Recovery is not just necessary for pro athletes. In fact, there are plenty of people who could benefit greatly from a regular recovery routine. You might be one of them.

We know what you’re thinking: “I don’t work out enough to need cryotherapy or any other recovery modalities. I’ll just stretch!” No matter what your lifestyle looks like, your body could benefit from some type of recovery routine. You just need to find what works best for you!

Here are 3 reasons you might need recovery

You work an office job

You may not be running 10 miles a day or lifting weights regularly, but even a sedentary lifestyle (and everything in between) requires some time to repair. Even if you’re just sitting at your desk all day, you’re still creating stress on your body, which can create unwanted side effects like soreness, stiffness, inflammation, and delayed healing. Focusing on your recovery a few times per week or even a few times per month can help relieve some of this stress on your body and keep your body from experiencing even greater issues.

You work out

If you’re living an active lifestyle at all, you absolutely need recovery. “During any type of workout, complex reactions use energy to create waste. Think about your car. It uses fuel as energy to power the engine and creates exhaust as a byproduct. Just like our cars, we have to get rid of the toxins and metabolic byproducts, otherwise, it will bog down our “engines” (Source: Dr. Anthony Lyssy). In other words, your body needs recovery from any type of stress being put on it, whether it’s a long walk or an intense workout class.

You have chronic pain

Chronic pain management can also be improved with proper recovery methods. In fact, we’ve seen results in arthritis and fibromyalgia patients after using photobiomodulation therapy. PBM therapy, which is the therapy behind the NovoTHOR bed, applies red and near-infrared light to the tissue where there is degeneration or injury to improve, repair, and reduce inflammation and pain. In a recent case, a patient with both fibromyalgia and arthritis found incredible relief from her chronic pain and discomfort after using the NovoTHOR bed regularly.

While these results aren’t guaranteed for every patient, it’s always worth it to try out new modalities and find what works best.

Recovery is important for everyone.

Modalities like cryotherapy and the NovoTHOR aren’t only available to the pros! In fact, plenty of training facilities, cryotherapy businesses, and even medical centers are adding these modalities to their packages and making them affordable for everyone.