What Is The Purpose Of A Hot And Cold Pack?

Heat increases blood and nutrient flow to a specific location of the body. It frequently works best in the morning to alleviate stiffness and to warm up muscles prior to action. Cold decreases blood flow, which alleviates swelling and pain. It is frequently the greatest option for acute pain, such as that caused by a sprain or strain.

Cold pack provides therapeutic pain alleviation for muscular and joint discomfort. Cold treatments reduce blood flow to the affected area, making cold therapy great for lowering joint and tendon irritation and swelling.

Just for you, we have compiled the best hot and cold packs in Malaysia! Consider buying them for your comfort. 

1. Rexicare Soft Cold Hot Pack

This product is suitable for cold and heat therapy (accepts temperatures ranging from -20 to 80°C). It remains pliable and malleable even at temperatures as low as -20°C and maintains a minimum of 45-60 minutes of heat or coolness.

Cold Therapy: Prior to each use, place the pack in the freezer for at least 15-20 minutes.

Hot Water Therapy

  1. Soak the pack for 15-20 minutes in hot water (max 80°C).
  2. Remove the pack and wrap it in a dry cloth.
  3. Apply directly to the affected area.

Microwave oven:

  1. Microwave the pack for 1 minute (recommend 1,000W)
  2. Ensure that the gel is dispersed evenly throughout the pack.
  3. On a low power setting, heat the pack for 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Heating periods will vary according to the microwave’s power.
  4. If extra heat is required, heat in increments of ten seconds until the appropriate temperature is obtained.
  5. Allow at least one minute for the pack to rest before applying it.
2. Nexcare Reusable Hot/Cold Pack

Nexcare Reusable Hot/Cold Pack is a great product for pain management in the event of an emergency! It can be used cold from the freezer to relieve pain, swelling, bruising, and sprains. Warm it in the microwave to relieve muscle pain and stiffness. Nexcare Reusable Hot/Cold Packs include a protective cover for added comfort and an elastic band to assist secure the pack in place.

This product contains Dry Natural Rubber which is ideal for the relief of pain and swelling caused by bumps, bruises, and sprains, as well as for the relief of muscular aches and stiffness.

3. Epro Reusable Hot/Cold Pack

The EPRO reusable hot/cold pack is a practical way to provide hot or cold therapy. Cold therapy can be used to relieve inflammation by reducing blood flow, and is particularly beneficial for sprains, strains, bumps, and bug bites. While heat treatment increases blood flow and aids in muscular relaxation, it is particularly beneficial for muscle pains, cramps, stiffness, arthritis, and mental discomfort.

How to use:

  • Microwave for 20 seconds or immerse in hot water for heat therapy.
  • Freeze in the refrigerator prior to use for cold therapy.

Product features:

  • Extra Gel for improved heat/cold transmission
  • Sealed reinforced edge prevents leakage
  • Relieves pain and swelling caused by sprains, strains, knicks, and bruises
  • Non-toxic and latex-free
  • Reusable and machine washable
  • Microwavable and Freezer-Friendly
  • Flexible and supple
  • Certified by the MDA (Medical Device Authority)
  • Size: 30x18cm (Large)
4. Flexplus Hot/Cold Pack

The Flexplus Cold/Heat Pack can be used for either cold or hot therapy.

For a minimum of 45-60 minutes, the Soft Cold/Hot Pack retains its heat or cooling. After freezing, the gel in the Cold/Hot Pack stays soft and flexible, even at temperatures as low as -20 degrees celsius. It’s convenient, user-friendly and suitable to be your best home healthcare partner.


  • Flexible and dependable down to -20 degrees celsius.
  • Appropriate for both cold and heat therapy.
  • The soft cloth adds to the overall comfort.
  • Reusable and microwaveable.


  • Acrylic acid polymer, glycerol, deionized water
  • Nylon + PVC
  • Dimensions: 28.5 x 11.5 cm
  • 3 years shelf life
5. My Protein Hot & Cold Gel Pack

My Protein Hot & Cold Gel Pack is a reusable, multi-purpose gel pack designed to alleviate muscular and joint pain. The gel pack is great for people wishing to employ hot and cold treatment to treat injuries at any stage.

  • Pack of hot and cold therapy
  • Can be frozen
  • Microwaveable
  • Easy to use

Compresses usage:

  1. Freeze gel pack for at least 1 hour.
  2. Remove from the freezer and place in the provided fabric sleeve.
  3. Apply the gel pack carefully to the appropriate location. Maintain for no more than 20 minutes.
  4. Immediately after usage, place in the freezer for future use.

Boiling in a Hot Compressor:

  1. Bring a saucepan of water to a boil and then turn off the heat.
  2. Soak the gel pack for 8-10 minutes in water.
  3. Take the gel pack out of the water, wrap it in the accompanying cloth sleeve, and apply to the chosen location.
  4. Allow the gel pack to cool completely before storing in the freezer for future use.


  1. In the microwave, place the gel pack flat and heat on full power (750w) for 1 minute.
  2. Remove from the microwave and verify that the appropriate temperature has been reached (this will continue to rise slightly). Return to the microwave and heat in 30-second increments if more heat is necessary.
  3. Remove from the microwave after desired temperature is reached, insert in the provided cloth sleeve, and apply to desired location. After one hour, the gel pack may be reheated.
  4. Allow the gel pack to cool completely before storing in the freezer for future use.

Never microwave a gel pack for more than 2 minutes at a time. If heating from frozen, begin with a 75-second high heat and continue in 10-second increments until the desired temperature is reached. Keep an eye on the gel pack while it is heating. Turn off the microwave if the gel pack begins to expand. Please alter microwave instructions accordingly. Microwave instructions are based on 750-watt power. Excessive heat may break and leak the gel pack. If this occurs, immediately discard the pack.