Infrared Body Wraps
Health Benefits of Infrared Heat Therapy
•Burn between 1,200 and 2,000 Calories / Session.
•Dramatically Reduce Cellulite & Belly Fat.
•Decrease your Body Fat by 5% to 15%.
•Lose between 2 to 5 Pounds of Body Weight.
•Lose inches off your Waistline, Hips and Thighs.
•Detox and Completely Invigorate your Body.
•Burns Calories, Controls Weight, Reduces Body Fat.
•Removes Waste and Toxins, (Detoxification)
•Reduces Stress and Fatigue.
•Improves the Immune System.
•Increases Metabolism (Blood Circulation)
•Improves Skin Tone
FAR Infrared Heat Therapy is a non-invasive process done with Infrared light that penetrates the body. Far Infrared Rays has the ability to radiate, penetrate and reflect. The human body can absorb Far Infrared Rays because of its deep penetrating ability. When Far Infrared Rays penetrates through skin it transforms from light energy into heat energy. The thermal effect within the deep layers of the tissues causes blood vessels and capillaries to dilate, promoting a better circulation, and the heat produced helps to stimulate the sweat glands that cleanse and detoxify the body of accumulated toxins and other wastes. Individual results will vary depending on your body composition.
How does an infrared body wrap help to reduce Cellulite?
Cellulite is a gel-like substance made up of fat, water and wastes which are trapped in pockets below the skin. Toxins accumulate in the body during modern daily living and the body eliminates most toxins naturally by sweating but the process is sometimes too slow. Infrared can assist this condition, as infrared heat therapy stimulates the sweat glands that cleanse and detoxify the skin. The infrared heat technology simply speeds up the body’s natural process.
How does an Infrared Body Wrap Help with Weight Loss?
An Infrared Body Wrap emit Far Infrared Rays and this heat therapy can aid in weight loss by speeding up the metabolic process of vital organs and endocrine glands, resulting in substantial caloric loss in one body wrap session. Sweating is part of the complex thermoregulatory process of the body that increases the heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate. The process requires a large amount of energy and reduces excess moisture, salt and subcutaneous fat. Fat becomes water soluble at 110 degrees Fahrenheit and then allows the body to sweat out fats and toxins.
As every individual is different, fat loss from an infrared body wrap will depend upon the physiological make-up of that person. So the greater the excess weight someone has, the faster and more dramatic results will be seen. Some people may not experience a great weight loss, but will see an improved body appearance by losing inches or dress sizes. Extremely physically fit people that don’t carry excess weight or inches can experience much improved muscle tone. The more physically active a person is, the greater the benefits that can be achieved from an infrared body wrap. A less active person may take longer to see results as their body must grow accustom to the infrared body wrap heat therapy.
Of course if a client who is using an infrared body wrap eats or drinks excessively, most of the results from the infrared body wrap treatment will be for not. Commons sense tells us that as with any body treatment or system to help one attain a better physical appearance, one must adjust their nutritional needs. Ideally, an infrared body wrap treatment will be most beneficial for those who stick with a balanced exercise and eating program.
Clients that lead a very sedentary lifestyle can still achieve great results, but will require a longer period of time. Again, they too must take control over their exercise and eating habits to obtain their desired results.
FAR Infrared Slimming Treatment Guidelines
1. Eat a good meal ½ - 1 hr before your treatment consisting of low fat protein, vegetables or fruit , and low sugar carbohydrates.
2. Drink plenty of water before and after treatment. We recommend 1qt per 50lbs of body weight. Do not drink soda before your treatment.
3. You may exfoliate your body the day before your treatment.
4. Do not use lotions on your skin prior to your treatment.
5. You are not going to want to eat for 3-4 hours after your treatment to get optimum results. You will be able to sip water during those hours, however you should not be eating.
6. For maximum results include cardio-vascular workouts into your week. Cut back on sugar and white flour. Eat plenty of vegetables, light fruit and lean meats. Drink lots of water daily.
Can I drink water before or after an infrared wrap treatment?
It is highly recommended to drink water before, during and after a session as this allows the body to stay hydrated and replaces body fluids that have been sweated out during the session. Sometimes if someone sweats excessively, electrolyte replacement may be needed and I offer the client some electrolyte replenishing drink.
How often can I get an infrared wrap treatment?
This will depend on a person’s lifestyle. If a person is very physically active undertaking significant walking, jogging, working out, or competitive sports, the infrared heat therapy can be used as often as every 2 days. For best results it is preferable right before a workout as this will help burn the most dramatic amount of calories and also has maximum impact on body definition. With relatively physically inactive people, a minimum of 3 days between sessions is recommended. More regular sessions are unnecessary and may actually be detrimental to results. Upon reaching the intended body shape, it is possible to revert to a maintenance only schedule, which for most people, should be around 2 – 4 times a month.
Can Everyone Use an Infrared Wrap?
Virtually everyone from all walks of life can gain benefit from infrared heat therapy. However, sessions should not be undertaken unless clients have received their Doctor’s advice where any of the following conditions exist: Over activity of the thyroid gland, cardiac infraction, cardiac weakness, constriction of the coronary blood vessels, market high or low blood pressure, diabetes required insulin treatment, disturbances to the function of the kidneys and associated organs, fever, severe general infection, contact allergies, skin diseases, open wounds, newly acquired shingles, pregnancy, prescribed medicines causing increased sensitivity to physical stimulation (for example: antibiotics), cases of severe varicose veins.
If you are using prescription drugs, check with your physician or pharmacist for possible changes in the drug's effect due to an interaction with infrared energy.
According to some authorities, it is considered inadvisable to raise the core temperature of someone with adrenal suppression, systemic lupus erythematosus, or multiple sclerosis.
If a person has a recent (acute) joint injury, it should not be heated for the first 48 hours or until the hot and swollen symptoms subside. Joints that are chronically hot and swollen may respond poorly to vigorous heating of any kind. Vigorous heating is strictly contraindicated in cases of enclosed infections be they dental, in joints, or in any other tissues.
Pregnancy: In pregnancy or the suspicion of pregnancy, discontinuation of sauna use is recommended. Finish women use traditional saunas that don't heat the body as deeply as an infrared sauna for only six to twelve minutes and reportedly leave at that time due to perceived discomfort. Their usage of traditional saunas at this low level of intensity is not linked to birth defects. Infrared sauna use may be two to three times more intense due to deep tissue penetration, and comparatively shorter two to six minute sessions hardly seem worth any minimal risk they may present.
Metal pins, rods, artificial joints, or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared rays and are not heated by an infrared heat system. Nevertheless, a person should consult his or her surgeon before receiving such therapy. Certainly infrared therapy must be discontinued if a person experiences pain near any implants.
Silicone does absorb infrared energy. Implanted silicone or silicone prostheses for nose or ear replacement may be warmed by infrared rays. Since silicone melts at over 200 degrees Celsius, it should not be adversely effected by an infrared heat system. However, it is still advised that a person checks with his or her surgeon, and possibly a representative of the product manufacturer, to be certain.
Heating of the low-back area of women during the menstrual period may temporarily increase menstrual flow. Once a woman is aware that this is occurring, she can choose to allow herself to experience this short-term effect without worry. Or she may simply avoid using an infrared heat source at that time in her cycle.
Hemophiliacs and anyone predisposed to hemorrhage should avoid infrared usage or any type of heating that would induce vasodilation that can lead to the tendency to bleed.
Should any condition worsen with the use of an infrared heat system, the use of the system should be discontinued.
Pain should not be experienced when using an infrared heat system. If one does, the use of radiant heat is clearly inappropriate for the person at that time.