A New You Far Infrared Thermal Rays elevate the heart rate and improve blood circulation which are both crucial to maintaining good health. The heart rate increases as increased blood flow is diverted from the inner organs toward the extremities of the skin without elevating blood pressure. The beneficial therapeutic effects of far infrared therapy include:
Key benefits of A New You Far Infrared Body Treatment:
- Improvement in flexibility and joint mobility.
- The relief of pain and enhanced healing
- reduction in muscle stiffness and pain
- decreased soreness, swelling and numbness.
- localised warming and improved circulation to relieve chilled extremities.
- Detoxifies and burns fat.
- Quickens Lipolysis – Removes unwanted fats in your Tummy, waist, hip, arms, and legs.
- Promotes Perspiration – The excretion of heavy metals, toxins, and other waste deposits in the body.
- Speeds up metabolism and enhances absorption of nutrients.
- Improves the appearance of cellulite.
- Acts as physical therapy for myalgia & neurosis. Balances the autonomic nervous system and has a beneficial effect on sore muscles, lactic acid and the liver.
- Improves the immune system and helps prevents growth of cancer cells.
- Diminishes inflammation.
- Helps with sleeping disorders.
- Reduces stress
How Does It Benefit Us?
Because infrared rays penetrate the body over 1-1/2 inches throughout conversion, there is a deep heating effect in the muscle tissues and internal organs without giving too much burden to our heart.
When used after your massage, other than the relaxation of sitting in warm room, it will help with the detoxifying process that was released during your massage.
When used before your massage, it can help relax and soften muscle tissues for a better massage experience.
Our body reacts to the increased heating through the natural cooling process of perspiring. Through the perspiration process, acid and waste residue like toxins, sodium, alcohol, nicotine, cholesterol and the potentially carcinogenic heavy metals are removed from the cells (especially zinc, lead, nickel, cadmium, etc). As well as the pores of our skin opening and discharging waste products, the skin sheds any old skin cells, leaving it glowing and immaculately clean, with improved tone, elasticity, texture and colour.
The deep penetrating heat also stimulates the heart to send more blood to the body cells to increase blood circulation, which improves many symptoms. Over the last 25 years, Japanese and Chinese researchers and clinicians have completed extensive research on infrared treatments and report many provocative findings. In Japan, there is an "infrared society" composed of medical doctors and physical therapists dedicated to further infrared research. Their findings support the health benefits of infrared therapy as a method of healing.
While the moisture on the surface of the skin evaporates and thus cools the body, a number of other changes occur in the body to release the heat as quickly as possible. The heart beats harder and faster, pumping more blood through the dilated blood vessels, thus achieving the conditioning benefits of continuous exercise.
As our body expends energy to produce sweat (1 gm sweat requires 0.586 kcal) a moderately conditioned person can easily sweat off up to 1000gms or more in a sauna session — the equivalent to running 10-15 kms. While this weight loss can be regained by re-hydration with water, the calories consumed will not. This is a valuable system for those who don't exercise and those who can not exercise, yet want an effective weight control and fitness program, along with the benefits that regular exercise bring.
How Safe Is It?
Because infrared is part of the sunlight, it's completely safe to use. Health professionals have used red infrared heat lamps for decades to treat muscle and joint problems. In hospital baby care units, incubators are often equipped with infrared heating systems to keep newborn babies warm.
Guidelines for Safe Use of the Full Spectrum Infrared Heat Therapy Sauna Wraps
loose-fitting cotton pants/sweat pants and t-shirt (yoga pants are also acceptable.) Remove all jewelry, including body piercing before treatment. Bring a change of clothing and a bag for your clothing you wore for your treatment.Food: It is best not to do a treatment on a full stomach, but avoid being overly hungry or having low blood sugar upon begining. If more than 3 hours have gone since your last meal, it is advisable to eat a small snack 45-minutes to one hour before
treatment. Do not eat a large meal within 2 hours of treatment.Water:
On days you are getting a treatment, be sure to drink plenty of water to help the body remove waste products as well as remain hydrated.
• Drink 8-16 oz of water before treatment..
• Drink 8-16 oz of water while recovering from treatment.
