Digicom-Matsu Industries of Los Angeles has introduces a device that promises to heat pain away, anytime, anywhere, without electricity. It’s the reusable self-heating pad called “Active Heat” pad. Because heat treatments relax muscles, physicians and health specialists often recommend using heat to reduce the stiffness and pain of arthritis, relieve the discomfort of back pain and help with toothaches and other muscular discomfort. Until today, using heat required some form of electricity but not anymore. Now there’s the Active Heat Pad, a small Pad containing water and food grade sodium acetate along with a stainless steel disc. Clicking on the metal disk creates a chain reaction, which causes the pad to crystallise to a preset temperature of 130 degrees. The heat pad continues to maintain 130-degree heat for 45 minutes, gradually tapering from its highest intensity yet maintaining its warmth for an hour and half. Once the pad has given off all of its heat, it remains in its crystallized state until it is recharged. By simply placing the pad in boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes, the pad is recharged and can then be used over and over again.