What Advantages Does Express Heat Therapy Offer Over a Sunbeam Heating Pad?
There are many types of products available for heat therapy. Whether you need pain relief in your lower back, knees, elbows, abdominal area
, or anywhere else, a heating pad may be ideal. Some are powered by electricity and some can be heated with hot water. A Sunbeam heating pad, for instance, comes in multiple sizes and features numerous settings which allow you to have a great deal of control over the amount of heat you receive. However, it doesn’t offer the mobility of an Express Heat Therapy heating pad.
Who Needs Heating Therapy?
The application of heat is beneficial in cases where pain is caused by a muscle spasm. In some instances, it should be combined with cold therapy.
Some of the therapeutic effects include:
- Reducing joint stiffness caused by arthritis and fibromyalgia
- Increasing collagen tissue extensibility
- Relieving muscle spasms
- Increased blood circulation to the affected area
- Relieving migraines
The increased blood flow provides oxygen, nutrients, and proteins to the problem area to promote faster healing. When heat is applied to skin, it helps to reduce the sensation of pain. It also helps soft tissues to stretch and sore muscles relax, which results in greater flexibility. Heat therapy is highly recommended to help soothe abdominal and lower back cramps.
Heating pads should never, ever be placed on open wounds or injured areas with inflammation.
What Does a Sunbeam Heating Pad Offer?
Sunbeam heat therapy products are electric and come with multiple heat settings, which allow you to use a timer. The pad can be set to run for up to two hours. Also included in many models is a meter that displays the readiness of the device as it heats up. Options are available for both dry and moist heat – some models can be used with both. An absorbent sponge is included with the heating pad units that offer moist heat therapy. The standard king size model measures 12x24 inches to fit multiple areas of the body.
A Sunbeam heating pad may be ideal for individuals who aren’t very mobile and prefer to lie down during their heat therapy sessions.
Why Should You Consider Express Heat Therapy Heating Pads?
EHT products offer one thing that electric heating pads, such as the ones offered by Sunbeam, do not: mobility. You don’t have to rely on an electrical outlet to get your warmth. You are not confined to the bed or couch. You can wear the heating wrap or pad under your clothes and nobody will even notice that you have one on as you go about your morning or evening. The heat can last for up to two hours.
There are a variety of heating therapy products available for different parts of the body:
- Knee and elbow pad
- Pad for back pain
- Shoulder and neck pad
- Hand warmers
These are all natural and require no ointments, chemicals, electricity, or even a microwave to work. All that is required is water. The heat is activated with a disc that you can easily bend whenever you are ready for the session.
It’s also easier to use Express Heat Therapy heating pads
with cooling therapy for conditions that require a combination of both.