By now, everyone has heard of infrared saunas, hot yoga and the wide range of health benefits they offer. But, have you heard of Infrared Sauna Blankets? Storming the market, these nifty portable saunas could be the affordable health and wellness trend that is finally an option anyone could purchase. Continue reading to see if infrared blankets and of course, infrared itself, is right for you.
Every day, a new health and wellness trend to make us look better and feel better pops up, but are they really worth the hype? We know for a fact that far-infrared is incredibly beneficial to not only your home (as found with our panels), but it also has a never-ending list of benefits to your body.
How It Works
Infrared is a revolutionary technology that has changed the way many heat their homes. Now, it is being used in various beauty treatments, spas and of course – saunas. Far infrared therapy was pioneered by NASA in space shuttles back in the 1980’s to maintain the cardiovascular fitness of astronauts. However, you can find what’s known as ‘sweat therapy’ dating back thousands of years.
Far-infrared rays are found on the electromagnetic spectrum, and are invisible waves of energy that have the ability to penetrate multiple layers of the human body. It is naturally occurring and is completely safe for the body, in fact, it is partially how the Sun heats the Earth. With far-infrared technologies, however, whether this be our trusty panels or IR sauna blankets, there will be no detrimental UV rays meaning that they are 100% safe.
So, What’s The Hype?
Saunas are considered by some to be a luxury, but with so many benefits, it is clear to see why so many treat themselves to the pleasure of relaxing in the spa. For some, this isn’t feasible, nor is it an option for the fast-paced individuals of the 21st century.
That is why the portable, lightweight infrared blankets are a great option so many can now take advantage of. Ranging from £100 - £1000 (or more in some cases), this premium item is one that will truly make a difference to your wellbeing, and will not just be a typical fad we so often see.
These buzz-worthy blankets can be used in bed, on the floor, or in a chair, and simply wrap around you as any old blanket would. The uniqueness of these blankets is that they emit far-infrared as a far-IR sauna would, but it remains localised and targeted to your body.
Spend around 45 minutes in one of these every few days and your body will be revitalised, purified and detoxified. Once you’re finished, you can fold it up and store it out of sight until your next sweat session is due.
What exactly is the point in using them, though? Will they really have any benefits on the body or will it just be a waste of money? Well, here is a quick run down of some of the benefits to using infrared blankets. In addition to detoxifying the body, these blankets boost your immune system, speed up your metabolism, alleviate pain, purify the skin, improve cardiovascular health, aid cell health and regeneration, allow collagen production, calms the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and even helps with anti-aging.
Why They Work
The main purpose of a sauna is to promote sweating, and the blankets are no exception. This is because sweating is the body’s natural method of detox and aside from your liver, the skin is one of your greatest tools to do this. It has been said that far-infrared can induce 7 times more sweat than a standard wet/dry sauna.
Controlled, timed heat from these blankets will cause the body to sweat and release toxins. Flushing out these toxins is done by lymphatic drainage and has a powerful impact on the immune system which eventually causes a boost in metabolism. This boost in metabolism is what causes long-term weight loss and is another great reason to use these blankets.
Not only do these blankets, along with infrared, have substantial benefits to the physical body, but they also have proven benefits to mental health. This is because far-infrared has been seen to activate the parasympathetic nervous system (PSNS), and when activated, it forces your body to go into ‘repairing and healing mode’. This calms the body, doing the opposite of the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) which is responsible for your ‘fight or flight’ reactions.
Unfortunately, the nature of modern life causes our bodies to stimulate the SNS and counteracting this using infrared is a cost-effective, useful way to add a sense of calm to your life.
Try Infrared In Your Home
Whether you decide to purchase an infrared sauna blanket, or you start hitting the spa, we can guarantee that you will start to feel the benefits of infrared as soon as you start your journey. Alternatively, you can opt for our infrared heating panels which are a fantastically efficient heating system for your home. Often used in homes, offices, and of course hot yoga studios, these panels offer an effective heating solution that will restore the integrity of your home.
Naturally, they won’t be as powerful as the blankets simply for the fact that they are designed to evenly warm a room rather than a single person in a confined space. However, you will still reap the benefits of these blankets and more!
Our panels have the power to aid your health and body, while reducing your energy bills and eradicating any damp or mould issues you may be experiencing. Available for any room, we have options for all including: White IR Panels, Image Panels, Custom Images, Mirrored Panels and also Glass Panels.
Give us a call today if you need advice about using or purchasing infrared. We can be contacted over the phone on 0116 321 4124, or you can send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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