The Perfect Holiday Gift for all your Loved Ones

The Perfect Holiday Gift for all your Loved Ones

The holiday season is upon us, and the spirit of festivity and merrymaking have engulfed us. And, that feeling is amazing! It’s all about enjoying the company of family and friends, sharing traditional meals, and of course, exchanging gifts. 

Between revamping the house for the holidays and deciding the menu for the get-togethers, there are endless things that need your attention. The biggest task is finding the perfect gift for each of your loved ones. Sometimes finding a thoughtful and practical gift for everyone in your circle can be a bit overwhelming. 

Luckily, we have got your back! Our Hot Cherry Pillows are sure to a hit at your gift exchange. They come in different sizes and are great for your five-year-old kid as well as your sixty-five-year-old grandparents. Why? Because nobody ever said NO to warm, toasty hugs from a comfy pillow that smells like cherry pie. 

A Gift with Many Benefits

The hug-friendly, cuddle-approved Hot Cherry Pillows do more than warm your loved ones on cold winter nights. 

  • Soothing comfort from everyday aches and pains. Whether you have exceeded your 10,000 steps for the day and your feet, need some TLC, or the chilly weather is causing your back pain to act up, microwave your Hot Cherry Pillow and relax and relieve the stress. Chiropractors and massage therapists have recommended Hot Cherry Pillows for pain relief.
  • Much-needed relief from arthritis pain and sports injuries. From increasing circulation (when heated) to reducing swelling (when chilled), our Cherry Pillows are great for easing chronic aches and joint pains when warmed. 
  • Naptime friend to your kid. It is hard not to fall asleep while hugging a toasty Hot Cherry Pillow. It is great for toddlers and tweens – it acts as a small body pillow for the baby and helps relax the muscles and calm the mood of a tween. 
  • Blessing for mommies-to-be. The bodies of expectant mothers go through a lot of stress. The aromatic warmth of a Hot Cherry Pillow comes in handy. It releases muscle stress by promoting circulation and alleviating pain, allowing the mommy-to-be to relax and get adequate sleep. Our pillow is useful during breastfeeding, too, as moist heat compresses help the milk to flow.

    Hot Cherry Pillows
  • Pain relief from menstrual cramps. Chocolates, yoga, back massages – you have tried everything to ease period cramps. They work sometimes, and sometimes they don’t. One effective way of eliminating the debilitating period pain is moist heat. Heating pads can be uncomfortable and unsafe, and their dry heat does not address the deep pain like moist heat. So, switch to microwavable Hot Cherry Pillows – they are safe and oh, so soothing. 
  • Stress buster. As much as we want to stay away from stress, it sneaks in occasionally, especially during the holidays. Pain in the back, shoulders, and neck are common tell-tale signs of being stressed. The therapeutic cherry pillows not only provide muscle relaxation but also help you drift to sleep. Used during meditation they promote calm and peace. 

Your Loved Ones Deserve the wholesome Goodness of Hot Cherry Pillows.

So, stop browsing mindlessly in the hopes of stumbling upon a WOW gift for your family and friends because you have already found one – Hot Cherry Pillows.

Get one for your people, and watch their faces light up with big smiles when they unwrap your present and try it for the first time!

Happy Holidays! 

November 30, 2021 by J'Nelle Holland

Hot Cherry Pillows & Autumn Nights

October 20, 2021 by J'Nelle Holland

Understanding Chronic Pain and How Hot Cherry Pillows Can Help


Chronic pain
We’re not usually alarmed by occasional aches and pains, and we have all experienced them at times. But did you know sudden pain is your nervous system’s most important reaction to alert you to possible injuries? When you’re injured, pain signals travel to your brain from the injured area through the spinal cord. As your injury heals, the severity of your pain reduces.

However, if you’re troubled by chronic pain, that’s different. An NIH study concluded that 25.3 million American adults suffer from chronic pain.

When you’re experiencing chronic pain, your brain continues to receive pain signals from your body even after the injury has healed. This may last for weeks or years. Your mobility, flexibility, and strength may be compromised due to the condition, making getting through everyday activities challenging. So, chronic pain is not a good condition to be in. If you are suffering from chronic pain, many caregivers recommend using moist heat at home for comforting relief. Our cherry pit pillows are easy to heat ––just put them in the microwave for a couple of minutes––they’re 100% hygienic and do a wonderful job at alleviating chronic pain. As with any mode of pain relief, check with your healthcare provider to make sure that moist heat is recommended for your particular situation.

