Simple answer really, it is superior to rice or other grains in many ways:
Flaxseed provides a gentle, moist heat which promotes healing. The weight of flaxseed is gentle and comforting and moulds perfectly to the body.
Flaxseeds are flower seeds, rather than grain. Thus they contain 30-40% oil which remains inside the seed to be warmed again and again. Other products loose their ability to retain heat as the water cooks out of them over time.
When heated, flaxseed pillows retain half their heat after an hour. Under covers (think about those toes…) the pillow will still be warm hours later.
Flax never has that “cooked grain” smell other grain based products have when heated over and over again.
Flax seed pads can also be chilled in the freezer to sooth fevers or slight inflammations, though they don’t get cold enough to provide the numbness needed for things like sprains and back injuries.
Flax bags are a simple but effective way of helping to relieve aches and pain. The bags can be gently heated in the microwave or cooled in a freezer, and is shaped to mould itself to any part of the body, making it easier to target the pain or therapy.
Yes, it is a slightly more expensive than some fillings but this far outweighs the benefits and I want my customers to really enjoy their purchase or gift.
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