How it helps
a. It stimulates blood flow: Heat increases blood flow by dilating the blood vessels. This increases the transport of vital oxygen and nutrients to the cells of the muscle tissue – a first step in the self-healing process.
b. It increases removal of metabolic by-products: Waste material created in cellular tissues and muscles is more easily swept away by the increased blood flow.
c. It relieves pain: heat reduced tension, soothes and relaxes as well as increases mobility.