/ What Does Infrared Heat do to Your Body
Infrared heat (IR) are invisible waves of heat energy provided by infrared rays that have the ability to permeate deep into your body (2-7 cm) to all layers of the body, penetrating into the inner layers of skin, tissues, muscles, nerves and bone. IR then boosts local blood circulation, which brings more healing nutrients and pain relieving components to the area, while promoting a detoxifying sweat.
Research in the last decades has proven that this particular frequency of light offers a powerful healing boost to your body on a cellular level.
/ What are the benefits of Infrared Heat
/ What Does Infrared Heat Feel Like
Infrared rays heat surfaces, not the air, so it’s the same as the feeling of warmth from the sun on your face and the heat from a coal fire. It is even the same form of heat emitted by your own body. It’s a comfortable heat, not stifling.
**Though hot yoga and infrared heat are shown to have documented health benefits for many, caution should always be exercised when exposing the body to excessive heat during pregnancy, infancy, children under the age of 13 and in the senior years to avoid dehydration, electrolyte imbalance and heat stroke. Contact your health care provider before beginning a regime of infrared exposure to assess if it is right for you.