BENEFITS OF INFRARED BODY WRAPS:
During your Infrared Body Wrap session at iSWEAT LODGE your muscles will be loosened as your whole body relaxes. Blood starts to circulate better and the strain on your heart is reduced. Capillaries expand to allow more oxygen to flow more effectively throughout the body. When infrared rays enter through the skin and into the muscular tissue, ligaments and bones, it transforms from light energy to heat energy. This heat energy elevates the surface temperature of the body. Even when we slightly raise our core body temperature through infrared heat therapy, we can enhance our body’s functioning on many levels.
Studies show that infrared can penetrate up to 1-to-3 inches below your skin, deep into the muscular tissue and ligaments. This awakens the energy of molecules and increases cellular frequencies. The infrared heat body wrap offers a close range of infrared rays (FIR), with temperature control over the whole body. This makes the body wraps at iSWEAT LODGE an effective, modern and hi-tech system. Some forms of heat therapy can be hazardous, uncomfortable, unhygienic, inefficient and ineffective. Traditional saunas create exposure to extremely high temperatures causing heat stress which produce adverse effects on our health. This is especially true for people with heart issues or those needing to sustain their blood pressure. There are some heat wraps or compression that are uncomfortable or heat is easily lost and temperature does not remain constant.
The Infrared Wraps at iSWEAT LODGE have three zones of heat - both the front and back of the body will reap the benefits of the infrared heat at the same time. The pressure on your spine is cut in half when you are lying down. Laying in a wrap makes it possible for people who are unable to exert themselves physically to improve their blood circulation. You do not have to put stress on the body or joints like traditional aerobic exercise.
iSWEAT LODGE recommends using Infrared body wraps as an enhancement to a healthy exercise program. In addition to its ability to burn calories and help lose weight, the heat from the body wrap produces sweat, which detoxes toxins from the body. This sweat from infrared rays effectively cleanses the impurities from the skin. By incorporating an Infrared body wrap into your routine, you will elevate your whole body health in many ways!
Weight loss and the use of infrared heat has gained in popularity for a number of reasons. First, it can burn up to 1,800 calories in only one 50-minute session. Plus, you receive the same cardiovascular effects as you would if you ran 10-miles or more! This alone makes it an effective weight loss fitness program. It is also used as a means of weight loss and control for those who aren’t physically fit enough for traditional exercise.
Weight loss from sweating alone is quickly regained by rehydration. However, the infrared heat wraps have a different effect on the body. The heat converts fats to a water soluble. Fat becomes water soluble at around 44-degrees Celsius and the Infrared body wraps are heated to 60-degrees Celsius. This releases subcutaneous fat, along with sweat and toxins, to purify the fat cells.
An average person can easily sweat off up to 1000 grams or more in one session in the infrared body wrap.
Another weight loss benefit produced by the infrared wrap is that it increases the processing enzyme activity in our digestive tract. This helps boost metabolism and correct metabolic imbalances that cause poor digestion.
Infrared heat therapy creates a thermal effect deep within the layers of tissues that cause blood vessels in capillaries to dilate. This improves blood circulation and promotes healing and wellness. Heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate increases, while blood pressure drops for overall cardiovascular benefits from infrared heat.
The body responds to the infrared heat by increasing sweat production to cool itself. This also increases your heart rate and volume. The heart works harder to pump blood, which boosts circulation and mimics conditioning benefits of continuous exercise.
According to the Mayo Clinic and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, heart studies found that infrared heat significantly improved blood vessel functioning in high-cholesterol, diabetes and smoking patients. The therapy also was found to increase circulation, lower blood pressure and lower blood sugar.
New research has shown that infrared heat therapy could also help control diabetes. Diabetes is a disease that prevents your body to balance the use of glucose (energy) derived from the food we eat. Common symptoms of Diabetes are: frequent urination, excessive thirst and hunger, nausea, weakness and fatigue.
While the Infrared heat increases blood circulation to rejuvenate healthy cellular functioning, the cells get a chance to flush out toxins and wastes and replace them with fresh oxygen and nutrients from the blood stream. Additional research has shown that infrared heat treatments can inhibit bacterial growth and reduces the chance of infection which most diabetics are prone to. Infrared heat body wraps help in lowering blood sugar levels, which is great news for diabetics.
