What is Infrared Heat?
Have you ever wondered what makes your body feel warm, even on a cloudy day? What about the heat your body emits that can be felt when you give a friend a hug? Or, have you stopped to think about what the heat our sun produces is made of? Well, we have, and the answer to these questions is infrared! Infrared is light or energy that cannot be seen, but it is felt as heat. We experience small amounts of this safe, natural and effective heat nearly every day.
Bountiful Benefits of Infrared
People all over the world participate in weekly infrared sessions and find they notice multiple benefits during and after each session.
Pain Relief: One of infrareds magic powers is increasing blood flow to assist with faster healing or recovery. Infrared also penetrates the body approximately 1.5 inches to act on irritated nerve endings almost immediately, calming them which can result in up to 48 hours of relief. Countless studies show that this magical heat can assist with chronic pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, onset muscle soreness and relief between workouts.
Weight Loss: Because infrared sessions can safely expose the body to temperatures up to 130 degrees Fahrenheit and heat makes us sweat, we are able to burn calories and release fats and toxins through our sweat glands during a 50-60 minute exposure. Infrared sessions can act as a passive form of cardiovascular exercise, even astronauts use it on long flights to space!
Skin Rejuvenation: If your skincare goals include anti-aging, toning, tightening and cellulite reduction infrared heat can help! Again, the rise in blood flow during a session makes a difference in the rejuvenation of skin because it brings oxygen and nutrients to tissues and cells.
Detoxification: Humans have 2 million+ sweat glands and infrared can activate them promoting heavy toxin release. During immersion, the infrared waves pass through the water molecules in our body, vibrating them until they burst and are carried out in sweat. This means an infrared session can rid your body of more than just water! The toxins you lose during an infrared session will not be replaced upon rehydration, making infrared an essential tool for healthy detoxification.
Relaxation is just as important to the human body as the other benefits listed above. While relaxing in the warmth of infrared heat can induce relaxation, it actually affects and lowers cortisol (the fight or flight hormone) levels to leave the user with a sense of well-being and calm.
The benefits infrared can provide are vast and it is effective because it penetrates the body with the same type of far infrared heat the body itself produces. Ready to immerse yourself in infrared heat and experience firsthand how it works?
December 19, 2016 by Kara Willingham