'MOIST HEAT' TREATMENT FOR FIBROMYALGIA AND BACK PAIN...
Posted Aug 24 2010 1:28pm
Moist heat is nothing like all the other heat appliances like pads and water bottles, moist heat is from a shower, whirlpool, warm swimming pool, steam room or bath.
Some Doctors apparently say that using moist heat treatments twice a day will be more productive in reducing pain than other types of heat methods.
The goal is for the heat to penetrate deep into your muscles, which can then reduce stiffness, relax your muscles and increase circulation.
There is a difference between moist heat therapy and dry heat therapy. Using a heating pad is applying dry heat. Using moisture wraps, hot baths, showers, whirlpool and steamed towels are moist therapy.
The difference between the two is that the dry heat can dehydrate your skin as the dry heat draws out the moisture whereas the moist heat does not dry out your skin instead it penetrates into the joints, soft tissues and muscles.