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When is pain categorized as chronic?

If you have been in pain for 12 weeks or more, you are in chronic pain. The pain may be dull or sharp, and the affected areas may feel an aching or burning sensation. It may be intermittent or steady.

Chronic pain can affect any part of your body, from the joints to the lower back. Here are a few common chronic pains:

  • Chronic joint pain- osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, tendinitis
  • Chronic headache- migraine, eye strain headache
  • Chronic back pain- spinal stenosis, spinal fractures, compression fractures
  • Chronic nerve pain- carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, diabetic neuropathy

What causes chronic pain?

Often, an initial injury, like a pulled muscle or spine alignment can lead to chronic pain. This type of pain develops when your nerves are pinched or damaged, making the pain last longer and more intense. Moist heat and proper medical care can go a long way to providing relief.  In some cases, chronic pain may develop without an injury. An underlying health condition may act as the contributing factor, such as:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease- pain and swelling in the intestines
  • Fibromyalgia- pain in the muscles and bones
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome- extreme, long-lasting weariness accompanied by pain
  • Endometriosis- painful uterine disorder
  • TMJ or temporomandibular joint dysfunction- pain in the jaw joint and muscles

How to treat chronic pain?

Chronic pain treatments aim to improve mobility and reduce pain, alleviating the associated discomfort. The frequency and severity of chronic pain usually differs from person to person. Your symptoms and underlying health conditions, if any, will determine your chronic pain treatment plan, as advised by your doctor.

Arthritis moist heat
Moist heat applications of Hot Cherry pillows can definitely help reduce pain by relaxing constricting muscles and increasing circulation. It’s an effective way to alleviate chronic pain at home, and highly recommended by chiropractors, physical therapists, and acupuncturists. Penetrating moist heat treats deep-seated sources of pain, thus enhancing healing.

Since moist heat also increases circulation to joints, lower back, and feet, it is highly effective against chronic pain caused by neuropathy and arthritis.

Say goodbye to chronic pain with our Hot Cherry Pillows.

Don’t let chronic pain stop you from running daily errands. Don’t let chronic pain make you cancel plans. Let our therapeutic Hot Cherry Pillows provide luxurious moist heat comfort, and enjoy life to the fullest!
September 22, 2021 by J'Nelle Holland

School Supplies

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Why Hot Cherry Pillows are a Back-To-School Essential

The start of the 2021-22 school year is already here, which means it is time to do some good ol’ back-to-school shopping. But this year, much like last year, is going to be vastly different from past years. First, there are the ever-looming questions like, Will school even open? And if it does, how long before it closes again? There are some major uncertainties and thinking about school supplies might seem a little far-fetched right now. How do you buy things if you have no idea what your school day is going to be like?

Nevertheless, in places where schools are opening up, students will need supplies. In this blog, we are going to list a few reasons why Hot Cherry pillows need to be included among those necessities. Read on to find out how these therapeutic pillows can be helpful for students dealing with the pressures of their everyday lives:

1.     Stress buster

Students are often bogged down by the stress of studies as well as extra-curricular activities. Heat therapy can be a great way to alleviate some of that stress and tension. A warm Hot Cherry pillows can provide instant relief while relaxing the mind and body. In the case of online classes, these pillows can also uplift moods and get your student into the right state of mind for studying at home.

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2.     Sports first-aid

It wouldn’t be wrong to call hot and cold therapy nature’s original pain treatment. In the case of sports injuries, such as bruises, sprains, and sore muscles, the Hot Cherry pillows can work to soothe the discomfort and ease the pain. Whether used cold to help reduce inflammation of an acute swelling, or hot for muscle relaxation, a Hot Cherry Pillow is an affordable and easy-to-use alternative to various other relieving techniques. Used hot or cold on the affected areas, it stimulates the muscles and tissues, thus speeding up recovery.

3.     Dorm room accessory

The Hot Cherry pillows are the best “bed buddy” for college students living in dorms. Since most dorms are equipped with microwaves these days, it is easier than ever to warm the pillows and use them to treat aches and pains, or to warm chilly beds. What’s more, they can also provide solace and comfort to those afflicted by homesickness.

