In the world of heat therapy products, the options seem limitless. There are more products and brands than you could ever point a finger at, and settling on one is even more difficult. Maybe you’ve heard the terms “dry heat” and “moist heat” in passing, and wondered what they mean. Well, there are some major differences that you should be aware of. With this blog post we hope to inform you about the effects of both types of heat therapy, and prove to you that moist heat trumps dry heat in effectiveness and safety.
Most generic heating pads are electric and feature dry heat technology. Some people find a plug-in heating pad attractive based solely on convenience and ease-of-use. However, dry heat products end up absorbing moisture from the skin, potentially dehydrating the tissue and causing irritation. If you choose to use an electric dry heat source, you also run the risk of overheating the product and burning your skin.
Moist heat products, like our patented MediBeads microwave-activated heat pads, moisten the skin as part of the pain-relief therapy. Unlike other moist heat products that contain grains, seeds, herbs, organically treated pellets, or gels, Bruder’s patented MediBeads technology absorbs moisture from the air and releases it as clean, moist heat. Obviously, this does not dry or damage your skin; on the contrary, the moist heat penetrates deeply into the tissue of the affected area, relaxing sore muscles and aching joints, and hydrating your skin at the same time.
More and more people are beginning to realize the benefits of moist heat therapy far outweigh those of dry heat. And within the moist heat category, Bruder MediBeads products lead the way. Our safe, reliable, and reusable wraps and pads will ease your aches and pains for years to come. To learn more about our products and how they can help you, visit the Shop.