Health in Heat

Posted on September 09 2020

Applying heat to an inflamed area will dilate the blood vessels, promote blood flow, and help sore and tightened muscles relax. Improved circulation can help eliminate the buildup of lactic acid waste that occurs after some types of exercise. 

Tense muscles can trigger tension-type headaches. Apply heat or ice to relieve tense neck and shoulder muscles. Use a heating pack or apply a cold pack across the forehead. 

Heat relieves tension and stress around the neck and shoulders. You can also put the heating pad on your chest when you feel anxious to help relieve that feeling. Place the warm heating pack on your tummy to reduce any anxiety and stress feelings  

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