems like a really great heating pad. I would recommend purchasing this. OK--but nothing outstanding for the price Could not tell a difference between this and a regular heating pad..would not recommend for the ory Worth every nickel The size provides excellent coverage from neck to lower back. The heat is gentle yet effective with several levels. Auto-turnoff has been used several times because I have fallen asleep it feels so great. Love it but it needs a timer shut off Does not have a travel adaptor for the car. GREAT I use it a lot on my back i love it Great for sore muscles There are times when I get up stiff in the morning or even I have stiff pain before I go to bed. I use this under my sheet to help keep those muscles more pliable without getting stiff and sore. Very helpful. I take this on trips, but I need to remember to pack it and not leave it in any hotel rooms. Helps me avoid prescription meds overnight I got this after researching infrared heating pads for arthritis. This is the only product I found like this - bigger than a heating pad, easier to fold and manipulate, never overheats - and it has helped with aches and pains enough during sleeping hours that Ive been able to bypass prescription medications. Ive had it only a few days and am already pleased with it. Because it is so new, I cannot vouch for longevity, but so far, so good. Make sure to read the instructions on how to power on (hold the on button for two seconds) and change settings or you may think the controller is broken. It would be nice to have a removable, washable cotton cover. Infrared Heating Pad My wifes shoulder really hurts and demands intense heat that only a water bottle could provide but heat would not last long enough. This I was skeptical about the infrared but really works well. As for durability we will see. Relaxing Its the largest heating pad covering my neck to low back (Im 57") no hot spots like most other heating pads but definitely feels like it penetrates deep. Relaxes and soothes my muscles. Made of very soft durable fabric cover. Love it! Soooooo soothing! I had low back pain and received so much relief from this lightweight heating blanket. It comes in a plastic case for storing to keep it clean and ready for the next time you need to use it. Wonderful pain reliever! I gave this as a gift to my Mom, who has many pain issues and cant use anti-inflammatory medications and she also has a pacemaker, so she has to be careful about the type of "devices" she uses for pain relief. She felt "some relief" at first but continued to use it every day/night. She then lent it to a friend to try out. After not having it for 2 days she realized just how much pain relief she was actually receiving from this product and couldnt wait to get it back! My Mom first used it as pictured - laying it over her body, but that was difficult at night when she moved or rolled over. She now places it under her sheet so it will stay put and can be placed in the area that is most beneficial to her for pain relief. 2 of her friends have now purchased this product and she is thinking of purchasing a second one for herself to place under her sheet to expand the area of coverage for maximum pain relief. She also loves that the controls are in an area that do not interrupt her comfort and that there are mult Brilliant Bought it as a gift. The wife loves it Excellent deep relaxation and warming Use it on low setting to sleep. And it does the job. Warms me to the bone, relaxes muscles, and lulls me to sleep. Wish it turned off after 30 minutes as stated in catalogue. Sharper Image has offered me a $10 coupon for writing this. Hope theres no expiration date. The first one that came had been used. Relieve back pain Warms you right down to the bones! I have had lowerback pain episodes for years. Everytime Id have a flair up, it was a week of bed rest, pain relievers, and muscle relaxers. Recently I found out that I had a herniated disc and a buldging disc with a compressed nerve root---- but the neurosurgeon just wants to use pain management! In researching different pain relieving methods, I read about Sharper Images FIR Infrared heating pad. The theory of the deep penetrating heat made perfect sense to me. Furthermore, I read every single comment that had been written on the site about this product. Most impressive were comments from folks with the same type of back problems that reported much improvement. Most nights I sleep on the heating pad on my back....and my pain is steadily improving.I love the warmth that this puts out-unlike any heating device you may have tried.And when I get up, and turn the pad off, within a minute or so, my black cat Spook is right on top, soaking up the residual heat like he was in cat heaven! Light weight and take to anywhere I go. Pain control. Reduced my pain killer medicines. Protected my liver and stomach The best heating. Pad ever You can use it on various parts of your body loosens up my back real good Not hot enough My husband wanted to use this as a heating pad for an arthritic back, but it did not get hot enough. It gets only slightly warm. There are heated throws that get warmer than this pad, and it certainly doesnt heat enough to be a heating pad. It would be a good lap robe for an elderly person though. It is well made and attractive. We returned it because it did not suit our purpose; we wanted a heating pad. We returned it. Nice Heating Pad Bought as Xmas gift. Girlfriend loves it. Hope it lasts. Very disappointed Very disappointed . Did not work even the first time . Lights kept flickering as controller was moved , seems to be bad connections . Going back, Serves its purpose I like the fact that it is compact