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Q&A with Dr. Flickstein on FIT Bodywrap®’s Secrets to Feeling Great

The spring season is known as a time of renewal, symbolizing a period of cleansing and rejuvenating for overall health. A positive lifestyle can be attributed to feeling good and being healthy, and FIT Bodywrap® can help one achieve both.

FIT Bodywrap Clinical Director Dr. Aaron M. Flickstein, D.C. Emeritus shares his secrets on how FIT Bodywrap can help one feel great inside and out in this special Q&A.

Q: Why do you feel great after a FIT Bodywrap session?

A: The far infrared rays from the FIT Bodywrap, the same ones used to warm premature infants in the NICU, can safely soothe any stressed or inflamed nerves while relaxing our stressed, tense muscles. Due to FIT Bodywrap’s ability to penetrate 1.5 inches through the body versus just ¼ inch from plain hot air, one is able to experience utter relaxation, transporting our cell’s memory back to the safe coziness of the womb and inducing profound relaxation.

Q: What else accounts for the remarkable feeling of well-being after a session?

A: Scientific evidence shows that immersive infrared therapy as from the FIT Bodywrap helps maintain healthy levels of cortisol. Cortisol is the stress hormone, which rises with the flight or fight reaction to stress. Cortisol levels stay the same or rise slightly during an infrared session such as in a FIT Bodywrap, however once the session is complete the cortisol levels drop immediately to a lower stress level.

Q: Can an infrared session provide relief for chronic pain in muscles, bones and joints?

A: The relief is profound: one study saw a group of people who suffered from chronic pain experience 70% less pain after their very first session!

Results for those with arthritis, both Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis, joint pain, stiff muscles, injured tendons and ligaments are also extraordinary.

Pain may be relieved via the reduction of attendant or secondary spasms. Pain is also at times related to ischemia (lack of blood supply) due to tension or spasm that can be improved by heat-induced opening of tightened blood vessels. This opening breaks the feedback loop in which the blood vessel narrowing from stress leads to further spasm and then more pain. Blood flow can increase from 5 to 7 quarts up to 13 quarts a minute (Imamura, 2001, p. 1084) when immersed in the soothing infrared rays.

Q: Does adding warmth to the whole body help counter potential health problems?

A: Yes it can actually. There is a large list of symptoms that can be associated with low body temperatures. Some of them include:

Fatigue, headaches, migraines, PMS, easy weight gain, depression, irritability, fluid retention, anxiety and panic attacks, hair loss, poor memory, poor concentration, low sex drive, unhealthy nails, dry skin and hair, cold intolerance, heat intolerance, low motivation, low ambition, insomnia, allergies, acne, carpal tunnel syndrome, asthma, odd swallowing sensations, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, muscle and joint aches, slow healing, sweating abnormalities, Raynaud’s Phenomenon, itchiness, irregular periods, easy bruising, ringing of the ears, flushing, bad breath, dry eyes and blurred vision.

As you can see, adding warmth to the body can be very beneficial for one’s health.

Q: How can the infrared in FIT Bodywrap help with overall vitality and mental stability?

A: Immersion in far infrared often improves the balance of blood pressure, blood sugar and nutrients in the cells, which can result in increased muscle strength, as well as overall vitality and mental stability.

Cardiovascular health is often looked at in high performance athletes as a measure of their vitality or fitness. Far Infrared heat strengthens the cardiovascular system by causing heart rate and cardiac output to increase, and diastolic blood pressure to decrease.

NASA concluded in the 1980s that far infrared stimulation of cardiovascular function is an ideal way to maintain cardiovascular conditioning in astronauts involved in long space flights.

The effects of infrared heat can help your customers feel great as well as improve their current health. The secret to a healthier lifestyle depends heavily on making changes to one’s daily routine, such as integrating weekly infrared therapy sessions. The overall benefits of infrared heat can help customers transform their bodies while up keeping good health in order to lead a sustaining, active lifestyle.

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