Far Infrared Therapy has been something that I've long used as often as I can. I love popping by a few of my favorite spots and hopping into their saunas. Today Melissa Rousseau of M.PARKE STUDIO gives us an introduction on what it is and how it can assist anyone into wellness. You can also read Melissa's words on contrast baths and self massage for scar energy flow while enjoying her healing hot chocolate recipe.
M | Far Infrared Therapy has been instrumental in my healing on so many levels. Detoxing is essential for every being, but particularly for those of us on journeys back to vibrant health. And especially crucial for those of us that have any genetic methylation issues, which hinders the body’s ability to detox on its own. I utilize Far Infrared therapy to raise my core body temperature, inducing a detoxifying sweat which cleanses my cells on a deeper level. It has also proven to be one of my most effective tools in managing the chronic pain that comes with Lyme Disease. Wherever you are in your wellness goals, FIR can be a deeply healing + supportive addition to one’s protocol to ensure excellent + consistent health.
WHAT IS IT
Far Infrared Rays (FIR) are energy waves similar to the frequency of natural sunlight but without the harmful UV/UVB radiation. These waves are invisible to the naked eye, but capable of penetrating deep into the body, which is felt as radiant heat. This radiant heat gently elevates our core body temperature by 2 to 3 degrees fahrenheit acting as an induced fever which stimulates the body to begin to thermo-regulate itself by producing sweat. The process of sweating is immensely healing on so many levels. It opens our capillaries resulting in increased circulation, forcing accumulated toxins to move out of the body. It stimulates our immune system function. As microorganisms despise heat, the healing waves and increase in body temperature can kill infections, viruses, and bacteria, including the Lyme Spirochete.
• strengthens the entire immune system
• assists in whole body detoxification
• increases circulation
• can help to alleviate pain, including joint + arthritic pain
• reduces inflammation
• aids in weight management
• assists + speeds injury recovery
• relaxes + decreases stress levels
• promotes restful sleep
WHERE TO FIND
SAUNA :: There are more and more Far Infrared saunas popping up everywhere. Local wellness centers are starting to invest in the therapy. If you are in LA, a trip to the Shape House is a must. http://shapehouse.com/
HOME SAUNA ::
• If you are looking to invest in a home unit, I recommend the Sunlighten brand.
• A much less expensive + portable version to test out would be this one by Radiant Saunas.
BIOMAT :: This is another investment piece, but one that I use daily, and simply can not live without. I use the mini and find that it really works well for my entire body. I actually like it better than the full size as I can move it to various areas really easily. Another amazing component to the Biomat technology is its use of the highly conductive mineral Amethyst. “The BioMat stimulates ion channels by producing negative ions that deliver energy to the cells of the body. The topmost layer of the BioMat is constructed of superconducting channels of pure amethyst, which allow the far infrared rays and negative ions to penetrate the body as far as seven inches.”