The Infrared Body Treatment may burn up to 1200 to 1400 calories per 50-minute wrap session. That is why the system is so effective. When using the Infrared Body Treatment, you are wrapped right over soft cotton clothing eliminating any awkwardness of wrapping naked as required by other body wraps. We recommend coming in wearing cotton long sleeved sweat shirt and loose cotton sweats pants.
During a session of the Infrared Body Treatment, the body works to cool itself, there is an increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate. Blood flow during whole-body hypothermia is reported to rise from a normal 5 to 7 quarts per minute to as much as 13 quarts per minute.
This benefit was recognized in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association as long ago as August 1981: “Most of us who run do so to place a demand on our cardiovascular system, not to build big leg muscles. Regular use of infrared heat therapy imparts a similar stress on the cardio- vascular system, and its regular use may be as effective a means of cardiovascular conditioning and burning of calories as regular exercise.”
Perhaps the most immediate relief your session on an Infrared Body Treatment offers is simple relaxation, as it melts away the stresses and tensions of urban life. Just a few minutes in the gentle warmth of the infrared heat gives you an overall feeling of well being, soothing jangled nerves and knotted muscles. You’ll feel rejuvenated and renewed, restored in both body and mind.
As the world in which we live becomes increasingly stressful both physically and emotionally we are left with two choices; either we avoid stress, or we learn how to deal with it effectively. It is, of course, impossible to avoid stress, and therefore the only real solution is to find ways to manage the stresses that we encounter each day. One way is the use of full body infrared heat treatments as offered by The Equator, in Bethel Park, Pa.
Infrared heat is a necessary form of energy that all living things require for optimum health. If we don’t receive enough far infrared light from the sun, we become ill and depressed. All life forms on this planet; animals, plants and humans, need this abundant far infrared light to be completely tranquil, calm, and healthy. The radiant heat from far infrared surrounds us and penetrates deeply into our joints, muscles and tissues, speeding oxygen flow and increasing circulation. Far infrared therapy helps to purify our cells, specifically the cells inside our fat where our body stores waste and harmful toxins, such as cholesterol and heavy metals. When used properly, this healing technology has zero side effects.
Infrared energy effectively breaks down water molecules that accumulate and store unwanted toxins in our body that block blood circulation and impair cellular functions. Exposure to Infrared waves steadily circulates blood, removing blockages in the blood vessels and allowing for proper oxygen distribution to all parts of the body. This action has had success in treating skin disorders such as acne, eczema and psoriasis.
In a study performed by American researchers, the sweat of people using a conventional sauna was found to be 95 to 97% water while the sweat of those using a Far infrared heat system was 80 to 85% water with the non-water portion principally cholesterol, fat-soluble toxins, toxic heavy metals (such as mercury and aluminum), sulfuric acid, sodium, ammonia and uric acid. The unusually high concentration of heavy metals and other fat-soluble toxins is not found in the sweat from normal exercise the comforting heat from the infrared body wrap increases skin temperature, causing fats and oils to “melt” and seep out of the skin’s sweat glands. As sweat and oil are secreted, the toxins dissolved in them are secreted as well. By excreting these toxins and then washing them off your body, your toxic load is lowered and cellular health improves.
UNDERSTANDING HOW INFRARED BODY TREATMENTS WORK
The first thing we need to establish is the understanding of what an infrared body treatment is and what it supposed to do. When we accumulate body fat tissue, most commonly in men, it is from the waist upward. In women, it is from the waist down. When we accumulate body fat anywhere in the body, blood circulation becomes worse. As we accumulate more and more body fat, our circulation decreases even more. Because of a lack of blood circulation, we cannot metabolize or burn the excess body fat. In addition, very little heat is being circulated to that part of your body. This result is what we call “cold spots.” When we take away the heat from that area of your body and it cools, the fat then turns from subcutaneous fat into cellulite.
Subcutaneous fat is very soft and easy to lose. Cellulite is almost like hard muscle that is hardened from the lack of blood circulation. The purpose of the infrared body treatment is to apply heat to the body in order to get underneath the fat tissue and thin the blood to allow it to get into the areas where fat tissue exists. Bringing the blood back into the areas that have had restricted blood flow causes the metabolism rates to rise. The heat softens the fat tissue and it begins to break up causing it to be released back into the blood stream in the form of calories to be burned up as energy. The body accumulates fat by a simple biological process. The food we eat contains calories that are stored in our blood stream. When we have an excess of calories, the body stores them as fat. The Infrared Body Treatment reverses this process by breaking the fat down into calories and placing them back into the blood stream to be used as energy.
To reiterate, the purpose of the infrared body treatment is to get heat into the body, thin the blood, bring metabolism back into the “cold spots” and melt the fat tissue down. Like heating butter in a frying pan, it liquefies the fat, converts it to calories and puts it back into the blood stream so your body can convert it into energy.
