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By: Bliss Body Wraps  09-12-2011
Keywords: Pain Relief, Silicone, Infrared Therapy


Far-Infrared Sauna

Infrared Therapy - Burn 600 calories in half an hour!

What is radiant heat? Radiant heat is simply a form of energy that heat objects directly without having to heat the air in between.  Radiant heat is also called infrared energy (IR).  The infrared segment of the electromagnetic spectrum occurs just below or "infra" to red light.  This band of light is not visible to human eyes but we can feel this type of light, which we perceive as heat.  When this happens, it creates a natural resonance, which has many beneficial properties.  The sun is the principle source of radiant energy.  Never to be confused with ultra-violet energy .  Remember the last time you were sun tanning with sunscreen?  Were you hot?  Of course you were because the sunscreen only stops the UV (ultraviolet) light from hitting your skin.  The Far-Infrared heat (FIR light waves) penetrates your skin, giving you that wonderful natural warmth.

You can be exposed to Far-Infrared heat for hours and it will never cause your skin to burn.  Far-Infrared heat is completely healthy and safe for all living things.  In fact, it is so safe that it is used in the hospitals to warm newborn infants.

Some of the Benefits :

. Increased Circulation . Normalizes Blood Pressure
. Helps Diminish Cellulite . Fibromyalgia Pain Relief
. Weight Loss . Speeds Healing to Cuts & Bruises
. Boosts Immune System . Reduces Swelling and Inflammation
. Cholesterol Removal . Improves Joint Stiffness
. Reduces Stress & Fatigue . Relaxes Muscles
. Detoxification . Pain Relief    

Heat Therapy for Pain Relief: The deep heat helps blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries. Increased blood circulation delivers oxygen rich blood to oxygen depleted muscles, so they recover faster.  In Europe, radiant heat therapy is widely used to treat patients suffering from many forms of arthritis.  In addition, far infrared therapy in Japan has been effective for relief of pain associated with backache, bursitis, fibromyalgia, headache sprains, strains and many other muscular-skeletal ailments.  Much of the stiffness and soreness that comes with aging is reduced or eliminated in the infrared saunas.

. Because it operates more effectively (the body actually sweats more) at a temperatures 60 to 80 degrees lower than conventional saunas, the detoxification is from 7 to 10 times greater.

. Detoxifies heavy metals including mercury, lead, cadmium and aluminum.

. Detoxifies arsenic, formaldehyde, pesticides, Agent Orange, industrial chemicals and gasoline.

. Detoxifies alcohol, nicotine and other drugs.

. Purifies the body on a cellular level

Burn up to 600 Calories in a 30 Minute Session: As the body works to cool itself, there is substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate.  Blood flow during whole body hyperthermia is reported to rise from a normal 5 to 7 quarts per minute to as much as 13 quarts per minute. 

A moderately conditioned person can easily sweat off 550 grams of sweat in a sauna- the equivalent of running three to four miles or 475 to 600 calories.  While the weight of the water lost can be regained by re-hydration with water, the calories will not be.

Athletic Performance: Muscles relax most readily when tissues are warm, for greater flexibility and range of motion. Top athletes are using the Soft Heat Sauna to warm their muscles before and after working out to prevent injuries and promote relaxation.

What to Bring: We ask that you bring two towels; one to wrap yourself in and the other to sit on.  Please bring a bottle of water to re-hydrate yourself.  There are no showers but toweling off is usually sufficient enough. 

Precautions Prescription Drugs: Check with your physician or pharmacist for possible changes in the drug's effect due to an interaction with infrared therapy.

Certain Ailments:  According to some authorities, it is considered inadvisable to raise the core temperature of someone with Adrenal Suppression, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Multiple Sclerosis and pregnant women.

Joint Problems:  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, in cases of enclosed infections such as in joints, dental, or any other tissues, is not advisable.

Pregnancy:  or the suspicion of pregnancy, discontinuation of sauna use is recommended. 

Surgical Implants:  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 their surgeon before receiving such therapy.  Certainly infrared therapy must be discontinued if a person experiences pain near any implants.

Silicone:  Silicone does absorb infrared energy.  Infrared rays may warm silicone implants or silicone prostheses for nose or ear replacement.  Since silicone melts at over 200 degrees Celsius, it should not be adversely affected by an infrared heat system.

Menstruation:  Heating of the lower back area of women during their cycle increases menstrual flow.  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 of her cycle.

Hemorrhage:  Hemophiliacs and anyone predisposed to hemorrhage should avoid infrared usage or any type of heating that would induce vasodilatation that can lead to the tendency to bleed.

Worsened Condition: should any condition worsen with the use of an infrared heat system, the use of the system should be discontinued.

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