Check out our online store to shop for the Hot Cherry pillows so that you can add warmth and comfort to your student’s back-to-school experience.
September 08, 2021 by J'Nelle Holland

Hot Summer–– Cool Down

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Cherry Ice®, the Many Uses of Cold Packs, from First-Aid to Hot Flashes

Summer officially arrived a while back, and all of us are looking for ways to beat the heat and maintain our cool. We have just the right solution- Cherry Ice Pillows!

Filled with tart cherry pits that are cleaned and dried without using any chemicals, our Cherry Ice pillows deliver much-needed cool relief when you come back home after running errands on a hot summer day or sports practice. Wrap a chilled pillow around your neck to experience instant cool comfort. We also have an eye pillow to gently ice the area around the eyes. And you can feel confident that there are no chemicals used in any Hot Cherry Pillows.

There’s more to Cherry Ice pillows than providing relief from the heat. Let’s take a look!

Cherry Ice therapeutic pillows

Ice is among the safest, simplest, and effective self-care treatments for joint and muscle pain, injuries, and discomfort. It can help alleviate inflammation, bruising, sprains, muscle spasms, and swelling, with an ice treatment.

1. Soothing injured tissues, muscles, and joints.

Minor injuries like sprains and bruises can be effectively treated with a cold compress. It reduces inflammation and swelling that often accompanies injuries and speeds up healing.

If you have young kids who run and play around the house or teenagers who are active in athletic activities, complaints of bruises and ankle sprains are probably not so uncommon. A Cherry Ice pillow will be a great purchase for the household! Think of it as a first-aid investment for the family.

2. Recharging after a workout.

Ice treatment post-workout is a nice way to recharge your muscles tired from the exercise. A cold compress also helps in repairing the muscles after rigorous exercise or intense physical activity. Keep the Cherry Ice pillow in the freezer before heading to the gym, and take it out for muscle recovery after coming back.

3. For headache relief.

Heat often triggers migraines and bad headaches. And cold therapy offers relief from associated pain and discomfort. When a bad headache doesn’t let you rest or doze off, we recommend using a chilled Cherry Ice neck wrap and eye pillow to alleviate the pain.

4. Hot Flashes

Hot mamas love the cooling effect of Cherry Ice to help lower body temperature and restore comfort during those pesky hot flashes. Place a Cherry Ice square pillow on the chest, or a Neck wrap around the neck and enjoy heat related relief.

Why Choose Cherry Ice Pillows?

In one Cherry Ice Pillow, you get a 2-in-1 deal. Apart from cool relief, the pillow can also be used for moist heat therapy for relief from chronic pain and to increase circulation.

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Moreover, Cherry Ice Pillows are machine washable. They’re made from 100% cotton denim fabric and come with a zip-close, plastic reusable bag to ensure they don’t get sticky from ice cream containers in the freezer!

Shop for the multi-use Cherry Ice therapeutic pillows from our online store. And happy summers!
July 22, 2021 by J'Nelle Holland

Hot Cherry® Pillows For Men

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3 Common Men’s Health Conditions That Can Be Relieved Using Hot Cherry® Pillows

It is no secret that heat therapy is an effective form of pain relief. It involves applying heat to the affected area, which helps increase blood flow, thus also bringing in oxygen and the necessary proteins required for healing. While both moist and dry heat are used in heat therapy treatments, moist heat has proven to be more potent when it comes to penetrating the tissues to speed up the recovery process. Our Hot Cherry® Pillows, filled with clean, dried cherry pits, can be easily heated up to release moist heat, which can help alleviate numerous pains that men suffer from.

Here are some common health conditions that can be relieved using Hot Cherry® Pillows:

1.    Sports injury and muscle fatigue

If you are a athlete with a rigorous training schedule, chances are you are prone to suffer from common sports injuries like sprains and muscle pulls. The same goes for workout aficionados. It doesn’t matter if you take all the precautions; sometimes preventing injuries is beyond our control. Relieving them, however, is. If the injury is acute, that is if it just happened, apply chilled Hot Cherry Pillows, to reduce inflammation and prevent swelling. If your pain is chronic, recurring old injuries flaring up, then heat is indicated. When placed on the affected area, our Hot Cherry® Pillows can provide a warm, comforting sensation and ease the pain much faster than dry heat.

sports injury pillow
2.    Back pain

Back pain can often have a debilitating effect on your life, but fortunately, there are ways to soothe your back that do not involve becoming dependent on pain killers. Hot Cherry® Pillows are one of them. In fact, in a study published by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, it was found that applying low-level heat continuously on the back eased the pain better than some over-the-counter pain killers. Try a Hot Cherry Pillow to help ease that back pain and help you relax.

