Far Infrared is a section of the natural bank of light that is not visible to the human eye, but can be felt as heat. Unlike the high heat produced in traditional saunas, far infrared is able to penetrate the body to a depth of 1.5 to 2 inches. Far Infrared stimulates the body’s cellular detoxification process more effectively than a traditional sauna. For pain relief, Far Infrared heat dilates blood vessels, increasing blood circulation to injured areas, speeding up the healing process and relieving pain.
Sometimes when you step outside into the sun you can feel warmth overcome you from the inside out. This feeling is caused by FIR, an invisible light which is on the opposite side of the spectrum of harmful ultraviolet rays. It is the same light that plants use to photosynthesize in order to feed. This plant dependency of FIR can be found in the human body as well. That resonating feeling you get from these rays speaks to our bodies need for rays of sunlight. That warm feeling can be harnessed to improve our wellness.
The sun, our bodies, and our hands are always emitting FIR. In the past, it was this discovery that led us to healing methods involving the placement of palms over ailing areas of the body, or palm healing. This has evolved to what is now known as Reiki, a form of therapy that utilizes the energy from palms to assist in body’s natural process. Science has been able to focus FIR and utilize them to improve our wellness levels.
For those who are opposed to doctor prescribed medications, FIR is an alternative approach that supports other forms of therapy. Far infrared therapy can do so much.