Ultra's Infrared Body Wraps
Each person has their own unique reasons and goals as to why they like to do Body Wraps. It ranges from inch loss, cellulite reduction assistance, sport and body injury healing, general pain, relaxation, muscle soreness, so many more health concerns to list here. We encourage you to have a quick chat with your Doctor about your goals and, review the information below as we want you to be fully informed and comfortable with this service. General FAQ's can be found at the bottom of this page or feel free to contact us directly.
Our Infrared Body Wraps
Are commonly used for conditions such as inch loss,weight management, pain management, improved skin and cellulite reduction. Infrared radiant energy directly penetrates the body’s tissues up to a depth of 2".
This relaxing service is a great treatment for those looking to:
Relieve pain and joint stiffness
Reduce stress and fatigue
* Burn high amounts of calories per wrap over a 36-ish hour period
* (calorie amounts vary per user and lifestyle)
Dramatically reduce cellulite
Completely invigorate the body
Detox waste and impurities
Improve your immune system
Increase blood circulation
Strengthen the cardiovascular system
Far Infrared Also known as Far Infrared Ray (FIR) or Heat Therapy:
Far Infrared is the 'chi' energy in humans and animals, also emitted from sunlight. The intensity of Far Infrared produced by the human body constantly fluctuates. When its intensity is high, we feel healthy and are able to overcome ailments. When the Far Infrared (FIR) begins to decline, we are subject to disease and illness and tend to age more quickly. We can be exposed to Far Infrared heat for hours and it will never cause our skin to burn. Far Infrared heat is completely healthy and safe for all living things.
What are the benefits of Far Infrared therapy (FIR) and what does it do:
Benefits: The list below includes some of the health benefits people
and some researchers reported as received when using an Infrared Heat Therapy Service.
1. Far Infrared expands capillaries which stimulates increased blood flow, regeneration, circulation
2. Far Infrared is excellent for detox. Scientists reported that in the FIR treatment of clogged capillary vessels, heat expands the capillaries and then initiates the start of a process to dissolve hidden toxins. Far Infrared thereby promotes elimination of fats, chemicals and toxins from the blood: Poisons, carcinogenic heavy metals - toxic substances from food processing - lactic acid, free fatty acids, and subcutaneous fat associated with aging and fatigue - excess sodium associated with hypertension - and uric acid which causes pain. Furthermore, if sebaceous glands are activated, accumulated cosmetics in pores can be eliminated through the skin (sweat and oil glands) rather than by the kidneys.
3. Far Infrared stimulates enzyme activity and metabolism - One hour improves metabolism. FIR heat aids in breaking down cellulite - trapped water, fat and waste. (How wonderful is it to have such a powerful aid in the fight against cellulite available to all through the use of this service)
4. Far Infrared may induce the killing of varied pathogenic (disease causing) bacteria, viruses,
fungi and parasites.
5. Far Infrared promotes rebuilding of injured tissue by having a positive effect on the fibroblasts (connective tissue cells necessary for the repair of injury). Furthermore, it increases growth of cells, DNA syntheses, and protein synthesis all necessary during tissue repair and regeneration. Excellent for healing burns, scar tissue and skin problems.
6. Far Infrared relieves nervous tension and relaxes auto euro muscles thereby helping the body make the most of its intended healing abilities. FIR reduces soreness on nerve endings and muscle spasms, as muscle fibers are heated.
7. Far Infrared strengthens the Immune System by stimulating increased production of white bloodcells (leukocytes) by the bone marrow and killer T-cells by the thymus.
8. Far Infrared strengthens the Cardiovascular System by causing heart rate and cardiac output increase, and diastolic blood pressure decrease - Extensive research by NASA in the early 1980's led to the conclusion that far infrared stimulation of cardiovascular function would be the ideal way to maintain cardiovascular conditioning in American astronauts during long space flight.
A partial list below of the some reported health issues and usage benefits reported.
Heat Therapy for Pain Relief: In general, all degenerative illness of the acute or chronic inflammation type that support the body's motion system, improve considerably with infrared therapy sessions. The relaxing effects of the infrared heat on muscles relieve these symptoms that are so common in our society. Several studies have shown that four out of five adults will suffer from backache at one point in their lives.
Low level heat therapy can be more effective than over-the-counter oral medications for relieving low back pain, according to the results of a nationwide study led by a sports medicine researcher at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
Cardiovascular Conditioning: The August 7, 1981 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that regular use of a sauna may impact a similar stress on the cardiovascular system, and its regular use may be as effective, as a means of cardiovascular conditioning and burning of calories, as regular exercise. Due to the deep penetration of the infrared rays generated by the Far Infrared, there is a heating effect deep in the muscular tissues and the internal organs. The body responds to this deep-heating effect via a hypothalami c induced increase in both heart volume and rate. This beneficial heart stress leads to a sought-after cardiovascular training and conditioning effect.
