Infrared blankets are a compact and easy to use version of a classic infrared sauna. Infrared technology uses a non-ionizing, electromagnetic wave of non-visible light called infrared light, which penetrates the body and is easily absorbed by the tissue.
Infrared light warms the body directly instead of heating the air around you, heating your body from the inside out.
Infrared saunas use light to generate controlled heat often called “far-infrared” heat because of where the light waves falls on the light spectrum. The resulting heat from this process heats the body without heating the air around the user.
Infrared light which impacts your core temperature and goes 1-2 inches into your body. If you love the feeling you get from the sun, you’re going to love infrared heat.
FIR radiation penetrates under the skin, muscle and bone resulting in a much more efficient heat. Your core body temperature is raised, speeding up blood circulation, cell activation and the metabolization of cells.
Each benefit that infrared saunas offer produces a domino effect, creating a series of positive changes in all aspects of your health and well-being. Below are some of the many benefits of far infrared heat.
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-stronger immune system⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-improves circulation ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-relieves chronic fatigue⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
-promotes muscular recovery⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
With infrared heat, your body is cleansed from the inside out. Infrared saunas eliminate approximately seven times more toxins that traditional saunas, making them the most efficient form for detoxification.
Infrared heat increases blood circulation and purges the pores of toxins. Sweating allows the body to flush out all of the impurities that become embedded in our dermal layers during normal, everyday activities, bringing a fresh blood supply and essential nutrients to the surface. Sweating also allows our bodies to produce antimicrobial properties which reinforce the cleansing process, making our skin less prone to dermal issues like acne, eczema, psoriasis, scars, stretch marks, lesions and cellulite.
Anti-aging and aging prevention: infrared rays penetrate deeply into the epidermal and dermal layers of skin, core body temperatures rise, which force the body to circulate blood close to the skin’s surface in order to cool itself down; pores begin to open, and the combination of blood circulation and release of toxins provides a foundation for healthier skin. This process also stimulates the production of collagen, which reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
During the process of thermoregulation, where your body is trying to maintain its internal core temperature, your system is working hard to regulate itself, resulting in a high amount of calories being burned. Your body continues to burn calories for up to 36 hours, after your session, giving you a metabolic boost. Studies have shown that you can burn between 800-1500 calories with a 55 minute blanket treatment.
Infrared heat activates the color sensitive chemicals in your body, stimulating your cells’ energy processes. Additionally because of the increase in circulation and blood flow, our energy levels are boosted. Infrared sessions also give the body a burst of endorphins, which create an increase in energy, pain relief and feelings of euphoria and improved mood.
Infrared has been proven to reduce pain, increase circulation, and reduce inflammation and stiffness. From headaches to stomach cramps, muscle tension or soreness, infrared technology can be used as a natural pain reliever.
Infrared heat penetrates the body’s sub-dermal layers to warm your muscles, encouraging them to relax and expand. Infrared heat balances cortisol levels and relieves muscle tension, leaving your body in a restful state.
Sweating heats your muscles with infrared rays and increases blood flow in the body, creating an almost identical effect of exercising. Regular blood flow circulation has a normal rate of 5-7 quarts per minute and during an infrared sauna session, it goes up to 13 quarts per minute. Improved circulation results in adequate exchange of nutrients into cells, reduced inflammation and loss of excess weight.