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THE PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE WHO RECEIVED MASSAGE THERAPY BETWEEN 2014-2015 TO EASE PAIN.

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Material Defense Does the potential for gym germs give you the heebie jeebies? Towel Tech ($25, toweltech.com) helps you avoid colds, flu, and other nasty health invaders you might pick up while working out. Made from Tencel, a special patented fabric, it’s resistant to most forms of bacteria and microbes. What’s more, there’s a mesh zip pocket for keys and ID, and a magnet to attach the towel to gym equipment so it doesn’t fall on the floor.

WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE Love to hit the snooze when it’s time for your morning workout? Program the Sensorwake ($109, sensorwake. com) to release the smell of coffee to get you moving. This clock uses no alarm or irksome beeps; it simply diffuses your favorite scent to gently rouse you. Other aromas include peppermint, croissant, chocolate, seaside, and lush jungle.

TARGETED PAIN RELIEF Gone are the days of a simple ice pack. Pain relief is more focused than ever: ➜ Pulse Therapy The remote-control sized truMedic Deluxe TENS Unit ($140, trumedic.com) comes with harmless electrodes to deliver massaging pulses to tight, sore muscles. It’s battery powered (two hours of use per session) so you can use it anywhere. ➜ Patch It Up Forget the pills. In the next year or two you’ll be able to apply an ibuprofen patch directly to the pain. Created by scientists at the University of Warwick in the UK, this transparent adhesive patch delivers ibuprofen through the skin at a consistent dose over 12 hours.

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Do swimming laps seem tedious or boring? Try the Duo Underwater MP3 Player— basically, waterproof earphones. The battery-powered device uses patented Bone Conduction Technology, which sends sound waves along the cheekbone to the inner ear. It syncs with iTunes (it has 4GB of storage and comes with a USB cable) and has a whopping seven hours of battery life. Sync up, attach to your goggle straps, and swim to the beat ($120, finisinc.com).

SOURCE: AMERICAN MASSAGE THERAPY

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