Many people regularly use heating pads to soothe their body pain. In fact, heat has been well-documented throughout history in the management of pain relief, especially for chronic pain. The FIT Bodywrap’s penetrating infrared heat can result in immediate therapeutic benefit through increased blow flow and tissue oxygenation.
Clinical research has established that an infrared treatment, such as the FIT Bodywrap session, can increase blood flow from 5-7 quarts/minute to as much as 13 quarts/minute! 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.
Infrared 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 infrared therapy session. Internal Medicine (Tokyo) Aug 15, 2008 by Matsushita K, Masuda A, Tei C. The First Department of Internal Medicine, Kagoshima University Hospital, Kagoshima, Japan