Melt your muscle knots away, become more flexible, have less pain. Heat therapy works wonders and is one of the fastest ways to experience relief from muscle pain, fibromyalgia, stress, and tension.
Your body works on repairing itself when treated with high temperature (1). A hot bath or sauna can make you sweat profusely, help get the blood pumping, stimulate your immune system, increase your calorie burn rate, and activate anti-aging processes (2).
If you suffer from chronic pain, musculoskeletal pain, anxiety, stress, or any muscle tension, then therapeutic heat can benefit you. Heat therapy is one of the most effective modalities to treat fibromyalgia (3). Something as simple as a hot shower/cold shower combination can be effective at relieving flu pain and muscle tension pain for hours at a time.
If you spend time in a hot spring or therapeutic hot tub long enough, you will have a rejuvenating experience, as long as you stay adequately hydrated the entire time. Expect to sweat through at least a liter of water or more per hour.
It’s astonishing how much therapeutic value you can squeeze out of any experience with therapeutic heat. Consider it as one long 60- to 90-minute self-care session with an effort to relax your body down to the cells, stretching and breathing between heat treatments.
Heat Therapy together with Floatation Therapy and Deep Tissue Massage are a powerful combination to treat chronic pain symptoms of many types. Heat Therapy and Cold Therapy can be combined together as part of a contrast hydro-therapy routine.