3.    Stiff neck

A stiff neck can happen to anyone, at any time. Something as simple as sleeping in the wrong position can leave you with an uncomfortable stiff neck. Our neck wraps, which can be wrapped around the neck even when you are walking around, can ease the pain with soothing, penetrating moist heat. If however, you suffer from chronic neck problems, be sure to consult a doctor for a professional opinion. The doctor may recommend a cervical pillow (like Hot Cherry’s cervical pillow) to replace a thick bed pillow and to help restore the natural curve of the cervical neck spine. Used hot, cold , or room temperature, relief is sweet.

Browse through our online store to buy our therapeutic pillows that are designed to alleviate muscle aches, sports injuries, tummy aches and more, through moist penetrating heat. They’re available in a six sizes, which means finding one that is perfect for your body is now easier than ever.

gift of comfort

With Father’s Day just around the corner, give Dad a lasting gift of comfort¬¬–– a Hot Cherry Pillow.

June 10, 2021 by J'Nelle Holland

Optimize your Boutique!

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Here’s how your Gift Shop Can Become a Customer Favorite

If you are a gift shop owner, you know how competitive the retail landscape has become. And you do not want to be just another gift shop round the corner. You want to be THE gift shop that wins every customer, has regulars, and soaring profits. All this is achievable if you implement these four tips:

1. Create a Unique In-Store Experience

Let your gift shop be a paradise for customers not only in terms of unique and thoughtful gifts but also when it comes to the shopping experience. If your store is like Aladdin’s cave with great finds, the customer experience you offer should be like the cherry on top.

Apart from placing items immaculately on shelves, you can be creative and hang some on the ceilings or the walls. Remember, it is not simply about what you sell, but essentially about how you sell it.

2. Freshen up Your Inventory from Time to Time

If you have the same items adorning the shelves and walls of your store, the regular customer may start looking for alternatives. The problem goes away if you keep your merchandise assortment fresh. Keep an eye on the trends, look out for new, thoughtful items, and always value customer feedback.

Items that make perfect, sustainable gifts for a myriad of occasions are a must-have in the shop, for example, Hot Cherry Therapeutic Pillows. These pillows are great gifts for everyone, from kids to grandparents! Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Birthdays, Weddings, or just because I love you kind of day: a Hot Cherry Pillow is the ideal gift.

Buy wholesale to avail incredible first-time customer perks.

And yes, Net 60 terms are applicable on all orders! We send the pillows already beautifully gift wrapped. If you are new to our online wholesale distributor, Faire, there’s an incredible offer as a Hot Cherry customer. (hotcherry.faire.com). You can receive $100 off your first order and free shipping for an entire year!
Take a look at our wholesale catalog here.  
 
3. Leverage Technology

Technology can do so much to enhance the growth optimization of your business, from reducing operational burdens to gaining and retaining customers.

Switch to mobile POS or point of sale system from the traditional cash register. That will not only streamline business processes but also enhance customers’ shopping experience. Opt for POS solutions that offer customer management and inventory features. Investing in a CRM or customer relationship management tool is also a smart decision as it encourages repeat purchases and drives loyalty.

4. Value-Addition through Services

Offer services that enhance the customer shopping experience. This can range from gift-wrapping in the store to consultations to help the buyer make the right purchase. If feasible, you can also organize DIY art projects to drive traffic and customer engagement.

These four tips will definitely accelerate sales, generating more profits, and making you the go-to gift store in the area.
May 18, 2021 by J'Nelle Holland

Earth Day 2021: Everything You Need To Know

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Today, the climate crisis has become more evident than ever, and that has made Earth Day 2021 a lot more significant than the previous years. First started in the US in 1970, this day has come to symbolize the coming together of millions of people around the world who pledge their support for the environment, bringing into focus the urgency of saving the planet through the right actions.

