Your body heat (thermal energy) acts as a catalyst to initiate a chemical reaction. The outermost electrons in the sleeve’s embedded nanoparticles will transition from a ground (natural) state into an “excited” state.
When these nanoparticles return to a ground state, they must emit an amount of energy equivalent to what it took them to get to that excited state (2nd law of thermodynamics). That energy is released as photons (light energy) in infrared frequencies (approx 700 to 8,000 nm) which have been shown to penetrate the body’s tissues.
Once the photons penetrate your tissue, they are capable of creating physiological change, particularly at the cell level within the mitochondria.
Reparel’s two fabric types target different depths of the tissue to optimally heal different injury types. In fabric 1, the energy is directed to the subcutaneous tissue (the deepest layer of your skin) to address acute inflammation like surgical recovery. In fabric 2, it’s directed deeper into the supporting tissue to support healing from chronic or degenerative injuries. Here, the fabric works to ease the ischemic cascade (inadequate blood supply) that leads to cell death, pain, swelling, inflammation, and loss of function.