Therapeutic Heat Pad

Relieves tight and cramped muscles

  • Very pleasant and comfortable heat
  • Delivers 8 hours of constant external heat

Therapeutic Heat Pad

Hansaplast Therapeutic Heat Pads provide sustained relief by giving off a pleasant, relaxing deep heat for eight hours.

They are available in two sizes:

  • Large for back pain and
  • Small for neck and shoulder pain


This product is a med version which is only available in pharmacies.

Clinical studies

Measurement of Skin Surface Temperature in the Shoulder Area of Volunteers

Active ingredient

Natural heating ingredients (e.g. iron, charcoal)

Directions of use:

  • The pad should only be applied on clean, dry and unbroken skin.
  • Open the pouch and remove the sealingpaper from the pad. Place
    directly over the painful area and press on firmly.
  • Within 30 minutes a comforting, consistent heat level develops.
  • The pad should not be worn for more than 8 hours within any
    24 hour period.
  • The pad can easily be removed after use.
  • Please note that the adhesiveness might be reduced by sweating.

Special warnings and pre-cautions for use:

As with any heat product, the pad has the potential to cause skin irritation or burns. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid circumstances that may increase the heateffect (e.g. tight clothing, pressure). Moreover, you should periodically check the skin reactions. If you experience any discomfort, swelling, rash or prolonged redness, remove the pad. If the skin irritation persists or if the pain remains or gets worse, a physician should be consulted. If you are pregnant, have diabetes, poor blood circulation or rheumatoid arthritis, ask your physician before use.

Do not use the pad under the following circumstances:

  • If the covering of the pad is damaged. (If your skin or eyes come
    into contact with the content of the cell, rinse with water. If ingested,
    rinse mouth and consult your physician.)
  • On broken skin, on bruised or swollen areas or on body parts where
    heat cannot be felt.
  • On children or people who cannot remove the pad on their own.
  • Together with medicated creams and ointments or additional
    sources of heat.


Store at room temperature (25°C).
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not microwave. Not re-usable.

Product  Type  Size  Quantity
Heat Pad

 22x10 cm
2 pieces
Heat Pad

  15x10 cm
 2 pieces

Heat Therapy

  1. I have heard that cold therapy is also a good way to relieve pain.
    When is cold therapy the right treatment and when heat therapy?

    The therapeutic use of cold or warmth is a well-known physiotherapeutic treatment. Whether to use heat or cold on the affected area depends on the type of pain. Heat has been known for generations to be an effective way to relieve pain caused by muscle strain and tension, and in many cases applying external heat sources can relieve muscle pain. Cold is recommended for acute conditions, such as acute inflammation or injuries, e.g. sports injuries such as sprains, contusions, bruising, and swelling. If you are in doubt as to whether to apply heat or cold, please consult your pharmacist or physician.
  2. When should I use Hansaplast Capsaicin Heat Patches and when
    Hansaplast Therapeutic Heat Pads?

    Both products can be used for the relief of musculoskeletal pain. They differ in their mode of action. Hansaplast Capsaicin Heat Patches induce the feeling of warmth by means of  a pharmacological ingredient and inhibit the pain-transmitting Substance P whereas Hansaplast Therapeutic Heat Pads are an external source of physical heat.
    Hansaplast Therapeutic Heat Pads provide long-lasting deeply penetrating physical heat. They therefore can also be used by persons who react with unpleasant skin sensations when using capsaicin creams, ointments or pads.

Therapeutic Heat Therapy

  1. Against which types of pain can the Hansaplast Therapeutic Heat Pads be used?

    The main field of application for the Hansaplast Therapeutic Heat Pads Large is the relief of muscle pain in the low back area. The main field of application for the Hansaplast Therapeutic Heat Pads Small is the relief of pain from muscle strain and tension in the neck and shoulder area. The heat pads provide pleasant and well-tolerated heat for the relief of muscle pain and relax tight and cramped muscles. Please first consult your physician if you want to use the Hansaplast Therapeutic Heat Pad against other types of pain.
  2. For how long should the Hansaplast Therapeutic Heat Pads be applied?

    The Hansaplast Therapeutic Heat Pads should be applied over 2-3 days for 8 hours daily to achieve optimal results, but only one pads should be applied in the same area within any 24-hour period. In addition, a pad should not be applied for more than 7 consecutive days in the same area. A physician should be consulted if the pain remains or gets even worse, because this might be a sign of a more serious disease.
  3. Why should I consult a physician before using the Hansaplast Therapeutic
    Heat Pads when I suffer from diabetes?

    Patients suffering from diabetes often develop poor blood circulation, a diminished ability to sense high temperatures, and are more susceptible to skin irritation due to their disease. Therefore, patients suffering from diabetes should consult their physician before using the Hansaplast Therapeutic Heat Pads.
  4. Can I wear the Hansaplast Therapeutic Heat Pads overnight?

    It is possible to wear the Hansaplast Therapeutic Heat Pads overnight, but we suggest first wearing it during the day in order to experience the level of heat.
Always see a doctor if the wound is deep, bleeds heavily or shows signs of infection like reddening, swelling or warmth. Please note that, although they were compiled with great care, the tips and advice given on this website by no means substitute medical advice and treatment. If you have or suspect a health problem, consult a doctor and follow medical advice, regardless of what you have learned on this website. Always read carefully and follow the instructions for use or the leaflets of our products.
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