One of the largest struggles encountered today is people not allowing themselves to relax throughout the day. The constant routine of stress and tension directly affects them not being able to get a good quality sleep at night. Quality sleep is essential to physical and mental health balance. Studies have shown that about a third of Americans are chronically sleep-deprived, which can directly be identified with people who suffer from obesity, diabetes, mood disorders, cardiovascular disease, and poor cognitive function.
Infrared heat relieves our bodies from stress and fatigue and improves the body’s defenses during stress, something we all experience and somehow need to cope with in our daily hasty lives. Toxic build-up can also impair the body’s ability to rest fully, as many of our cellular repair and internal cleansing processes take place during our sleeping hours.
The purifying sweat that results from the Infrared Wrap helps to detoxify the mind and body by relaxing muscles, eliminating toxins, stimulating repair processes, and calming the inner self. After your session, you will immediately feel refreshed and should notice a deep quality sleep for the nights to follow. As you have allowed your body to catch up on nighttime tasks during the treatment, and your mind has been given a chance to restore and relax.
Partaking in the Infrared Wrap process you will improve restlessness and work towards alleviating any insomnia issues and allow yourself to feel re-energized.
Infrared Body Wraps are an excellent therapy for promoting healing, reducing muscle soreness, muscle spasms and relief for rheumatoid arthritis. Clinical studies done in both the United States, and in Japan, found, “Much of the stiffness, aches and soreness that comes with aging is reduced or eliminated”. The conditioning to your body provided by Infrared heat has even greater benefit to those who are unable to exercise. It will provide overall, systematic treatment of muscles, joints, and body especially for areas often not regularly addressed through movement and exercising.
As it assists in reduction of swelling and inflammation by improving lymph flow and decreases joint stiffness directly. It also reduces over-stimulation of sensory nerves. Infrared heat reduces soreness on nerve endings and muscle spasms, as muscle fibers are heated. As a result, rapid reduction of swelling, inflammation and associated pain occurs. Relaxation of muscles and relief of muscular aches.
Infrared heat is most commonly used for rehabilitation purposes. The therapeutic effects of heat include increasing the extensibility of collagen tissues; decreasing joint stiffness; reducing pain; relieving muscle spasms; reducing inflammation, edema, and aids in the post-acute phase of healing; and increasing blood flow. The increased blood flow to the affected area provides proteins, nutrients, and oxygen for better healing as it decreases joint stiffness directly, relieves muscle spasms and a faster ability to heal from soft tissue injuries such as tears, pulls, and sprains.
Far Infrared Heat Therapy penetrates deep into soft tissue, making it an ideal source of arthritis pain relief. Athletes and the elderly will benefit from an effective means of loosening sore muscles and stiff joints without the use of ointments or creams that can burn and have an unpleasant odor. also to help move along the healing process because it is believed to help make circulation more efficient. As you may know, wounds heal faster with better circulation, and this is also true of muscle and tissue trauma.
Infrared heat increases the extensibility of collagen tissues. Heated tissues exhibit an increase of length in when stretched. This effect would be especially valuable in working with ligaments, joint capsules, tendons, and fascia that have become scarred, thickened or contracted. Such stretching caused much less weakening in stretched tissues than a similar stretching at normal temperatures. The experiments cited, clearly showed that low-force stretching can produce significant residual elongation when heat is applied together with stretching or range-of-motion exercises, and is also safer than stretching tissues at normal tissue temperatures. This safer stretching effect is crucial in properly training competitive athletes so as to minimize their “down” time from injuries.
The penetrating heat of the Infrared Body Wrap can be used as a beauty treatment as well. When you sweat, you allow your body to flush out all the impurities that are embedded in the dermal layer- from pollutants and dirt to old makeup and chemical residue. Your pores must open fully to allow the sweating to take place, which carries impurities and dead skin cells away and leaves your skin renewed.
