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The immediate deep heat causes the blood vessels to dilate (vasodilation), oxygen uptake (metabolism) increases and the collagen tissue becomes more elastic. Muscle tone is also reduced through the deep local heat. By stimulating the thick nerve branches, the nerve conduction velocity is increased and the patient will have a clear advantage of pain relief when rehabilitation begins.

The treatment time is essentially dependent on the nature of the tissue and is on average 4 to 6 minutes long. For larger tissue areas (eg the thigh muscle), up to 10 minutes of treatment may be necessary.

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