Exposing body tissue to high temperatures up to 40 degrees celsius, the treatment aims to stimulate the body's immune system and enhance the body's ability to heal on its own. It may even improve the performance of certain drugs through increasing cellular uptake.
When a feverish state is induced, this begins stimulating the release of heat-shock proteins on a cellular level, boosting the body's immune defence.
The benefits of heat treatments date back thousands of years, but now advanced, state-of-the-art technology allows for whole body treatments that can artificially create the desired immune system boost in a safe manner without being unwell. Additionally, thet treatment can be applied locally to treat tumours close to the surface of the skin, such as melanomas.
Cassia Medical is proud to use the Heckel HT3000 Whole Body Hyperthermia System, a globally used machine that uses water filtered infra-red A spectrum light to heat the skin without causing harm to the skin. It's the most efficient wavelength light for warming without burning.