There are times in our lives where we get a sore throat, a backache, a sprain or other joint injury and often, we don’t know that there are home remedies that can give us great relief, the contrast treatment, otherwise known as a hot and cold treatment is just that relief you may be looking for.
Heat: Increases blood flow, increases the body’s inflammatory response, decreases muscle pain and muscle spasms and decreases stiffness in the bones.
Cold: Decreases blood flow, decreases the body’s inflammatory response, decreases muscle pain and spasms and increases the stiffness in your joints.
When these two agents are used together, they increase the blood flow to the treated area which in turn increases the amount of oxygen and nutrients to the body cells and increases the removal of the cells waste products. The result helps to bring about quicker healing to the affected area.
After you are done, dry off the area thoroughly and then allow the person to rest for about 30 minutes, while this remedy is not a replacement for seeing your Doctor, you will find that when we experience minor injuries and ailments the benefits from something as simple as water can bring great relief.