Skin/Beauty: The profuse sweating achieved after just a few minutes in far infrared sauna unclogs the skin pores and carries off deeply embedded impurities and dead skin cells, leaving the skin glowing, youthful, baby smooth, soft, immaculately clean and free of accumulated dirt and dry skin cells. Increased circulation and dilation of the body's capillary network draws the skin's own natural nutrients to the surface. It improves complexion, tone, elasticity, texture and fresh color of the skin. Increased blood circulation has also been shown to relieve acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns, lesions and cuts. In addition, open wounds may heal more quickly, reducing scarring and even burns.
Heat Therapy for Weight Loss: As you relax, surrounded by heat, being provided by the infrared wrap system, your body is actually hard at work producing sweat, pumping blood, and burning calories. According to The Journal of the American Medical Association, in a single infrared wrap session you may burn as many calories as you would rowing or jogging for 30 minutes. The heat that it creates will help increase a person's metabolism for the next 24 to 36 hours. So basically, you burn calories not only during your wrap, but for at least a day to a day and a half afterwards. Thermo lipolysis occurs when the body is being heated from the inside out, and is no longer able to cool itself through perspiration. It is in this state when the body is forced to spend its stock of excess fat and water reserves. The increased thermolipolytic action of infrared works from the deep fat layers to the superficial tissue layers (dermis). The breakdown of fats into a more liquid form allows the secretion of excess bodily water, toxins, and fat as you perspire.
Fibromyalgia: FIR body wrap therapy at 140F (60C) for 15 minutes then decreased for the next 30 to 45 minutes. A 50% reduction in pain after the first treatment is usually the result. By the 10th treatment, the result is generally a long term reduction in pain. Most sufferers are found to be malnourished, have lowered immune function, have one or more viral, fungal, or bacterial infections (almost always not detectable by orthodox means), and cannot detoxify their heavy metals such as mercury, cadmium, aluminum etc. Therefore, FIR Therapy provides a safe, natural form of detoxification which is so very crucial for fibromyalgia patients.
Inflammation: The increased peripheral circulation occurring with FIR body wrap therapy provides the transportation needed to help evacuate the edema, which can help stop inflammation, decrease pain and help speed healing.
Chronic Pain: New clinical research on pain offers evidence to establish a novel class of pain, heat responsive pain or HRP which encompasses several common pain conditions that can be treated with the use of heat therapy. Researchers studying HRP have observed remarkable therapeutic benefits by using continuous low-level heat therapy for treating lower-back, upper-body and menstrual pain, all conditions that fall under the new HRP classification. The deep heat of the FIR sauna helps peripheral blood vessels dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries. Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscle, so they recover faster. Muscles relax most readily when tissues are warm, for greater flexibility and range of motion.
Health challenges below have been reported from various countries around the world as alleviated reduced or eliminated by the use of Far Infrared Heat Therapy:
Cancer, Leukemia, Prostate Cancer, Asthma, Bronchitis, Sinus problems, Colds, Flu, Fever, Obesity, High Blood Pressure, Chronic Nephritis, Circulation problems, Skin Elasticity and Texture, Chapping, Skin Aging Wrinkles, Damaged Burnt and Scarred Tissue, Clogged Pores, Pimples, Acne Toxicity, Hepatitis, Cirrhosis, Cystitis, and Uric Acid, Gastric and Duodenal Ulcers, Menstrual Body Odor, Rheumatism, Chilblains, Gout, Hemorrhoids and Piles, Swelling, Inflammation, Arthritis, Tendonitis, Tumors, Mastitis Back, Shoulder, Neck and Muscular Pains, Lumbago, Neuralgia and Abnormal Nerve Functions, Herpes, Paralysis, Sciatica problems, PMS, Yeast problems, Menopause, Fungus, Viruses, Bacteria, Parasites, Migraine Headaches, Nose Bleeds, Earache, Tinnitus, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Raynaud's Disease, Diabetes, Mellitus, Sports Injuries.
Infrared Heat – Sauna Precautions & Contraindications:
Infrared Heat – Saunas & Medications:
Individuals who are using prescription drugs should seek the advice of their personal physician or a pharmacist for possible changes in the drugs effect when the body is exposed to infrared waves or elevated body temperature. Diuretics, barbiturates and beta-blockers may impair the body’s natural heat loss mechanisms. Anticholinergic such as amitriptyline may inhibit sweating and can predisposed individuals to heat rash or to a lesser extent, heat stroke. Some over-the-counter drugs, such as antihistamines, may also cause the body to be more prone to heat stroke.
