Flow HEAT THERAPY
COLD, FLU & COVID
A cold is a common and typically harmless viral infection of the nose, throat, airways and sinuses. With rest it usually clears up on its own within a week or so. The main symptoms you may experience are a sore throat, coughs and sneezes, pressure in your face and ears, loss of taste and smell and a blocked (congested) or runny nose. More severe symptoms can include a fever (high temperature), headache and muscle aches, which tend to be associated with flu.
USING FLOW NANO
The Nano’s heat and massage functions are perfect for self-care through the unpleasant symptoms associated with cold and flu, such as general aches and pains, headaches, chills and congestion; while conveniently water resistant for easy sanitising.
HOW DOES IT HELP?
Heat therapy with the Nano can relieve pain you may face during a cold, such as headaches and muscle aches. Applying heat to the temples, forehead or sore muscles with the Nano activates temperature-sensitive nerve endings called thermoreceptors, which then send signals that block the transmission of pain signals to the brain. Increased blood flow at the site of pain facilitates healing and pain relief through the delivery of more oxygen and nutrients and removal of pain-inducing mediators.
FIND YOUR FLOW AGAIN
WHAT TO DO
- Stay Hydrated – It is recommended to drink 6-8 glasses of water each day.
- Avoid Contact – If you have a high temperature and do not feel well enough to carry out your everyday activities, try to stay at home and avoid contact with others as much as possible.
- Stay Active – Where possible and safe to, gentle exercise and activity such as walking or stretching can help to minimise your symptoms and pain, as it releases natural pain relief called endorphins into the body.
- Hygiene – To lower the risk of spreading a cold you should wash your hands often with soap and warm water, use tissues to trap germs when you cough or sneeze and bin them as quickly as possible.
- Rest – It is recommended for adults to sleep for 7-8 hours each night.
- Stay Warm – Keep yourself warm and comfortable whenever possible.
WHAT TO AVOID
- Sharing household items such as towels and cups with others.
- Avoid high contact areas where possible to limit spread.