and can be folded up. While it seems durable, the instructions made it feel like it was fragile. the large size is great The pad is very light weight. The large size gives it good coverage, There is no timer, so you have to turn it off. The heat starts about 4 inches in from the edges. It can be a gentle warming om the lowest setting. It doesnt feel different to me, in usage, than a regular heating pad. Great Heating Pad for Fibromyalgia Sufferers! Bought this for my daughter who suffers from Fibromyalgia and she says its the best heating pad she has ever used. Definitely would highly recommend the investment worth every penny. It keeps her very warm and comfortable and helps her sleep. Do not purchase it. I had purchased this product to use in my Massage Therapy Practice. I was so excited when I opened the product, hooked all the components together, turned it a to see the tiny light come on. In time for my next client, I excitedly told her "you are the first one to benefit for the new heating pad". Ugh, how embracing that it bearly heated up on high, she couldnt feel a thing. What a disappointment. So now looking at the return instructions (which contains two different instructions) there is no guarntee Ill recieve my money back and to top it off, a slap in my face, I am stuck with the cost of return shipping. I expect a full refund for the defective product. Worth every penny! I use this product to relieve pain and stiffness. My first one was defective, but the company was very accommodating and replaced it in a very short time. I have used it a lot since I have received it. must have gotten a defective one it stopped working the 2nd time I used it. Customer Service is closed now but Im gonna call them on Monday... All Advertised to Be I found the product online as a solution for pain in my legs and back. It has provided that relief to my satisfaction. My wife is very appreciative of this gift. Has been used to help manage pain and it provides excellent comfort. Sleep time relief It has gotten so bad sleeping through the night. I couldnt even change positions without pain. So I thought of heat and found this pad. I have a more comfortable sleep and less pain. Just good ol arthritus that makes one feel so old. So the warmth helps in the night and less pain and stiffness in the morning just by getting out of bed. Plus it stays on all night. I can bring it on my travels. So at home I place it under my fitted sheet and no shifting. Relief My 91 year-old father uses this the infrared heating pad in bed. He has bone cancer and he said this pad is comfortable while providing pain relief and warmth without it getting hot. Excellent, therapeutic product My wife suffered with hip arthritis for almost two years with no relief. She had some relief after the first day using this pad. Relief gets better with each use. She is recommending this product to everyone! Pad This product is used by myself for muscle strains and my husband with his knees. It has given relief to both of us after a busy day working out in the yard garden, and just doing outside work. great! infrared is just great for Colorado winter..or just warming the feet, or laying on top of it..or underneath..i am most pleased with this product, and have already purchased 3 more as gifts for friends..thank you. Great Power levels provide perfect level of heat Pad Used to help with upper leg strains pain and lower back pain. Heat the malaise away! I use this product mainly with a purpose of rejuvenation and healing for the whole body. Everything is great about this product. A full body pad would be even better. Deep penetrating heat Deep heat. Easy to wrap around arm or leg. Love this heating pad! Received this and used it that night. I love the size, the heat settings, the size and the flexibility of the material. I would buy this product again and again Me and my wife use the Infrared Heating Pad at least 3 times a week. It really help relieved pains especially after a heavy work out. Its ok but not a miracle worker... Bought this for my mom. She suffers from lower back pain. She does not feel that this has helped to relieve the pain. It does make it more comfortable but I saw that 30 minutes of the heat would result in hours of relief. Far from it. I wish this was true. If it had been I was ready to buy another one. SWEET I have degeneratve disc disease, arth. from lumbar to neck as well as spinal & cervical stenosis. It REALLY nice to relieve the entire back all at once. It does take a while to heat up though then the auto time feature shuts it off. I just turn it back on, NOT a big deal. I didnt give 5 stars because the thing is expensive. Infrared heating pad This Infrared heating pad is just what I needed for my back. The pad is soft and flexible, with easy to use controls. The heat settings are perfect. The size is great because it can cover my whole back. great product everything and more It is so lightwieght no cords in middle so no disco fom laying on it . It seems towork better than the usaul ones Heating Pad Was intended for back pain however the size and application did not match the need due to the size of the pad, nevertheless it is used occasionally. Helps with muscle pain Great for pain relief Heating pad I am very hard to please when it comes to aids for my health. I have been offered a standard heating pad, but do not find it as efficient as the infrared pad. I like the fact that I can get heat to my neck at the same time as my back. excellent Excellent product I recommend this product--even though its a bit pricey. This product helps to significantly reduce the amount of discomfort I have from sciatica. Great product All heating pads should be this