Far Infrared (FIR) Therapy

The Benefits of Far Infrared Amethyst Mats

There are so many health benefits to far infrared therapy! Here are a few of the many far infrared therapy benefits:

Improves Circulation & Cardiovascular Function
Far infrared therapy raises body temperature, warming the blood and expanding the blood vessels. This creates an increase in peripheral blood flow and volume, resulting in improved circulation and heart function, as well as oxygenation.

Improves Immune System Function
Far infrared rays’ deeply penetrating heat raises body temperature, inducing an artificial and healthy fever, which promotes the killing of many pathogens, including bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. As the body works to combat the “fever,” the body’s immune system is activated and strengthened by increasing production of white blood cells. Combined with the detoxification of harmful toxins and waste products, one’s overall health and resistance to disease are greatly improved.

Relieves Pain and Chronic Inflammation
The deep penetrating heat of the far infrared therapy  helps peripheral blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to the muscles and soft tissue injuries. Increased blood circulation carries away metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to depleted muscles so they recover faster.

Eases Joint Pain and Stiffness
Far infrared heat therapy is widely used to treat patients who are suffering from many kinds of arthritis and musculoskeletal disorders. In addition, it has been proven effective in the treatment of sprains, neuralgia, bursitis, muscle spasms, joint stiffness and many other musculoskeletal ailments by increasing the growth of cells, DNA and protein synthesis necessary for tissue repair and regeneration. Stiffness, aches and soreness that come with aging are reduced or eliminated using far infrared therapy.

Reduces Stress and Fatigue
The gentle warmth of the far infrared rays helps to sooth nerves and relax tight or knotted muscles by heating the muscle fibers. The end result is an improvement in the balance of blood pressure, blood sugar and nutrients in the cells resulting in increased muscle strength, mental stability and improved energy.

Improves Skin
The FIR’s heat and negative ions penetrate deeply into the body, through the skin, helping to detoxify impurities from the skin and lymphatic system. In addition, the far infrared greatly enhances exfoliation by rapidly removing dead skin cells. Increased circulation draws the skin’s own natural nutrients to the surface, rejuvenating the skin’s health and appearance.

Assists in Detoxification
Far infrared therapy helps to detoxify the body in several important ways. Increased blood circulation stimulates the sweat glands, releasing built-up toxins and waste. Daily sweating can help detoxify the body as it rids itself of an accumulation of potentially carcinogenic heavy metals, alcohol, nicotine, sodium, sulfuric acid, cholesterol, and uric acid. In addition to causing the body to sweat, far infrared is capable of removing toxins via several other bodily systems.

 

What is an Infrared Amethyst Mat Treatment

How does amethyst produce these effects? Through two natural processes: negative ion emission and the release of far-infrared radiation, two therapies found in nature that are necessary to maintain the quality of human life.

Ions are simply molecules with a positive or negative electrical charge. Negative ions are created naturally all around us every time a molecule breaks apart, typically due to sunlight, radiation, and moving air or water. In natural environments like the beach, the forest, or the mountains, we are surrounded by negative ions. We often feel the effects of those negative ions immediately, by way of improved mood or increased energy after spending time in nature.

When heated, amethyst naturally emits negative ions. Negative ions assist in the removal of toxins from the body and deliver oxygen and nutrients to the bloodstream, resulting in numerous wellness benefits.

Amethyst’s emission of far infrared rays intensifies its benefits. Far infrared rays produce the “warm energy” that exists in all living things.  On a sunny day, we can feel far infrared rays in the form of deep, internal warmth. Far infrared rays have powerful positive effects on human wellness; when combined with amethyst, its effects are even more significant.

Both negative ions and infrared heat penetrate the body through a thick layer of natural amethyst crystals covering the surface of the mat’s construction. Amethyst crystal refraction organizes the far infrared light and negative ions into patterns with the highest biocompatibility and healing effects.

Far infrared therapy helps to detoxify the body in several important ways. Increased blood circulation stimulates the sweat glands, releasing built-up toxins and waste. Daily sweating can help detoxify the body as it rids itself of an accumulation of potentially carcinogenic heavy metals, alcohol, nicotine, sodium, sulfuric acid, cholesterol, and uric acid. In addition to causing the body to sweat, far infrared is capable of removing toxins via several other bodily systems.

When used at higher temperatures, far infrared therapy can create a false fever in the body with its deeply penetrating heat from four to six inches into the body. A fever stimulates the immune system into producing more white blood cells, antibodies, and a protein called interferon, all of which work to protect your body against harmful microorganisms. Just a one or two degree increase can produce very healing effects.

Amid all this activity, your circulation is increased, stimulating natural detoxification, thus increasing your metabolism. This fever can also be helpful in weight loss.  The deeply penetrating heat is very relaxing and soothes stressed muscles and reduces pain and inflammation. Sleep patterns are also improved by this warm, soothing heat.