Moist Heat Therapy
How are THERMALON products made?Through a patent pending process, selected natural materials are formed into highly durable and uniform spheres called MediBeadsTM. A secondary process permanently infuses the beads with a natural anti-microbial and anti-bacterial agent. The beads are then sewn into unique designs, using proprietary materials, to conform to specific parts of the body.
Are THERMALON Moist Heat Products non-toxic?Yes. They are made of all natural materials that are non-allergenic.
Do you need to add water to THERMALON Wraps to achieve moist heat?No. The MediBeads in THERMALON products naturally and continuously absorb water molecules from the atmosphere. When microwaved they give up the stored moisture in the form of a clean, deeply penetrating and soothing moist heat.
Why is moist heat preferred over dry heat?Moist heat is recommended because of its ability to penetrate deeply and more quickly at lower temperatures than dry heat.
Why is THERMALON moist heat cleaner and safer than the heat produced by grains, pellets, and herbs used in other microwave moist heat products?THERMALON does not absorb body oils, perspiration and other foreign substances, and they do not dry out or disintegrate. This prevents potentially dangerous "hot spots" from forming in the pad. A permanent natural anti-microbial agent in THERMALON inhibits odors, mildew, dry rot and bacteria buildup. This results in clean and odorless moist heat. This is particularly important to the effectivness of our eye compress for treating blepharistis, styes, pink eye, and dry eye.
Can microwave liquid gel packs deliver moist heat?No. All gel packs are sealed in plastic and can only produce a dry heat. If water is added with a cover or towel to create moist heat, the steam produced may be trapped against the body, causing burns. Gel packs can not safely deliver heat therapy and when microwaved they can cause burns and/or tissue damage.
Why is THERMALON safer than liquid gel packs?
- Gel pack will continue getting hotter after removal from microwave. This can cause serious burns.
- Gel pack will explode or rupture if overheated. This can result in burns and scalding.
- Gel pack must not be applied directly to the skin. Misuse can cause burns.