Muscle aches are the worst. They are uncomfortable, unpredictable, and can sometimes even be debilitating. It’s hard to get much done with bursts of pain shooting through your body. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone! Everyone struggles with sore muscles at some point in their lives. Muscle pain can be a result of poor posture, a vigorous workout, traveling, or even just sleeping in a strange position. Luckily, we are here to help you manage your sore muscles and back pain! Keep reading to discover 3 ways that using heat therapy can soothe muscle pain.
What is Heat Therapy?
Heat therapy is a great way to help relieve muscle pain. It works by increasing blood flow and circulation to the area, which helps to reduce inflammation and pain. It can also help to relax tense muscles. Over time, using heat therapy will help you heal damaged tissue and help you feel more comfortable. There are plenty of different ways that you can incorporate heat therapy into your daily routine. Luckily, we’re here to walk you through some of the most popular methods.
Take a Warm Bath
Taking a warm bath is a great way to soothe your muscles after a hard day. The warm water will wash over your aches and pains to ease your tension and leave you feeling rejuvenated. If you want to add an extra soothing element to your warm bath, try using a drop of lavender-scented body wash or skin-safe lavender oil. Lavender is known for its calming effects that promote serenity and reduce anxiety. This can help you relax and loosen up your tight muscles, helping you feel more comfortable. Check out our post on the benefits of lavender oil to learn more!
Use a Microwavable Heating Wrap
Another way to ease your muscle tension is to warm up your trusted microwavable heating wrap. A microwavable heating wrap is ideal for soothing sore muscles in your neck, shoulders, back, and more. If you’re looking for the perfect heating wrap, our microwavable aromatherapy wrap is an amazing option. Infused with a soothing lavender scent, this heating wrap is sure to relax your muscles and ease your mind. As with all of our microwavable heating pads, the aromatherapy wrap is filled with natural clay beads that radiate a soothing, moist heat.
Try an Electric Blanket
If you’re looking for intense relief all over your body, try snuggling up underneath an electric blanket. The best way to use a heated blanket is at night on a low heat setting. This will help you soothe your muscles before bed so that you can ensure a comfortable night’s sleep. Another way to use an electric blanket or heating pad is to lay on top of it so that the heat waves target your back muscles. Although an electric blanket can be a great option for many individuals, you will need access to a nearby outlet in order to use this item.
Everyone’s muscle pain is different, so it’s only fitting that different heat therapy options will work better for different people. With that said, using a combination of these three heat therapy solutions is a great way to help you relax your body and heal your muscles. Before you know it, you’ll be back to your normal self again.