Traditional heating pads work from the outside in. When you remove a typical heating pad, the therapeutic value quickly goes away. In contrast, far infrared penetrates through the skin and insulating layer of fat, two to three inches into the body, producing a warming effect from the inside out. Far infrared penetrates quicker and provides a faster response in the body, and its warming benefits continue after use.
The benefits of infrared heat may be further enhanced by natural jade stone. Jade is the most efficient natural infrared heat absorbed of all the semiprecious stones. When run through jade, far infrared passes its heat smoothly to the body.
The visible range of the sun’s light includes the our familiar rainbow of colors. But only 44% of the full spectrum of sunlight is in the visible range. High –frequency ultraviolet rays make up 4% and can age skin prematurely or cause cancerous changes. Low-frequency infrared rays make up 52%. They are not harmful and do not damage the skin. Infrared light transmits more heat than ordinary light. FIR therapy uses far infrared light rays to provide some of the benefits of sunshine without direct exposure to the sun. It also creates negative ions, which is a further benefit. Our bodies are positively charged, and introducing the body to a negative ion environment (such as that found at the ocean side) is calming and soothing.
Researchers have found that FIR rays can improve blood circulation, reduce symptoms of chronic diseases, alleviate pain, revitalize skin cells, strengthen the brain, cardiovascular system, and nervous system, and help restore muscle and joint elasticity. Studies have shown that FIR therapy enhances blood circulation, exerts an anti-inflammatory effects, and reduces pain.