How Can Heat Therapy & Cold Therapy Benefit Me In My Daily Life Or Healing Process?

11/16/2014

How Can Heat Therapy & Cold Therapy Benefit Me In My Daily Life Or Healing Process?

 

Heat Therapy & Cold Therapy are the two most common types of passive, non-invasive, and non-addictive treatments. Medical studies indicate that Heat Therapy & Cold Therapy are an effective pain relief solution. They also help promote relaxation and reduce stress and tension.

How Heat Therapy Works?

Heat Therapy induces vasodilation (dilating blood vessels) which helps increasing blood circulation. Blood drawn into the target tissues delivers needed oxygen and nutrients and removes cell wastes. The soothing warmth helps:

  • Decreases muscle spasm.
  • Relaxes tense muscles.
  • Relieves pain.
  • Increase the range of motion.

Heat therapy is used for dealing with chronic pain. The recommended duration of heat therapy treatment is 20-30 minutes.

How Cold Therapy (Cryotherapy) Works?

Cold therapy produces vasoconstriction (decreasing the blood circulation) which slow the blood flow and other fluids into the injured tissue. The cooling treatment:

  • Reduces swelling & inflammation.
  • Reduces muscle spasm.
  • Relieves pain.

Cold therapy is commonly used to relieve acute pain (approximately the first 3-5 days of an acute injury). The recommended duration of cold therapy is 10-15 minutes.

Heating Pads & Cold Packs by Nature Creation 

Our natural therapy packs are multi-purpose. Each one combines the benefits of Hot & Cold Therapy for pain relief with Aromatherapy for stress and tension relief. The natural therapy packs are specially designed to fit a particular body part for extra treatment potency and maximum comfort. They are made of a blend of herbs and grains to create a soothing aroma. Our natural therapy packs are reusable and easy to use:

Heat in the microwave to:

  • Relieve muscular pain and aches
  • Relieve menstrual cramps
  • Relieve minor headaches
  • Reduce stiffness
  • Promote muscle relaxation
  • Relieve minor joint pain

Cool in the freezer to:

  • Relieve pain due to sprains & injured muscle
  • Relieve pain due to minor burns and bruises
  • Reduce swelling and fever
  • Relieve minor headaches
  • Relieve minor joint and tendon pain
  • Relieve pain due to bites and sting

 

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