Insta'Heat is a pvc packet filled with a non-toxic gel that reacts to the snap of the metal disk within. Now available in two styles to meet all therapeutic needs. The sheath-belt holds the larger heat pack in place without compromising the distribution of heat. It is a universal size thanks to its velcro front closure system. The oval is convenient for smaller areas requiring heat therapy.
Heat Therapy for Back Pain
While the overall qualities of warmth and heat have long been associated with comfort and relaxation, heat therapy goes a step further and can provide both pain relief and healing benefits for many types of back pain and injuries. In addition, heat therapy in the form of a heat pad is both inexpensive and easy to do.
Heat therapy application can help provide back pain relief through several mechanisms:
· Heat therapy dilates the blood vessels of the muscles surrounding the spine. This process increases the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles, helping to heal the damaged tissue.
· Heat stimulates the sensory receptors in the skin, which means that applying heat to the back will decrease transmissions of pain signals to the brain and partially relieve the discomfort.
· Heat application facilitates stretching the soft tissues around the spine, including muscles, connective tissue, and adhesions. Consequently, with heat therapy, there will be a decrease in stiffness as well as injury, with an increase in flexibility and overall feeling of comfort. Flexibility is very important for a healthy back.
Size: 23x15 cm
Weight: 450 gr
Temp. max. : 54°C