Heat therapy is a physiotherapy method consisting in the dosed effect of heat on the patient’s body.

In the area of influence of the heat source, heat transfer occurs to the underlying tissues through heat conduction and the temperature of the tissues rises by 1 – 30 C.

As a result, the vessels of the microvasculature expand and local skin blood flow increases. Skin hyperemia enhances the metabolism of underlying tissues and accelerates the resorption of infiltrates and reparative regeneration in the lesion. At the site of paraffin exposure, skeletal muscle spasm, pain decreases, and scars are softened.