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Finding comfort with thermotherapy

Thermotherapy can have profound effects for healing. As noted by the Mayo Clinic, this type of heat therapy involves applying warmth to a part of your body to increase circulation, prevent pain, relax muscles, and accelerate healing. Thermotherapy can also have a powerful impact on your perception of temperature—a little heat on one part of your body allows you to feel warmer overall. If you're experiencing cold flashes during menopause or you're just someone who's always slightly chilled, a bit of thermotherapy at the right time can help you feel more comfortable, fast.

Now there is a product that gives you the power to take thermotherapy with you, no matter where you go. It's Embr Wave® from Embr Labs, a smart wristband that provides soothing warmth with the press of a button, any time of the day or night.

Embr Wave: thermotherapy on your wrist

Embr Wave is a stylish wearable that looks like a piece of jewelry or smartwatch. Housed within its compact exterior is powerful thermal technology that can generate warm or cool sensations at the press of a button. When these sensations are felt on the sensitive skin of your inner wrist, your body reacts by sending a feel-good message to your brain that tells it to rebalance your perception of temperature. When you're feeling overly warm, the Wave's cooling can deliver instant relief. And when you've got the chills, a bit of soothing thermotherapy can make you feel warmer all over.

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How temperature on your wrist delivers comfort to your body
Embr Wave harnesses your body's natural response to warm or cool sensations on your skin. It's like when you press your hands against a mug of hot cocoa on a cold day—the mug is only actually warming your palms, but it gives you a sense of warmth throughout your body. Or when you splash a bit of ice water on your face on a hot day and you feel cooler overall. Studies show that even a small but concentrated bit of thermotherapy on a sensitive area of skin can have a big effect on the way you perceive temperature throughout your body.

Waveforms: precise thermal sensations
The Wave takes advantage of the way your body draws comfort from local thermal sensations, giving you the power to tap into them in a precise and convenient manner. Embr Wave generates patterns of warm or cool pulses called Waveforms that are engineered to offer on-demand relief from cold flashes, hot flashes, stress, insomnia, and other conditions that are affected by temperature.

How to use Embr Wave
When you're feeling chilled at any time of the day or night, you can press a button or tap the mobile app to start a series of soothing, warm sensations against your inner wrist. Sessions can last for durations that range from 5 minutes up to 9 hours, and you can choose the level of warmth or coolness that's right for you. Embr Wave offers a natural way to find relief and better control your experience with temperature.

How does the Wave's thermotherapy work?

The kind of thermotherapy provided by the Wave relies on a physical phenomenon where you can change your general perception of temperature by simply applying warmth to a small area of skin. Thermoreceptors in your skin register this warm change and communicate with the part of your brain that regulates body temperature and is associated with emotion, pleasure, and stress. In turn, your brain adjusts the way you feel temperature throughout your whole body, immediately helping to put you at ease.

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Thermotherapy with Embr Wave can be an invaluable tool for managing cold flashes and other temperature-related conditions. Cold flashes occur for many reasons, but they're often associated with menopause and the years leading up to it. During this time, fluctuating levels of hormones may cause a woman to have problems regulating body temperature. Cold flashes are thought to be the result of a false signal that causes the brain's internal thermostat to believe the body is too cold – they are designed to warm the body up by inducing shivering and constricting blood vessels to conserve heat, causing a chill. Thermotherapy with the Wave can counteract this false signal, with concentrated warming that helps your body send a feel-good message to the brain that can quickly dissipate the effects of a cold flash.

What Embr Wave can do for you

Along with thermotherapy for cold flashes and chills, Embr Wave offers many benefits for sleep, comfort, and reducing stress.

Sleep more comfortably
Temperature has a lot to do with how well you sleep at night. To promote quality sleep, the Wave has special thermal sessions designed to keep you comfortable through the night. Fall Asleep sessions are engineered to lull your body to sleep more quickly, while All Night sessions feature soothing waves of warmth or coolness that allow you to rest easily all night long.

Gain control over comfort
With Embr Wave on your wrist, you have more control over your temperature experience no matter where you go. The Wave gives you the power to access cool relief or warm comfort with the press of a button. In studies, participants who used Embr Wave for just three minutes felt 5°F warmer or cooler on average. Women in these studies found that the Wave particularly helpful and were able to feel up to 6°F warmer or 9°F cooler.

Alleviate your stress
As you have likely experienced yourself when taking a step outside for some cool air or settling down at the end of the day for a warm bath, temperature can relieve stress. During difficult moments of the day, you can turn to the Wave's relaxing warm or cool sensations to help you feel calmer.

Why choose Embr Wave?

A natural thermotherapy solution
Embr Wave takes advantage of your body's natural ability to rebalance your thermal comfort in response to local temperature sensations. The Wave offers thermotherapy in a simple, noninvasive, and highly discreet way.

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FSA eligibility
Many Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) consider Embr Wave to be an approved expense. Check with your employer or FSA administrator to see what's covered under your plan.

Financing with Affirm
When you buy your Wave with financing from Affirm, you can make a purchase now and pay for it over time. With Affirm, you can get the relief you need on a payment plan that works for your budget.

Free shipping
Enjoy free shipping to any address in the U.S. with every purchase of an Embr Wave device.

Free returns
If it's not right for you, you can return your Wave within 30 days for a full refund. See our return FAQs for details.


What is thermotherapy?

Thermotherapy involves the use of heat to stimulate a biological reaction. When heat is applied to a part of the body, it can help to relax muscles, prevent pain and stiffness, increase circulation, and accelerate healing in tissues. Local thermotherapy, or warmth applied to the skin, can have the effect of altering a person's perception of temperature overall, increasing the feeling of warmth throughout the body.

How does Embr Wave provide warm or cool relief?

Embr Wave is a smart wearable device that uses a thermoelectric heat pump to generate warm and cool sensations. When these thermal sensations are felt on the sensitive skin of your inner wrist, they send a feel-good message to the part of your brain that's responsible for thermoregulation. As a result, your brain recalibrates your perception of temperature, helping you feel more comfortable quickly. The Wave's hot/cold therapy can deliver natural relief for hot flashes, insomnia, stress, and other types of thermal discomfort.

Is the Wave safe to use?

Absolutely. The thermal sensations generated by Embr Wave are as safe as touching a warm cup of tea or a cold glass of ice water.

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