Athletic Recovery

The Gladiator Therapeutics Far Infrared Blanket can help relieve the aches and pains that come with exercise.

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a competitive athlete, you know that muscle soreness is part of the process of getting fitter, faster, and stronger.

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That sore, achy feeling is called delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS. It typically sets in a day or two after working the muscles harder than normal, like in a race, or in a slightly different way, like after learning a new fitness move or adding more weight or repetitions to a workout.

The increase in duration or intensity of exercise causes microscopic tears in the muscle fibers. Inflammation forms around the tears and causes increasing discomfort for 24 to 48 hours. It’s a normal part of the process and indicates that muscles are adapting to and getting stronger from the exercise.

The discomfort of DOMS should be minor. But that’s not always the case.

The Gladiator Therapeutics Far Infrared Blanket gives athletes an invaluable tool against the onset of soreness. Resting the blanket for 30 minutes over tired muscles immediately following exercise (then again periodically as needed) can boost circulation and minimize the inflammation that causes pain.

Patented ceramics in the Gladiator Therapeutics Far Infrared Blanket absorb the body’s ambient heat and convert that heat into far infrared energy in the form of photons. Those photons are then redirected back to the body where they cause water clusters in plasma to vibrate and break apart. Reducing the cluster size makes blood circulation more efficient, and improved circulation will decrease painful inflammation and boost the body’s natural repair process.