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Hot cold therapy

Improve your comfort with hot or cold therapy

Temperature has a profound impact on the body, which is why hot/cold therapy can be so effective in treating injuries and medical conditions. As noted by Johns Hopkins Medicine, hot/cold therapy involves warming or cooling the skin, tissue, and muscles in one part of the body to reduce pain, accelerate healing, and minimize inflammation.

When hot/cold therapy is used as a local sensation on sensitive areas of skin, it can have an additional benefit: allowing you to control your experience with temperature. Studies show that a small amount of concentrated cooling against your inner wrist, for example, can bring immediate relief for your entire body when you're experiencing hot flashes or feeling overly warm.

The Embr Wave® from Embr Labs allows you to harness this natural power of hot/cold therapy with the press of a button. This high-tech thermal wristband can deliver soothing warmth or cool relief anytime you need it, anywhere you go.

Embr Wave: temperature relief on your wrist

Embr Wave may look like a smartwatch or a piece of stylish jewelry, but it actually contains powerful technology that packs a big punch when it comes to temperature. Housed within its sleek exterior is a thermoelectric heat pump that can apply warm or cool sensations that are felt on the skin of your inner wrist. These sensations stimulate a natural brain pathway that changes how you perceive temperature and quickly helps you feel more comfortable, whether you're struggling with hot flashes, cold flashes, or other temperature-related episodes.

How can thermal sensations on the wrist affect the entire body?
Think of how, on a cold day, you're able to feel a bit warmer all over by simply wrapping your hands around a mug of hot coffee. Or how splashing a little ice water on your face makes your entire body feel cooler on days when the temperature is soaring. Embr Wave lets you use this physical phenomenon—where a bit of warming or cooling on the skin provides comfort for the whole body—in a controlled and convenient way. With the Wave, you can access hot or cold therapy whenever you need it to adjust your experience with temperature.

How the Wave enables hot and cold therapy

Embr Wave contains a low-power, completely silent thermoelectric module that works as a heat exchanger, applying heat or drawing it away from your skin in a series of precisely engineered patterns called Waveforms. These sensations are specifically designed to deliver optimal comfort and relief for hot flashes, night sweats, cold flashes, stress, insomnia, and other temperature-related conditions.

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Waveforms felt on the sensitive skin of your inner wrist communicate with the part of the brain that's responsible for thermoregulation as well as stress, emotion, and pleasure. In return, the brain recalibrates your perception of temperature throughout your body, providing instant relief in moments where you're too warm or too cold.

Episodes of intense warmth and heavy sweating are commonly associated with menopause, a time when hormonal changes can cause problems regulating body temperature. A hot flash is the body's response to a false signal sent to the brain suggesting the body is overheating and needs to cool down fast. As a result, the blood vessels beneath the skin expand to release heat quickly, and the sweat glands kick into overdrive to increase perspiration.

When you're experiencing hot flashes, Embr Wave can act as a personal cooling system. By simply pressing a button or tapping the mobile app, you can initiate a series of cool sensations that immediately start to dissipate the symptoms of a hot flash and help to reduce its length and severity. The Wave can also provide heat therapy for cold flashes or thermotherapy for insomnia during menopause.

Do more with the Embr Wave 2 app

To get customized relief that's just right for your body, connect your Wave to the Embr Wave 2 mobile app, available from the iOS App Store and Google Play. In the app, you'll find a range of thermal sessions that have been specifically designed to increase comfort, alleviate stress, promote quality sleep, and dissipate hot flashes. You can edit and rename any existing session or create your own, choosing your preferred temperature level as well as selecting from durations that run from 5 minutes to 9 hours. The app lets you track your usage, so you can learn more about your thermal patterns and learn how to get even more effective relief. The app is also used to download updates and improvements for the device as they become available.

Better nights. More comfortable days.

Embr Wave's hot and cold therapy offers a variety of benefits for thermal wellness throughout your day and night.

How it works

All-day comfort
Embr Wave puts soothing warmth and cooling at your fingertips—anytime you need it, anywhere you go. With the Wave, you can change your perceived temperature by up to 9°F, giving you the power to control your comfort level no matter who's in charge of the thermostat.

More restful nights
Temperature can be the key to a good night's sleep. Embr Wave offers two types of thermal sessions specifically designed to help you get better rest: Fall Asleep sessions use gently slowing waves to lull you to sleep more quickly, reducing sleep onset latency (the time it takes to fall asleep) by up to 28%, while All Night sessions use steady waves of warming or cooling to keep you balanced throughout the night. A clinical Johnson & Johnson study showed that using the Wave for two weeks helped participants to lessen insomnia, minimize sleep disturbances, and reduce nighttime hot flashes.

Less stress
Temperature can also be a powerful tool for managing stress. Just as a warm bath or a cold compress can calm you down when your anxiety is rising, the Wave lets you access relaxing cooling or warming sensations at the press of a button, anytime you need help to sooth your nerves and feel more centered during difficult moments.


What is hot/cold therapy?

Hot/cold therapy is the practice of warming or cooling the skin, tissues, and muscle to reduce pain, minimize inflammation, and promote healing. Hot/cold therapy can also refer to using concentrated thermal sensations on sensitive areas of skin to rebalance your perception of temperature overall.

How does Embr Wave provide hot and cold therapy?

Embr Wave is a smart wristband that uses a thermoelectric heat pump to generate warm or cool sensations that are felt on the sensitive skin of the inner wrist. These sensations trigger a natural response, sending a feel-good message to the brain that tells it to recalibrate your perception of temperature so you can feel better fast.

Does the Wave alter the body's temperature?

No. Your body's core temperature stays where it needs to be (around 98.6°F) except for extreme circumstances like hyper- or hypothermia. Even a hot flash typically won't raise your core temperature. Your thermal comfort has far more to do with your perceived temperature than your core temperature. Embr Wave is able to work as a wearable cooling system or a personal warming device by helping your body change its perceived temperature by using precisely engineered warm or cool sensations to stimulate a natural brain pathway that taps into your body's ability to comfort itself with temperature.

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