When the world went into a lockdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there were reports about how nature was healing, but now the global CO2 emission levels are higher than what they were before the pandemic hit. It has become imperative that we cut emissions by a staggering 45 percent to prevent global warming from increasing any further, and that fact alone highlights the sheer extent of the problem that we are all faced with. This is why we need to pull our socks up and this Earth Day, commit to viable and efficient action to combat climate change.

Here are a few things you should know about Earth Day:

What Is Earth Day?

Earth Day is an annual event that seeks to call attention to the rampant environmental degradation that we are witnessing. It highlights various issues, ranging from deforestation to global warming. For Earth Day on April 22, 2021, US President Joe Biden has invited leaders from across the world to take part in a virtual summit to discuss climate action. The event will be live streamed.

When Do We Celebrate Earth Day?

Ever since it was established in 1970, each year 22 April is celebrated as Earth Day. This year, however, climate activists have called for the event to be celebrated over three days, from April 20 to April 22, 2021.

When Was The First Earth Day?

The history of Earth Day can be traced back to a time in the US when the country was experiencing a tumultuous political and economic environment. The country was divided over the Vietnam War. The economy was improving but at a heavy environmental cost. Oil and chemical industries were booming. Air and water pollution was rampant but it was considered as a sign of development. It was only after a devastating oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, in 1969 that the people fighting for the climate got the final push to go ahead with a call for better industrial practices and regulations. US senator and environmentalist Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day in 1970 to emphasize on the importance of clean air and clean water.

Themes

Each year, Earth Day is marked by a specific theme. For 2021, the theme is “Restore Our Earth.” The theme focuses on how we can reduce our impact on the planet in a post-pandemic world and also combat the damage that we have already done.

You, Too, Can Do Your Part

In addition to taking part in online events that are being hosted by individuals and climate action groups all around the world, you can also do your part by adopting a more sustainable lifestyle. Making simple changes such as using reusable straws, carrying your own water bottles, not using plastic bags and so on, can make a big difference

Earth Day 2021

Come, join the movement to counteract climate change with Hot Cherry Pillows. We create natural, sustainable therapeutic pillows filled with Michigan cherry pits, made in the USA and certified by Green America!

April 21, 2021 by J'Nelle Holland

The Defining Issue of our Time

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Being human means releasing planet-warming carbon emissions into the atmosphere. It happens when we take a shower, charge our phones, or let out a yawn after a long day. Just like humans release carbon pollution, so do businesses - and Hot Cherry® is no exception.

Everyday in the U.S. alone, ecommerce packages travel about the same distance as going to the moon and back ...133,000 times. And it’s not just getting your order to your doorstep we have to worry about - our entire supply chain carries a hefty carbon footprint. Sourcing the perfect materials and transforming them into the Hot Cherry Pillows you know and love means tons (literally) of planet-warming carbon pollution.

We’re on a Mission

As Hot Cherry continues to grow, we have an increasing responsibility to commit additional resources toward our values in order to maximize the positive impact of our products. At Hot Cherry we have long held the conviction that we can be both a great business and a great contributor to healing the environment. In fact, we believe we cannot be one without the other.

Social responsibility is cemented in Hot Cherry’s DNA because we have always believed deeply in making the world a better place.

What Hot Cherry is Doing

The climate crisis is massive, complicated, and overwhelming. So, it’s often hard to know what we can do about our carbon footprint.

Starting today, we’re partnering with EcoCart to empower the Hot Cherry community to make their orders 100% carbon neutral.

For every one of our amazing pillows that ships, you can now offset the specific carbon footprint with a positive environmental impact! This means the full carbon emissions from producing, manufacturing, and shipping your favorite Hot Cherry Pillows to your door would be completely neutralized.

Further more, the Hot Cherry headquarters is powered by Solar, and we use 100% recycled packing paper and recycled inventory boxes. We use only natural dyes for our denim, and of course our pits are salvaged from going to land filled, and cleaned without chemicals. All Hot Cherry Pillows are made in the USA!

Now you can feel confident knowing that shopping at Hot Cherry means making a positive impact on the planet.

So now you’ll know when a Hot Cherry package arrives at your door, you’ll get something you love and you’ll be proud of the fact that you’re taking a small step towards making a big change in the world.

Huh?

What does it mean to offset emissions?

