what are the health benefits of infrared?
There are multiple health benefits of infrared therapy. Results from infrared body wrap sessions can be life-changing. Whether it’s relaxation, pain relief, weight loss, cellulite reduction, skin rejuvenation or detoxification infrared can help.
More Than Water Weight
One of the most notable and exciting benefits is weight loss. Incorporating infrared sessions with a healthy lifestyle can help you reach your weight loss or inch loss goals.
During a FIT Bodywrap session, your body’s core temperature is raised above 100.6°F, which causes your body to enter a cool-down mode, inducing 3-5 times more sweat than exercise alone. And since sweating burns calories, you’ll burn a lot of calories during your session.
Infrared can also re-balance your metabolism, speeding up the rate at which calories are burned throughout your session, and after.
As organic acids are purged, your fasting insulin levels may drop toward normal, this can assist with stopping your body from being pushed to store carbs as fat.
Fat becomes water-soluble at 100.5°F and can break up into smaller particles, which can be purged from the body through the lymphatic system.
The greatest weight and inch-loss results are seen when FIT Bodywrap sessions become part of your lifestyle, along with a balanced diet and regular exercise routine. 3-4 sessions per week for at least 2-4 weeks are recommended to see weight loss results.
Heat is well-documented as a therapy for many kinds of pain. Because infrared heat soothes inflamed nerve endings, the FIT Bodywrap can help ease and manage pain caused by a multitude of conditions and injuries.
Heat from the FIT Bodywrap penetrates the body to increase blood flow and tissue oxygenation, speeding healing.
A study by Matsushita et al. (2008) found that chronic pain patients experienced a nearly 70% reduction in pain levels on average, after just the first session of infrared therapy. Pain also decreased significantly and remained low throughout the observation period.
In addition to pain caused by injuries, infrared heat can soothe chronic pain, such as arthritis, and fibromyalgia, or occasional pain, such as menstrual cramps. A FIT Bodywrap session can relieve joint, nerve, and muscle pain in as little as 30 minutes.
Speed Muscle Recovery
Ease Aches & Pains
Muscle aches and soreness after workouts, caused by elevated lactic acid levels, can set you back or delay progress. Infrared treatments can speed up muscle recovery by lowering lactic acid levels.
Pain from injuries or chronic conditions can make it difficult to begin a workout routine.
As a passive cardiovascular exercise, a FIT Bodywrap session after a workout can help increase endurance.
Stretching after your FIT Bodywrap session can improve flexibility.
FIT Bodywrap is the perfect way to continue making progress between workouts. Rest, relax, and recover while burning plenty of calories.
Boost Your Mood
Improve Skin Clarity
Detoxing removes toxins that build up in our system causing sickness, aches, pains, allergies, mood swings, and so much more.
Expelling heavy metals and organic acids through sweating can help re-balance digestion and your metabolism, both of which can impact skin health and clarity.
Sweat released through infrared immersion contains as much as 20% toxins, compared to 3-5% in regular sweat.
These toxins include alcohol, nicotine, sulfuric acid, BPAs, environmental pollutants, and ammonia.
Boost Collagen Production
Reduce Signs of Photoaging
Improve Skin Elasticity
Reduce Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Infrared therapy can improve circulation, carrying oxygen throughout your body and to your skin.
Increased tissue oxygenation from infrared treatments improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin pigmentation, and boosts collagen production to improve skin elasticity.
Infrared treatments can provide resistance to UV damage and reverse the signs of photoaging.
Lower Stress Levels
Improve Sleep Quality
Far infrared therapy can help maintain healthy levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, which can raise your heart rate and blood pressure. Lowered cortisol levels lead to a feeling of deep relaxation that extends beyond the session, even improving your quality of sleep.
Infrared treatments can also increase levels of the happiness hormone, serotonin, giving you an overall feeling of well-being, happiness, and lowered-anxiety.
Taking time to relax during a FIT Bodywrap session can do wonders for physical and mental well-being. Downtime is good for heart health, can improve sleep, help with digestion issues, boost your memory, strengthen your immune system, fight depression, relieve anxiety, and increase your mood stability, just to name a few.
According to FIT Bodywrap’s Clinical Director, Dr. Flickstein, “Cellulite is simply fat beneath the skin that tends to have a bumpy appearance because it pushes against connective tissue, causing the skin above it to pucker.”
Because fat becomes water soluble at body temperatures reached during a FIT Bodywrap session, some of this fat is flushed out through the lymphatic system, and pockets of fat known as cellulite can decrease in size.
Combined with infrared’s collagen rebuilding benefits, those fat deposits can be rearranged further away from the skin’s surface, which will help prevent the accumulation of new cellulite.
Whole-Body Skin Care
Manage Skin Conditions
Prevent & Reduce UV Damage
Infrared treatments can provide resistance to UV damage, and even help heal sunburn.
The profuse sweating during a FIT Bodywrap session can help clear pores and exfoliate to slough off dead skin.
Infrared heat therapy can also help manage skin conditions, such eczema and psoriasis.
Expelling the usually hard-to-remove heavy metals and organic acids from stress overloads through sweat can help re-balance both digestion and metabolism that can adversely impact skin beauty (Yamazaki).
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