Use Bremed Electric Heating Pad to gently warm and relax the different parts of your body, be it your upper back, shoulders, stomach, knees - wherever's uncomfortable, aches and pains or even just for comfort.
Using the heat pad stimulates blood circulation especially on stiff muscles and it also helps to relax tension of the muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons and even nerves too.
There's two (2) levels of electric heating temperature control that helps you choose the kind of heating levels you like
I generally prefer the higher setting but if you're planning to lie on it or put it under you, use the lighter setting - heat + pressure can increase the heat a lot and can even burn if your skin is very sensitive or compromised, so please be extra careful when using the electric heat therapy pack.
There is also NO auto-switch off which I personally like because it annoys me to keep having to turn it back on when I'm using it at work, with the patients, for myself...but again, if you lie on it, it can increase risk of burns, so if unsure, do not sit / lie / put it under your limbs, instead, put it ON your limbs or over the aching / painful parts, it's safer that way for most people =)
Thermal/heat therapy is one of our physiotherapy's treatment modalities, its main purpose is to provide relief and to treat symptoms of non-acute and/or chronic pain, especially helpful to pains that are related to muscle spasms and tensions.
Heat therapy helps to dilate our blood vessels, causing blood vessels to expand, causing an increase blood flow (circulation) to muscles, skin and surrounding tissues.
Blood carries nutrients which helps with healing and recovery, helping to induce muscle relaxation, relaxing muscle spasms and even decreasing joint stiffness.
Heat via electrical hotpacks or microwaveable hotpacks are applied before treatment to increase blood flow, relax and loosen muscles and joints for effective interventions and therapy AND/OR after physiotherapy sessions to aid recovery and reduce muscle spasms post treatment.
Some of our patients sleep on it, and it's not recommended but if you like extra warmth at night, please please please wrap it with an additional layer of towel for additional safety.
I note that some of our patients and therapists enjoy using it when they're cold (especially in cold climates or offices) or when they have aching tummy - it does provide some nice relief and warmth (and fuzzy).
You can use it over several times a day, with the use of one or more layers of towels, but you must take note of times where you shouldn't (keep) use it:
should not use it without the physiotherapist to supervise the condition or situation.Back to top of page