What is heat therapy?

When combined with massage, heat therapy addresses a variety of issues

With so many different kinds of massages and therapies out there, it can be difficult to distinguish which kind of therapy is best for you and your needs. One option is heat therapy, and its benefits are worth exploring to see if is the right option for you.

What is heat therapy?

Heat therapy, or thermotherapy as it is known to some, is the application of heat during massage therapy. A noninvasive technique, heat therapy is used to increase blood and oxygen flow, and addresses pain and other health issues. More information on the process of heat therapy can be found here.

What are the key benefits?

As mentioned above, pain relief and health issues are two main reasons to use heat therapy, but many benefits are associated with this method:

  • For those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, muscle spasms, joint pain, stiff muscles and deep tissue injuries, heat therapy can be a boon. Moreover, heat therapy is an effective method for physical rehabilitation purposes.
  • Heat therapy can also be used for general health purposes. It helps encourage relaxation and prepares muscles and joints for the rigors of exercise and stretching. More information can be found here.
  • Heat therapy can be beneficial in combating lower back pain. Commonly caused by strains, over-exertion or muscle spasms, lower back problems can range from mild discomfort to extreme pain. Whatever the cause, heat therapy can be a useful method for pain reduction.
  • It can help increase blood flow to help heal damaged tissues, decrease pain sensations and help decrease stiffness.

To inquire about heat therapy and whether it is the best method for your needs, please do not hesitate to contact us.