For years I’ve beaten my body up while training. Running has taken a toll on my body (no question) and my forties are continuously throwing me for a loop. (I don’t want to talk about it. Harumph.)
I was introduced to the concept of Flaxie Packs by my friend Joanne McCoy who, it turns out, is co-owner of the company. She thought that my running partner and I would benefit from using them so I agreed to give them a shot. After all, between my nagging IT band injury and all my other bumps and bruises while while weight-training, I certainly could use some relief.
My first thought? “Why have I never done this before?!”
Call me a simpleton, but truly I’ve endured soreness for way to long without seeking a remedy. I just never found anything that I liked enough to repeat the use.
No longer. I’m definitely a fan of Flaxie Packs. I’ve used them both warm and cold over the past few weeks for various needs.
Suggestions for use:
- Warm: Soothes body aches from long hours at the computer and also helps with migraines, fibromyalgia, arthritis and much more. (Plus it is a great bed warmer!)
- Chilled: Use within two hours of a very strenuous workout to reduce post-workout inflammation and swelling and decrease muscle soreness. It is also helpful in dealing with sunburns, fever, insect bits and stings as well as the dreaded hot flashes.
They have the light smell of flax seed, which I am familiar with and happen to find soothing. The heat is gentle and lasts for a good while. 90 seconds in the microwave and you are instantly feeling relaxed…
Aside from the relief of my aches and pains, a big pro for me is how simply lovely Flaxie Packs are. Function is of primary importance, of course, but I would be lying if I claimed that is my sole decision maker in investing in a product. Because, life is too short for ugly design. (What can I say? I’m a marketer and a bit of a design snob.)
I simply can not resist the beautiful fabrics and choices! Even the children’s products are appealing. I was so impressed with them that I’ve already bought two as presents. (I really, really hope I’m not blowing the surprise right now.)
The packs are made in Maryland with American-grown flax seed and are 100% natural. (As in no allergens, additives, fragrances or preservatives.) They come in two sizes: the original (approximately 9? x 12,) and Flaxie Kiddo (approximately 4.5? square).
If you are open to trying something new to relieve your various aches, or to feel more soothed and relaxed, I recommend you give Flaxie Packs a try! To order, visit the site and they can be shipped directly to you!
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions expressed are completely my own based on my experience.