After a tough workout you may feel sore for several days.
You could stretch your muscles, but a local therapy may be able to offer even more relief.
Christel Vizecky is a massage therapist so she’s no stranger to helping people deal with sore muscles.
But when it comes to finding relief for her own sore muscles she’s been adding a new therapy to her routine called photobiomodulation, or PBM therapy.
“I can tell that it works because I’ve had a hamstring strain and it gives me like a dull ache when I’m in there, so it helps me heal and recover faster,” Vizecky said.
Vizecky has been using PBM therapy for about a month and says the process only takes about 30 minutes.
“The NOVOthor photobiomodulation light bed. Photo, light. Bio, life. Modulation, you’re modulating it and varying it. So it’s effective light on the body,” Bob Trader said.
The owner of CryoRev, Bob Trader says PBM uses red and near-infrared light to target problem areas such as muscle or joint pain, inflammation or injuries.
“The near-infrared rays that penetrate, they’ve engineered them to penetrate up to 10 inches from each side so we get through most people and it does one thing, but it affects of lot of different things,” Trader said.
He says the light stimulates your mitochondria and promotes healing effects, such as ridding your body of toxins, cellular regeneration, speeding up the metabolism and burning calories.
While this bed may look like a tanning bed you won’t actually be stepping out with a tan.
“It doesn’t get warm, and actually the effect is has on your body will help reverse some of the damage that tanning has done to your skin because those cells again, are more healthy and energetic they’re able to fight back and say no we’re going to fix this,” Trader said.
Each session is about 20 minutes long, and for some is so relaxing they find themselves asleep.
“Nearly everyone goes into an almost asleep stage and just hangs there until the bed shuts off. It’s the most relaxing, calming… I think that’s a little bit of the part people enjoy,” Trader said.
Finding relief without even lifting a finger.
CryoRev is the only business in the state offering this therapy. To learn more, click here.