It means that for any carbon emissions released into our atmosphere as a result of manufacturing and shipping items at Hot Cherry we invest in projects that reduce carbon emissions by the same amount. It’s almost like we’re giving the planet an IOU, then immediately paying it back.

How does it work?

Now, each time someone checks the carbon neutral box in our checkout, we will automatically purchase verified emissions reductions, more commonly known as “offsets” through our friends at EcoCart. These purchases support environmental projects, like wind and solar farms that create clean energy, or protecting trees that would otherwise be cut down so that they can continue to absorb carbon from the air. On top of it, we make sure that these projects are doing some extra good like protecting animals or supporting underserved communities.

Why is this important?

Hot Cherry has always been conscious of our impact and actively worked to lighten our carbon footprint. We believe that if we all work together towards positive change, we can make the world a cleaner, healthier place.

What do you mean carbon neutral?

When we say your orders will be “carbon neutral” (“net zero” is another term you’ll hear), that means that we will eliminate, capture, or otherwise mitigate all of the carbon emissions created from making Hot Cherry Pillows and shipping them to your door.

We’ll even give you information about the project your specific donation is supporting, so you know your money is going to the right place.

Just the Beginning

At Hot Cherry we are committed to slowing the effects of climate change, one order at a time.

Carbon offsets are a starting point—an immediate way to reduce our impact. Even though this is a moment to celebrate, we think that it’d be even better if we didn’t emit any carbon in the first place. To achieve this, we’re working to develop projects in our own supply chain that will reduce our emissions directly.

The Power of Us

Our work isn’t done for another important reason. No matter how much progress we continue to make on our own footprint, Hot Cherry’s footprint is actually quite small. The effects of climate change are magnified far beyond Hot Cherry itself.

The only way we can truly begin to reverse the effects of climate change are if everyone does their part.

What can you do?

  1. First, focus on the energy efficiency of your home. Efficiency is also the easiest way to save money. Program your thermostat. Check in with your own utility and see if they offer rebates on LED light bulbs, efficient appliances, upgraded insulation or other cost-effective upgrades like efficient water fixtures. Ask your utility if they offer a home energy audit.

  2. If you own a house, installing solar might make financial sense for you. In some cases, you can install solar with no upfront cost while lowering your energy bill each month. In a few areas, you can buy into a community solar array that isn’t even on your property. If solar doesn’t work for your house or you live in an apartment or condo, ask your utility company if they offer a residential green power program. Many do with simple, reasonable terms.

  3. Find brands with legitimate sustainability initiatives. Whether it’s with carbon neutral products, a sustainable supply chain, recycled materials, or eco-friendly packaging, we should all do our best to limit the carbon footprint of the products we buy. 

  4. Challenge yourself to drive less and bike more. Riding your bike forces you to utilize your own muscle power. You’ll get a workout all while helping the environment. Plus, it requires much less energy to produce a bike than it does to manufacture a car. If you can’t bike to work for whatever reason, take public transportation. It puts less cars on the road, which reduces the amount of exhaust filling the air at once.

  5. Opt for reusable bottles, bags, and anything else that you usually use once then throw away. If that’s not an option, make sure to properly recycle any plastic, paper, glass or metal that comes into your life. 

 

If we all do our part by changing our daily habits and making sustainable swaps, supporting companies that care about their impact on the Earth, and advocate for the future we deserve, we can effect real change in the world.

April 01, 2021 by J'Nelle Holland

Moist Heat Therapy

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Benefits
& Other Things You Should Know

What happens in moist heat therapy? Heat is transferred to your tissues from a wet source to provide relief from pain. When placed on the affected area, moist heat helps relax sore muscles, dilate blood vessels, loosen tight joints, and relieve pain. As moist heat improves blood circulation and relaxes your muscles, it aids in healing. The best part? There are zero side effects!

Why is moist heat therapy used by physical therapists, acupuncturists, and chiropractors?

Moist heat therapy is highly recommended by physical therapists, chiropractors, and acupuncturists to enhance healing because moist heat eases tight muscles and aids in performing therapeutic exercises and chiropractic adjustments.  These practitioners often recommend moist heat treatments of all kinds. Chiropractors often use hydrocullated sand-filled pads applied to painful areas on your body. At home you may use a hot water bottle or a steam towel for the therapy, but we hope you will try our hot cherry pit pillows to provide luxurious comfort while alleviating pain.

