|The Benefits of Far Infrared Sauna Heat|
Infrared energy is not only safe, and is as evident, can be very pleasurable and relaxing, but can be highly beneficial
for our bodies. Far Infrared sources are actively used for
medical treatments by doctors, chiropractors, acupuncturists,
physical therapists, and massage therapists for arthritis,
joint pain, stiff muscles, and injuries to tendons and ligaments
to promote a faster self-healing effect by the body.
Sometimes infrared is referred to as "dry heat" because it requires no medium to reach the body's surface, in contast to conductive or convective forms of heat which need a medium (often wet or moist).
|Benefits of Infrared Heat|
Relationship between Infrared & Health:
Infrared heats objects directly, not the air. Radiant heat is also called infrared and is divided into 3 segments by wave lengths, near or close, intermediate, and far or long wave infrared. Our sun produces much of its energy in infrared, which is allowed through our atmosphere in the 7-14 micron range which is very safe and beneficial for humans. We all know that there are electromagnetic waves that are beyond our visual range which are called Ultraviolet Rays and Infrared Rays. The Infrared Rays and Visible Rays are the ones that are most responsible for heating the body.
Infrared waves share the attributes listed below:
Radiation: Infrared rays radiate or spread from a localized source.
Penetration: Unlike visible light, infrared rays can deeply penetrate skin and
When infrared rays
penetrate the skin, they come into contact with protein, collagen and
fats, By stimulating micro-vibrations infrared causes a thermal reaction
which elevates tissue temperatures. The human body then reacts by dilating
all the blood vessels regardless of size. Tissues are revitalized because
of the improved (micro & macro) circulation.
It should be noted that
an important principle of traditional Chinese medicine is that good blood
circulation promotes good health. Conversely, an obstructed blood flow
will increase the likelihood of disease and pain. Other ancient Asian
therapies such as the Japanese "Palm Therapy" and China's
"Qi Gong Therapy" are also based on the premise that the
human body itself, is capable of radiating Infrared rays.
Infrared therapy has proven to be effective because its "hot rays" exhibit analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic capabilities.
Benefits of Infrared Heat
The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology reports "medical practitioners make use of infrared radiant heat to treat sprains, strains, bursitis, peripheral vascular diseases, arthritis, and muscle pain...."
| Clinical Research on Health
Benefits of Infrared Heat
A great variety of research has been done on benefits, and possible benefits, of infrared. We have compiled some of them as What The Researchers Say