Infrared therapy is effective because of the unique way infrared light works. As opposed to regular heat, like the steam you might experience in a typical sauna, infrared light can penetrate the skin and reach the deeper tissues of the human body in an instant.
When combined with an infrared LED bed or sauna, the resulting therapy is effective, efficient, and noticeable in moments.
Infrared light therapy is becoming more popular around the country, and for a good reason. Plenty of scientific studies have come out showing the physiological benefits of infrared light, including:
- Blood vessel dilation. In warming up your body's tissues and widening its blood vessels, nutrient-rich blood can flow more freely throughout the body, including to the skin and extremities. In other words, it can help with blood flow and blood circulation. By improving blood circulation, it helps deliver nutrients and oxygen to any damaged tissues in the body.
- Detoxifying sweat induction. By raising the body’s core temperature, a deep sweat is induced, purging the skin of toxins and reducing the likelihood of acne outbreaks in the future.
- Muscle regeneration and soreness reduction. Increased heat from infrared light can soothe sore muscles and joints, relieving irritation and discomfort and accelerating regeneration. Gym enthusiasts and athletes may especially find infrared therapy to be enjoyable for this reason.
- Mental improvements. There’s no denying that infrared therapy is mentally soothing to many people, especially when combined with regular meditation and exercise. If you have suffered from a traumatic brain injury, it might be worth trying out infrared therapy.
- Anti-aging properties. Infrared lights have a wavelength that helps with improving the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, texture, and overall skin health. It also helps reduce the appearance of scars and helps promote wound healing. Overall, it can support your skin's complexion.
- Pain relief. Those who deal with joint pain or discomfort can get relief after an infrared therapy session.
Simply put, infrared therapy is a new way to warm your body and experience several positive physiological changes as a result. But you don’t have to purchase an infrared sauna to benefit from this therapy’s effects.
There are a few different types of Infrared therapy, red light therapy being one of them. It goes by a few other names, such as photobiomodulation (PBM), low-level light therapy (LLLT), and soft laser therapy, biostimulation photonic stimulation, and low-power laser therapy (LPLT). There is also blue light therapy that is typically used for acne.