What is Far Infrared?
Far Infrared Rays (FIR) are invisible wavelengths of light that are longer than that of visible light, typically defined as any radiation with a wavelength of 3 to 100 microns (μm). FIR is probably most recognisable as the pleasant feeling of being warmed on a sunny day.
In the same way that the sun will instantly provide warmth when it appears from behind a cloud, Far Infrared has the benefit of heating any object it collides with rather than the air around it, making it an effective and efficient heat source. In our bodies this can be felt as a healthy, radiant warmth that energises us.
The use of Far Infrared in our heated lap blanket means that the radiant heat will penetrate below the skin producing the same energising, radiant warmth as sun. Unlike normal heated blankets which may be hot to the touch, our blanket provides efficient, targeted heat.
What is FIR Therapy?
FIR Therapy is a type of low energy therapy that takes advantage of the heat generated by waves of energy from the far end of the infrared spectrum. This safe and natural alternative therapy can be used in the treatment of a variety of health problems such as arthritis, muscle pain and spasms and shoulder or joint stiffness.
Studies have shown that around 50% of energy generated by our own bodies is in the form of Far Infrared rays, making it one of the most natural and safe technologies. The ancient tradition of Palm Healing in China relies on our palms emitting FIR energy between 8 and 14 microns. Practiced for over 3,000 years, the Chi Gong Masters and Yogi’s of India use energy and heat radiating from their hands to heal.
Far infrared waves can penetrate up to three inches deep to generate warmth that can provide immense relief to muscles and internal organs. This action helps relieve tight muscles and knots caused by stress.
The gentle heat produced in far infrared heat therapy exerts an analgesic effect to reduce chronic pains and stiffness, such as those caused by arthritis. Studies show that this process can make connective tissue more flexible, permitting greater joint movement and increasing levels of endorphins.
Far infrared therapy causes blood vessels to expand. This expansion leads to improved circulation, delivering more oxygen, white blood cells and nutrients, helping to repair damaged tissue.