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Q: How & Why Do Infrared Body Treatments Work?
Far infrared energy (FIR) is a part of the natural light spectrum minus the UV element. The Infrared Body Treatment has been designed to output energy in the 5.6 to 25 micron FIR band also peaking around the 9.4-micron level to achieve maximum effectiveness. When FIR energy penetrates through the skin it transforms from light energy to heat energy and elevates the temperature of the subcutaneous layers. The body’s absorption of this energy simulates a workout, burning up to 900 to 1,400 calories providing body shaping and detoxification.
Q: How often can clients repeat Infrared Treatments?
This will depend on a person’s lifestyle. If a person is very physically active undertaking significant walking, jogging, working out, or competitive sports, then Infrared body treatments can be as often as every day. For best results it is preferable right before a workout as this will help burn the most dramatic amount of calories and also has maximum impact on body definition. With relatively physically inactive people, a minimum of 2 days between sessions is recommended. More regular sessions are unnecessary and may actually be detrimental to results. Upon reaching the intended body shape, it is possible to revert to maintenance only schedule, which for most people, should be around 2 to 4 times a month.
Q: Who can use Infrared Heat?
Virtually everyone from all walks of life can gain benefit from an Infrared body treatment program. However, sessions should not be undertaken unless clients have received their Doctor’s advice where any of the following conditions exist: Over activity of the thyroid gland, cardiac infarction, cardiac weakness, constriction of the coronary blood vessels, marked high or low blood pressure, diabetes requiring insulin treatment, disturbances to the function of the kidneys and associated organs, fever, severe general infection, contact allergies, skin diseases, open wounds, newly acquired shingles, pregnancy, prescribed medicines causing increased sensitivity to physical stimulation (for example antibiotics), cases of severe varicose veins. As always, if any doubt exists, it is recommended that clients seek their doctor’s or health practitioner’s advice.
Q: Should I drink water before or after a session?
It is recommended that drinking water before, during and after a session allows the body to stay hydrated and replaces body fluids that have been sweated out during the session.
Q: Will changing dietary and health habits improve results from the Infrared treatments?
Of course any diet and lifestyle improvement will be of benefit whether or not people decide to undertake an Infrared body treatment program. However, if a client has made the commitment to the Infrared body treatment program then more value will be derived from that commitment if other lifestyle improvements are also undertaken.
Recommendations and Observations:
Keep yourself hydrated with lots of water. You are now burning a ton of fat cells (or calories) through your blood stream as energy. Follow our water rule of at least 1-once of water per half your body weight. If you weigh 120 lbs then drink at least 60 oz of water per day or more Gatorade, Powerade’s are also good to drink as a replacement for water if you desire.
You will notice that you feel totally drained of energy from your first visit. You have just burned off 900-1,200 calories and this is like running a 3-hour marathon! We suggest that you do not work out at the gym but do normal activities for the rest of the day. Ideally it is best not to work out the day of the Infrared Body Treatment. We suggest you do your treatment one day, then workout at the gym and tan the next day, then repeat this process going forward. You cannot use the Infrared and Tan on the same day.
Your metabolism will be running high for the next 48 hours. This will be at a rate that you have not experienced in a while. After 48 hours it will start to drop off, this is why we suggest you repeat the Infrared treatment every 48 to 72 hours. We want to build your metabolism level and you will notice inch loss and tightening of the skin as we do so. You may notice a loss in appetite as your system burns up the fat and calories that we just melted away using the Infrared treatment.
If you are on a diet we suggest you stay on course with the same routine you have been following. Do not go out and overeat on a large meal. You will be tempted as you know you have just burned off a ton of body fat and calories but this will just work against the Infrared Treatment you just did. Sure, you won’t gain on weight but you won’t lose the inches or body fat that were just melted off.
If you suffer from insomnia the Infrared Body Treatment is an added bonus. We suggest that you do your session in the late afternoon or evening. You will enjoy a restful night’s sleep and your body will adjust and you will sleep better than ever as you continue with your treatments.
Don’t look at the scale, just look at your body’s problem areas or measure them with a tape measure and you will see the results. The weight will come off if you are overweight, but you will notice inches first along with a reduction of percent of body fat. You will be building muscle tone. If you dare to take pictures do so from your first visit and track your progress. There will be a noticeable difference in Cellulite reduction as your skin smoothes out and tightens up.
You will notice that your daily stress level will go way down. You will feel more relaxed and happy. Your skin will rejuvenate as the body detoxification takes over. These are just a few of the many changes you will notice that start taking place.