NEW JERSEY MASSAGE
& WELLNESS CENTER
WHY WE USE THE HYDROCOLLATOR M-2 FOR HEAT THERAPY
Hydrocollator heat moist packs are used to help raise the temperature of soft tissue directly below the surface of the skin increasing circulation throughout the entire body relieving joint pain, muscle aches, while increasing range of motion and eliminating toxins.
There are many benefits to using moist heat and it is recognized by leading medical and sports training experts everywhere. However, the biggest challenge has been keeping towels,stones, or other tools at the right temperature for an extended period of time and have the job done quickly. Moist heat pads stay at a 160 degree temp for 30 min.
When applied to the surface of the skin, blood vessels enlarge below the surface, relaxing tissue and temporarily relieving painful symptoms. Increasing circulation which can benefit the entire body. Blood moves through the heart, lungs, arteries and veins, providing the cells with life-sustaining oxygen and nutrients while removing carbon dioxide and other waste products. But if blood flow is obstructed, every cell in the body is affected. Symptoms of poor circulation run the gamut, from brain fog, numbness and burning or tingling sensations in toes or fingers to pain in the legs when walking, muscle spasms, leg ulcers, varicose veins, blood clots, Carpal Tunnel, vertigo, shortness of breath, fatigue and chilliness, especially in the extremities. Circulatory problems also contribute to serious health disorders, like high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack.
When should it be used? Moist heat therapy is recommended for the relaxation of tissues in chronic (long term) spasm and temporary relief of the the symptoms associated with chronic (long term) pain and muscle tightness.
Why is it used? Moist heat therapy is used to calm tissues suffering from chronic (long term) spasms or irritation and is an easy way to increase flexibility, range of motion and promote increased circulation to speed the healing process.
Benefits: Helps increase circulation, relaxes muscle tension, reduces joint stiffness, and prepares tissues for rehabilitation.
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