Far Infrared Heating Pad Reviews




After extensive research, I found the following two, far infrared heating pads, to be the highest rated that are on the market for 2021.


1. UTK Infrared Heating Pad

2. Thermotex Infrared Heating Pad


Although a Fir Heating Pad is excellent for all types of back pain, it’s also useful for other health issues. You can even get pet beds that use Infrared Heat to help keep your pets healthy. I’ve included other benefits of infrared heating pads in my review just below.



1. 22 Health Issues An Infrared Heating Pad Helps

2. UTK Far Infrared Heating Pad Reviews

3. Thermotex Infrared Heating Pad Reviews

4. My Personal Review On The Heating Pad I Have

5. A Government Study To Prove Infrared Heat Helps Relieve Pain

6. Who Shouldn’t Use An Infrared Heating Pad


CautionCAUTION – If you’ve just pulled a muscle or had a bad injury, you should wait 48-72 hours before applying heat. It’s best to use cold first.




The UTK Infrared Heating Pad was my #1 pick for the best infrared heating pad.


This heating pad was made using jade stones.  Why I picked UTK for myself will be in my personal review, at the end of this article.


The UTK Far Infrared Jade Heating Pad is FDA registered as a Medical Device Class II. Its technology has also passed the Audit for a GMP quality system.




This review is on the Medium-sized heating pad (I’m choosing medium because that’s the one I have & I love it). You can also buy UTK heating pads specifically for your neck or just for your lower back.


126 certified Natural Jade Stones for maximum heat transfer and penetration
The size of the pad is 21″ x 31″.
The power cord is 9 feet long
Wattage: 150
The power cord is 9 feet long
Produces 5μm-15μm far-infrared wavelengths
Heats up to 159°F
3.5″ border on each side & 4.5″ border on top & bottom
Can adjust time up to 240 min. by 15 min. increments
Memory remembers your favorite heat & time settings
4 hour auto shut off
Power: AC110~120, 60Hz, 100 Watts

The UTK heating pad also comes with a Premium travel bag. The bag is made from Soft PU leather (both sides) & non-toxic Polypropylene cotton.



Found it quite flexible
Were impressed with the quality
Found it useful for neck & shoulder pain
Was great for relaxing tense muscles
Found it very relaxing
Liked it for chronic back pain & for their leg muscles
A lot of consumers liked using it in their cars on long trips



Found it expensive
Found it hard to wrap it around their ankles
It takes about 15 minutes to heat up to the temperature level they wanted
Some people found the stones hard to lay on




red hand holdin dollar signClick on both companies below. Quite often there’s a big difference in prices. Why pay more for the same product. You never know when one is having a sale.


There’s a 1-yr warranty on the UTK brand.


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If you’re interested in seeing what customers on Amazon are saying about the UTK Far Infrared Heating Pad click, Amazon Customer Reviews.





This review is on the PLATINUM infrared Heating Pad. Why I stress Platinum is the company also has a TTS Gold Pad. Although it’s half the price, it only has one element. If you plan on using it for just your back, it’s okay. By all means, go with the cheaper one.


The Thermotex PLATINUM therapy system has three elements, which makes it a lot easier to bend around different areas of your body.




3 individual 3″ x 8″ elements joined together as one unit
Adjustable straps
Weight: 2 pounds
Size: 17″ x 15″
Far Infrared Technology sends heat deep into the muscles
It’s a registered medical device with both Health Canada, and the US Food and Drug Administration.



Some customers were saying it accelerated the time it took to heal their tendons & ligaments
Many people were impressed with how well it works for joint pain, rotator cuff impingement, and frozen shoulder
Tennis players & golfers liked it for sprains & strains
People found it very helpful for their fibromyalgia & arthritis
Many people, who have used a regular heating pad & an infrared pad stated, the infrared pad works a lot better for such things as, chronic back pain, chronic spondylolisthesis, and spinal compression fractures



Too expensive
Some people found that the two panels were stiff & hard to bend around places like your neck
Helped to relieve the pain but didn’t cure their health condition
It should have been softer
The cover could have been made from better material




red hand holdin dollar signYou can buy an Infrared Heating Pad from the following websites. Do check all three to get the best deal.


One of them could be having a sale on today.


Click To Buy At PromoLifeBUY AT EBAYClick To Get At Amazon




To read about what others are saying about the Thermotex Far Infrared Heating Pad, go to Amazon Reviews Thermotex.


22 Infrared Health Benefits Of An Infrared Heating Pad

(This is only a partial list)


Infrared Health Benefits







There’s an excellent reason why warnings are placed on products. My advice is: Please go over the list below. If you’re still thinking about using an infrared pad & you have any of the following health concerns, please have the good sense to check it out with your doctor first.


If you’re pregnant, have diabetes, hemophilia or a malignancy
If you have implants
You’re insensitive to heat (paraplegic or quadriplegic)
You have poor blood circulation and can’t feel heat or cold sensations.
Not for children under the age of 6 or without supervision under the age of 14
Don’t use over open wounds
Don’t use over acute injuries
Don’t apply directly over face or genitals




It doesn’t matter what medical product I’m buying; I always look for a controlled study that has been done on it. When I looked up, do infrared heating pads work, I found the following research.

The link below is from the, US National Library of Medicine. It’s the controlled trial they did to see if Infrared Heat reduces pain & by how much. When you click on the link below, scroll down to, “Conclusion.”



When it comes to medical devices, always check to see if it’s been approved by the FDA. If it is, that’s a pretty good sign the product works.




Besides from aches & pains, I use an infrared heating pad for pneumonia. I’ve suffered from pneumonia almost every year since I was about 6 years old.


