What is Far-Infrared Therapy and what does it do?
Far-Infrared Rays (FIR) are waves of energy, totally invisible to the naked eye, which penetrate the surface of the skin where they gently elevate the body’s surface temperature to 42C/107.6F and above, whilst positively activating body systems and functions.
What is the difference between FAR infrared and near infrared?
Far-infrared rays enable multiple energy transfer as deep as 2–3 cm into subcutaneous tissue (a.k.a. the hypodermis - the innermost layer of skin in your body). accelerating blood flow, without irritating or overheating the skin.
Near infrared units tend to promote topical healing and mild pain relief quite effectively, but far infrared heating units are incredibly effective at removing toxins, improving circulation, and relaxing the muscles.
How far does far infrared penetrate?
FIR wavelength is too long to be perceived by the eyes, however, the body experiences its energy as a gentle radiant heat which can penetrate up to 1.5 inches (almost 4 cm) beneath the skin.
Is far infrared heat good for you?
FIR reduces soreness on nerve endings and muscle spasms, as muscle fibres are heated. As a result, reduction of swelling, inflammation and associated pain occurs. As muscles relax it can reduce back, shoulder and neck pains. FIR soothes tension and stress in both body and mind.
How does far infrared reduce inflammation?
FIR may produce an anti-inflammatory effect on joints by reversing lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced arthritis and relieving inflammation. It has also been shown to inhibit vascular inflammation by inducing heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1), which in turn increases skin microcirculation.