We can all agree that period cramps suck, right? Well, fortunately, you can get some non-medicated support with period heating pads for cramp relief.
I’ve dealt with horrible period cramps for years because of fibroids.
Regrettably I seem to have passed on cramps to my daughter, so I was very motivated to discover period pain relief that works for her.
Heating pads are perfect because you don’t have to worry about getting a prescription from a doctor, and they come at all price points.
Still, if you have a child who is using the heating pad for cramps, you’ll want to make sure they understand the different temperature settings so they don’t get burned.
The benefits of using a heating pad
Heating pads work to relieve cramps by increasing blood flow and circulation.
They ease muscle contractions and the warmth feels so good and cozy, y’all!
If you’re not interested in taking pain medications for your cramps, a heating pad is an accessible option for relief.
what to know about using a heating pad
How long can I wear a heating pad?
Check the instructions for the heating pad you purchase for information on how long that particular product should be worn. It will be different for every heating pad based on the available temperature and other features.
Where do a put a heating pad?
Depending on where your cramps are, you can put the heating pad on your abdomen or your back. Occasionally I experience period pain in my legs, and I’ll put the heating pad there, too.
Is a heating pad better than a hot water bag?
Nope. They’re both good options. It’s up to you and your preference.
Different types of heating pads
There are tons of different varieties of heating pads to choose from. Some of the features you can find are:
- High and low temperatures
- Massage settings
- Has batteries
Best Heating Pads for Cramps
There are plenty of great options for dealing with cramps when you have your period. One option that is foolproof (and you don’t have to take any pills!) is heat. Heating pads help soothe an achy abdomen and eliminate cramps.
This adorable little crab comes with a removable lavender scented pad that can be microwaved for quick pain relief.
This heating pad has an overwhelming number of 5 star review, and for good reason! It’s so warm and cozy, and perfect for laying over a crampy stomach while your’e watching television.
A portable heating pad with 3 heat levels and MASSAGE it’s no wonder one reviewer called this the best thing they’ve ever purchased on Amazon!
It’s a heating pad, but it’s WEIGHTED. This pad adds an extra layer of cramp relief with a little bit of pressure combined with the heat.
I will never forget when I discovered Thermacare years ago! They were such a game changer with helping me to deal with period cramps on the go. Very affordable, they work quickly, and stay hot for up to 8 hours!
Not only are these fast heating and effective, they’re also nfused with 3 herbal ingredients, rose, lemon, and jasmine oil, providing warming comfort!
period tracker Journal
Looking for a simple period tracker to help you know when you might expect cramps?
I made a tracker to help!
You can click to download the journal for free, or if you’d prefer a physical copy with an adorable cover, get it on Amazon for less than six bucks.