Heat Therapy involves the application of heat to the body for the purposes of pain relief and health improvement. Particularly beneficial to those with arthritis, rheumatic pain, sciatica, lumbago, stiff muscles and injuries to the deep tissue of the skin, Heat Therapy is commonly used for rehabilitation purposes as part of an overall Physiotherapy treatment.
The actual therapeutic effects of heat treatments include decreasing joint stiffness, relieving muscle spasms, and increasing the extensibility of collagen tissues. H.T also reduces inflammation, and assists in the post acute phase of healing. Furthermore, it increases blood flow to the affected area, which leads to improved healing thanks to the proteins, nutrients, and oxygen the process provides.