Weighted Neck Wraps – Calming Your Senses in 2021

Asani Weighted Neck Heating Pad

Incredibly comfortable, super soft, and ultra-plush – the ultimate combination of traits for anything you’d want to be wrapped around your neck. With it’s evenly distributed weight, it’s going to calm and relax your senses in no time.

Asani Weighted Neck Heating Pad

Calming Comfort Weighted Neck Wrap

Coming in at 3lbs, this weighted neck pad is ultra-comfortable and perfect for the job on hand. You just know it’s going to get the job done if it’s made by a brand called ‘Calming Comfort’ – not to mention the thousands of happy customers.

Calming Comfort Weighted Neck Wrap

Resteck Neck & Back Massager

The Resteck Weighted Neck Massager – the one to rule them all. This is a seriously high-end neck wrap. With built-in solar power charging, heat pads, automatic shut off mode, and more, it’s one of the best products on the market.

Resteck Neck & Back Massager

Like all weighted products, weighted neck wraps can have a massive amount of benefits for you and your loved ones.

Fantastic for helping with a diverse range of disorders like anxiety and ADHD, weighted neck wraps are also perfect for busy people on the go who need to take a 5-minute break to stretch and relax at the end of the day, or for people looking to help deal with long term back or spine pain.

Lightweight, easy to transport, multi-use, and reasonably budget priced, weighted neck wraps are a great entry point into the advantages that items like these can bring. Keep reading to find out our top 5 products, and how each one can make your life better.

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Asani Weighted Neck Heating Pad

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With a unique shape and soft, micro plush polyester coating, this neck pad by Asani is incredibly comfortable, and more than deserves its number one spot on our list.

Super soft and extra plush, this pad feels amazing against the skin. The weight is clay beads and spreads its weight evenly so it’s not too heavy, especially when the microwavable heat internal heat pad spreads warmth throughout your upper body.

As well as beading, the inside also contains a host of all-natural aromatherapy scents, including peppermint, lavender, lemongrass, and chamomile. Heavy enough for deep pressure therapy, this plush pad can also be put into the freezer and stays warm or cool for long enough to have an impact on tired shoulders or aching joints.

Factor in the reasonable price, and the great quality that means this will last forever, and it’s obvious that there’s a lot to love here.

  • Super soft and extra plush
  • Filled with natural herbs

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Calming Comfort Weighted Neck Wrap

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Very similar to our top choice, only slightly cheaper and with slightly less overall quality, Calming Comfort’s Thermacomfort wrap can definitely do what you need it to do after those long, hard days.

Weighing in at 3lb, the velveteen wrap is soft against the skin, but still microwave, refrigerator, and freezer safe, so it can safely be used hot, cold, or somewhere in between. It comes with a storage pouch that makes keeping it clean much simpler, and also helps to keep it safe when it’s in your appliances. Be careful, though, as you can only spot clean this, so try and keep it away from spills and stains.

Wide shoulders and a high collar conform to your body, with weighted clay beads and lavender and mint aromatherapy internals. Despite being a budget choice, it doesn’t feel budget, and looked after, should last a long time.

  • 3lb weight
  • Very budget friendly

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Resteck Neck & Back Massager

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The sole powered option on our list, this neck wrap is actually a weighted shiatsu massager that can be powered by any mains socket, or the included car power adapter.

The controls are a simple 4 button panel mounted on the neck in a natural, easy to reach position. Smart loops keep it in place, and once it’s set, the weight, despite containing a mechanical heating element, is surprisingly comforting.

Perfect for road trips, traveling, camping, car use, and more, this massager can be used everywhere on the body, and even if you fall asleep, the automatic shut-off will keep you safe and sound.

One small downside is that it only comes in one size. It’s light enough for smaller people and ample enough to hit everywhere a larger person would want, but it would still be nice to have options. Still, there’s enough here to justify that tiny negative. It even comes with its own carry case!

  • Solar powered
  • Perfect for traveling

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Rice Flax Neck Wrap

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All-natural and organic, this choice is perfect if you’re looking for a weighted neck wrap that’s environmentally friendly and made with a little more love and care.

At 6 x 26 inches, it’s a great length to side around your entire neck or roll across the tops of your shoulders. The outside is hand-dyed flannel sewed with extra reinforced stitching, so it’s soft but strong, with three internal pockets keeping the weight distributed. Instead of using glass or clay beading for the internal weight, it uses organic rice, flax, and a collection of herbs chosen for their therapeutic properties.

