Hydrocollation

Hydrocollation (Moist Heat)

Hot Packs, hot baths, moist warm towels, and moist heating pads are often used to help raise the temperature of soft tissues directly below the surface of the skin. Our office uses moist heating pads. 

Heat applied to the surface of the skin enlarges blood vessels below the surface, relaxing tissues and temporarily relieving painful symptoms. Increasing circulation and relaxing muscles is helpful before or after chiropractic adjustments, exercises, and other treatments.

Patient Benefits of Moist Heat (Hydrocollation): 
* Helps increase circulation
* Relaxes muscle tension
* Reduces joint stiffness
* Prepares tissues for rehabilitation