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The Original Magic Bag®, Canada’s best-selling hot/cold compress, offers all-natural pain relief for the whole family.

Being in pain is a terrible experience, and besides causing physical discomfort it can also lead to mental health conditions like anxiety and depression. If you or someone you love is dealing with acute or chronic pain — and it’s estimated that 7.6 million Canadians, or one in five people, will live with chronic pain across their lifespan — it’s important to know that an all-natural pain relief option is available.

Canadian, eco-friendly, and Health Canada-registered

Pain doesn’t discriminate based on gender, age, or socioeconomic situation — just about everyone has experienced it at some point or another. Pain-ridden Canadians tend to turn to over-the-counter pain-relief medications, like acetaminophen (Tylenol) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). However, these medications have side effects and are generally not recommended for long-term use.


Fortunately, better options are available. Hot and cold compresses have been used for decades as an all-natural, non-invasive form of pain relief. And Canadians who wish to experience the benefits of this natural pain relief can turn to The Original Magic Bag® by Masdel Inc., a proudly Canadian company that has been making and selling Magic Bags — registered Class 1 medical devices with Health Canada, which have also been registered with the FDA — for 30 years now.

“Magic Bags are made in Canada, which we’re really proud of,” says Jennifer Neveu, Product Development and Marketing Director at Masdel. “We cut, sew, and fill the product locally with organic, Canadian-sourced grains, which can be composted after 100 uses, contributing to an eco-friendly afterlife. We also print the packaging locally to reduce our carbon footprint and shrink-wrap the products in our Montreal warehouse.”

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All-natural pain relief at the ready

Magic Bags can be used as both hot and cold compresses. As a warm compress, Magic Bags can help relieve menstrual cramps and abdominal pain, arthritic pain, rheumatism, bursitis, stiffness, stress, and body chills. Unlike other heating products, Magic Bag offers a moist heat, which penetrates deeper into the muscle tissues and joints for more effective results. As a cold compress, Magic Bags can help reduce inflammation, relieve muscle spasms, and provide relief from sprains, strains, bruises, minor burns, and headaches. Frozen Magic Bags are less cold than icepacks, allowing for direct skin contact.

“The heat brings more blood to the area where it’s applied, which helps relieve stiffness and certain cramping, while the cold tends to slow down the blood flow to that area, offering a bit of a numbing effect and reducing inflammation and muscle spasms,” explains Neveu. Alternating between hot and cold compresses is also a proven method to reduce inflammation and stiffness to get back on the road to feeling better faster.

Magic Bags are Family-Tested, Family-Approved. “My husband told me that the heat from the Magic Bag was better than most medications prescribed for pain,” writes one verified user. “It’s definitely something that I will recommend to those who are in all kinds of pain,” says another.

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