Child birth… one of the most painful events in many women’s lives!
Using heat therapy during labour can be a highly effective and economical way to provide some relief. It’s safe, it’s easy and it’s a natural way to reduce the severity and intensity of the labour pain.
Heat therapy during labour can be applied in different ways, but the use of heat packs is a very simple, low risk and effective method.
The answer is a big yes! There is a great amount of evidence showing that warm baths are helpful for a whole range of health issues. There are benefits for both physical and mental health.
Here are just a FEW of the things that warm baths can be effective for:
To get the best out of your instant heat packs, here are five of our top tips for using them…
1. Fold the pack before it sets hard, for easy boiling.
Especially for the larger packs, it’s wise to fold them while still soft, when you’ve finished using them. This makes them so much easier to pop in a pot and boil. If they are left spread out and set hard, you’ll need a very large pot to reset them in. A quick fold of the Back and Body pack in half, or two folds with the Neck and Shoulder pack (one side folded over on top of the middle section, and the other side folded under the middle section). This makes them compact and super easy to reset.
One in six Australian’s suffer from arthritis. Many of these people swear by the use of heat and cold therapy to help manage and relieve their painful symptoms. While the research is still a little unclear, most of the arthritis support organisations also recommend the use of heat and cold therapy to relieve pain. Heat and cold therapy is safe, simple, soothing and inexpensive.
So hot or cold?
Athletes, coaches, therapists and every day Australians use stretching to improve flexibility and range of motion. Whether its hamstrings, shoulders, hips, biceps or other important muscle areas, it’s common to see stretching as part of physical activity ‘warm ups’ and training exercises. Stretching is used as part of therapy treatments and recommended for all of us to keep healthy.
But did you know that using heat therapy along with stretching, has better outcomes compared to stretching alone?
We’ve been selling quite a few cool neck ties at the markets in Tasmania given the hot weather lately! People are amazed at how cool our demonstration neck ties are. We soak them at about 6am and that’s it. All through the hot day at the market visitors keep feeling them and can't believe how brilliantly cool they stay.
We're being asked how they work... so without getting too 'over the top' scientific, we’ll attempt to explain simply how our cool neck ties keep cool!
We know many people (including ourselves!) who have suffered low back pain at some stage in their lives, and for many it’s an ongoing issue.
Incredibly, over 3.7 million people in Australia suffer from low back pain!
Heat therapy (or thermotherapy) has been shown through MANY studies to be effective in relieving low back pain.
Our most popular heat therapy product for low back pain is the ‘Back and body pack and belt’ set.
So how does heat help to relieve pain?