When muscles are tight and in spasm, heat therapy can help reduce tension, alleviate pain and eliminate the spasm by increasing blood circulation to the area. It is used for chronic injuries and joint pain.
Heat therapy helps to dilate blood vessels which in turn helps to increase delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles which helps heal damaged tissues.
Heat helps increase flexibility of the tissues and facilitates stretching of muscles, connective tissues and adhesions. It also helps reduce stiffness and injury and reduces transmission of pain signals to the brain.
Heat therapy applications: