By Dr. Stacy Shropshire
Do you have cellulite or trouble areas on your body with excess fat? Have you tried every way you can think of to shed those patches of unwanted weight? Have you found that dieting and exercise alone do not have the desired effect you want?
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Infrared body wraps are a treatment used to aid with weight loss, improve circulation, boost metabolism, and are a great source of relaxation. They use far (or long) infrared light raysto penetrate deep into the tissue to increase circulation and boost metabolism. Because body temperature is increased, metabolism is increased. Roughly 900-1200 calories can be burned in just one session. Not only does this procedure burn hundreds of calories, it reduces the appearance of cellulite. A detoxifying effect is produced by the increase of lymphatic circulation, caused by the heat from the light rays. This detox effect visibly diminishes the appearance of cellulite. The sessions are 45 minutes long and deeply relaxing and enjoyable. This type of body wrap is much more beneficial than other herbal wraps, such as eucalyptus, butter, or chocolate. Herbal wraps primarily effect the skin surface, whereas infrared rays penetrate the skin and stimulate the body to burn copious amounts of calories in a short period of time. This isthe equivalent of many hours of exercise.
The ultimate goal of wraps is to bring back circulation and blood flow to “cold spot” fatty areas where blood has stopped flowing regularly. The heat from it softens fatty tissue, causing it to break apart and become more of a liquid form. It then escapes into the blood stream as water, fatty acids, and triglycerides. These fatty acids are then burned as energy in the form of perspiration during movement and exercise.This part of the process can be aided by a full body vibration session because sweating is a crucial part of this thermoregulatory process of the body, all clothes can be kept on and the body wrap goes over them.
Another key benefit of it is their ability to detoxify the body. Toxins accumulate in the body during everyday life, like nicotine, alcohol, sodium, and heavy metals. Because the infrared rays penetrate 1.5-2 inches under the skin, this enables the release of toxins from the body. In fact, that are believed to rid the body of up to 7 times more metallic toxins than conventional heat or steam saunas. Skin rejuvenation is another amazing effect. This is mostly due to excess sweating, which restores the appearance of the skin. A final benefit of its is effectiveness in relieving chronic joint pain, muscle soreness, and damaged nerve endings. Blood vessels dilate with the deep heat penetration and this causes pain relief.
As you can see body wraps have many benefits with little drawbacks. Regular body wrap treatments can help you slim down, lose weight, target problem areas and detoxify your body from harmful toxins. So if you are looking to shed some weight and get healthier and fitter, consider infrared body wraps