Video: How to Make a Moist Heat Pack

Moist heat helps relax muscles and increase blood flow. This video illustrates how to make a moist heat pack with items common household items.

Video Transcript

How to make a homemade heat pack with items found around the house.

You will need a sock, dry rice or oatmeal, and thread.

  1. Fill the sock with rice or oatmeal using a funnel.
  2. Loop the thread around the sock opening and tie it tightly.
  3. Turn the sock upside down to make sure it is secure.
  4. Alternatively, you can also sew the open end of the sock using a needle and thread.
  5. Place the rice-filled sock in a bowl and heat it for 1 to 3 minutes in a microwave.
  6. Apply this heat pack to the area of pain.