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  • Why thermotherapy works part 2

Why Thermotherapy Works Part 2

February 10th, 2021|About Thermotherapy|

Why Thermotherapy Works, Part 2 The Physiology is Complex, the Thermotherapy is Simple. In this post, we will see that combining feedback from your body (your symptoms and comfort level) with suggestions from thermotherapy’s history, simplifies the process of finding “just the right dose” of thermotherapy [...]

  • Why thermotherapy works

Why thermotherapy works

February 1st, 2021|About Thermotherapy|

An introduction to why Thermotherapy works Homeostasis is complex Thermotherapy takes advantage of your body’s response to heat and cold as it attempts to maintain homeostasis.1 Wikipedia defines homeostasis as: “the state of steady internal, physical, and chemical conditions maintained by living systems. This is the [...]

  • Thermotherapy through history

Thermotherapy through History

December 10th, 2020|About Thermotherapy|

Ancient Mesopotamia Thermotherapy in history. The ancient Sumerians, who invented writing and (happily for us) wrote on clay tablets, left a “surprisingly large and comprehensive set of medical texts”1 showing they were excellent diagnosticians with an organised, practical approach to therapy.2 Their pioneering knowledge was passed on, [...]

Can thermotherapy help my condition?

  • Can thermotherapy help high blood pressure

Can Thermotherapy help High Blood Pressure?

January 11th, 2021|Diseases|

Can thermotherapy help high blood pressure? It may: Saunas seem to reduce the risk of developing hypertension. In a study of 1600 Finnish men, followed on average for 24 years, after adjusting for other risk factors, those who used the sauna 2-3 times a week had [...]

  • Can thermotherapy help congestive heart failure

Can Thermotherapy help Congestive Heart Failure?

January 11th, 2021|Diseases|

Can thermotherapy help congestive heart failure? Yes, thermotherapy will probably help you. Heart failure research is more advanced than most other areas of thermotherapy. A 2020 review could find 22 studies quantifying the effect of thermal therapy on heart failure patients.1 The results reported can be summarised: [...]

  • Can thermotherapy help my headaches

Can Thermotherapy help Headaches?

January 11th, 2021|Diseases|

It may, especially if you have a chronic tension-type headache (CTTH), or migraine, according to these two studies: After two months of having 3 saunas a week, participants, with tension-type headaches at least 15 days per month, reported the pain was 40% less intense. Because this [...]

  • Can thermotherapy help my rheumatoid arthritis

Can Thermotherapy help Rheumatoid Arthritis?

December 11th, 2020|Diseases|

Can thermotherapy help rheumatoid arthritis? As with most thermotherapy, there hasn’t been much scientific research done. On sauna for rheumatoid arthritis, there is really only one actual trial, and it was fairly small. In 2008, a Dutch team treated 17 rheumatoid arthritis patients, and 17 with [...]

  • Can thermotherapy help my diabetes

Can Thermotherapy help Diabetes?

December 11th, 2020|Diseases|

Can thermotherapy help diabetes? A few studies show thermotherapy benefits. In a 2010 study of “quality of life” after 3 months of regular saunas, 15 people with type 2 diabetes reported they had better health and social life, and less stress and fatigue.1 However, the researchers didn’t [...]

Resources for Health Professionals

  • Contraindications to sauna

Contraindications to Sauna

December 14th, 2020|Health Professionals|

Contraindications to sauna for heart failure patients Severe aortic stenosis, unstable angina pectoris recent myocardial infarction uncontrolled hypertension decompensated or ischaemic heart failure Relative contraindications Cardiac arrhythmia Patients receiving Alcohol beta-blockers Nitrates Elderly persons prone to orthostatic hypotension causing syncope Severe valvular disease Possible contraindications/cautions Fever [...]