Infrared Benefits Calorie Burn, Cellulite Reduction, Pain Relief, Relaxation,
Skin Rejuvenation and more.. FIT produces heat, which we can feel. All warm blooded animals, including humans, generate this type of heat naturally to warm themselves, and more than half of the sun’s heat is infrared as well. Fit heat warms us without warming the air around us and penetrates our bodies, rather than only heating the skin. The FIT generates heat in the 5-15 micron wavelength, the same wavelength as the sun and our bodies produce, so it is safe and natural. Heat as used in the FIT is known to help with a wide range of therapeutic benefits. Calorie Burn One of the most popular benefits of Fit heat therapy is weight loss. Extensive clinical research has documented a wide range of benefits supporting weight loss using immersive fit therapy as delivered by the FIT System. Sweating consumes calories and a FIT session can induce 3-5 times more sweat than exercise alone. The Fit can rebalance metabolism directly speeding up the rate calories are burned even after a session. As organic acids are purged your fasting insulin levels may drop toward normal, this can assist with stopping your body from being pushed to store carbs as fat. Cellulite Reduction According to FIT Clinical Director, Dr. Flickstein, “Cellulite is simply fat beneath the skin that tends to have a bumpy appearance because it pushes against connective tissue, causing the skin above it to pucker.” heat as delivered in the FIT helps fight cellulite in the following ways: Fat becomes water-soluble at a body temperature of approximately 100.5 degrees F and can “melt” by breaking up into smaller particles, which can then be purged from the body through induced sweating. (Yamazaki) Through Dr. Flickstein’s studies on infrared, he has discovered infrared can help the appearance of cellulite do its ability to help rebuild collagen connective tissue. Stronger collagen can help rearrange the fat deposits away from each other and the skin’s surface, and help prevent further accumulation of cellulite. Pain Relief Many people have used a heating pad to soothe body pain and heat has been well documented in the management of pain relief. The FIT penetrating heat can result in immediate therapeutic benefit through increased blood flow and tissue oxygenation. Clinical research has established that an infrared treatment such as a FIT session can increase blood flow from 5-7 quarts/minute to as much as 13 quarts/minute. Therefore during a session there can be a substantial amount of nutrient and oxygen rich blood flowing which can help heal the body and relieve pain.The Fit is also known to act directly on irritated nerve endings. A 2008 study found that chronic pain patients experienced nearly a 70% reduction in pain levels after the first fit therapy session. Relaxation Countless clients have reported that FIT sessions lead to a sense of profound relaxation. The American Institute of Stress estimates that 75 to 90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress-related problems. Therefore taking the time to relax in the soothing infrared rays can help promote overall health and wellness. Scientific evidence also shows that immersive infrared thermotherapy as from the FIT helps maintain healthy levels of cortisol which is known to raise the heart rate and blood pressure. Skin Rejuvenation Studies suggest that fit istimulates the production of cell tissue and rapidly promotes the regeneration of skin and blood tissue. Fit heat used can be helpful with a variety of aging factors such as wrinkling, uneven skin pigmentation, and the loss of skin elasticity. Expelling the usually hard-to-remove heavy metals and organic acids from stress overloads in sweat can help rebalance both digestion and metabolism that can adversely impact skin beauty (Yamazaki). Detoxification Studies reviewed by Dr. Flickstein have shown that sweat produced during a fit sessions can contain as much as 20% fats and toxins. This in in comparison to 3-5% lost during a traditional sauna or workout! A full body immersion is one of the best ways to rid your body of the toxins it absorbs each day. The process of sweating can help the body release pollutants, but the fit sweat is different. It can contain toxins that are a bit harder to release, like alcohol, nicotine, sulfuric acid, ammonia and heavy metals. When an overload of toxins builds up in our system we may experience recurrent sickness, aches, pains, signs of allergy, mood swings and more.