Hi there and welcome to Heat Pack Pro - my name
is Nigel, I'm the founder of this site, and by training, I am an
occupational therapist, specializing in hand therapy. Read more about us
and me here.
Heat therapy, also called thermotherapy, is the use of heat in therapy, such as for pain relief and health. It can take the form of a hot cloth, hot water bottle, ultrasound, heating pad, hydrocollator packs, whirlpool baths, cordless FIR heat therapy wraps, and others.
It can be
beneficial to those with arthritis and stiff muscles and injuries to the
deep tissue of the skin. Heat may be an effective self-care treatment
for conditions like rheumatoid arthritis.
Heat therapy is most commonly used for rehabilitation purposes. The therapeutic effects of heat include increasing the extensibility of collagen tissues; decreasing joint stiffness; reducing pain; relieving muscle spasms; reducing inflammation, edema, and aids in the post acute phase of healing; and increasing blood flow.
The increased blood flow to the
affected area provides proteins, nutrients, and oxygen for better
healing - read more on heat therapy here.
Of course, on a professional note, since 2005, I've been prescribing heat treatment and heat therapy with the use of heat packs as a hand therapist, especially when I had my own practice, we brought in these very same electrical heat packs and pads that we promote here in Heat Pack Pro.
Personally, I walk the talk too - I love heat therapy and use electric heat pack to warm up my hands and feet, and ease my back aches and pains.
My #1 recommended electric heat pack is the Bremed BD7800 electrical heat pad, which I've been using in my hand therapy practice, because of so many reasons including:
I try my best to ensure that there is a lot of information and materials for you to refer to, please feel free to look around, or contact me too - talk soon!
Director, Nalco Group Pte Ltd & Hand Therapist