How is Moist Heat Therapy Beneficial?

Heat therapy increases the blood circulation of the particular area. That provides relief from pain and speeds up the healing process.

How exactly does heat therapy reduce pain? The nerve receptors transmitting pain signals also transmit heat signals. So, when you apply moist heat to a part of your body, those receptors are stimulated. As a result, the pain signals are drowned out instead of reaching the brain. So, you witness a reduction in the level of pain you were experiencing.

Moist Heat Therapy
Moist heat therapy is helpful to treat sources of pain that are deep-seated, such as knee osteoarthritis. The condition is caused by the rubbing of bones against each other in the absence of the protective cartilage. Moist therapy reaches the deep source of pain, offering relief. Secondary muscle spasms due to chronic arthritis can also be effectively treated with moist heat therapy. Our pillows are particularly helpful because they easily mold around hard-to-reach joints.

If you suffer from arthritis pain, keep a cherry pit pillow handy! Our pillows are one hundred percent safe to use, unlike a heating pad, our pillows gradually cool down, so there is no chance of getting burned if you fall asleep. Hot Cherry Pillows warm quickly in the microwave, so quick relief is just minutes away.

Moist heat therapy is also recommended for DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) experienced post-exercise, muscle spasms. Relaxing with Hot Cherry pillows is a wonderful treat after a hard workout.

Moist heat also aids the treatment of neuropathy pain by increasing circulation. Place one by your feet in bed and discover a simple pain relief solution for cold and circulation-poor feet.
 
How are moist and dry heat different?

  • Dry heat merely warms the surface and can literally dry out your skin.
  • Moist heat penetrates deep into tissues
  • Moist heat changes the temperature of your tissues more rapidly. The result is a more vigorous response from your body’s temperature receptors.  

Moist heat is a preferential heat therapy treatment for conditions like stiffness, secondary muscle spasms caused by chronic arthritis, muscle spasm, and pain due to posterior neck and back among patients with ankylosing spondylitis.  

Experience the wonders of moist heat therapy packed in our Hot Cherry Pillows.

Is your arthritis acting up? Or are you dealing with a sports injury? Are your overused muscles crying out for some TLC? Our therapeutic Hot Cherry Pillows will provide much-needed comfort. Just microwave one of our pillows for a few minutes and let the unique fill of hollow cherry pits deliver moist warmth that alleviates pain.

Buy a Hot Cherry Pillow TODAY!

March 22, 2021 by J'Nelle Holland

Rekindling Romance

 

4 Romantic and Relaxing Valentine’s Day Date Ideas with Hot Cherry® Pillows

Valentine’s Day is almost here! And you know what that means: Starry-eyed lovers all around the world are gearing up to celebrate their love and also plan for the perfect date with their significant other. But what if the traditional dinner and movie date is not an option this Valentine’s Day? While we all love the idea of using Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to do something romantic and make your partner feel special, it doesn’t mean you have to step out of the house to do that. There are plenty of lazy yet relaxing ways you can spend the day with your babe, all in the comfort of your home. And our Hot Cherry® Pillows are just the cherry on top!

  1. Indoor picnic

Beat the chilly weather outside with an indoor picnic and create a fun and whimsical experience for your loved one. Lay a cozy blanket in your living room and decorate the space with flowers and lights. Pack a basket with picnic favorites like sandwiches and chips and dips as well as some wine and dessert. Don’t forget our Hot Cherry® Pillows for that extra touch of warmth and comfort as you kick back on the floor.

  1. Recreate your first date

Recreating your first date is definitely “up there” on the scale of romantic gestures, which means it is sure to impress your partner. And when done at home, it becomes all the more amazing. Whether you went on your first date to the movies, a restaurant or on a sightseeing adventure, you can add little elements of that day to fill your Valentine’s Day with a tinge of loving nostalgia. And at the end of the evening, hop into bed with our warm and relaxing Hot Cherry® Pillows that are sure to warm your partner up, and get you both in the mood for love. 

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Camp-out inside the house

Ah, the allure of sleeping under the stars… except not. Surprise your partner by bringing in the great outdoors in by setting up a tent in your living room or even your bedroom. Turn out the lights, light a few evergreen-scented candles, and let the spirit of the moment take over. The private cozy, romantic space brings out the adventurous in couples. Amp up the coziness with a couple Hot Cherry® Pillows in your sleeping bags.