size. Covers large area I bought this heating pad because I suffer from fibromyalgia. I like the large coverage area. The lettering on the control is difficult to see, but once I found the appropriate setting, I just look for the colored light to determine my ideal setting. Great size Great size and easy to use but does not have the 30 minute auto shut off as indicated. Returning only for that reason. Was told must of received a defective one but others have listed same issue. Not risking it for the price. Instant satisfaction Got this for my wife who suffers from fibromyalgia and arthritis. She had been using normal size heating pads and has to be positioned in just the right spot. I wanted to give it as a Christmas gift, but she was experiencing pain the day it was delivered so I unboxed it and set it up right away. She laid down on it and immediately noticed a difference with more coverage. I may get her another one for the office! Great gift for senior with joint pain This will be a mothers day gift. Best of its kind Great for lower/mid back pain. Great size Great Size It is as expected. Lightweight. The Best Heating Pad Ever After spinal fracture in November I received the pad as a Christmas gift. Just love the warmth and size. I covers my entire back and does not bunch up like other pad do. Its the best gift of the year!!!! How did I ever live without this? I have a physically demanding job as a bus aide maneuvering wheelchairs in the tight confines of a school bus. At the end of the day I sit or recline on the Infared Heating Pad and bring relief to my sore muscles. Works great, deep relief soothing "FIR" heat. Perfect size for the back of a chair or laying flat and providing relief from the neck to the upper thigh. Penetrating soothing warmth better and more subtle then a regular heating pad. Great product, good deal! Got this for my wife, she has been using and old 12" X 15" regular heating pad for her back.This exact thing was offered to me by some health news letter that I receive, "at double the price". Always thought Sharper Image was a high dollar operation. Not this time. I am disappointed. I had the product for three days before it actually heated up and the heat is very low. I find the controls hard to turn on and to set,. I dont know how to charge it and if uit should have been prior to use but I was told nothing about needing a charger. Do I need to purchase that now? Infared heating pad deep warmth First off I was surprised that you could not feel much heat off of the pad, I could feel the heat in my leg where I had placed the pad. I used the med. setting and laid under the pad for 20 min. as recommended. Next day I did notice an improvement to my knees (I had torn the meniscus in one of them). Second I was wishing it came with a removable cover or in another color...black is difficult to keep clean looking. I love my infrared heating pad! I use it everday for my back and even sleep with it on low. Just perfect! Best heating pad ever! My husband bought for me and it is the best i have ever used! Great item,bone warming This is super for my arthritis.I pre-heat my bed then lower the setting.The heat penetrates my bones & muscles relax at the same time.This was a VERY thoughtful gift from my loving spouse.Just wish the electrical connection was more to the side. worked just for a few months. I have RA. It was wonderful for the even low comforting heat. But it gave out in 9 months. (Only used at night) the replacement item lasted less than 30 days. I was disappointed. The BEST!! This has been the BEST heating pad I have ever owned!! The size is wonderful and incomparable to the standard size you usually see. Can finally place heat on my lower back and neck at the same time. I will highly recommend this! Great product Love the large size!! Really, Really excellent product, Found from the person who uses it most, it puts the warmth where its needed most, love the hour shut off use, the ease of what it does take, its the best of the best out there today. Soothing Much more soothing than plain electric pad. Love the size! I can heat all of my back from neck to hips, which is more efficient than regular heating pads. I wasnt sure if the "infared" would make much difference, but its a deeper heat,more even, doesnt get "hot spots" like other pads. I like the soft material. The controls are easy, but my 63 year old mom couldnt read the settings without her glasses (super tiny print). My only concern is the hefty price! I think the highest price it should be is $100. Great warmth Im using this to help with the cold weather and my fibro pain, and it feels good and works well. solved back issue This item has gone a long way in dealing with my Mothers back issues. She felt better after the first use. She uses it a couple of times a day and the pain flareups are fewer. She is quite satisified. Relief pad My feet are cold when I go to bed and this pad lets me warm them so I can get to sleep. It alse drapes on shoulder and back for aches. Wish an auto turn-off was dependable--it sometimes is off after Ive turned it onto high and sometimes not. ?? Generally, its a useful product and I hope it holds up for long use. what Ive been looking for My Husband did his homework on this one, For EVER I have been looking for a heating pad large enough and soft enough to contour to my neck back and shoulders. This totally fits the bill. I lay this on my bed wedge and it covers from my hips to my shoulders. The material is as soft as any fleece blanket.The gentle but through heat penetrates deep in to the sore muscles. I find myself using it as a bed warmer on cold nights and a foot cover when Im on my recliner watching TV. One of