Thermotherapy is a therapeutic procedure that uses heat to treat and alleviate various health problems. During thermotherapy, a warm wrap, warm compresses, hot stones or a special device that generates heat waves or infrared radiation is applied to the affected area of the body. The warm environment increases blood flow to the area, which helps to relieve muscle tension, improves the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues, and promotes the removal of toxic substances.
Thermotherapy also increases the elasticity of ligaments and tendons, which can help reduce pain and improve joint mobility. This treatment is often used to treat muscle injuries, back pain, joint problems, rheumatism and other conditions associated with pain or inflammation.