What is Heat Therapy?
Updated: Aug 19, 2022
#Heattherapy helps to reduces your #muscletension and #stiffness. It relaxes the muscles which makes the blood circulate better thus reducing stiffness and pain. Good blood flow flushes toxins and other debris of the injury in your system. 🔥
Types of Heat Therapy we commonly used:
- Electric Heat Pad
- Buckwheat Heat Pad (Microwavable)
- Hot & Cold Gel Pack (For heat therapy, immerge the gel pack into hot water)
How long to use Heat therapy? ⏳
Depending on the level of pain and your tolerance to heat. If you using a heating pad on a high setting, remove after 15 to 30 minutes to avoid burns. On a low setting, you can use the heating pad for a longer period, maybe up to one hour
If using a gel pack, place it in the microwave for about 1 to 2 minutes (follow package instructions), and then apply to a sore back.
❌Don’t place a heating pad or heated gel pack directly on your skin. Wrap it in a towel before applying to skin to avoid burns.
❌Don’t fall asleep using a heating pad.
When using a heating pad, start on the lowest level and slowly increase the heat intensity.
❌Don’t use a heating pad that has a cracked or broken electrical cord.
❌Don’t apply a heating pad to damaged skin.
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