Thermotherapy increases body temperature and stimulates intracellular metabolic processes. It has an anti-inflammatory effect and causes sedation and analgesia. It is one of the most used treatments after surgery because it relaxes the patient and prevents muscle spasms.
Because of the increase in body temperature, patients can better absorb topical medication through their skin, achieving the aesthetic effects they were wanting, including the reduction of localized adipose tissue and cellulites during relaxation and anti-stress therapy. In general terms, thermotherapy is the application of heat for therapeutic purposes, and there are several ways to do it. However, the end goal is to achieve a sedative and relaxing effect.