Health Benefits of a FIT BodyWrap
The health benefits of a FIT BodyWrap are a result of its direct infrared heat. Writing for the Mayo Clinic in their Healthy Lifestyle Section on Consumer Health, Dr. Brent A. Bauer answers the question, “What is an infrared sauna? Does it have health benefits?” Within Dr. Bauer’s answer he notes, “Several studies have looked at using infrared saunas in the treatment of chronic health problems, such as high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, headache, type 2 diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis, and found some evidence of benefit. However, larger, and more-rigorous studies are needed to confirm these results. Some of these studies were also performed with patients using the traditional sauna.
On the other hand, no adverse effects have been reported with infrared saunas. So if you’re considering trying a sauna for relaxation, an infrared sauna might be an option.”
While the FIT BodyWrap is not an infrared sauna in the true sense, it does mimic it in a body-conforming wrap. It features controllable adjustable heat so that users can feel safe, secure, and comfortable.
The Use of Infrared to Promote Healing
Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, yes from cereal fame, was a medical doctor, nutritionist, and health activist. He was a progressive health advocate who sought meaningful reforms that when adopted were beneficial to healthcare. He was an early proponent of the theory that germs caused diseases and that a clean-living environment was essential to good health.
In his eyes, his Battle Creek Sanitarium which amounted to a live-in spa was one of his great accomplishments. He was a strong believer in the use of phototherapy including infrared sunbathing to promote health. Since the late 1890s through the early 1900s when Mr. Kellogg was prolifically designing and manufacturing medical machines including those for light and heat therapy, science has a deeper understanding of the workings of infrared.
The FIT BodyWrap has the power of self-contained infrared in a body-hugging, moisture resistant, treatment wrap that mimics the effects of a cardio workout. For safety, security, and comfort, clients are able to self-control the temperature up to 130° F during their 30 or 60-minute sessions.
Infrared Heat Promotes Healthy Outcomes
Perspiration is enhanced during the FIT Bodywrap session which burns calories and cuts excess water in the body. This temporary water loss could lead to greater weight loss with regular sessions:
Other health outcomes that clients notice after one and multiple FIT Bodywrap spa sessions could include:
- Pain Relief – Infrared light heat has long been used to relieve pain. It is a similar process to using a heating pad except it is more concentrated. There is the belief that the UV light spectrum in combination with the heat it produces enhances its pain relief power. As Dr. Bauer notes in his Mayo Clinic answer more rigorous studies on larger control groups are needed to confirm this antidotal health claim.
- Fitness Recovery – Sports medicine incorporates heat for healing sprained, strained, and sore muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The targeted therapy of a FIT BodyWrap may hasten fitness recovery.
Other health benefits from the heated FIT BodyWrap include detoxification, cellulite reduction, and skincare. Not all body wraps systems are the same. FIT BodyWrap is designed and manufactured to be a high-quality, safe, sanitary experience for spa clients.
To find a spa near you that has installed the ultramodern FIT BodyWrap for your care, comfort and health check the locator by entering your zip code. If your favorite spa still hasn’t gotten on the FIT BodyWrap wavelength, let them know that they should.