Reusable, portable, and easy to curve around your body, this wrap is particularly good for night use, where its unique combination of light padding and gentle scents is sure to send you off to sleep.

  • All-natural and organic

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Mosaic Minky Weighted Shoulder Wrap

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This wrap was chosen for our list for its therapeutic benefits, but it’s still a fantastic wrap on top of that.

At 7 x 30 inches and 3lbs, it’s a medium size and reasonably lightweight. The weight is provided by BPA-free plastic pellets, which means it tends to float against your body a lot more than clay beading, and that lightness might be more suitable for warmer days or using heavy bedclothes.

Made from attractive 100% polyester Minky fabric, the outer covering is comfortable, with a sewn textured external bumping helping with tactile stimulation. A choice of colors gives you options if there’s a favorite, and it’s perfectly safe for freezer use, though if you want to warm this up, put it into the dryer for a few minutes. The microwave isn’t recommended, because of the plastic beads.

Inexpensive and pretty, this shoulder wrap is a good entry point to the benefits of weight therapy, or just as a gift for friends and family.

  • 3lb weight
  • Minky fabric

What you need to know about neck wraps

The benefits

After years of development, neck wraps now come with an impressive list of benefits, including:

  • The heat from a neck wrap increasing circulation
  • A rise in local metabolism
  • More nutrients and oxygen reaching the affected area, helping with the natural healing process
  • Looser, more comfortable muscles
  • Sweating can help to detoxify the area
  • Relief from muscle spasms or chronic pain
  • The therapeutic weight from a neck wrap can have a positive effect on the sympathetic nervous system

They’re also perfect for helping you to get to sleep on the dreaded redeye flights.

Weighted neck wraps, also have a second, subsidiary, and medically verified use – much like those ever-popular weighted sleeping blankets for your kids.

The pressure from something like a weighted wrap can help with issues like autism, ADHD, and anxiety by providing a constant, steady proprioceptive pressure to the nervous system. Many people find that weighted items can help them manage, especially when it comes to relaxing at the end of the day or helping to fall asleep.

Middle aged woman wearing a weighted neck wrap

If you’re looking for another weighted addition to your home, check out some of these weighted pillows. You spend 1/3 of your life in bed, so why not have a good time while you’re there?

What to look for when buying

Size and length

First off, you want the wrap to be comfortable, and that means making sure that it’s the correct length, weight, and suited in shape and size for your neck and shoulders.

As it’s going to sit against bare skin, you also want the outside material to be soft, hypoallergenic, and comfortable.

Hot and cold

Most neck wraps can be put in the microwave or the dryer for a short time to heat the internal weighting, which can help with relaxation and muscle pains.

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In the same way, a lot of wraps can also be put into the refrigerator or freezer, chilling them down, which can also help to relax muscles or with rehabilitation and pain management.

Can you make your own?

Just like you can make your own weighted blanket at home, you can make a neck wrap as well with some basic materials that everyone should have by following a guide like this one.

First, you’ll need a piece of soft material, for example, flannel, linen, or an old blanket or pillow.

Second, you will need something to fill it. You can buy glass or clay beads online, but you can also use store-bought rice. You can add something for scent at this stage, for example, dried herbs like sage or mint.

Stitch your cloth into a long, thin bag, stuff it with your chosen filling, then sew it closed.

Be aware that a homemade bag wrap isn’t going to be anywhere as hard-wearing as a store-bought version, but as long as look after it, you can get a lot of use from it.

Conclusion

You’d be surprised the impact a warm and heavy piece of cloth can have on your happiness and well-being. But for the thousands of people who rely on weighted wraps and similar items for health reasons, and the countless more who appreciate the comfort benefits, it’s already a reality.

If you’ve ever struggled with neck or back pain, insomnia, or even mild anxiety, then a weighted neck wrap could be the answer you need. We hope our list has helped you make a more educated choice, and find the right product for you. Thanks for reading, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Lastly, if you’re looking to improve your overall sleeping pattern, you might just fall in love with a weighted sleeping mask after using one. They’re inexpensive, effective, and you can take them anywhere.

Mike is one of the lead editors at Weighted Living and the author of this article. He's become fascinated with weighted products (a bit too much we think) and loves to see all the different ways they can improve our loves. He's written quite a few weighted product guides as well. If you like, you can check out all of his articles his profile - .