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Contrast Therapy Provided by Soothie° Cushion

Contrast Therapy Provided by Soothie° Cushion

Have you ever had a doctor or physical therapist tell you to alternate using hot and cold therapy to treat a medical condition or injury?  Some people wonder why or how this can work.  This form of treatment is called contrast therapy and it involves applying both hot and cold in alternating time periods.  The reasons this works in most cases is two-fold.

Hot therapy (also known as thermotherapy) is recognized for such benefits as:

  • Easing joint stiffness
  • Relaxing muscle sprain and tension
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Alleviating back pain
  • Relieving cramps
  • Assisting in body temperature regulation
  • Increased circulation

Cold therapy (also known as cryotherapy) is identified for some benefits as well:

  • Reducing blood flow
  • Temporarily lessening nerve pain
  • Shrinking swelling
  • Decreasing sensitivity to pain
  • Assisting in body temperature regulation


Soothie° Cushion is a convenient way to get both cold and heat therapy without having to switch out ice packs, heating pads, or even bags of frozen peas!  The cushion is made of a memory foam core with a sleeve on either side to hold an included self-contained gel-like element.  The elements can be heated in the microwave and frozen so that you have heat therapy on one side and cold therapy on the other.  The heated element will stay hot for up to 3 hours and the frozen element will provide up to 6 hours of cold therapy.


The cushion also come with clip on straps that can be attached in several ways to allow for wrapping around different areas of the body such as shoulders, arms, thighs, knees, and back.


As always, check with your physician if you have any questions as hot and cold therapy is not applicable for all situations.


To find out more about the Soothie Cushion and to purchase, contact Special Needs Group at 800-513-4515, or visit our website at  Check out our other wellness products while you are there!

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