Your sweat also contains small amounts of antibiotics that combat dermal bacteria, which helps reinforce the cleansing process. So the sweating process can improve the tone, clarity, and texture of the skin, slow the aging process and reduce the effects of sun damage. The rejuvenating effects also reduces the appearance of crow's feet, fine lines, and wrinkles. In addition to helping heal scars, scar tissue such as burn scars, acne scars, other forms of dermatological scarring, wounds, and cuts, it also smooths your skin's texture, lessens coarseness, and reduces pore size.
With the increased circulation from the Infrared Heat you are bringing a fresh blood supply and essential nutrients to the surface of your skin, and adding elasticity to collagen structure deterring future collagen breakdown.
Far Infrared Ray (FIR) even improves and clears cellulite. Cellulite is a gel-like substance made up of fat, water and wastes which are trapped in pockets below the skin. Profuse sweating, induced by the Infrared Wrap, can assist in eliminating this unwanted debris from the body. In Asia and Europe FIR has already revolutionized health and beauty products and just now finally becoming mainstream in the United States.
Although the skin is a major eliminative organ, most people's skin is very inactive. Many people do not sweat possibly due to synthetic or tight clothing which do not breathe. Sedentary living and sun damage also inactivate the skin. As these chemicals build up, they alter our metabolism, cause enzyme dysfunction and nutritional deficiencies, create hormonal imbalances, damage brain chemistry, and cause cancer. As the chemicals accumulate in different parts of the body and at different rates and in different combinations, there is a disturbingly large variety of different chronic illnesses which can result. It is imperative to continually flush these contaminants out of the dermal layer and bring fresh nutrients and blood to the surface through sweating. Doing this, you can naturally refresh and revitalize the appearance of your skin.
Infrared heat therapy is wonderful when used alone. Yet, consider its use as part of your Cleansing and Detoxification Regimen! Infrared therapy provides two factors that are essential for good health: cellular detoxification and good circulation. The health of the whole system depends on the movement of blood and energy throughout. Detoxification and good circulation result in adequate exchange of nutrients into cells, reduced inflammation, loss of excess weight.
Many inflammatory diseases like chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, interstitial cystitis, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, and many others develop in large part because of exposure to toxins. The many sources of toxins include car exhaust, food, clothing, bedding, furniture, office supplies, and countless others in the air, the water supply, and the environment. Toxic buildup can negatively impact the circulation of blood, with its rich source of oxygen and nutrients, starving organs or other body parts of these needed life-giving materials. What’s more, toxins accumulate and can overpower the immune system, and along with ineffective circulation of blood, allow disease to develop or be made worse.
Utilizing Infrared heat can address those who in today's society are exposed to heavy metals and toxic chemicals. That means everyone! There are more than 77,000 chemicals in use in the USA with more than 3,000 chemicals being added to our food supply, not to mention what is already found digested in our meat sources. Over 10,000 chemicals are in the form of solvents, emulsifiers, and preservatives are used in food processing, packaging, wrapping, and storage. A USA Today article has indicated that the average city water contains more than 500 chemicals. Hundreds of chemicals also affect our skin from lotions, soaps, creams and deodorants. Cleaning solvents, detergent residues and chemicals from bathing water also are absorbed. Toxins such as sodium, alcohol, nicotine, cholesterol and carcinogenic heavy metals (cadmium, lead, zinc, nickel) accumulate in the body during modern daily life.
Studies have demonstrated that most of us have between 400 and 800 chemical residues stored in the fat cells of our bodies. Most of these potentially harmful chemicals become stored within our fat cells and cannot be metabolized (excreted). This is especially so for those with slow metabolism. Whenever we process food, and particularly when we have processed unhealthy food or meats, our bodies create lactic acids and free fatty acids, as well as excess sodium and uric acid.
Many people with heavy metal, chemical or pesticide toxicity levels may find it difficult to sweat initially; for some individuals it may require 5-10 sessions before measurable sweat volume is evident, but continuous water intake will enhance detoxification. Even without measurable sweat, the infrared sauna is helping to eliminate toxins through urine, bowels and hair.
Infrared Body Wraps also increases oxygenation and regeneration of the blood, deeply detoxifying it for the improved functioning of all of the major organs in the body, which depend on blood for energy. This detoxification is on the deepest level, allowing hidden toxins in the blood and tissue to be dissolved or immobilized.