What is Far Infrared Therapy?
Far Infrared rays (FIR) are invisible and present in sunlight; they were discovered by a scientist named Sir William Herschel in 1800. His research led to the discovery that there were not only the known visible rays – red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet – but there were also invisible rays later named Infrared. Approximately 80% of solar energy is made up of FIR and 60% is between the range of 10-20 microns.
Far Infrared Rays are the healthy rays contained in sunlight that are responsible for photosynthesis which is the process used by plants to produce energy and without which there would be no life on earth.
Albert Szent-Gyorgi, Nobel Prize Winner and the discoverer of vitamin C, believed that all energy from the sun has profound effects on us. His research showed that light can literally stimulate the body’s basic biological functions – modern research is showing that Far Infrared does indeed stimulate metabolism.
Properties of Far Infrared Rays
They cannot be seen with the naked eye. They generate heat when absorbed by many substances. They penetrate many objects including Human tissue. They exhibit features of light such as travelling in straight lines, but can be deflected & reflected. Far Infrared Rays do not damage the skin. Far Infrared rays are safe and beneficial rays from the sun. (J Cardiol.2008) Far infrared Rays do not cause sunburn and damage your skin and should not be confused with Ultraviolet Light which can cause sunburn and damage the skin.
How Far Infrared Works?
Far Infrared energy is absorbed very easily by the human body and Far Infrared Sauna Therapy is being included in detoxifcation programmes by a growing number of Doctors and healthcare professionals worldwide.
Due to today’s high levels of stress and toxicity the body’s natural ability to heal, is often compromised. Some of us have reached critical stress and/or toxic levels and we do not have the energy to detoxify or repair our bodies.
The body generates Far Infrared energy that normally occurs within our tissues and is associated with a variety of healing responses.
Far Infrared Thermal Treatment can leave you feeling relaxed and energised.
Healthcare and medical professionals in Japan (and more recently in Canada) have been using far infrared thermal systems to rehabilitate and treat a multitude of ailments for many years now.
Who can use this?
Anyone – adults, children and even pets.
Far Infrared Therapy Research has been shown to improve the following ailments:
Allergic Rhinitis; Alzheimer’s Disease; Anorexia Nervosa; Anti-inflammatory; Arthritis; Blocked Arteries; Cancer; Cerebral Palsy; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Chronic Pain; COPD; Depression; Diabetes; Depression; Fibromyalgia; Heart Disease; High Blood Pressure; Nerve Repair; Pain Relief; Improved Heart Function; Lifestyle Related Diseases.