2. Apply heat
Just as ice therapy is recommended to treat inflammation, the same can be said of heat application. Applying heat either by using a heating pad or a hot water bottle for about 15 to 20 minutes daily can help ease blood circulation in the area. The gentle heat from the application dilates the underlying capillaries facilitating the blood flow and slightly raising the temperature in the affected area. Repeated application of this method can help lessen the irritation and inflammation and promote effective healing.
There are also other natural therapies that involve using a slightly heated medium to soothe the affected area. Some of these methods may involve using gently heated oils while others may suggest using warm water to abate inflammation. In all cases, the desired effect is to stimulate blood flow around the affected muscles.