Gel Packs - The Hot Cold Therapy April 19 2014

The medical application of Cold compression therapy will reduce inflammation and swelling by lowering the skin temperature. It also relieves pain by numbing injured tissues and reducing muscle tension / spasm.

It’s not just expensive sports players who benefit from Hot and Cold Therapy. Anyone who pursues a moderately active lifestyle will, from time-to-time, suffer with a variety of ailments.

A brief list of symptoms that will see benefits from Hot / Cold Therapy include inflammation, swelling, headaches, migraine, colds, nose bleeds, minor burns (including sunburn), toothache, muscle strains / spasm, sprains, rheumatism, cuts, bruises tension, fever, insect bites and numerous other first aid needs. It also helps to relieve pain by numbing injured tissues and reducing muscle spasms.

The immediate application of Cold Therapy also reduces post-operative swelling by constricting the capillary vessels, slowing down the flow of blood and other fluids to the injured or operated area.

As a Hot Therapy the benefits include easing stiffness, tension cramps, muscle aches and strains, sciatica, arthritis, rheumatism, insomnia, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, bruise reduction and many others.

Under medical supervision Hot and Cold therapy may also be used in conjunction with chemical peels, botox, laser and IPL treatments, microdermabrasion, plastic surgery and many more.

Cold and then Hot therapy is an ideal way of dealing with all these symptoms to get the body back in full, comfortable working order as quickly as possible.

Cold Therapy should always be used for several days, wherever required, before Hot Therapy.
Once inflammation and swelling has subsided, alternating Hot Therapy with Cold Therapy speeds up the healing process.
The Hot Therapy increases blood flow and will reduce bruising discolouration.

The benefits and use of Hot and Cold Therapy in Beauty have only been recognised in recent years although there is evidence that the ancient Chinese and Romans were using it well before us!

The application of Cold to the face will reduce any inflammation or black circles and bags around the eyes, ease eye blood congestion, tone facial muscles, improve concentration and ease migraine and many other aches or pains in the facial area.

Hot Therapy follows the application of Cold Therapy to the facial area and serves several purposes. These include the stimulation of blood circulation, wrinkle reduction, reduced congestion and sinusitis, and many more.

Used daily Hot and Cold Therapy to the facial area will enhance tone and impart a natural, healthy glow to your skin. It is also a fantastic stress reducer.

The Gel Doctor company supplies a concise range of Hot and Cold Therapy products designed to accurately apply therapy exactly where it is needed for both health and beauty treatments.

Better by design……life doesn’t stop when you need therapy which is why the Gel Doctor range has been carefully developed to fit your body and lifestyle.

So, whether you have an injury or want to enjoy the Beauty benefits of Hot and Cold Therapy, the chances are that The Gel Doctor has a product for you.