FIR infrared ray energy is a part of the natural light spectrum of sunlight, minus the skin damaging UV. FIR Infrared Heat Therapy allows increased blood circulation to carry great amounts of nutrients to the skin, thus promoting healthy tone, texture and mild cleansing of the skin.
Far infrared is part of the spectrum of light emanating from the sun. Far infrared is not visible to the eye, but you feel it as heat penetrating into your skin. You may be familiar with the infrared heat lamps sometimes used in bathrooms. Far infrared produces heat in a similar fashion, but is much more efficient because it penetrates even deeper into the skin.
The effectiveness of these products is enhanced by ceramic far-infrared emitting elements. These elements, composed of oxides of zirconium, aluminum, zinc, titanium and antimony have been the subject of studies around the world and are believed to retain body heat and emit safe far-infrared rays that penetrate deep into the joint and surrounding tissues which increase blood flow, reduces inflamation and decreases pain.
Far infrared light and its therapeutic properties have been studied in China and Japan for over 30 years and is now beginning to become very popular in the United States. Far infrared is very helpful for healing the skin, blood circulation, and skin cell revitalizing, and we have products as far infrared saunas, mineral lamps, and far infrared knee, ankle, elbow wraps. Products make use of cloth or ceramic discs which are made with gem and mineral powders that emit far infrared rays.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does infrared heat therapy relieve pain?
FIR heat relieves pain by expanding blood vessels and increasing circulation. Better circulation allows more oxygen to reach injured areas of the body and helps reduce pain and speed up the healing process. Many people use FIR heat as a successful treatment for arthritis, rheumatism and muscle spasms.
How does infrared heat therapy control weight?
Perspiring is part of the complex thermoregulatory process of the body that increases the heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate. The process requires a large amount of energy and reduces excess moisture, salt and subcutaneous fat. Fat becomes water soluble at 110?F and the body sweats out fats and toxins.
How does infrared heat therapy provide the same effects of exercise?
The heart receives a workout similar to a 6-mile run in a 20-30 minute FIR blanket session and the body perspires the same amount as a 6-mile run. Infrared blankets are perfect for those that do not have time for regular exercise or suffer from injuries that inhibit rigorous activity.
How does infrared heat therapy eliminate toxins?
Toxins such as sodium, alcohol, nicotine, cholesterol and carcinogenic heavy metals (cadmium,
lead, zinc, nickel) and mercury accumulate in the body during modern daily life. The body
eliminates most toxins naturally by sweating but the process is sometimes too slow. Infrared
heat therapy stimulates the sweat glands that cleanse and detoxify the skin. The FIR heat
technology simply speeds up the body's natural process!
How does infrared heat therapy improved immune system?
Most illnesses are accompanied by a fever. During a fever, the body heats up to eliminate viruses and attack foreign agents. Often misunderstood, this rise in temperature is a natural stage of the immune system's healing process and is one of the best ways to rid the body of chemicals and unwelcome visitors. The immune system weakens the hold of viruses and bacterial growth. FIR heat therapy induces an "artificial fever" by heating up the body but without the pains of an illness. Subsequently, the body wards off invading organisms much more easily because the immune system is activated consistently by the "artificial fever". Recent studies also show that colds and flulike illnesses are reduced dramatically if treated in the early stages with FIR heat therapy.
How does infrared heat therapy reduce stress?
Infrared heat therapy loosens muscles and relaxes the body prior to a massage. Many massage
therapists use infrared heat to provide more thorough and effective treatments.
How does infrared heat therapy benefit my skin?
Infrared heat improves circulation, expels dirt & chemicals and removes dead cells on the
surface of the skin. All of these benefits lead to a more soft and firm complexion.