Over the last few years, infrared light therapy has seen a lot of progress in it’s field. Nowadays, it is common for most tanning salons to offer an infrared bodywrap. What does one have to do with the other though? Tanning is all about the way you look and feel. While most people tan to improve their skin color, a small portion of people use tanning beds to help with a variety of obstacles. Issues like depression, vitamin D deficiency, fibromyalgia, muscle aches, and skin disorders to name a few.

How does an infrared bodywrap compare?

Similarly, infrared bodywraps have a variety of therapeutic results. A good number of people supplement their weight loss journey with infrared bodywrap sessions. The infrared bodywrap generates enough heat to cause your core temperature to increase, which can also lead to an increased heart rate. The same increase in heart rate that you experience when exercising. When your body has to work harder to lower your core temperature or keep up with an increased heart rate, your body will burn more calories, resulting in weight loss. Keep in mind, to see results, it must be accompanied by a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Sweating it out with an Infrared Bodywrap

Sweat is a major bi-product of an Infrared Bodywrap session. Sweating is one of the body’s most natural ways to eliminate toxins, making it a crucial part of detoxification. “The primary detox organs are the liver and kidneys, but sometimes they’re not able to get rid of certain toxins because the load is too large,” explains Manhattan-based functional medicine physician Jeffrey Morrison, MD. “What doesn’t leave gets stored in the fat, so the body gets rid of it through a secondary system, which is sweat.”

Other beneficial reasons for using infrared bodywraps is to alleviate chronic pain and muscle tension. For people with arthritis, fibromyalgia etc. the deep heat helps peripheral blood vessels to dilate. This brings relief and healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries. Infrared heat reduces the soreness produced by inflamed nerve endings and muscle spasms. Infrared heat also promotes improved oxygen flow through increased circulation of blood. “For centuries, healthcare providers have used topical heat to relieve minor aches and pains. But today, we are just beginning to understand the full range of therapeutic benefits that heat offers,” said pain expert Peter Vicente, Ph.D. Vicente is Past-President of the American Pain Society and Clinical Health Psychologist, River hills Healthcare, Cincinnati, OH.

Using an infrared bodywrap is also a good way to improve skin appearance. It also helps you relax, giving you a better handle on your every day stress levels. The infrared bodywrap only requires a one hour commitment from you. Your body does the work while you sit back and relax. Schedule your one hour of ‘me time’ at either of the two Tan It All locations that offer it.