What is a peat pack
The procedure is similar to the mud pack, in that the peat is applied to the respective body parts at a temperature of between 40-42°C and the patient is then wrapped completely with sheets and blankets for a period of 20 minutes. The peat is then hosed off and the treatment may be completed by a 15-minute relaxation in a dry wrap.
How a peat pack helps
The heat from the peat improves the local blood circulation and metabolism, softening the muscles/connective tissues, relieving pain and having an anti-inflammatory effect. Therefore, a peat pack is a suitable pretreatment before a massage or therapeutic exercises.
Medical prescription: required