Heat vs. Ice: What You Need To Know

One thing you can always count on when you receive a massage from me {with your consent of course} is the use of hot towels! I will almost always use one on the back, neck & both feet to help relax the muscles, increase blood flow, reduce stiffness & help alleviate pain. Moist heat is a great way to loosen up the muscles in a more timely manner than if you were to use dry heat.

This “heat vs. ice” infograph is a great rule of thumb!

Here are some self-care tips to remember if using hot & cold therapy at home:

Do NOT use hot or cold therapy if:

  • skin has poor circulation or sensation to heat and/or cold

  • if you have diabetes

  • in the presence of infection

  • do not use ice packs on the left shoulder if you have a heart condition

  • do not use ice packs around the front or side of the neck

Gypsy Soul Holistic Healing, LLC offers a wide variety of massage modalities that can include hot &/or cold therapy. For booking information & pricing, please go to: https://gypsysoulholistichealing.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php


Based on the Ayurvedic concept that a healthy lifestyle involves the mind, body & spirit being connected, Gypsy Soul Holistic Healing, LLC also believes that the mind & body are connected in unique ways that can benefit from the art of massage. Offering a full array of massage options, Gypsy Soul Holistic Healing can help wipe away the stresses of the day, help strengthen your mind-body-soul connection & give you a positive & refreshed outlook to conquer all of life’s moments.  

A relaxing massage will leave you feeling rejuvenated & ready to face life’s ongoing challenges.

Now serving the Central Missouri area including Waynesville, St. Robert, Fort Leonard Wood, Buckhorn, Laquey, Crocker, Lebanon, Swedeborg, Dixon, Richland, Rolla & surrounding areas.


We offer various massage modalities including Swedish Massage, Hot & Cold Stone Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Prenatal Massage, Cupping Therapy, Aromatherapy, Foot Scrubs, Mud Body Wraps, & more."

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