Moist Heat Therapy
Benefits & Other Things You Should Know
What happens in moist heat therapy? Heat is transferred to your tissues from a wet source to provide relief from pain. When placed on the affected area, moist heat helps relax sore muscles, dilate blood vessels, loosen tight joints, and relieve pain. As moist heat improves blood circulation and relaxes your muscles, it aids in healing. The best part? There are zero side effects!
Why is moist heat therapy used by physical therapists, acupuncturists, and chiropractors?
Moist heat therapy is highly recommended by physical therapists, chiropractors, and acupuncturists to enhance healing because moist heat eases tight muscles and aids in performing therapeutic exercises and chiropractic adjustments. These practitioners often recommend moist heat treatments of all kinds. Chiropractors often use hydrocullated sand-filled pads applied to painful areas on your body. At home you may use a hot water bottle or a steam towel for the therapy, but we hope you will try our hot cherry pit pillows to provide luxurious comfort while alleviating pain.
How is Moist Heat Therapy Beneficial?
Heat therapy increases the blood circulation of the particular area. That provides relief from pain and speeds up the healing process.
How exactly does heat therapy reduce pain? The nerve receptors transmitting pain signals also transmit heat signals. So, when you apply moist heat to a part of your body, those receptors are stimulated. As a result, the pain signals are drowned out instead of reaching the brain. So, you witness a reduction in the level of pain you were experiencing.
Moist heat therapy is helpful to treat sources of pain that are deep-seated, such as knee osteoarthritis. The condition is caused by the rubbing of bones against each other in the absence of the protective cartilage. Moist therapy reaches the deep source of pain, offering relief. Secondary muscle spasms due to chronic arthritis can also be effectively treated with moist heat therapy. Our pillows are particularly helpful because they easily mold around hard-to-reach joints.
If you suffer from arthritis pain, keep a cherry pit pillow handy! Our pillows are one hundred percent safe to use, unlike a heating pad, our pillows gradually cool down, so there is no chance of getting burned if you fall asleep. Hot Cherry Pillows warm quickly in the microwave, so quick relief is just minutes away.
Moist heat therapy is also recommended for DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness) experienced post-exercise, muscle spasms. Relaxing with Hot Cherry pillows is a wonderful treat after a hard workout.
Moist heat also aids the treatment of neuropathy pain by increasing circulation. Place one by your feet in bed and discover a simple pain relief solution for cold and circulation-poor feet.
How are moist and dry heat different?
- Dry heat merely warms the surface and can literally dry out your skin.
- Moist heat penetrates deep into tissues
- Moist heat changes the temperature of your tissues more rapidly. The result is a more vigorous response from your body’s temperature receptors.
Moist heat is a preferential heat therapy treatment for conditions like stiffness, secondary muscle spasms caused by chronic arthritis, muscle spasm, and pain due to posterior neck and back among patients with ankylosing spondylitis.
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