What is Thermacare
Thermacare is proven effective in relieving muscular pain in clinical trials. Thermacare has unique, patented heat cells that deliver constant, long lasting therapeutic heat.
ThermaCare, a drug-free, single use, self heating wrap is an innovation in self pain management and is the only heatwrap therapy clinically proven to effectively relieve muscular pain.
ThermaCare heat wraps provide highly effective, soothing pain relief to help restore tight muscles to their normal state. Worn discreetly under clothing they deliver heat therapy to your sore or cramped muscles. ThermaCare goes where you go, providing therapeutic heat while you stay active.
Benefits of Heat Therapy
Historically, heat has been a natural remedy used both to relieve pain and enhance the recovery process. Topical heat increases the blood flow to the tissues. This increased blood flow helps wash away inflammatory mediators which cause pain. Increased blood flow also brings oxygen and nutrients to help restore the muscle to its normal state of health. What’s more topical heat stimulates temperature sensitive nerves, which helps to relax muscles.
Gate control - heat travels on the same nerves as pain. The nerve can deliver only one at once and so inhibits the pain signals to the brain therefore reducing the pain. In turn the muscle relaxes.
Increased blood flow – low level continual heat increases deep tissue temperature which dilates blood vessels and improves the blood flow. The increased blood flow within the muscle washes away pain causing chemicals bringing oxygen and nutrients to the damaged tissue and reduces the pain.