Mueller reusable elastic wrap with mesh pouch is ideal for the application of cold or hot therapy to small body parts or limbs. The mesh pouch allows a fabric barrier between your skin and the hot or cold gel pack and the elasticated velcro strap can help secure and hold the wrap in place, while fixing the velcro end to anywhere on the wrap.
It is the ideal size for an ankle, wrist or a small, more targeted area of the knee, lower leg and arms. The mesh pouch size is slightly bigger than the Reusable Gel Pack of 14 x 22cm and has a velcro tab at the end securing it in place, while the size of the elasticated wrap is 16 inches or 41cm and the velcro fastening on the end can adhere to anywhere on the whole wrap.
Cold use: Place the Hot/Cold Pack in the freezer at least 1-2 hours before use. Place the gel pack in the wrap or at least cover before applying to skin, Gel stays flexible even when frozen.
Hot use: You can either boil (best heating method) or place in the microwave. Boil 3/4 litre and remove from heat, place the gel pack in the water for 5 minutes if at room temperature, but for no more than 8 minutes. Remove from the water, dry and cover before applying to the skin.
To microwave, place the gel pack in a microwavable container and cover with water (Never heat in microwave without the water, dry heat may damage the pack and overheat the gel). Heat in the microwave for 2 minutes (time may vary due to wattage), remove from container and test the heat, for additional heat, microwave in 10-15 second intervals. Dry and cover or place in wrap to apply to the affected area. Watch the Hot/Cold Gel Pack while heating, if the pack starts to expand, turn off microwave and leave to cool.
The gel pack should never be applied directly to skin, when cold or warm, and the temperature should always be checked carefully before handling. Please follow the instructions with the pack.
The Cold/Hot Pack also has to attribute of remaining very flexible when either cold or hot which can help the user to customise the wrap to their needs.
Spare Mueller Cold/Hot Packs can be purchased separately as it is ideal to have one in the freezer cooling while you are using the other.