result in increased blood circulation in the skin, in the tissue and in the muscles. They relax the muscles, improve the elasticity of the connective tissue and counteract tension pain.
As a supporting measure we apply these against tension in back, shoulder, neck and other affected areas.
The affected area is wrapped up in a dry heat pack and the heat is allowed to be absorbed for an extended period of time.
A moist and hot towel roll is rolled over tissue and muscles. This has, apart from the thermal, also a massage effect.
Cold applications (cryotherapy)
Ice rubbing or cold packs are mainly applied in the acute state of injuries and ailments. They reduce pain and blood circulation.