26 Jul Warmth in a Bag – Wheat Heat Packs!
The temperature has dropped but that doesn’t mean yours has to as well.
With the help of a wheat pack, you can stay warm as well as ease the pain of sore muscles.
The major benefit of a wheat pack is of course its ability to ease pain. This is largely due heat therapies ability to dilate the blood vessels.
This process increases the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles, helping to heal the damaged tissue. Heat stimulates the sensory receptors in the skin, which means that applying heat to the lower back will decrease transmissions of pain signals to the brain and partially relieve the discomfort.
Post treatment, a combination of heat therapy and adequate hydration can reduce next day soreness dramatically.
Another major benefit of this portable heat therapy is that it can be done practically anywhere. At work, at home, on the bus to work, anywhere! Just heat your wheat pack in the microwave and its set to go!
While using the wheat pack, ensure to wrap it in a towel before application, preventing direct contact with your skin. By storing it in the freezer (yes, freezer) they can last for upwards of 2 years!
Health Place has an extensive range of wheat packs available, grab one next time you visit us!