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Wheat Bags

Wheat Bags


Heat therapy, or “Thermotherapy” is one of the most effective forms of treatment.

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Wheat Bags

Heat therapy, or “Thermotherapy” is one of the most effective forms of treatment.  Heat therapy has been long associated with comfort and relaxation but it also goes a step further and can provide both pain relief and healing benefits for many types of muscle injuries.  Heat therapy is also a great method of providing immediate relief from sore, tight and stiff muscles and joints.


How does it work?

Heat helps the blood vessels dilate which in turn increases the flow of oxygen rich blood to the affected area. This helps with better healing as well as quick regeneration of the damaged tissues. In addition this increased flow of blood also provides lots of nutrients, oxygen and proteins to the area, all of which are imperative to better healing. Heat acts as a pain reliever by successfully stimulating the specialized pain receptors within your skin. This decreases the frequency of pain messages that are sent to the brain.

Heat therapy also helps when it comes to relaxing and loosening the tissue surrounding the area being treated. The ligaments, tendons and muscles can then move more easily which further reduces the chances of injury. This is why using a Wheat Bag is regarded as being very effective at helping to relieve stiffness and improving flexibility in arthritic cases.