THERA°PEARL is the doctor-designed, drug-free way to relieve pain and inflammation. THERA°PEARL packs use innovative Pearl Technology® that absorbs and delivers heat & cold for the doctor recommended 20 minutes of highly effective therapy. Their dual action provides twice the therapeutic benefit in a single pack: start with ice to reduce swelling and bruising, then switch to heat for penetrating pain relief.
What are the benefits of ICE therapy?
Ice therapy (a.k.a. cryotherapy) is one of the most common recommendations by doctors for injury prevention & recovery. Applying ice immediately after an injury or physical trauma (the sooner the better) constricts blood flow & slows bleeding/swelling. Ice therapy reduces pain & muscle spasm. Also, applying ice to the injured area decreases the metabolic rate of cells, which limits the risk of cell death after an injury and helps prevent long-term damage.
RECOMMENDED ICE TIPS: You want to ice during the first 24 hours following an injury, when there is evidence of swelling and/or bleeding. Even if you don’t have an “injury,” it’s recommended to apply ice after any physical activity to lessen the effects of wear & tear on the body.
What are the benefits of HEAT therapy?
Heat therapy increases circulation (blood flow), effectively relaxing muscles & easing movement. Stimulating blood flow to injured areas once swelling has gone down promotes healing & speeds recovery of damaged tissue.
RECOMMENDED HEAT TIPS: Heat should be introduced at least 24 hours after an injury, once swelling/bleeding has subsided. Since heat stimulates blood flow, it will actually worsen any swelling or bleeding if applied too soon. It’s recommended to apply heat prior to physical activity, to stimulate blood flow & warm-up muscles. Doing this will help prevent injuries during exercise.”
When do I use it?
|COLD THERAPY||HEAT THERAPY|
|Post Workout/Activity||Pre Workout/Activity|
|Shin Splints||Continuous Aches|
|Tennis Elbow||Dry Eyes|
|Migraine Headaches/Toothaches||Muscle Pain/Spasms|
|Minor Burns/Sunburns||Menstrual Cramps|
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