What is the FormoStar Infrared Body Wrap?
The FormoStar Infrared Body Wrap is a targeted infrared heat system commonly used for conditions such as inch loss, weight control, pain relief, improved skin conditions including acne, cellulite removal and more. Designed for pain relief, injuries, inch loss & weight control, the proprietary latex pads are wrapped onto target problem areas while the client is fully clothed.
What is a FormoStar Session Like?
FormoStar Infrared Body Wrap’s proprietary latex pads are wrapped onto target problem areas while the client is fully clothed in cotton, workout-type attire. The wrapping process takes only 5 minutes. While wrapped, infrared heat penetrates down to the bone and radiates outward heating ligaments, joints and muscles while reaching toxins and cellulite that are trapped in pockets below the skin. You relax while burning up to 1,200 calories with each session.
Because infrared heat penetrates twice as deep as contact heat, it produces a passive cardiovascular effect. Your metabolism rate rises and fat tissue begins to break. The infrared energy effectively breaks down water molecules that store unwanted toxins, block blood circulation and impair cellular functions. This improved circulation helps to relieve pain and rejuvenate tissue.
What Is Infrared Technology?
Simply put, it is a form of energy that heats objects without having to heat the air in between. This invisible band of light that can be felt in the form of heat principally comes from the sun. Human bodies naturally send and receive far infrared waves from each other.
Is Infrared Heat Safe?
Yes, infrared heat is within the same frequency levels as our own body heat and this is in tune with our own energy system. Therefore, it is safe and compatible for us to use, allowing deep heat penetration that is not possible with other methods of heating. It has nothing to do with ultraviolet or atomic radiation. Infrared radiant heat is simply a form of energy that heats objects through a process called conversions, without having to heat the air in between. In fact, infrared lights are used in incubators to warm babies.
Infrared vs. Contact Heat
The Infrared Thermal System is the same as the beneficial heat emitted by the sun and that which is naturally produced by our bodies to keep us warm. As opposed to near-infrared energy (6.0 to 8.0 microns short wavelength) that heats substances from the surface to the interior, far infrared energy (8.0 to 15.0 microns long wave) penetrates uniformly and up to 1.5 inches into the body. This accounts for the therapeutic advantages of infrared thermal systems over conventional saunas that employ hot air.
Specifically About Inch Loss & Weight Control
The idea behind doing any aerobic activity is to raise the heart rate and increase metabolism, which brings on a cardiovascular training and conditioning effect. It is then that calories are burned, leading to the much-desired result of inch loss. Extensive research has shown that exposure to far-infrared heat creates the same impact on the cardiovascular system. The rays that penetrate over 1.5 inches deep into muscular tissues and internal organs increase heart volume and rate. The body then cools itself by producing sweat as the heart pumps blood at a faster rate to boost circulation. This likens with the cardiovascular function necessary to burn calories and shed off weight.
FormoStar Infrared Body Wrap produces two to three times more sweat. While the water lost can be regained by drinking, the calories cannot. Experts believe that as far infrared energy effectively expels toxins, it eliminates with it the fat that our bodies use to dilute toxins. Body fat becomes soluble at 110 degrees Fahrenheit and is discharged through perspiration.