Five Misconceptions About Infrared Body Wraps
A number of misconceptions and downright falsehoods have sprung up about infrared body wraps, and none of these have any real foundation in fact. Five of the most common misconceptions are addressed below, followed by some actual benefits of infrared body wraps.
They aren't safe
Approximately 54 percent of the sun's emitted rays are infrared rays, which means we humans are being exposed to them virtually every day, and infrared heat itself is so safe that it's used in hospitals to maintain warmth for premature babies.
They dehydrate you so you only lose water weight
Any process that promotes perspiration from the body causes you to lose water weight – for instance, physical activities or workouts. The big difference with infrared body wraps is that they penetrate about 1.5 inches beneath the skin to release impurities. Whereas traditional exercise might cause 3 percent of these undesirables to be discarded, infrared is closer to 20 percent.
Infrared is just like a sauna
While the process might seem similar, an infrared body wrap session is much more comfortable. In a sauna, you might be able to tolerate the environment for 10 to 20 minutes, because the air is so hard to breathe. When you're wearing a body wrap, you're free to breathe normal (unheated) air while your body enjoys the benefits.
All body wraps are the same
There are wraps made for both home use and commercial use, and both of these can vary widely in usage. Some are intended for specific locations of the body that you may be targeting, while others cover most of the body for a more comprehensive session.
It takes a long time to achieve benefits
Some benefits can be noticed after the very first session. More long-term benefits, such as weight loss, do require several sessions – which is much safer than trying to lose significant weight in a short period of time.
Benefits of Body Wraps
Now that the misconceptions have been cleared up, let's take a look at some of the legitimate benefits of infrared body wraps:
- Release impurities
- Provide heat therapy for pain relief
- Relax the body and promote stress relief
- Increase metabolism and encourage weight loss
- Strengthen the immune system
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