Definition & Overview


A hot magner is a term used for both the medical equipment and treatment method used for rehabilitation through physiotherapy and electrotherapy. The machine, which provides a pleasant massaging sensation, has several benefits to health, including improved blood flow and metabolism and faster healing. It is also helpful in reducing pain in patients suffering from diseases that affect blood circulation. The machine works by delivering dry heat through conduction combined with micro vibrations.

Although effective, a hot magner device should be used with care and caution to avoid complications. Each unit comes with an instruction manual, and patients should be made aware of all possible contraindications to ensure proper patient selection.

Who Should Undergo and Expected Results


Hot magner treatment can benefit those who suffer from the following medical conditions:

  • Perl arthritis humero scalpularis
  • Pain after injury, especially fractures
  • Neuritis and neuralgia
  • Chronic constipation
  • Lumbago
  • Arthralgia
  • Bronchitis
  • Articular neuralgia
  • Rheumatism
  • Hernia of the intervertebral disc
  • Infantile noctural enuresis


A hot magner produces its health benefits by applying heat to the body combined with a massaging sensation. Heat is delivered equally and in controlled levels through conduction method, whereas the massage is produced by micro vibrations. It also offers electrotherapy through electromagnetic induction.

The treatment is expected to produce the following results:

  • Increased basal metabolic rate
  • Improved blood flow
  • Improved chemical processes
  • Better metabolism
  • Faster healing process
  • Softening of collagen tissue
  • Pain relief
  • Reduced muscle spasms
  • Relief from inflammation
  • Decreased blood coagulation

How is the Procedure Performed?


A hot magner is performed using a special type of equipment. Once plugged into a power source, the hot magner can be pre-heated to high or low temperature. Heating will begin once the main switch is turned on. The RUN lamp will turn yellow to signify that the machine is heating up.

Aside from setting the temperature to control the heat, the therapist will also set the intervals for the micro vibrations. This is adjusted through the INT.ADJ knob, which turns to the right for longer intervals.

Once the heat level and vibration interval have been set, the magner pack can be applied to the target area, such as the back, shoulder, and legs. It must be applied over the clothing and never directly to the skin. It is held in place by a Velcro belt that keeps the pack from slipping.

There is an ideal length of therapy time appropriate for each indication. Patients are monitored throughout the session to ensure their safety.

Possible Risks and Complications

Prolonged use of a hot magner pack can cause low-temperature burns. This is why each session should not last more than 30 minutes and why the magner pack should always be placed over clothing or a towel. In addition, prolonged use may also cause the patient to feel unusually tired or exhausted after the treatment.

To prevent dangerous complications, a hot magner should not be used by patients who have:

  • Acute inflammation
  • Suppurative diseases
  • Implanted electronic devices, such as pacemakers
  • Implanted metallic devices, such as prosthetics or artificial joints
  • Metal accessories


Some patients should also seek the advice of a medical professional before undergoing a hot magner treatment. These include those who:

  • Are pregnant
  • Suffer from acute disease
  • Have a malignant tumour
  • Suffer from skin sensitivity disorders or other skin disorders
  • Have a heart disorder
  • Have fever


In case of malfunctions and abnormalities, the use of the hot magner should be stopped immediately and the patient’s safety should immediately be confirmed. To avoid any untoward incidents, a hot magner pack should always be operated by skilled individuals.

References:

  • Hot Magner Thermal Therapy Unit: Owner’s Manual. http://www.chuoms.co.jp/manual/hm-e.pdf

  • Hot Magner Physiotherapy device. http://www.brbiomedicals.com/ITO/HOTMAGNER_NEW.pdf

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