Hot and Cold Treatment
A treatment you can use at home or while you are travelling.
To be used to reduce swelling and improve healing of damaged tissue. The application of cold causes a reduction of inflammation and a contraction of the blood vessels and tissues. The heat allows expansion of the vessels and tissues. The 2 combined creates a pumping mechanism allowing excess fluid and waste products from the swelling to be removed and fresh blood containing healing nutrients to flow through the area.
1) A cold pack or a packet of peas from the freezer, (cover with a tea towel to prevent an ice burn on the skin).
2) A hot water bottle or hot pack heated in the microwave. Also cover with a tea towel or thin cloth.
a) Apply the cold pack to the painful / swollen area for 2 minutes.
b) Remove and apply the hot pack for 2 minutes
c) Re apply the cold pack for 2 minutes.
d) Repeat the process 3 times always finishing with COLD.
e) Perform the above steps 3 times per day for maximum effect.