Re: moist heating pads?
If it's more muscular, trigger points I use a moist heating pad, I get the biggest I can find. I spray it with Scottish Linen Spray (lavender scent), I use it to iron too. The scent is really relaxing as a bonus. Mostly this works between the shoulders and neck.
BUT........I use ice everywhere else. Epsom salts in a nice hot bath, a candle and Josh Groban singing is wonderful to me. Showers with one of those adjustable showerheads is great. I use the one that's like rain for washing my hair, as it hurts to use anything harder, but for the neck and shoulders it's as hard as the water can hit. Hot tubs are nice.......wish I could afford one.
Hugs to all,