What is Heat Therapy?
It is literally as it sounds, applying heat to a localized area of the body for relief and relaxation. Heat helps your blood vessels dilate which increases the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the affected area. The increased flow of blood brings lots of nutrients and proteins to the area which help with better healing and quicker regeneration of damaged tissue.
How Does It Ease Pain?
Heat stimulates the pain receptors in your skin, decreasing the frequency of the pain signals sent to your brain.