The FIT Bodywrap® produces far infrared heat (FIR), which is actually light that we can’t see, but can feel as heat. All warm blooded animals, including humans, generate this type of heat naturally to warm themselves, and more than half of the sun’s heat is infrared as well.
Infrared heat warms us without warming the air around us (don’t you feel warmer when the sun comes out from behind the clouds?) and penetrates our bodies, rather than only heating the skin. The FIT Bodywrap generates infrared heat in the 5-15 micron wavelength, the same wavelength as the sun and our bodies produce, so it is safe and natural.
During a FIT Bodywrap session, far infrared heat is generated very close to the body, and can penetrate 1-2 inches, heating areas where fats and toxins have been stored without generating uncomfortable heat on the surface of the skin. As many fats and toxins are soluble at temperatures of just over 100 degrees, these fats and toxins, including cholesterol, heavy metals and acids, can be dissolved and excreted through our sweat or kidneys.
Heating the body can activate over 2 million sweat glands as the body seeks to cool itself. Extensive sweating can be very energy intensive, increasing metabolic rates, blood flow, tissue oxygenation and burning calories as you sweat and for some time afterward. In recent clinical research, approximately 15% of the sweat was composed of these undesirable fats and toxins in an infrared session, compared to 3-5% with normal exercise.
The caloric consumption can be further enhanced with use of the FIT Booster Spray, which can enhance microcirculation, stimulates skin detoxification and reduces cellulite.
The FIT Bodywrap can uniquely target this heat to specific areas, controlled to the specific degree, or immerse the entire body in evenly applied far infrared heat. Depending on the areas targeted, temperatures applied, and session duration and frequency, a variety of benefits can be derived.
Most people will produce substantial amounts of sweat during a 50 minute FIT Bodywrap weight loss session. While there can be a short term loss of weight due to this sweating, most of this weight is immediately regained by re-hydration. But the fats and toxins in the sweat, as much as 15% of the sweat content, are not replaced.
Clinical research has also established that sweating is an energy-intensive process. Extensive sweating can speed up the metabolism, resulting in dramatically increased caloric consumption. Simply put, sweating burns calories, often at very high rates. The metabolism can remain elevated for several hours after a session. So a FIT Bodywrap session can burn calories both during a session and for some time afterward.
Repeated FIT Bodywrap sessions can result in weight loss through the combination of burning calories and removing fats and toxins.
As mentioned above, the sweat produced in a FIT Bodywrap session can consist of about 85% water. Compare this to the water content of sweat produced by normal exercise or non-infrared sauna, which is often about 95% water. The difference can be attributed to the fat and toxins that were dissolved through the application of infrared heat and excreted as part of the sweat. FIT Bodywrap’s infrared heat therapy can be effective in removing fats, cholesterol, ammonia, sulfuric acid, nicotine, alcohol, mercury and aluminum. These can be dissolved and removed through sweating and also through normal bodily elimination.
Many of us have used a heating pad to soothe pain and heat has been well documented in the treatment of pain relief. The FIT Bodywrap’s penetrating infrared heat can result in immediate therapeutic benefit through increased blood flow and tissue oxygenation and may also act directly on irritated nerve endings. Clinical research has established that an infrared treatment such as a FIT Bodywrap session can increase blood flow from 5-7 quarts/minute to as much as 13 quarts/minute. A 2008 study found that chronic pain patients experienced a 70% reduction in pain levels after the first infrared therapy session.
Recent clinical observations and studies have produced a large body of observations on the potential beneficial effects of infrared therapy in a broad range of disorders as well as promoting well-being, including:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Blood pressure
- Anti-aging effects on the skin and other tissues
- Cardiovascular health
- Acute and chronic soft tissue injuries and repair