Now, when I get a chest cold, I start using my infrared pad. In the past, my colds usually turned into pneumonia. So far, I’ve been able to overcome pneumonia without having to go to the doctor to get antibiotics.


What I do is, I lay down with it on my chest for about 15 minutes, 3 times a day, until the chest cold clears.


When else do I use one? The UTK brand has an infrared heating pad that is made to fit just your neck. I’m at my computer most days working on my blog. Some days my neck gets really stiff or sore. It’s impossible to wrap the medium size heating pad around my neck. This one fits the neck area perfectly. When I tore some ligaments in my knee I used this one for my knee too.


Not only does UTK have one for just your neck, but they also have an infrared heating pad for your lower back. This one fits around your waist which is a lot easier than trying to wrap the medium sized pad around. I’ve also used this one to wrap around my knee when it’s sore.


UTK Heating Pads for Different Parts Of Your Body On Amazon.


Thermotex: I love thermotex shoulder & neck heating pad. Another good one is the one that’s just for your knees. Fir heat therapy is excellent for aching knees. This is the next one I’m going to buy.


To check out different types of infrared heating pads for other parts of your body & not just your back, click the link below. Thermotex sells several different types.


Thermotex Infrared Heating Pads For Different Body Parts On Amazon


Don’t get me wrong; I’m not saying you’ll have to use a far infrared heating pad every day to feel good. Sometimes I don’t use mine for 6 months. When something is hurting, I do use it every day until I feel better.



If your pain is on your lower back only, you’ll save money by buying the smaller infrared pad. If you have problems with your entire back or other parts of your body, get either the medium or the full length one. The thing is, you don’t want to spend extra time moving the pad from one area of your body to the other. Get an infrared pad that more or less fits the area of your body that’s painful.


If you have pain in more than one area of your body, an Infrared Sauna might be your best bet. You can read my detailed review on the Best Infrared Saunas on the market for 2019.


If you’d like to read other reviews I’ve completed on Infrared Products, click on Products At Infrared Everything.

If you’ve used an infrared heating pad, let us know how you liked it. If you’ve used an infrared Heating pad for a different reason than what I listed above, tell us your story. Thanks for dropping in & reading my article on, Far Infrared Heating Pad Reviews.


15 thoughts on “Far Infrared Heating Pad Reviews

  1. Hi Stephen,

    Thank you very much for your suggestion. I did look up Dr. Sircus. He has a lot of good information there. I would be very curious to know if anyone has used far infrared for cancer & what their results were. I’m going to use your suggestion & add something to this page sometime this week.

  2. Why can you not phrase your answer to get by FDA. Dr.Sircus(Oriental Medicine) Is quite a fan of Far Infrared heat on breast cancer. Why not encourage users of the heating pads to comment on Cancer treatment(good or Bad) Their comments leave you in the clear. Thank You Steve

  3. I was checking out the different sites you recommended,when you look at the Promo Life it has a WelAide pad that looks and sounds the same as the Therasage but almost half the price,for the same size pad, do you know if it is as good?

  4. There is a warning on this product not to use it with transplants. Because I’m not a medical professional, your best option would be to ask your doctor. You could contact the manufacturer but I would go with your doctors opinion first as he knows your medical history.

    Sorry I cant be of more help. The purpose of this website is to give people options of products to try to help relieve & heal their pain. An infrared heating pad has helped me immensely but then again, I don’t have implants.

  5. I have dental implants and am wanting the neck rape for neck and shoulder issues. Is this safe to use having these implants ? I have a chronic pain problem with all parts of the body.

  6. Thank you so much for leaving a reply. I appreciate that. I know I wouldn’t be without mine either. I’ve had mine quite a few years too.

  7. I have the Therasage infrared heating pad small `120-220 volt that I got on Amazon and I love them. I have 2. I travel a lot and I have one for home that I use everyday and 1 in my suitcase for travel. It is everything it claims to be and what you have stated in your review. I usually don’t write comments on sites, but it is such a wonderful product that I wanted to give it a thumbs up.The price is fabulous, it is light, flexible and dual voltage. I have had mine for years now and they are still going strong. Great alternative to pain meds!

  8. Thankyou for your concern. According to FDA/FTC regulations, I’m not allowed to say an infrared heating pad can be used in the treatment of cancer. What I can say is, ask your doctor & if he gives you the ok, than purchase one. I use mine at the onset of pneumonia (which I get every year) & it stops it before it actually does turn into pneumonia. What I can legally say is, it’s good for my lungs.

  9. Hi, I have read a lot of positive things about Far Infrared heating therapy being good for cancer. My wife suffers from lung cancer and thought, right up to reading your comments, that this would be good and helpful for her. Why is it wrong to use when you have malignancies?

  10. Hi Isabel,

    Right now, to purchase a Therasage infrared heating pad with jade stones, the prices are as follows.

    Ebay – $230. 21 x 30
    Healthy Back Institute – $249.99 21 x 30
    Promo Life – $235.00 $235.00

    They come in three different sizes & all three companies listed above ship to Canada. If you decide to purchase one, I would purchase it from the company that sells it the cheapest. You can just click one of the links in my article & it’ll take you right to the company.

    Thanks for visiting my site & if you have any more questions, just ask.

  11. Hi my name is Isabel. I own an esthetic spa, and because I have Fibromalagia, one of my estheticians from the US says she uses the infrared heating pads with jade stones in her practice and on herself. She retails to other estheticians, however the company does not ship to Canada. Can you provide me with the prices of these pads and where you are located.


    Isabel Lupis C.P.E.

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