Endless Benefits of Far Infrared Therapy - Whole Body Design

Endless Benefits of Far Infrared Light Therapy

Maybe you’ve had surgery to try and address the pain, or have tried other alternatives with some decent results. There’s certainly no shortage of options being marketed but there are very few that actually have the healing benefits you likely need.

Far Infrared Rays provide relief from chronic or occasional pain, address sleep issues, reduce inflammation, and even improve cardiac health. FIR is an FDA approved, non-invasive and natural therapy that delivers a deep penetrating (and healing) heat to the muscles and tissue.

Why Should you Care?

Like the light that comes from the sun, our bodies crave these rays, and without enough exposure, overtime we can become ill and suffer. The nourishing energy helps to stimulate your body’s metabolism and regulate your circadian rhythm and internal clock. The rays allow for absorption of certain nutrients and minerals and support an overall healthy immune system. Far infrared comes in for the win, because unlike energy from the sun, the low frequency FIR is able to provide all of the life giving benefits without any the harmful effects.

How does FIR work?

Far infrared rays are low level energy on the light spectrum. The frequency is invisible to the human eye, and perceived as pure, radiant heat.  The thermal heat produced by far infrared rays can be generated by increasing the temperature of natural gemstones, such as Jade, Tourmaline, and Amethyst. When heated, the stones act as a conductor and emit rays that permeate up to 4 inches below the surface of the skin which. The gentle heat reaches much further than an electric pad and raises the body temperature in uniform. FIR is a natural vaso-dilator which subsequently has a positive impact on blood flow and improved circulation.

What are the benefits?

The Far Infrared ray is invisible to the human eye and perceived as pure radiant heat. Along with blood circulation and the ability to enhance our immune system, the non invasive and convenient treatment has effects:

Vast clinical studies have validated the efficacy of FIR to be a natural and safe alternative to medication, and also effective when used in conjunction traditional medicine for fatigue, depression, and insomnia.

What About Negative Ions? 

The feeling of improvement you get from a breath of fresh air on the morning of a camping trip is no coincidence. Nature is one of the greatest sources of energy available to us still to this day. It is no magic trick that removing yourself from the clutter of your busy everyday life to relax can do wonders for your wellness. However, there’s more to it than simply getting away. The reason nature can make you feel so great is something produced by naturally occurring forces such as sunlight, water, air, and even the earth’s radiation. Something too small to be seen, they are negative ions.

Negative ions are another amazing biproduct of FIR. Think of them like an antioxidants of the air, set about to fight free radicals. Nature is full of them, and an abundance are found in forests near waterfalls and other bodies of water. These miraculous molecules produce biochemical reactions that increase serotonin, help alleviate depression, relieve stress, and boost our daytime energy. Negative ions also increase the flow of oxygen to the brain; resulting in higher alertness, and more mental energy," says Pierce J. Howard, PhD, author of The Owner’s Manual for the Brain. Studies out of Columbia University found the use of negative ions to be equally effective for people with winter and chronic depression as antidepressants, and with no side effects. I’ll take some of those please!

FIR has been proven efficacious for overall wellness, and countess studies have linked the effects of FIR therapy to:

  • Cardiovascular health with improved blood flow (FIR is a natural vasodilator) 
  • Pain associated with Arthritis
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Fatigue and lack if energy
  • Symptoms associated with depression
  • The quality of sleep
  • Pain in the back and neck
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome 
  • Temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ)
  • Blood circulation in the skin and internal organs

With the potential for even just a few of the above benefits, combined with the non invasive approach to wellness, Far Infrared therapy should certainly be considered an option for at home self-care. 

How to use our Infrared products. If you are using the Infrared Infrared-PEMF Chair mat,  we suggest that you start with one third of the available heat range for 20 minutes and observe the way your body responds. Remember this form of heat therapy causes your body to detoxify, so depending on your current health, you may feel some slight dizziness or nausea. Not to worry and if it all, it's only a temporary reaction to the long benefits coming your way.

For the best results, consume plenty of water and engage in moderate activity to support your body and your lymph system as the toxins are expelled. Make sure to follow the directions and for faster results, use FIR as often as able. You will be loving the therapeutic effects in no time.

When can you except results? Many experience near immediate relief from tension and remedial pain, while others require several days of regular use until the positive impact can be felt. Results also vary and will depend upon your current state of well being, underlying condition, and how often you use utilize the far infrared heat therapy.

To your health! Lisa B.