What is Thermotherapy and How to do it at Home

December 16, 2022

What is Thermotherapy and How to do it at Home

The power of heat is often underestimated

Our bodies are like engines. And oftentimes we underestimate their natural and unique power to heal on its own. There is a relationship between how heat affects our body in its physical and mental state. 

Applying heat to certain areas of your body is proven to relax muscles and increase blood flow circulation, and exposure to heat therapy sessions are also proven to help with mental health issues and reduce anxiety.

But before we dive into the ins and outs of thermotherapy it’s important to understand what it is, and what it’s used for.

Let’s talk about what is thermotherapy and how it can help you heal, relax or relieve pain in your body.

What is thermotherapy and heat therapy?

Thermotherapy is the practice of using heat for treating chronic pain issues in the body. Practicing thermotherapy is a way of reducing pain in the body and promoting blood circulation due to the heat widening blood vessels. It also relaxes the body or area treated.

What is thermotherapy used for?

Some of the most common uses of thermotherapy are for treating muscle pain and stiffness in different parts of the body.

Benefits of thermotherapy

Using thermotherapy in your life has lots of positive healing benefits because aside from helping you reduce pain, it also helps you relax your mind and reduce stress levels in your body along with these other benefits:

  • Improves physical health
  • Promotes better sleep
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Helps with cleansing the body

    Examples of thermotherapy

    Some examples of thermotherapy treatments are:

    • A thermotherapy treatment in a hot tub
    • Using a hot water bottle 
    • Using a heating pad
    • Using a heated gel pad
    • Using heat wraps
    • Using Biomat products

      All with the purpose of relieving pain and inflammation on different parts of the body.

      How is thermotherapy done?

      Before doing thermotherapy at home remember to always consult with your doctor or physician first, but for the purpose of this post here are some ways to easily start using heat therapy for chronic pain:

      Home remedies for heat therapy

      If you don’t have a professional heating pad or wrap you can DIY these heat therapy treatments at home:

      Hot towels

      1. Wet a bath towel with warm water and place it on a plastic bag
      2. Apply it to the affected area for 15 minutes and repeat the process until pain is reduced or soreness starts to go away

      Rice sock

      1. Place rice inside a sock and heat it in the microwave
      2. Apply it to the affected area for 15 minutes and repeat the process until pain is reduced or soreness starts to go away

      Hot bath  

      Another way to indulge in a heat therapy session is to prepare a warm bath to trigger heat in your body. This type of treatment tackles more into the mindfulness and wellness benefits of heat for your mind and body to relax and reduce stress levels. 

      Harness the power of thermotherapy at home with Biomat

      Now that you know exactly what is thermotherapy and its positive effects on your lifestyle, we encourage you to start healthy habits to stay centered and balanced.

      If you’re on the lookout for professional heating pads that can help you with relieving pain at home, you’re in the right place. Biomat Direct offers a wide range of Biomat products that have professional heating benefits with their Far Infrared Technology.

      You can easily start doing thermotherapy at home with the Biomat professional or apply heat to affected areas in your body with the Biobelt

      Give these products a try and start healing! For more holistic advice and tips for relieving chronic pain issues, check out how Biomat healing can help you live a healthier and balanced lifestyle.

      Disclaimer: This information is not intended to cure, diagnose or treat medical conditions. Please consult with a qualified health practitioner before beginning any new health program.