Infrared Body Wraps
Detox & Slim
An infrared body wrap is the most sought after body wrap treatment in spas today. It is a highly advanced technological treatment when compared to the traditional body wrap. Using all-natural ingredients from the earth — along with the combination of a relaxing session engulfed in an infrared blanket — not only will you detox your entire body, but you will feel much lighter and be left with a beautiful, healthy glow. This is the perfect treatment to do before a vacation or special event.
Infrared body wraps reduce the appearance of cellulite and burn calories in under an hour. Lay back and relax as heat activated pads promote the breakdown of fat and cleanse the pores of toxins through perspiration.
Infrared body wraps are designed to help reduce fat, benefiting the client with weight loss, and the reduction of cellulite due to it’s level of heat penetration. Burn up to 1400 calories an hour! Increase energy, reduce inches, stimulate metabolism, eliminate stress, purify the skin, reduce cellulite, improve skin tone and blood circulation, target fat loss, eliminate pain in muscles and joints, and elevate the immune system. When used in combination with a healthy workout and diet regimen, you can also expect phenomenal results in detoxifying and reshaping your body.
Traditional body wraps can help you to squeeze into a particular pair of jeans or dress temporarily, whereas an infrared body wrap can sustain lasting results due to it's weight loss benefits. The heat penetrates the body 1.5 to 2 inches deep, in the 5-15 micron wavelength (the same wavelength as the sun and our bodies produce) so it is safe and natural, and it forces the body to heat up and push out the toxins and burn fat at a greater speed than traditional wraps. It warms us without warming the air around us and penetrates our bodies, rather than only heating the skin. Yes, you are sweating and any immediate weight loss is due to the releasing of excess water, but it is very good to sweat and you will replace those fluids during and after the infrared wrap. One session can induce 3-5 times more sweat than exercise alone. However, any fat loss and the metabolic raise in the body will last and accumulate with more infrared body wrap treatments. Infrared can re-balance metabolism directly speeding up the rate calories are burned even after a session. With the process of using infrared, your body will be releasing toxins and fat, allowing the body to rid itself naturally into the blood stream and out through the urine. As organic acids are purged your fasting insulin levels may drop toward normal, this can assist with stopping your body from being pushed to store carbs as fat.
This treatment can also diminish cellulite. The root cause of cellulite is are fatty tissue pockets that are broken down that give our skin that orange peel look that all of us seem to hate. Infrared can help the body to break down the fatty tissue and help smooth the appearance. Of course, the results will vary dependent upon the degree of cellulite and the lifestyle of the client. Fat becomes water-soluble at a body temperature of approximately 100.5 degrees F and can “melt” by breaking up into smaller particles, which can then be purged from the body through infrared induced sweating. Studies have proven that infrared can help the appearance of cellulite due to it's ability to help rebuild collagen connective tissue. Stronger collagen can help rearrange the fat deposits away from each other and the skin’s surface, and help prevent further accumulation of cellulite.
Infrared has been said to help those suffering pain due to arthritis or any form of muscle fatigue and soreness. Many people have used a heating pad to soothe body pain and heat has been well documented in the management of pain relief. The penetrating infrared heat can result in immediate therapeutic benefit through increased blood flow (from 5-7 quarts/minute to as much as 13 quarts/minute) and tissue oxygenation. During a session there can be a substantial amount of nutrient and oxygen rich blood flowing which can help heal the body and relieve pain. It is also known to act directly on irritated nerve endings. Studies have found that chronic pain patients experienced nearly a 70% reduction in pain levels after just one infrared therapy session.
Sessions can lead to a sense of profound relaxation. 75 to 90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress-related problems. Therefore taking the time to relax in the soothing infrared rays can help promote overall health and wellness. Scientific evidence also shows that immersive infrared thermotherapy helps maintain healthy levels of cortisol which is known to raise the heart rate and blood pressure.
Studies suggest that far infrared stimulates the production of cell tissue and rapidly promotes the regeneration of skin and blood tissue. Infrared can be helpful with a variety of aging factors such as wrinkling, uneven skin pigmentation, and the loss of skin elasticity. Expelling the usually hard-to-remove heavy metals and organic acids from stress overloads in sweat can help re-balance both digestion and metabolism that can adversely impact skin beauty.
Studies have shown that sweat produced during infrared sessions can contain as much as 20% fats and toxins. This in in comparison to 3-5% lost during a traditional sauna session or workout! A full body infrared immersion is one of the best ways to rid your body of the toxins it absorbs each day. The process of sweating can help the body release pollutants, but infrared sweat is different. It can contain toxins that are a bit harder to release, like alcohol, nicotine, sulfuric acid, ammonia and heavy metals. When an overload of toxins builds up in our system we may experience recurrent sickness, aches, pains, signs of allergy, mood swings and more.
Add on a salt scrub for exfoliation to help boost your circulation and really allow the ingredients to penetrate your skin for the ultimate full body pampering!
For best results it is recommended to receive an infrared treatment 2 to 3 times a week until desired results are achieved, then you can go into a maintenance program. We have found that a series of 6 wraps is the minimum, to get the fullest benefit, with even better results at 12.
Body wraps are safe, results are immediate, and there is absolutely no downtime. As long as you maintain your weight (or continue to lose weight), the lost inches should stay off for at least 2 – 3 months.
The treatment takes around 45 mins to an hour from start to finish.
It is recommended that you consume plenty of water before and after the treatment because it is similar to working out and you will be sweating. Drink at least half to your full body weight in ounces of liquids - mostly water and electrolytes. This will help to disperse the toxins and allow your body to release.
Although it is ultimately best to receive an infrared treatment in your underwear these treatments can be given with a thin layer of clothing for those with modesty concerns.