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How are hot and cold treatments used in bodywork?

To most of the bodywork therapies, practitioners use other tools to help boost healing through touch. For example, moist heat is frequently used to help decrease inflammation of a swollen or painful muscle or joint. When used along with deep muscle massage, the benefit may include greater range or motion or increased mobility. Cold therapies, such as ice packs, can reduce muscle spasms that come from joint problems or irritated nerves. Cold is the main treatment for pain caused by inflamed tissues and other swelling. It can stop the urge to scratch an itch and can sometimes relieve pain faster and longer than heat.
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