Archive for the ‘heat therapy’ Category

Therma Moist Heating Pad by Drive

October 10, 2007


The Therma Moist Heating Pad requires no water to be added, as an outer flannel cover draws and retains humidity from the air. As the heating pad warms, the moisture is released from the flannel cover and onto the treated area. The heating pad is ideal for the treatment of arthritis, back pain, sprains and strains, muscle soreness, neck pain, headaches and sports injuries.

To clean, remove cover from heating pad. Machine or hand wash. Use mild detergent in cool water. Hang to dry or use set on cool gentle cycle in dryer.


* The positioning strap with Velcro-type closure ensures a secure, proper fit for maximum treatment

* The easy to use hand control features four heat settings and four time settings (Heat settings: 115/130/150/165 degrees Fahrenheit, 45/55/65/75 Celsius – Time settings: 15/30/45/60 minutes)

* Moist heat therapy is more effective than dry heat because moisture transmits heat more efficiently than air

* The heating pad will automatically shut off after treatment

* Three sizes are available to provide added convenience

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SensaFlex Hot/Cold Compress with Plush Fabric Covering

September 24, 2007

SensaFlex Hot and Cold Compress is designed for the convenience of home use, providing relief from pain associated with strains, sprains, and other injuries. Constructed from a durable but comfortable plush fabric, it is gentle to the skin, frost-free and washable.

When Should I Use Cold Therapy?

After an injury, blood vessels that deliver oxygen and nutrients to cells are damaged and cannot remove waste. The cells around the injury increase their metabolism in an effort to consume more oxygen. When all of the oxygen is used up, the cells die. Blood cells and fluid seep into spaces around the muscle, resulting in swelling and bruising. When cold therapy is applied, it lowers the temperature of the damaged tissue and constricts local blood vessels. This slows metabolism and the consumption of oxygen, therefore reducing the rate of cell damage and decreasing fluid build-up. Cold therapy can also numb nerve endings and help reduce pain.

When Should I Use Heat?

Use heat for stiff muscles and joints when you are trying to make them more limber. Most therapists and doctors advise not to use heat right after an injury or while your injury has any swelling, as this will have the opposite effect of an cold therapy. Heat increases blood flow and relaxes muscles. It’s good for easing tight muscles, but will only increase the pain and swelling of an injury by increasing blood flow to the injured area.

SensaFlex Hot and Cold Compress Features:

Comfortable plush fabric is gentle to the skin, frost free, and washable
Non-toxic gel stays pliable throughout hot or cold therapy
Microwavable to provide soothing heat
Store in freezer for penetrating cold therapy

SensaFlex Hot and Cold Compress Specifications:

Available in the following sizes:

Large: 10″ x 13″
Tri-Sectional: 8.5″ x 16″
Neck Contour: 6″ x 20″
Small: 6″ x 10″
Facial Mask: 6.5″ x 15″

Chattanooga SensaFlex Hot and Cold Compress sold at