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What is Heat Therapy?

Updated: Nov 8, 2023


Heat Therapy

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.


DONT'S! ❌


❌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.


Hope this helps! Read more:

https://www.healthline.com/health/heating-pad-for-back-pain

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