It has long been acknowledged that heat is an effective treatment for muscles that are stiff or sore. The only question that remains seems to be whether dry heat or moist heat therapy is more effective in deeply penetrating layers of muscle and skin in order to most effectively reach the deeper muscle tissue. While there are many websites available with information on this debate, moist heat therapy has been effective in treating both chronic and sports-related injuries. Moist heat therapy works by dilating the blood vessels and providing extra nutrients and oxygen to the injured areas. There are a number of different ways of obtaining moist heat therapy, but many of them require special facilities, such as a whirlpool or steam room.
This implies that dry heat therapy is more desirable for times when you need to be on the go, but this is not necessarily the case. Moist heat therapy can be mobile in the form of Thermophore Heating Pads. These pads come in two different sizes, designed to provide moist heat therapy to larger or smaller areas of your body, depending upon your needs. Moist heat therapy is also more desirable than dry heat therapy, since it is widely believed that dry heat therapy can burn the tissue around the injury, while moist heat therapy will not.
If you would like more information on moist heat therapy and the benefits it can provide for you, contact us at Optimum Wellness. Let us assist you in your quest for deep muscle pain relief.