Infrared Heat Saunas & Cardiovascular Conditions:
Individuals with cardiovascular conditions or problems (hypertension / hypo tension), congestive heart failure, impaired coronary circulation, or those who are taking medications which might affect blood pressure should exercise caution when exposed to prolonged heat. Heat stress increases cardiac output and blood flow in an effort to transfer internal body heat to the outside environment via the skin (perspiration) and respiratory system. This takes place primarily due to major changes in the heart rate.
Saunas - Infrared Heat & Alcohol:
Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol intoxication decreases a person’s judgment; therefore, he/she may not realize when the body has a negative reaction to high heat. Alcohol also increases the heart rate, which may be further increased by heat stress.
Saunas - Infrared Heat & Chronic Conditions and Diseases:
Associated With Reduced Ability to Sweat or Perspire: Multiple Sclerosis, Central Nervous System Tumors, and Diabetes with Neuropathy are conditions that are associated with impaired sweating.
Saunas - Infrared Heat & Hemophiliacs:
Individuals Prone To Bleeding: The use of infrared heat or saunas should be avoided by anyone who is predisposed to bleeding.
Saunas - Infrared Heat & Fever:
An individual who has a fever should not use an infrared heat or sauna until the fever subsides.
Saunas - Infrared Heat & Insensitivity to Heat:
An individual with insensitivity to heat should not use any infrared heat or sauna.
Saunas - Infrared Heat & Pregnancy:
Pregnant women should consult a physician before using any infrared heat or sauna.
Saunas - Infrared Heat & Menstruation:
Heating of the low back area of women during the menstrual period may temporarily increase their menstrual flow.
Saunas - Infrared Heat & Joint Injury:
If you have a recent (acute) joint injury, it should not be heated for the first 48 hours after an injury or until the swollen symptoms subside. If you have a joint or joints that are chronically hot and swollen, these joints may respond poorly to vigorous heating of any kind.
Saunas - Infrared Heat & Implants:
Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared waves and thus are not heated by this system. Nevertheless, you should consult your physician prior to using any infrared heat - saunas.
Saunas - Infrared Heat & Pacemakers / Defibrillators:
The magnets used to assemble some Infrared heat or saunas can interrupt the pacing and inhibit the output of pacemakers. Please discuss with your doctor the possible risks this may cause. In the rare event that you experience pain and/or discomfort, immediately discontinue any Infrared heat or sauna use.
* Please Note - We do not make any guarantees or claims to this service providing any one benefit or outcome. Every users outcome will vary and every users daily health and lifestyle choices are relevant and varied. All we can tell you for sure is that users of Infrared Heat Therapy Wraps worldwide have reported a variety of health and well being benefits that they personally felt they received from using the service.
* We strongly recommend discussing this or any other type of Sauna Heat service honestly with your Physician. Tell them your personal goals, planned usage schedule, and keep them updated to how you feel about your own personal experience and progress.
*This is a simple and enjoyable service. Please consider consulting with your Doctor prior to usage. We are happy to provide you or your Doctor with our service - equipment information or you can refer them to this page for review. Generally the service is found to be extremely safe for most but there are always circumstances that should be considered and followed from a medical professional.
Important FAQ’s about our Infrared Body Wrap Service:
Q: What should I wear for this service?
A: Arrive in your normal attire, bathing suit, underwear, tee shirt and shorts, nothing at all. We provide you with a disposable wrap for your session.
Q: How long will the service take?
A: You will be here for approx.: 55 – 65 minutes - A-Z
Q: Do I need to prepare in any special way prior to arriving to use the service?
A: Clean, exfoliated, moisturized skin accepts most all things more easily in general and will be most beneficial to the success of this service. The more H2o hydrated you are before, during and after the service, the bigger the results. Drinking as much water as possible is an essential component assisting and maximizing your results.
Q: Should I discuss this service with my Doctor prior to using the service?
A: Yes, please! We sincerely wish you would. Although the service is known generally harmless and safe, we still feel that anytime you are about to subject your body to anything new - in this case infrared heat - you should seek your doctor’s approval and instruction since medical conditions known or unknown or certain medications natural or synthetic should always be reviewed by a medical professional no matter what. It’s smart to ask your Doctor.
Q: Can I use this service if I have Implants?
A: Yes, you can. However, if you have Implants, you will need to make sure we are aware of that fact and we will quickly review, prior to usage the temperature limitations for that specific zone of the body when using the infrared wrap system.
Q: Do I need to make an appointment to use the service?
A: Only for the very first consultation and sign up - payment for the service. The consultation time is super quick and easy consisting of service overview, instructions and a simple health review form. After that, we offer the service on a first come - first serve basis. You are welcome to call us ahead and we can let you know if the service rooms are full or almost ready or whatever the status is. No problem at all. Smart!
From all us @ Ultra ... Thanks so much for your interest
in our body wrap service, we look forward to your visits here!