There are multiple benefits to 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.
Fitness & Weight Loss
Incorporating infrared sessions with a healthy lifestyle can help you reach health and fitness goals. One of the most notable and exciting benefits is weight loss. 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 rebalance your metabolism, speeding up the rate at which calories are burned through your session, and after.
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.
Infrared treatments can lower your lactic acid levels after a workout, so not only can the heat soothe sore muscles, but it can aid in speeding up muscle recovery. An infrared treatment prior to a workout can help increase endurance.
Infrared waves penetrate the body to create heat that results in immediate therapeutic benefits through increased blood flow and tissue oxygenation that provides more energy to heal. The study by Matsushita et al. (2008) found that chronic pain patients experienced a significant reduction in pain levels (nearly 70%) after the first session of infrared therapy. Pain experience also decreased significantly and remained low throughout the observation period.
Heat is well-documented as a therapy for many kinds of pain. Because infrared heat can soothe agitated nerve endings, the FIT Bodywrap can help ease and manage pain caused by a multitude of conditions and injuries.
Infrared also increases circulation dramatically, from 5-7 quarts per minute, to as much as 13 quarts per minute. This increase in nutrient and oxygen rich blood flow can help heal the body and relieve pain.
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 cellulite.
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 wellbeing, happiness, and lowered-anxiety.
Taking time to relax during a FIT Bodywrap session can do wonders for physical and mental wellbeing. 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.
Infrared therapy can improve circulation, which carries oxygen throughout your body, and to your skin.
Through this increased tissue oxygenation, infrared treatments can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin pigmentation, and the loss of skin elasticity. 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 slough off dead skin.
Detoxing can help remove toxins that build up in our system that can cause sickness, aches, pains, allergies, mood swings, and so much more.
Expelling heavy metals and organic acids through sweating can help rebalance digestion and your metabolism, and both of those can impact skin health and clarity. Sweat released through an infrared treatment contains as much as 20% fats and toxins, compared to 3-5% in regular sweat. These toxins include alcohol, nicotine, sulfuric acid, and ammonia.
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