Far Infrared Heat Therapy
What is Infrared Heat?
Infrared is part of the Sun’s invisible spectrum that we experienced as heat. While we cannot see infrared heat, we can feel its effects. Infrared radiant heat is divided into three segments: near, middle and far.
One of far-infrared light’s characteristics is the ability to easily penetrate human tissue and heat our body. Far-infrared heat can penetrate the human body without heating the air in between. This process is called conversion. You can be exposed to far-infrared heat for hours and it will never cause your skin to burn. Far-infrared heat is completely healthy and safe for all living things.
By using far infrared, the heat can penetrate deeper into your muscles without the skin discomfort as often experience with the use of heating pads, hot towels and some pain relief gels/creams. And the benefits are numerous.
What are the Benefits of Far Infrared (FIR) Heat Therapy?
Far-infrared heat therapy offers a variety of proven health and beauty benefits.
Far-infrared heat therapy effectively helps to increase blood circulation without straining your heart, and increases the levels of oxygen and white blood cells in your blood. It also stimulates the production of collagen in your body, the main protein of connective tissue that strengthens muscles. In addition, far-infrared heat therapy helps to rid your body of toxins by generating perspiration. You get the benefit of a stronger immune system, better cardiovascular health, and the ability to heal faster from soft tissue injuries such as tears, pulls and sprains.
The penetrating heat of far-infrared heat therapy can be used as a healthy skin treatment as well. It can reduce the appearance of wrinkles. In addition to helping heal scars, wounds, and cuts, it also smoothes your skin’s texture, lessens coarseness, and reduces pore openings.
Far-infrared heat therapy penetrates deep into soft tissue, making it an ideal source of arthritis pain relief. Athletes and the elderly will benefit from an effective means of loosening sore muscles and stiff joints without the use of ointments or creams that can burn and have an unpleasant odor. Those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and Parkinson’s Disease can enjoy an easy-to-use form of pain relief. Because far-infrared heat therapy can make you perspire which helps to remove toxins from your body, it can serve as a means of weight loss and cellulite reduction for those who cannot exercise due to health concerns or mobility issues.
Benefits of Far Infrared can be summarized as follow:
1) Increased blood circulation
Far-infrared heat therapy expands capillaries, which stimulates increased blood circulation and oxygenation. Improved blood circulation helps bring oxygen to the tissues and nerves, which promotes overall health. It also helps relieve arthritis, muscle pain and spasms, shoulder or joint stiffness and Raynaud’s syndrome.
Far-infrared heat therapy is excellent for detoxification. Scientists report that in the FIR treatment of clogged capillary vessels, heat expands the capillaries and then initiates the start of a process to dissolve hidden toxins. Far infrared promotes elimination of fats, chemicals and toxins from the blood: poisons, carcinogenic heavy metals, toxic substances from food processing, lactic acid, free fatty acids, subcutaneous fat associated with aging and fatigue, excess sodium associated with hypertension and uric acid which causes pain. Furthermore, when sebaceous glands in the skin are activated by FIR heat therapy, accumulated cosmetics in pores can be eliminated through the skin (sweat and oil glands) rather than by the kidneys.
3) Improved metabolism
Far infrared stimulates enzyme activity and metabolism. Far infrared burns calories by raising the metabolism and body temperature. FIR heat therapy also breaks down cellulite – trapped water, fat and waste.
4) Improved immune system
Far-infrared heat therapy promotes the killing of many pathogenic (disease causing) bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. It also stimulates increased production of white blood cells (leukocytes) by the bone marrow and T-cells by the thymus.
5) Self-healing of injured tissue
Far-infrared heat therapy promotes rebuilding of injured tissue by having a positive effect on the fibroblasts (connective tissue cells necessary for the repair of injury). Furthermore, it increases growth of cells, DNA syntheses, and protein synthesis all necessary during tissue repair and regeneration. FIR is excellent for healing burns, scar tissue and skin problems.
6) Relaxation and stress reduction
Far infrared relieves nervous tension and relaxes muscle’s thereby helping the body make the most of its intended healing abilities. FIR heat therapy reduces soreness on nerve endings and muscle spasms.