Physical therapists are increasingly recommending low-level infrared light therapy as an alternative to traditional electric heating pads for relieving muscle aches and tension -- not uncommon side effects of long flights and active days exploring new terrain.
BioCare has introduced a travel-friendly infrared therapy device called LumiWave, which uses four linked-together LED-powered pods that can be draped over an aching area or fastened around a wrist or ankle.
In testing, the heat against the skin felt milder than a heating pad, but did soothe sore muscles, especially after a few treatments. LumiWave Infrared Light and Heat Therapy System is $299 for four-pod version; $449 for eight-pod model. Info: www.biocaresystems.com.
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