In this post you’ll find my reviews, rating and comparison for the four best-selling infrared heating pads in 2017 – to help you find the best infrared heating pad for your needs (and budget).

Other than one, all the FIR heating pads you’ll find below use natural stones (Jade/Amethyst) to deliver the therapeutic infrared wavelength.

Below the technical comparison you’ll find in the table, you’ll find what I like and don’t like about each IR heating pad, and my rating.

Why Infrared Heating Pads?

Infrared heating pads are superior to “regular” heating pads because the natural heat penetrates deeper into your body (up to 4 inches inside) all the way to your muscles, bones and nerves.

I believe that far  infrared heating pads are the best (proven) way to relieve pain – without medication.

You can see the science behind it in this post and infrared light therapy for pain.

Now let’s get to the point, shall we?

☑️ The 4 BEST Infrared Heating Pads: Comparison & Reviews

 Amethyst Mini Mat
UTKThermotex Platinum
HealthyLine
Rating
4.84.84.14.8
Price
$$$$$$ - $$$
Sizes
20 x 32
inches
Small – 15x19 inches
Medium 31x21 inches
Large – 24x70 inches
17 x 15 inches
Small – 18x18 inches
Medium - 32x20 inches
Large – 72x24 inches
Weight
8.5 lbsSmall – 2.3 lbs
Medium - 6.6 lbs
Large – 11 lbs
2.5 lbs
Small – 5.2 lbs
Medium – 6 lbs
Large – 17 lbs
Negative Ions
yes
yesnoyes
Natural Stones
100% Amethyst
60 Jade stones
None
3 carbon fiber panels
Jade
Tourmaline
Cover Material
100% cotton quilted cover
Soft PU leather
Non toxic cotton
Poly-cotton
Not specified
Temperature
Settings

35-70 C
95 – 158 F
103-159 F
111-140 F
Up to 160 F
Digital Controller
yes
yesyesyes
Auto shut-off/
Timer

yes4 hour shut-off
no12hour
shut-off
EMF Blocking
yesyesnoyes
Power
120V
120V/240V
120V
110 V
Warranty
5 years
Not specified
1 year
1 year
5 years for controller
Extras
Carrying case
Protection cover pad
Fit for travel
Velcro strap
Adjustable straps
Carrying case
Reviews
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And now, see my reviews and pros & cons for each FIR heating pad:

1. Amethyst Mini Mat

amethyst FIR mat

Far Infrared Amethyst Mat – see more reviews & check today’s price

 

 Amethyst Mini Mat pros

  • Covers the entire back and neck
  • Overheat protection
  • Digital controller
  • Storage and carry bag
  • Easy to set-up
  • EMF free
  • Multilayer waterproof cover
  • Timer
  • Adjustable temperature settings

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Hard surface (yet comfortable for me)

2. UTK Infrared Heating Pads

utk infrared heating pads

UTK infrared heating pads – compare all models & check today’s price

 

UTK infrared heating pads pros

  • Heats up fast, Jade stones and negative ions
  • Extra long electric cord
  • Flexible
  • Temp and time controller
  • The jade heating pad is pliable and portable.
  • It is available in multiple sizes.
  • The user is able to adjust settings using the hand-help controller.
  • The pad comes with a handy carrying case.

Cons

  • Can’t be folded around the neck

3. Thermotex Platinum

thermotex platinum

Thermotex Platinum Infrared Heat Pad – see today’s price and Amazon rating

Thermotex Platinum pros

  • Easy to keep in place with Velcro straps
  • Can be used almost anywhere on your body
  • Temperature up to 140 F
  • Made in Canada, high quality materials
  • 3 heating elements

Cons

  • Some people found it a bit stiff
  • May emit EMF radiation

4. HealthyLine Infrared Heating Pads

 

healyline fir pad

Healthyline Infrared Heating Pads – see all sizes & today’s price

HealthyLine infrared heating pads pros

  • Jade and Tourmaline stones to emit infrared heat
  • High quality materials, durable
  • Adjustable temperature
  • LED remote control
  • Lightweight
  • Made in the USA
  • Comes in multiple sizes

Cons

  • No session timer
  • Large one is expensive

Conclusion

In this post you’ve found the 4 best infrared heating pads – reviewed, compared and rated – to help you make the right buy for you.

I hope you’ve found this comparison helpful!

Let me know if you have any other questions or comments, o.k? :)

To your health and happiness,

Meital