Heating muscles with infrared light produces an increase in blood flow similar to exercise. In fact, blood flow during an infrared light therapy session can rise from a normal rate of 5-7 quarts per minute to as much as 13 quarts per minute.1 Many ailments can be associated to poor circulation and, thus, may respond well to the increased peripheral dilation associated with infrared light therapy.
Increased circulation draws the skin’s own natural nutrients to the surface. It improves tone, elasticity, texture and fresh color of the skin. Increased blood circulation has also been shown to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, lesions and cuts. In addition, open wounds may heal more quickly, reducing scarring. Forego expensive cosmetic treatments and rejuvenate your skin the affordable and natural way.
The elevation in body temperature also produces an increase in blood flow that mirrors the benefits of a passive cardiovascular workout. Regular infrared light therapy has been shown to significantly stimulate blood flow, even after your session is completed. A cardio workout has never been so relaxing! Another benefit of improved circulation is quick muscle recovery – after your regular workouts. The increased peripheral circulation from our infrared heat reduces inflammation, decreases pain and speeds healing, all important steps in helping the body recover from strenuous activity.
1 Dr. Masakazu Imamura, MD, et al. Repeated Thermal Therapy Improves Impaired Vascular Endothelial Function in Patients With Coronary Risk Factors. Vol. 38, No. 4, 2001. Journal of American College of Cardiology: pp 1083-1088