Suffer from menstrual cramps? A hot water bottle is known to significantly reduce the discomfort: When heat is applied to the skin, it stimulates sensory receptors to block pain signals. But it isn’t always convenient to be walking around with a bottle pressed to the abdomen and that’s where you’ll find MenstruHeat menstrual cramp heat pads handy.
Manufactured by Blood, a local company that creates “game-changing period care”, the adhesive pads provide relief in the same way but are a lot more discreet. Blood also offers an assortment of feminine hygiene products and recently launched a Period-Positive Workplaces initiative to encourage companies to recognise period challenges women face at work.
Co-founder Tan Peck Ying tells us why she decided to delve into period care, the biggest challenges she faced in her entrepreneurial journey thus far, and why it’s important that women to speak openly about period-related issues in this day and age.