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Recovery days are an invaluable part of your practice. Half self-care and half muscle regeneration, taking time to let your body heal benefits you in the long term. Fortunately, there are methods to recover better, and infrared technology is on the forefront of that pursuit.
Infrared technology builds heat within your body to lessen body aches and muscle soreness, reduce inflammation, and improve blood circulation. Want to give it a try? These four products promise to aid in your recovery, so you’ll be back on your mat in no time.
Vanell Infrared Sauna Blanket
Craving the heat of a sauna but don’t have access to one? Now, you can take a sauna with you wherever you go with the Vanell Infrared Sauna Blanket. Simply slip into it as you would a sleeping bag and alter the temperature control to your comfort (it ranges from 86° to 176°F). The PVC material on the interior captures the heat, while the blanket generates infrared rays that your body can easily absorb, causing blood vessels to dilate and allowing for better circulation and muscle relief.
DNA Vibe Jazz Band
For a portable option, try this strap-on infrared band for targeted relief in achey and inflamed areas. The band releases red light, magnetic signals, and micro-vibrations that have been proven to address joint and muscle pain. Its design is conducive for use on your knees, ankles, elbows, back, shoulders, and more, so you can target soreness without breaking a sweat.
Under Armour Athlete Recovery Sleepwear
There’s loungewear, and then there’s recovery-wear. The interior of this soft henley includes a patterned print technology that reflects far-infrared radiation back onto your body, helping you recover faster and get better sleep. Plus, the comfortable fabric allows you to stay cozy while you heal.
DGXINJUN Red Light Slippers
Treat your feet to red light therapy slippers. These microplush fiber shoes are padded and come with 132 infrared and red lights, which provide therapeutic relief to your foot, toes, and instep. The rays reach deep into muscles and soft tissues, reducing arthritic pain and stiffness. Simply turn on the 20-minute timer, kick back, and relax.
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