This heating pad weighs 3.5 pounds and wraps all the way around my neck, upper back, and shoulders, and even around the top of my chest. It offers relaxing pressure coupled with the enveloping moist heat that feels like a warm, comforting hug. It helped relieve the neck and shoulder soreness I had from an upper-body workout, but also helped alleviate the muscle tension I had from stress. I've also used it the past few mornings when the temps have been cooler, just to take the chill off while working.
I love wearing this close to my skin and will sometimes even wear a sweatshirt over it to make the heat last longer. The warmth lasts about 15 to 20 minutes, but I'll often wear it for 30 just because the gentle pressure feels so good.
What makes this heating pad so amazing is the unique shape that allows it to conform to my body. Since all our muscles are connected, this is way more effective than a thin, tube-like microwaveable heating pad, since it rests on so much of my upper body. And the fact that it's weighted is a huge benefit.