Heat Therapy

Heat Therapy increases blood flow to the affected area, providing oxygen and nutrients to aid the muscle healing process and help relax muscles to restore movement. Heat Therapy for aches and pains in muscles and joints is well established and recommended by sports physiotherapists and health professionals.

Use Heat Therapy for:

Benefits of Heat Therapy:

  • Aid muscle healing and help restore movement.
  • Penetrating heat helps relax stiff, sore, aching muscles and joints.
  • Fast, targeted, warming pain relief.
  • Help speed injury rehab by applying a heat product after having performed Cold Therapy for approximately 72 hours post injury.
  • Aids muscle warm-up and may prevent injury when applied before exercise.

Dual Action: Heat + Fast Relief

The Deep Heat Pain Relief product ranges provide both fast, targeted relief as well as Heat Therapy. The perfect combination to help you perform at your best!

HEATING ACTIVES 

HOTFLUX® (VBE) 

A heating agent that induces a long lasting warming sensation that increases blood circulation in the smallest blood vessels and delivers more oxygen and nutrients such as vitamins and amino acids to the muscles. When combined with massage it softens ‘knots’ in muscles, relaxes and loosens the muscles and soft tissue. Ideal for warming up prior to stretching or cooling down after intense exercise to help soften and condition the muscles.

METHYL SALICYLATE 

Methyl Salicylate is a heating agent that not only heats, but also provides pain relief and aids the muscle healing process. It assists your body’s natural enzymes to decrease the production of prostaglandins that cause pain and inflammation.

Prostaglandins are a group of lipids made at sites of tissue damage or infection, where they cause inflammation, pain and fever as part of the healing process.

CAPSAICIN 

Derived from chillies, Capsaicin is known to help reduce substance P from local nerve endings and therefore reduce pain. Nerve cells communicate with one another through neurotransmitters (chemicals that communicate information throughout our brain and body). Substance P is a neurotransmitter that transmits pain signals in the body.

IRON OXIDE (Patches only)

Iron Oxide is used in the Heat Patches to provide a soothing, long lasting warmth. When in contact with air, it heats up within minutes, lasting for up to 8 hours.