Posted on October 08, 2018
The Reviber Hot & Cold Massager
More than just a percussion massager
Perhaps as this blog is uploaded, we’ll have our new product listed with Argos. But as we speak, it is currently only available on our website https://reviber.co.uk/reviber-hot-and-cold-massager/ The Gremlins are up to their mischief and the listings are not showing themselves as we’d like them with Argos. The stock is in store with Argos, all good to go. There is devilry afoot I tell thee. But fear not, we have our top eggheads working on this! And before I go down the rabbit hole of trying to understand listing products on websites let me talk a bit about our new product, The Reviber Hot & Cold Massager.
We’ve heard about the trend of various massage products using heat to warm while they soothed and cold to press on inflamed areas and immediately knew we had to get the multi function of heat and cold into our hand held massager style. This gave us the inspiration to develop a sequel machine to our old favourite the Zen Physio.
The Reviber Hot & Cold Massager is a cooling and heating all-in-one machine with continuous vibration massage. It is designed to give a powerful deep tissue massage with the added benefits of being able to focus heat or cold to specifically target injuries and stresses.
The option of heat treatment and cold treatment have opposite reactions. Heat is relaxing to muscles, but it will increase swelling and inflammation (such as the inflammation associated with tendonitis.)
Ice shrinks the swelling and inflammation, but it will further tighten up a muscle spasm.
Hot Or Cold Massage?
Both heat and cold improve healing by manipulating blood flow, reducing inflammation, and reducing pain. Knowing which one to use when will keep you from possibly doing further damage.
Cold therapy (or cryotherapy) is the treatment of choice for acute injuries (injuries that have occurred within the last 72 hours).
With any sprain, strain or bruise there is some bleeding into the underlying tissues. This may cause swelling, pain and delay healing. During immediate treatment, the aim is to limit the body’s response to the injury. It does this by reducing further bleeding into the injured tissues, preventing or reducing swelling, and reducing muscle spasm and pain. Cold reduces pain by numbing the area and by limiting the effect of swelling which causes pain.
When applied immediately after an injury, cold treatment reduces tissue damage by reducing the metabolic rate and decreasing the production of metabolites and metabolic heat which result from the body’s inflammatory response to the injury.
Cold therapy relieves muscle spasms, reduces post-exercise soreness, and stimulates circulation in areas of chronic discomfort.
Cold treatment may be used in both the immediate treatment of soft tissue injuries and in later rehabilitation.
Heat treatment (or thermotherapy) relieves stiffness and chronic aches, facilitates relaxation, and stimulates circulation. It works by increasing tissue temperatures and blood flow, thereby drawing extra nutrients into the area to assist in the recovery and healing process.
Heat treatments should be used for chronic injuries or injuries that have no inflammation or swelling. Heat applied to chronic conditions helps relax and loosen tissues, and to stimulate blood flow to the area.
When an injury is older than 48 hours, heat can be applied. Heat causes the blood vessels to open which brings more blood into the area. It also has a direct soothing effect and helps to relieve pain and spasm. If heat is applied to the skin it should not be hot, gentle warmth will suffice. If heat is applied there is the risk of burns and scalds. The skin must be checked at regular intervals. Ice often gives better and longer lasting effect on the circulation than heat. The pain killing properties of ice are also deeper and longer lasting than heat.
Sore, stiff, nagging muscle or joint pain is ideal for the use of heat therapy. Athletes with chronic pain or overuse injuries may use heat therapy before exercise to increase the elasticity of joint connective tissues and to stimulate blood flow. Heat can also help relax tight muscles or muscle spasms.
Don’t apply heat after exercise or after an acute injury. It will increase bleeding and make the problem worse. After a workout, ice is the better choice on a chronic injury.
Because heat increases circulation and raises skin temperature, you should not apply heat to acute injuries or injuries that show signs of inflammation. Safely apply heat to an injury 15 to 20 minutes at a time and use enough layers between your skin and the heating source to prevent burns.
Versatile And Easy To Use
The hand-held massager for people who want an effective massage with the benefit of focusing heat into old long standing injuries or using cold on those recent aches and pains, kind of like putting a bag of frozen peas on a swollen knee.
As I said at the beginning of this blog, the Hot and Cold Massager is good to go, but there is a hold up in the chain of supply within Argos sadly. We’ll update you the very minute it’s available and make sure everyone knows about it!
The Reviber Hot & Cold Massager is available at: https://reviber.co.uk/reviber-hot-and-cold-massager/ and costs £89.99.