The skin has the remarkable capacity to respond to sensory thermoregulatory stimuli in tandem with the nervous system. Thermoregulation refers to the mechanisms of temperature fluctuation, along with the biological responses that occur within the body. Thermotherapy involves the application of cold (cryotherapy) or heat to induce changes in the cutaneous, muscle and soft tissue. Thermotherapy increases tissue temperature, improves blood flow, tissue metabolism and connective tissue extendibility.
Thermoregulation: Running Hot and Cold
Oct 5th, 2022