The Icing Effect with Incrediwear

Did you know Incrediwear sleeves can also be used for icing for an hour and more? All you need is your Incrediwear and hot water. 

Incrediwear technology is based on negative ions. Our fabric is embedded with Carbon and Germanium. When the fabric is dry it increases blood flow and lymphatic drainage. When water is added, the negative ions are activated even more intensely. As a result, heat is kicked out of the deep tissue providing an icing effect. 

What's important - blood flow is still stimulated at the same time so this icing method doesn't cause tissue damage like the traditional R.I.C.E method. This is why Incrediwear can be used for icing even for an hour and more!

How to ice

Things to note:

  1. The hotter the water, the more intense the icing effect - you'll be surprised! Please be mindful that hot water can burn however.
  2. The surface of the fabric won't be cold to the touch! It will actually become warm, since it will accumulate heat from the body. 
  3. Outside air temperatures needs to be 62 degrees Fahrenheit or hotter.

Give it a try, and let us know what you think in the comments!


this looks neato, but for safety and product integrity, can you provide updated instructions with a little more specific detail? how about a temperature range for the water? would hot tap water do? the photo of the pot on the stove seems to imply boiling or near-boiling, which seems too much…

jena w May 03, 2023

This was a cool way to ice but now it’s wet and I have to wait quite a while to wear it

MacDougall Kristin April 17, 2023

Does this work with the back brace?

Jayne Power March 16, 2023

Hi Roger, yes, this method will work with any of our sleeves!

Incrediwear Team February 13, 2023

I got one of your wrist sleeves for my son. Does this icing method also work with that sleeve?

Roger Riggs February 13, 2023

Hi Joe, we are so sorry to hear this. Please contact our customer services team ( with your order number and they will be able to look into this for you.

Incrediwear Team October 19, 2022

Hi Efrain and Dawn, yes, you can do this same technique with any of our sleeves!

Incrediwear Team October 19, 2022

Hi Abu and Deborah, yes, you can do this same technique with any of our sleeves!

Incrediwear Team October 19, 2022

Hi Richard, great to hear it worked for you!

Incrediwear Team October 18, 2022

Sounds awesome. Can hardly wait to try it. I have knee sleeves and an ankle. Will report back when I have tried it.

Maureen Clifton October 18, 2022

I ordered knee pads and never received them. Paid in full with a debit card. What is going on?? It’s been over a month.

Joe kondrath October 19, 2022

Can this be done with the knee sleeve?

efrain morfin October 19, 2022

After my workout I sit in the sauna, can I wear my knee sleeve while in the sauna. Hope it does not damage the sleeve

Mani October 19, 2022

Does this work with the shoulder brace?

Louise pare October 19, 2022

It works! I was blown away! A nice even chill all the way around my knee! AWESOME! Thanks for the tip!!

Richard Sanders October 18, 2022

Can the same be used for knee wear ?

Dawn October 19, 2022

Can I wear it iced while I’m doing my 5 mile walk?

Sherrie Sampson September 20, 2020

Can the icing effect be done with knee sleeve and hip brace?

Deborah July 08, 2020

Can this be done with other incrediwear products ? Like the elbow and wrist sleeves ??

Abu Dhakal June 22, 2020

I have two elbow sleeves , this really works!!

Marc Becker June 22, 2020

Love this idea, can’t wait to try it!

June June 22, 2020

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