Dorothy of Kansas sent me a link to directions for a rice bag that you use like a heating pad. I finally got to make one today. It was very fast to make. It was also very easy. I have it on my shoulder right now! It wasn't time for meds, so I had to do SOMETHING!
I highly recommend that everyone have one of these! They'd make excellent gifts, too. I put rosemary in mine with the rice. I wanted lavender, but I couldn't find it.
It's a muslin "bag" filled with rice and a flannel cover that you can take off and wash.
Thanks for the directions for this, Woodie!