Choosing the right product for you

Two things you need to know before you order a pillow: the neck length and the neck circumference.

Depending on where your pain is.

For neck pain: extra long neck heat wrap or C-shaped neck heat wrap

For Upper Back Pain:

shoulder and upper back heat wrap

For lower back pain: (you can move around)

lower back heat wrap with straps

For back pain, leg, knee pain etc:

XL body heat wrap

For shoulder joint pain:

lower back  and shoulder joint heat wrap with straps

Look around, we have many options.

We have a line of products for seniors.  For neck shoulder pain, these are lighter:

Light weight neck heat wrap

size medium shoulder and upper back heat wrap

Yes and No.  Simple physics, the shape ensures that your neck gets the rest with the most comfortable force.

The Chiropractic Neck Pillow has an extra firm neck support insert. It helps in maintaining your proper spine alignment. Most people without neck problems don’t need this type of pillow. People with sensitive necks, visit doctors or chiropractors for neck problems, and use traction tools may be benefited from the extra neck support.

We have larger version of many popular styles.  For example, the XL shoulder and upper back heat wrap is created when people kept asking us to custom make bigger ones.  The Large Neck Heat Wrap has a bigger neck ring and heavier than the regular one.  The Lower back heat wrap also has style with longer straps (72 inches).   

You may flip the pillow so the opening is away from your neck, and the neck support part is still at the neck area. You may use it side ways or sleep on your back. Put the pillow in a pillow case would also work fine.

Yes, you certainly can! A lot of patients use the pillows or heat wraps in bed. Use a cotton cover over the pillow enhances the comfort. Please note that the custom made tall pillows are not comfortable for sleeping use.

Caring for your products

You can machine wash the entire pillow without taking out the polyester fiber filling.  Remember if the pillow has any scented materials or has an extra support column, please make sure you take it out.

Most of our heating pads have covers that can be washed.  Some of them can only be wiped clean with a piece of wet cloth.  

Please hand wash the custom tall pillows only to make sure the shape stays.

Please follow instructions on the product label came with your product. Your microwave may also be bigger than ours (1100 watts), so adjust the microwave time accordingly.  You should never overheat the heating pad due to the risk of fire.  Depending on the weight of your heating pad, you may increase the microwave time. To reheat the heating pad when it is still warm, please remember to cut the microwave time to 1/3 of the original time required to heat.

If you have the XL body heat wrap or XL shoulder wrap, please flip the heat wrap during the microwaving process.  It may prevent it from burning at one spot.

Most popular products have this option available.  Please visit https://www.sunshine-pillows.com/lavender-heat-pack/ to make your selection.

Yes.  It is perfectly safe to machine wash the entire pillow without removing the stuffing using gentle cycle. However, gentle hand washing is recommended. 
If your pillow contains a lavender sachet or the supportive coloumn, please remove it through the zipper opening before soaking in water.

If it has a removable cover, you can take it off and wash it.  It is perfectly safe to machine wash the entire cover using gentle cycle. Never wash the insert. The flax seeds or rice will soak up water and may grow (just kidding).

Even in this day and age not everyone has a microwave. In fact, natural heating pads were being used long before microwaves were even invented. In times past, natural heating pads were warmed by the hearth or oven. here is an easy way to do it yourself.

*Heat oven to 350 degrees and then turn it OFF.

*Place heat pad in a baking pan or cookie sheet and spread it out flat.

*Place in turned off oven for about 30 minutes.

You can experiment a little with the time to get it just right, but be sure to always have the oven off before you put the heat pad in.

If the pan you are using has baked on grease, you can place a paper towel under the heat pad to protect it from oil stains.

If the oven is used for cooking supper, once its turned off you can use that residual heat to warm your heat pads for your family to use as bed warmers. In the winter time, this is a ritual that kids just love!

Ordering/Returns

Yes, we use Paypal as our back end credit card processing agent.  All the information is secure (SSL or https://).  We don’t store your information on the site.  Everything is transmitted to Paypal when you enter the information.

Normally, we can ship your item within a day, most of the time in the same day.  Heat wraps are shipped via USPS priority mail (2-3 day).  Pillows are shipped using USPS first class mail (3 – 5 days).    Custom made items may take longer.  Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

We are on our summer break, starting May 23rd, 2018.    You may place your orders and we will try to ship from our fulfillment center when the product is in stock.  Otherwise, we will ship when we get back mid of June, 2018.  Thanks for your patience.

The shipping charges are:

Pillow: $5.99

Heat Pad: $5.99

Custom Pillow: $9.99

Small items (eye pillow, heat patch, pain relief patch): $2.99

Second item ships free.

Over $100 purchase: free

Yes. Please feel free to send the product back to us. Just let us know and we will send you a prepaid return label via email. All you need to do is to print the prepaid shipping label. 
The best way to send products back to us is to use the post office. Use the first class mail for the pillow, and flat rate envelope for the heating pad. Do not use the flat rate box for only one item. 
When returning a product, you are responsible for the return shipping fee.  We can send you a prepaid shipping label but the cost will be deducted from the refund.  There is a restocking fee when you return a product depending on the condition,  up to 50% of the product charge. 

Please check the store list.

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