What are my Heat Therapy Options?
Heat Therapy, also known as thermotherapy, utilizes heat to relieve pain and to promote overall well-being and health. There are various methods of heat therapy involving either hot water cloth, heating pads, heating hydro-collator packs, heat therapy cordless wraps, ultrasound and other options.
Our products are capable of dry heat therapy and help with symptoms such as arthritis, deep tissue injury inflammation and muscle stiffness. Conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis can also be treated with dry heat therapy.
There are extensive benefits to heat therapy that we will explore further below.
Moist Heat: Often associated with hot bathes, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, heated towel and more. Use of these products helps with surface level penetration of the heat via your skin to your upper levels of muscle tissue.
Dry Heat: Involved an external Heated Pad, Stone or Other Solid Heat Source. This technique draws moisture from the body, and is more consistent than Moist Heat Therapy. As the heat source stays constant the surrounding affected area does not cool over time allowing for deeper tissue penetration.
Heat therapy relaxes the tissues surrounding your blood vessels and capillaries. This relaxing effect increases blood circulation to the surrounding muscle tissue. In turn Nutrients and oxygen is supplied to the body to aid in the recovery process. Warm heat also improves mobility, range of motion and increases your flexibility.
• Muscle Spasms
• Abdominal Cramps
• Menstrual Pain
• Thrombophlebitis (blood vessel clotting)
• Other Infections