What is magnetic therapy and how does it help?

Magnetic therapy is a therapy that stimulates blood flow and it is widely viewed as a method for relieving pain. It is widely incorporated into lots of types of merchandise, such as magnetic bracelets, belts, insoles, pillows, mattress toppers, pet collars, boots, and even rugs.

There are two types of magnetic therapy, Static and Pulsed Electromagnetic Field. Static magnet therapy is when a permanent magnet is positioned to relieve body pain. Pulsed electromagnetic Field Therapy is when electromagnetic pulses are applied directly to an injury to reduce pain.

The theory is that magnetic therapy stimulates blood flow through veins, arteries and capillaries, as well as electromagnetic flow through the nervous system, to reduce pain.

How does magnetic therapy work?

Magnetic therapy dates back 2,000 years when folk healers in Europe and Asia used magnets to treat a variety of ailments. The belief in those days was that magnets could draw disease from the body.

The whole idea is based around the fact that iron makes up 4% of our blood. Every ion in our cells produces an electrical impulse, which means our bodies have their own electrical fields. When the negative side of a magnet is placed on a painful area of the body, the belief is that this draws fresh oxygenated blood to the area, counteracting acidity in our body caused by disease. There are claims it improves circulation, and accelerates healing and recovery.

Magnetic therapy is classed as an alternative therapy, which means there are many people trying to prove and dispute its effectiveness, but several studies have corroborated the claims that magnets do help reduce pain and inflammation, including one by Harvard Medical School.

What is magnetic therapy used for?

Magnetic therapy has been reported to help with a number of health conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Muscle spasms and soft tissue injury
  • Poor circulation
  • Travel sickness and vertigo
  • Fatigue syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Spondylitis
  • Sleep issues
  • Menstrual pain

Though magnetic therapy is not guaranteed to alleviate any conditions, lots of people are hopeful when they give it a go that it might change their lives, and many people swear by it. That’s why manufacturers are still fixing magnets into products and having great success selling them.

Magnetic therapy and times of year

People swear by magnetic therapy all year around, but lots of people struggle with painful conditions in the colder months, especially those with osteoporosis, back pain and joint pain.

Some manufacturers of magnetic therapy products like silicone wristbands designed their products with the weather in mind. These can be worn in the water, so are perfect for summer.

What else is magnetic therapy used for?

Reducing pain and inflammation is not the only use for magnetic therapy. Our bodies’ magnetic fields are attached to the earth’s magnetosphere, and the destruction of the natural world and increase in manufactured surroundings means our bodies’ magnetic fields are diminishing. We can reclaim this energy by using magnetic therapy. This will help prevent the effects and make your life more productive by reclaiming energy. Magnetic therapy also increases melatonin, which improves sleep quality to help you feel more rested.

Magnetic mattresses are a great way to reset yourself because they give sleepers a regenerative and firm sleep, as well as adding health benefits for those in pain.

Try our magnetic therapy mattresses

We’re in bed for a third of our lives, so using magnetic therapy mattresses is a really good place to start if you’re looking to try magnetic therapy for pain.

If you’re feeling overly tired and unsettled, your magnetic field might need a reset, and the Magnarest mattress can help you with that, too.

The Magnerest mattress has been examined by unbiased laboratories and the results suggest that the mattress offers better quality of sleep, as well as:

  • having a permanent magnetic features,
  • being an alternative therapy method,
  • enhancing melatonin,
  • reducing the cortisol stress hormone,
  • helping to reduce muscle pain, headaches and joint pain.

At Hugh Beds, we believe we all require magnetic therapy, and that the Magnerest is the answer to this. If you buy this mattress, your magnetic field will be kept at the perfect level whilst you sleep, your cortisol level will reduce, and it will take you less time to fall into a deeper sleep. You’ll wake up feeling refreshed, and your body pains and headaches will be greatly reduced.

If you’re ready to shop for the Mangarest, please visit our dedicated product page.

If you’re not sure this product is for you but you’re interested in how mattresses can help overhaul your sleep quality and relieve your aches and pains, we have several other products to choose from, including the Copper Tech mattress to help with rheumatoid arthritis issues and the 37.5 mattress, which helps regulate body temperature.