Heat therapy also known as thermotherapy has been used in the management of pain and as a self-help mechanism for centuries. In fact, the ancient Greeks and Egyptians used heat therapy more than two and a half thousand years ago, making extensive use of thermal baths. East Asians used hot stones, and Native Americans also used heat to cure a range of ailments. Today there is a wide range of heat products on the market, but you need to know what to look for before you buy. That’s why we’ve put together some of the information you'll need to choose the best heating pad.
Heat therapy is an inexpensive and pharmaceutical free method of relieving muscle pain. Heat improves our tolerance to pain and helps us to relax and in so doing reduces the pain. It makes the muscles more pliable, reducing stiffness.