LOOKING AT OTHER BODY TREATMENTS
Although clay, mud and seaweed body wraps try to achieve the same results, there are major differences between how the Infrared Body Treatments and other body wraps work. Clay bandages are heated in a pot. The problem with this is that once they are removed, they quickly decrease in temperature. Time is then spent wrapping the client, which takes 15 minutes or more. During the wrapping process, the bandages continue to decrease in temperature. So once the client is wrapped, the heat level has gone so low that the system is only effective for the initial 10 to 20 minutes of the one-hour treatment. The heat dissipates and becomes virtually inadequate. (Keep in mind that clay wraps warms the body from the outside in.)
Understand that the argument against other methods of wrapping does not claim that they do not work. The claim is that they are not as effective. Following is another example of how other treatments are not as effective. A sauna warms the body from the outside in, which makes the body release sweat within minutes. The body’s natural function is to keep cool causing the body to merely perspire. Therefore, any temporary reduction in weight is generally from water that has been perspired.
The Infrared Body Treatment, as opposed to the above methods, uses infrared heat. Through the many years of its use, infrared has come to be known as a treatment with many benefits. It has been used in hospitals, chiropractic centers, and is used by sports therapists.
The great thing about infrared heat is that it is able to penetrate the body and go directly to the bone. This is why the Infrared Body Treatment is sometimes used for sports injuries. When you damage a muscle, the heat goes right to the bone and promotes blood circulation which helps alleviate the pain. In addition, pain such as arthritis is relieved. The Infrared Body Treatment does not warm the body from the outside in; it warms from the inside out.
With infrared heat, it is known that it takes approximately 20 minutes for the heat to penetrate the skin and upper layers and reach the bone. During the remaining 30 minutes of the Infrared body treatment session, the heat rises and gets underneath the fat cells, including cellulite. It is now heating the body, including the ligaments and the joints as it begins breaking down the body fat and releasing the fat stores and toxins into the blood stream and sweat glands for removal from your body. This is a process that has worked for 25 years and cannot in any way be abbreviated. A few of our Clients have asked if they could have a shorter session time as they are rushed or on some days, in a hurry. To do so would substantially eliminate any benefits to be derived from the entire process. It would leave the fat stores and the toxin removal process in midstream. And the effect would be that the fat and toxins you are targeting would remain in the system until such time that a full 50-minute session could be implemented. The temperature of the infrared body treatment remains constant from the first minute to the very last minute. This increases your metabolism for 50 minutes, which is what melts the fat away. The blood is thinned with the heat and it comes back in the areas of the fat tissue. It jumpstarts metabolism, which breaks down the body fat and releases it back into the bloodstream for the body to use up as energy.
HOW THE INFRARED BODY TREATMENT WORKS
The core temperature of our body is 37 degrees Celsius and constantly reduces toward the outside. Consequently, the outer areas of the body tend to be around 10 degrees Celsius colder and this is where excess fat is typically deposited.
In order to achieve body toning, it is necessary to undergo sustained cardiovascular exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes, 3 to 4 times per week. During exercise, the body temperature rises and sweat is generated as the body attempts to cool itself. At the same time, the heart works harder pumping blood at a greater rate to boost circulation. Heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate increase, while diastolic blood pressure drops, improving overall cardiovascular fitness and burning off fat deposits.
EASY TO USE
One of the most appealing aspects of Infrared Body Treatment is that there is no need to remove clothing for an effective session. Light cotton clothing is recommended. Clients simply lie down on a comfortable adjustable bed and have the silicone bandages wrapped around the areas to be treated and relax for 50 minutes. In some cases clients may wish to reduce the temperature to a particular area. It is also advisable for the client to have water available.
SCIENCE OF WEIGHT LOSS AND CALORIE CHART
Losing Weight is quite simple… you simply need to burn more calories that you consume. Unused calories are stored as fat. Fat storage areas on women are primarily the thighs, buttocks, stomach, breasts and upper arms. Stored fat is known, as “cold fat” as blood circulation is extremely low in fat storage areas. When we work out, our muscles and vital organs get the majority of our blood flow. It is virtually impossible to “work off” fat thru exercise. Limited blood circulation results in what is known as ‘cold spots’ where the fat hardens and over time leads to cellulite. The Infrared Body Treatment reverses this situation by applying infrared heat to the body.
Infrared rays gently heat the body from the inside out to get underneath the fat tissue. Blood flow is increased over 300% in the ‘cold spots’ where fat tissue resides. Bringing blood back into the areas that have restricted blood flow causes the metabolism rate to rise. Infrared heat softens the fat/cellulite tissue, breaks it up, and releases it back to the blood stream to be burned up as energy.
You can burn up to 900 to 1400 calories or more in just one 50-minute session. Your body will burn off those calories through the day. The best of all is that the inch loss from infrared is permanent.