Therapeutic Uses for Hottles
ARTHRITIS, COLD WEATHER AND HEAT THERAPY
Heat therapy delivered by Hottles can help to relieve aches and stiffness that occur with arthritis, especially during colder months.
Warm, rather than hot heat therapy is recommended for arthritis. Heat therapy should never be painful or burn the skin and constant, long-lasting warmth is most effective for reducing symptoms. Read more »
HEAT THERAPY FOR IBS
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common digestive disorder with related symptoms of constipation, diarrhoea, bloating, gas and cramps.
There isn’t a cure for IBS, but it can be controlled by managing diet and stress, which are the most common triggers.
Direct heat on the abdomen is a great way to relax the colon. The heat provides quick relief from IBS symptoms and is also great for relaxation, which will help prevent stress related IBS attacks. Read more »
According to the NHS, nearly half of people in the UK suffer from poor sleep or insomnia.
Sleep problems are often caused by stress. Our body reacts to stress by contracting muscles, which become tighter and tighter until it becomes difficult to relax.
Applying heat to habitually tight areas of the body, such as the neck, back and shoulders can help release muscle tension, allowing the body to relax and feel more prepared for sleep. Read more »
HEAT THERAPY FOR RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME
Restless leg syndrome (RLS) causes an irresistible urge to move the legs. The syndrome usually strikes at night, causing sleeplessness or during the day when sitting for long periods.
For some sufferers it feels like there is something crawling on the legs, others feel pulling, throbbing or itching sensations.
One of the best ways to relieve the symptoms RLS is to move. However, as it is very common for RLS to occur at night or when sitting for long periods of time, try switching from cold to hot to help relieve RLS symptoms. Read more »
HEAT THERAPY FOR BACK PAIN
Most people experience back pain at some time during their life. Heat therapy, as provided by Hottles thermal heat packs, is a proven, low-cost, non-invasive, drug-free way of relieving back pain.
According to medical professionals, heat therapy for back pain is most effective when the heat is warm rather than hot and long lasting. Read more »
HEAT THERAPY FOR SCIATICA
As they are easily available, inexpensive, non-toxic and effective at relieving pain, heat and ice therapy are excellent options for relieving sciatic pain.
Sciatica is caused by compression of nerves in the lower part of the spine, which merge together to form the sciatic nerve in the pelvis. Read more »
HEAT THERAPY FOR CHRONIC AND ACUTE INJURIES
Hottles thermal heat packs are a very safe, easy-to-use form of heat therapy. Read more »
HEAT THERAPY FOR STOMACH ACHES
Scientists at University College London have discovered how heat therapy works to relieve abdominal aches and pain.
Colic, cystitis, stomach aches and period pain are caused by either a temporary reduction in blood flow or over-distension of hollow organs such as the bowel or uterus. This local tissue damage activates pain receptors and this is the reason we feel pain. Read more »