Heat Therapy

Heat therapy (Thermotherapy) is an extremely effective way to reduce muscle tightness and tension. One of the main causes of general muscular pain is a lack of blood flow to the area due to poor circulation, inactivity and repetitive movements.

We recommend heat therapy for dull aches, muscle tightness, joint stiffness, and chronic muscular pain. Heat brings about pain relief by relaxing the muscles and un-sticking the connective tissue.

Applying heat to the painful area will dilate blood vessels and increase fresh, oxygenated blood to flow. This replaces stagnant blood containing metabolic waste products (a result of normal cellular respiration). When built-up waste products are removed your muscle cells can begin to function properly again.

How- To: The easiest way to apply heat is to use a hot water bottle, a heating pad, and the products you see listed below. We have used these products for years in our massage practice and have found them most effective.

Warning: ALWAYS use caution when applying heat. Use a cloth barrier between your skin and the heat source to insure the temperature is not too hot before making contact with skin.

Heat therapy  SHOULD NOT be used during the acute stage of an injury (the first 24-48 hours). See Cold therapy for directions for acute injury. Diabetics should never use these products without approval from their physician.

Carex Bed Buddy, Body Wrap

sunbeamwrapSunbeam Renue Heat Therapy Neck and Shoulder Wrap

Moist Heat Therapy Warming Lower Back Wrap

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