  1. Dinner and movie marathon in bed

If you do love going out for dinner and movie but don’t want to drag yourself out the door with all the COVID restrictions, how about you do the same thing at home? Make sure you pick a movie that both of you have never seen or one that you both like. To make the night even more special, cook up one or two of your partner’s favorite dishes, and bring dinner to bed.  If cooking is not in the cards, you can always order in from a nice restaurant. Then be sure to tuck Hot Cherry® Pillows into the foot of the bed, because cold feet are less than romantic.

Do you have plans of joining the Hot Cherry Lovers Club? Shop for our therapeutic pillows online and elevate your Valentine’s Day date night experience even further. Hot Cherry Lovers (those that subscribe to our newsletter) receive seasonal coupons for purchases with this code LOVE15. Now, it’s your code just for reading this far!

February 11, 2021 by J'Nelle Holland

Pain in the Neck?


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What Causes Stiffness and Pain in the Neck?


How much do you know about the structure of your neck? It consists of vertebrae extending from your skull to your upper torso. There are cervical discs for absorbing the shock between your bones. The muscles, ligaments, and bones of the neck not only support the head but also allow its motion. Injury or inflammation to the area can result in stiffness and pain. If you are experiencing debilitating pain in your neck, you should try Hot Cherry therapeutic pillows. It’s a perfect birthday or holiday gift. What better gift can you give than comforting relief?

Adults experience pain and stiffness in the neck from time-to-time. In most cases, overuse or poor posture is the cause. Usually, the condition is not serious and fades after a few days. But there are cases where it becomes a severe issue requiring proper medical attention. In case your neck pain has been troubling you for more than seven days or is extreme, you must consult your doctor or chiropractor immediately.

Common Causes of Neck Pain

Stiffness or pain in the neck can happen because of an array of reasons. They are:

Tensed or Strained Muscles

Muscle strain or tension can lead to discomfort or pain in the neck and surrounding area. It usually occurs due to poor posture, sleeping in the wrong position, or jerking the neck while exercising. If you have a desk job, you should avoid sitting for long hours without changing positions or take breaks because long hours in the same position lead to tensed muscles in the neck. Simply relaxing with the moist, penetrating heat of a Hot Cherry Neck Wrap can relieve many everyday tensions.
Injury

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Your neck is vulnerable to injury. Accidental falls, sports, or any other activity where the ligaments and muscles of your neck are forcefully moved outside their normal range of motion make it prone to injury. Whiplash is the condition where you injure your neck because of the sudden jerking of your head. Sometimes cold applications will help soothe acute injuries and one of your Hot Cherry Neck Wraps, chilled in the freezer can bring immediate help if swelling or inflammation is involved. Otherwise, a warmed Hot Cherry Neck Wrap can be just the perfect amount of relaxation to ease the strained muscles and ligaments and the increased circulation from the moist heat can bring calming relief.

Forward Neck Thrust

This diagnosis is given to those with the chronic position of the head that juts forward over the chest. The weight of the head, unsupported by the spine, can put many pounds of weight in an unnatural position, straining discs and sometimes creating permanent damage. Often this is the result of carrying a heavy backpack, as many students do, or it can develop from sitting at a computer or texting with one’s head leaning forward. It can also be caused by sleeping on a bed pillow that is too thick and doesn’t allow the cervical spine to maintain a straight position during sleep. Our Hot Cherry Cervical Neck Pillow was developed in conjunction with a chiropractor whose patients benefited from replacing their bed pillows with our Cervical Pillow and learning to sleep on their backs to improve the posture in the cervical neck area of the spine.

Serious Problems

Meningitis is the inflammation of a thin tissue surrounding your brain and spinal cord. People who have the condition experience fever and headache along with neck stiffness. This condition is considered a medical emergency. Seek immediate medical help if you have these symptoms.

Final words

Ice and heat therapy along with proper exercise are effective remedies for neck pain. And of course using Hot Cherry Therapeutic Pillows can provide that much-needed relief, heated or chilled.

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A pain in the neck, is a real pain in the neck!
February 02, 2021 by J'Nelle Holland