• Drink an additional 8 oz of water or electrolyte beverage within the first half hour after completing your session and continue to drink plenty of water several hours after your session.Towels:
A warm towel will be provided for you to wipe off body lotion and oils before treatment and a cool towel will be provided for your use to remove sweat after your treatment.What to expect
Many individuals may not feel any effects during the first few sessions because of their toxic burden and differences in metabolism. You may not experience profuse perspiration until the third or fourth session. If you feel ANY negative symptoms or side effects, REPORT them to the staff of Therapeutically kneaded massage immediately. Negative symptoms are not limited to but may include feeling weak, dizzy, nauseated, exhausted, muscle cramps, spasms, cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) or headache. In the rare event that you experience pain and/or discomfort, immediately discontinue treatment.Skin reddening
: It is normal for some areas of the skin to redden due to exposure to direct heat. Depending on type of treatment this will fade within minutes to a few hours. Contraindications:
Infrared treatments are not for everyone. If you have the following conditions, we recommend that you do not use the infrared treatment. Do not attempt to self treat any disease with infrared without direct supervision by a licensed physician. If you have a disease, be sure to verify with your primary care physician if infrared sauna is appropriate for you.
- Fever: An individual that has a fever should not partake of this treatment. .
- Insensitivity to Heat: An individual that has insensitivity to heat should use this treatment..
- Medications: Individuals who are using prescription drugs should seek the advice of their prescribing physician or a pharmacist for possible changes in the drugs' effects when the body is exposed to infrared waves or elevated body temperature. Diuretics, barbiturates, and beta-blockers may impair the body's natural heat loss mechanisms. Some over-the-counter drugs such as antihistamines may also cause the body to be more prone to heat stroke. Medications delivered through a dermal patch may be affected by infrared.
- Cardiovascular Conditions:Individuals with cardiovascular conditions (high or low blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, congestive heart failure, or impaired coronary circulation) or those who are taking medications which might affect blood pressure should exercise extreme caution when exposed to prolonged heat. Heat stress increases cardiac output and blood flow due to the body's effort to transfer internal body heat to the outside environment via the skin (perspiration) and respiratory system. This takes place primarily due to major changes in the heart rate, which has the potential to increase by 30 beats per minute for each degree of increase in core body temperature.
- Joint Injury:Recent acute joint injuries should not be heated for the first 48 hours or until the hot and swollen symptoms subside. If you have a joint or joints that are chronically hot and swollen, these joints may respond poorly to vigorous heating of any kind.
- Enclosed Infections and Open Wounds: Vigorous heating is strictly contraindicated in cases of enclosed infections, be they dental, in joints, or in any other tissues. Individuals with open wounds should not use this treatment..
- Implants:Metal pins, rods, artificial joints, or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared waves and thus are not heated by this system. Nevertheless, you should consult your surgeon prior to using an infrared sauna. Certainly the usage of an infrared must be discontinued if you experience pain near any such implants. Silicone does absorb infrared energy. Implanted silicone or silicone prostheses for nose or ear replacement may be warmed by the infrared waves. Because silicone melts at over 200°C (392°F), it should not be adversely affected by the usage of an infrared treatment. It is still advised that you check with your surgeon and possibly a representative from the implant manufacturer to be certain.
- Pacemaker/Defibrillator:The magnets used in the construction of our sauna unit may interfere with the output of pacemakers. Please discuss the possible risks this may cause with your physician.
- Alcohol / Alcohol Abuse: Contrary to popular belief, it is not advisable to attempt to "sweat out" a hangover. Alcohol intoxication decreases a person's judgment. Therefore this person may not realize it when the body has a negative reaction to high heat. Alcohol also increases the heart rate, which may be further increased by heat stress.
- Chronic Conditions / Diseases Associated with a Reduced Ability to Perspire: Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, central nervous system tumors, and Diabetes with neuropathy are conditions that are associated with impaired sweating.
- Hemophiliacs / Individuals Prone to Bleeding: The use of infrared should be avoided by anyone who is predisposed to bleeding.
- Pregnancy:Pregnant women should not use the sauna because fetal damage can occur with elevated body temperature.
- Menstruation: Heating of the lower back area of women during the menstrual period may temporarily increase their menstrual flow. Some women endure this process to gain the pain relief commonly associated with their cycle, whereas others simply choose to avoid treatment use during that time of the month.
- Children: The core body temperature of children rises much faster than adults. This occurs due to a higher metabolic rate per body mass, limited circulatory adaptation to increased cardiac demands, and the inability to regulate body temperature by sweating. Therapeutically kneaded massage does not permit children to use the infrared treatments..
- The Elderly: The ability to maintain core body temperature decreases with age. This is primarily due to circulatory conditions and decreased sweat gland function. The body must be able to activate its natural cooling