the best gifts Ive ever recived Infra red heatng pad An infra red heating pad was suggested by my accupunturist for my back pain. It is a large pad area that covers my entire back and shoulders. Great productt. Best Heating Pad Ever! This heating pad is my "go too cure" for my aches and pains! The best heating pad I have ever owned and I highly recommend it. Id buy it again and again and again! Not hot, just warm Used mix setting still just warm, not hot at all. Very Soothing treatment. Effective. In the evenings while reading and winding down. I do need to sew a cover that will come off for cleaning. Helped ease ongoing pain - LOVE! I bought one for my mom and my father-in-law who both have ongoing pain. My mom uses hers at night to sleep on in bed - it eases her sciatic nerve pain in her hip and down her leg. She loves it so much she takes it on vacation also. She used to warm up rice bed buddies in the microwave throughout the night, now she keeps this pad plugged in and doesnt have to get up through the night. My father-in-law uses it in his easy chair for his back pain. They both raved about how much it helps to ease their pain. This pad is very low voltage so that you dont have to worry about burns while using it. First time an it works like a charm Got this for low back pain, glad it shuts off in one hour of use, have got the best of other moist heating pads, this wins with the best, it puts the heat to where its needed most, all over the whole back, it has helped. Nice Good low back pain relief. Great product - nice size too Great pad. Bought it help relieve ongoing back pain. It does help. The heat is warm and soothing and doesnt burn your skin. It seems to penetrate deep in the muscle tissue. Very happy with this purchase. Very Nice This heating pad seems to penetrate deep into my aching back muscles after a long day of installing tile. It gets a lot warmer than I was expecting and the 4 heat settings really is handy. We have had this for about a week now and 3 out of 4 family members have used it regularly. We have used it on my sons troubled elbow and so far he has less pain. Received this via UPS very quickly with standard shipping. Not hot enough I loved the size of it. It is very hard to find this big sized heating pad but at highest setting it will just get warm, not hot at all. Love it! Love this oversized heating pad. I have chronic pain and I am able to get relief from my neck to lower back and hips. It is overpriced, but this is the first time I have purchased an infrared heating pad. It does get hot enough for pain relief. The dark fabric does bleed onto adjacent fabrics, but it did wash out of my white sheets with some stain treatment. WARNING: I would not use on my fabric chair or sofa. A better price point would be $99.00 and offer sales and coupons. Love it though and would recommend! Infrared Heating pad Use in bed excellent...cant afford an infrared therapeutic sauna? Infrared heated coils penetrate through deep tissue and muscles. This is a very comforting health modality. I prefer having the option of a full body size. I had an infrared therapeutic sauna and it took up an entire room. This portable unit takes up a space the size of a blanket and can be stored anywhere inside. Perfect heating pad This heating pad can cover a very large area and so at night it will cover sore knees and a sore hip at the same time. Sometimes, I use it on my back while watching tv and it covers the entire back. Temperature is adjustable to comfort level. Would recommend to anyone that finds heat soothing. Infrared is the way to go! I use this product while I sleep to help keep my tendons looser as they are tightening. I also have a problem with my neck and have a shoulder one also which I use whenever I have a chance, it does soothe my neck and upper shoulders. I have used several heating pads, I like the size, length and the time this pad stays on. The temp. choices are great. The heat does not burn my skin it just sinks into my muscles and tendons. The pad is very lightweight. The 1st setting is a low setting that is just right for overnight use, I put it under or over the sheet. The 2nd and 3rd are increased heat as expected. The 4th is a nice heat for a shorter period of time. The pad heats up quickly. This is my second one... The first I had to have fixed and had a problem with Venture Heat - it took a long time to get it back. This one is made more stable, it is a little thicker and the cord seems more stable. I am hoping that this one is improved. I would recomend this to you only if you understand that you can only count Solid product The heating pad is quite large and as such can be used for a wide variety of applications. However, the controls are difficult to use. I also think that some people will be surprised that it doesnt get as hot as standard heating pads, although the infrared heat is better than high surface heat. Lastly, when I ordered this product I was advised that I would be receiving a $30 credit toward another Sharper Image purchase and I have still not received this credit. Better than electric blanket not as big I got it for my 87 year old mom, who is always cold. She seems to like it. But it needs to be at least twice the square footage Great product This really does provide the deep heat. Takes the ache out very well. Boyfriend wants one now... 2nd time around 2nd time Ive bought this heating pad. Works very well - wonderful , deep, even heat source for soreness & stiff muscles Great product Use in chair. It is so long I can almost sit on it and it goes up my neck. It also has an inch or two on each side so has great coverage. The heat is good but I only use it on low as I get too hot.