Far Infrared Body Wraps – Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Infrared Light / Heat?
A: Far Infrared, aka FIR or Infrared, is a part of the natural light spectrum just beyond visible light. You cannot see this band of light with the naked eye, but you can feel it in the form of radiant heat. One way you experience this type of energy is as warmth from the sun but don’t confuse Infrared light/heat with ultraviolet light (UV) which causes sunburn and damage to your skin. Infrared heat is within the same frequency as your own body heat. It is healthy, natural and a safe therapy for all living things. Infrared light allows uniform deep heat penetration that is highly effective as a source of healing. Infrared energy is measured in wavelengths called microns. Treatment has been designed to output energy in the 5.6 to 25 micron FIR band, peaking around the 9.4-micron level to achieve maximum effectiveness.
Q: How do Infrared Body Wraps work – What do they do?
A: When Infrared energy penetrates through the skin it transforms from light energy to heat energy which promotes a passive cardiovascular conditioning effect. It even makes it possible for people who are unable to exercise traditionally due to pain or disabilities to lose weight, tone and condition. It increases metabolism and burns stored fat and cellulite into usable energy. Some of the other physiological benefits of Infrared Wraps are:
- Increases micro-vascular circulation which increases the delivery of oxygen-rich nutrients in the blood to your body’s soft tissues and improves the elimination of cellular waste products (detoxifies).
- Elevates the temperature of the subcutaneous layers making it possible to break down cellulite and soften fibrotic areas (adhesions). The increased micro-vascular circulation helps to maintain blood flow to these otherwise ischemic/restricted areas for increased circulation, metabolism and healing.
- Increases metabolism, burns calories and detoxifies resulting in losing inches and weight loss.
- Dissolves cellulite, improves body sculpting and muscle tone.
- Reduces inflammation, promotes pain relief, regeneration and faster healing.
- Increases energy.
- Improves sleep.
- Enhances white blood cell function, thereby increasing immune response.
- Removes accumulated toxins by improving lymph circulation.
Q: What do I do and what can I expect?
A: Proprietary high density silicone pads are used to wrap targeted problem areas while you lay fully clothed in cotton, workout-type attire. You cannot be wrapped over bare skin. Heavier clothing is better than thinner type clothing. Sweat pants and a long sleeved T-shirt are ideal. Avoid metal zippers etc.. The wrapping process takes only 5 minutes. While wrapped, Infrared heat penetrates down to the bone and radiates outward to heat ligaments, joints and muscles while reaching toxins and cellulite that are trapped in pockets below the skin. You relax while burning 900-1500 calories with each session providing body shaping, pain relief and detoxification. For your convenience, a Fresh Ease is provided to freshen up after your session.
Q: How long does each session take?
A: You’ll be wrapped for a full 60 minutes. You’ll need time to change before and after so plan on at least 75 minutes.
Q: What parts of the body can be targeted?
A: With the 3 high density silicone pads, there are several options available. For most women the silicone pads are wrapped around the thighs, hips and abdomen. When requested, the chest area are can be wrapped as an alternative to breast reduction surgery. For men, the usual configuration is thighs, abdomen and chest. The arms or calves may also be wrapped if toning or treatment is needed in these areas. The heat to each of the pads is individually controlled, therefore the level can be set according to your comfort level or if a particular area is being targeted.
Q: What is the body reshaping opportunity using the Infrared Body Treatment?
A: The answer greatly depends on the physiological make-up of each individual. Generally, the greater the excess weight being carried, the faster and more dramatic the reshaping results will be. Some people will not experience significant weight loss at all but will see improved body shaping, losing inches or dress sizes. Extremely physically fit people who don’t carry excess weight or inches can experience much improved muscle tone and body sculpting. Obviously, the more physically active a person is, the greater the benefits that can be achieved from Infrared Treatments. Common sense dictates that if a client is on an Infrared Body Wrap program and then eats or drinks excessively most of the results will be negated. Ideally,Infrared treatment will be of most value with a balanced exercise and eating program. People who lead a very sedentary lifestyle can still achieve results over a longer period assuming that they exercise adequate control over dietary and other general health factors.
Q: How often can Infrared Body Wraps be repeated?
A: This will depend upon your lifestyle. If you are very physically active undertaking significant walking, jogging, working out, or competitive sports, then Infrared Body Wraps can be scheduled as often as every other day or (3) three times per week. If you are relatively inactive physically, a minimum of 3 days between sessions or twice a week is recommended to allow the body to more thoroughly detoxify between sessions. Closer appointments are unnecessary because the increase in metabolism continues for an average of 48-72 hours after a body wrap. Upon reaching your intended body shape, a maintenance schedule, which for most people, would be around 2 to 4 times a month is ideal. It helps maintain fat burning, stress relief, increased energy and detoxification.
Q: Who can use Infrared Heat?
A: Virtually everyone from all walks of life can benefit from an Infrared Body Wrap program. Significant health issues that would contraindicate the use of this treatment would include: pregnancy, hemophilia, hyperactive thyroid gland, cardiac infarction (heart attack), cardiac weakness, constriction of the coronary blood vessels, marked high or low blood pressure, diabetes requiring insulin treatment, kidney disease, fever, severe general infection, contact allergies, skin diseases, open wounds, prescribed medications causing increased sensitivity to physical stimulation (for example antibiotics) and severe varicose veins. As always, if any doubt exists, it is recommended that you seek your doctor’s or health practitioner’s advice.
Q: Should I drink water before or after a session?
A: It is recommended that drinking water before and after a session allows the body to stay hydrated and replaces body fluids that have been sweated out during the session.
Q: Will changing dietary and health habits improve results from the Infrared treatments?
A: Of course any diet and lifestyle improvement will be of benefit whether or not people decide to undertake an Infrared Body Wrap program. However, you have made the commitment to the Infrared body treatment program, then more value will be derived from that commitment if other lifestyle improvements are also undertaken.
Caloric Burning Equivalents Per 60-minute Session
|Infrared Body Wrap
|Cycling (10 mph)
|Walking (3.5 mph)