As fitness becomes increasingly mainstream, people are more informed and engaged with their health and wellness than ever before. This trend is evident with the rise in popularity of running, fitness challenges, and the use of various fitness tools. Today’s market is flooded with wearable devices, sleep aids, and massage guns designed to enhance one’s fitness journey.

However, one area that remains relatively under the radar is red light therapy. Kineon aims to change this with its MOVE+ Pro device, which is designed to relieve joint pain, reduce inflammation, and stimulate the healing of damaged tissues.

What is the MOVE+ Pro?

The MOVE+ Pro is a compact, portable red light therapy device that stands out due to its modular design, allowing it to be worn on any part of the body to target specific joints and muscles. Unlike traditional red light therapy panels that need to be plugged into a wall, the MOVE+ Pro is battery-driven and wearable. This makes it a convenient option for those on the go. While it’s not the cheapest piece of kit around – priced at £479 – it offers a more affordable and versatile alternative to static red light therapy devices.

How Does the MOVE+ Pro Work?

The MOVE+ Pro employs two forms of light therapy, each with specific benefits:

Red Light Therapy: This visible light is often used in skin treatments due to its ability to boost collagen production. It’s absorbed by the skin and blood in the capillary networks, improving skin health and accelerating wound healing. This principle is similar to the technology used in popular face masks for skin care.

Infrared Light Therapy: Infrared light penetrates deeper into the body, reaching muscles, joints, and bones. It enhances post-exercise recovery by increasing blood flow and alleviates pain from injuries or chronic conditions by reducing inflammation and stimulating the production of endorphins.

Kineon believes that light therapy can treat a variety of conditions, including acute and chronic pain, sports injuries such as muscle strains and tendonitis, arthritis, wound healing, skin conditions like acne and rosacea, neuropathy, and fibromyalgia.

How to Use the MOVE+ Pro?

The MOVE+ Pro is versatile and can be used before, during, and after exercise to help treat pain, injuries, and aid in recovery. Here are some specific applications:

Pre Exercise: For endurance activities such as rowing, cycling, or running, using the MOVE+ Pro for 5 to 10 minutes before training has been shown to significantly enhance performance.

Post Exercise: The most common use of the MOVE+ Pro is post-exercise. Typically, users will apply it within 15 minutes after a workout. For those who engage in high-intensity or high-volume sessions, using the device for 15 minutes on the muscle groups can make a significant difference in reducing muscle inflammation and delayed onset muscle soreness, improving recovery for the next day.

Pain and Injuries: For treating pain and injuries, Kineon recommends using the MOVE+ Pro on the affected area once per day for 5 to 15 minutes, over 30 days, to achieve the best results. Consistency is crucial, with short daily treatments proving more effective than sporadic, longer sessions.

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