Heat therapy for pain relief
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.
Pain is the body’s number one warning that something is wrong. You can experience it right away, like when you sprain your wrist (acute) or it can develop over time (chronic) like when your legs do not recover after a hard workout.
Heat Therapy is effective for:
- Muscular Pain or Stiffness
- Sport Injuries
- Sprains or Strains
- Exercise Warm Up
Heat Therapy benefits may include:
- Aids muscular relaxation to help restore movement
- Effective, targeted, warming pain relief to muscles and joints
- Help injury recovery and rehabilitation by applying heat therapy (after having performed cold therapy for approximately 72 hours after injury)
- Aids muscle warm-up when applied before exercise
What creates the heating sensation?
A heating agent that not only heats, but also provides pain relief and aids the muscle healing process. It assists the 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.
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.
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Did You Know?
Did you know that stretching prior to exercise will improve your mobility when you work out? Depending on the type of exercise that you’re doing, stretching can help improve your exercise intensity over time.