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In a healthy environment air quality plays an significant role. Understanding the potential health benefits of infrared (IR) heat means understanding the science behind it.
Our carbon crystal infrared heating panels operate in the Far Infrared spectrum producing a natural sun like warmth. Sunrays are the reason that you can feel warm when out in the sun on a winter’s day (it is not the same as the harmful UV’s which are at the other end of the visible light spectrum and cause sunburn). Human body heat is also a form of far infrared heat. Far infrared rays radiate, reflect, refract and penetrate the body, which has many of health benefits including: improving circulation, boosting immune functionality, improving asthma and allergies, detoxing and reducing joint stiffness.
“Like natural sunlight in your home”
Cleaner air Infrared heaters do not rely on air circulation to transfer heat, which reduces the movement and transfer of dust particles, pollutants, pollen and bacteria. By heating up the building envelope it also reduces dampness and moisture build up (which promotes the growth of mould and dust mites). These benefits reduce chances of asthma attacks, and eases the symptoms bronchitis, many other allergies and breathing conditions. It is an ideal heating solution for workplace environments where illnesses can spread quickly.
Infrared heat doesn’t dry the air, so moisture in the skin remains in the skin, just as nature intended. This helps ease eczema and has been used to treat a wide range of other skin conditions. A healthy indoor humidity is between 50-60% at a temperature of 18-22°C. For optimum living hygiene, relative humidity should be around 50%. Humidity below 40% is too dry, 65% is too moist. Not only do human beings benefit from good humidity levels, but so do animals, plants, furniture, flooring etc.
Far infrared heat therapy helps stimulate the blood vessels to expand by penetrating the heat into your body resulting improved blood circulation. This helps balance blood pressure and allow more oxygen around the body. It is comfortable heat for people suffering from arthritis and rheumatism. Infrared rays can also help to release some toxins which can accumulate in the body by causing the blood and water molecules to vibrate against each other, separating the casing that traps the toxins, and widening the blood cells to increase circulation which carries the toxins away. This improved circulation will leave you feeling more energetic and generally healthier.
Traditional far infrared lamps are regularly used in medical treatments by massage therapists, doctors, chiropractors, acupuncturists and physical therapists. The treatments are beneficial for joint pain, muscle stiffness, arthritis and injuries to ligaments and tendons. This is because infrared therapy brings oxygen to joints and extremities. This relaxes stiff muscles, which speeds up the healing of strains and sprains. Increased blood flow also helps injured and aching muscles recover quicker. The stronger blood flow helps create a quick removal of toxins and metabolic wastes. Far infrared heat therapy is also said to aid weight loss when it speeds up the metabolic processes. You can get many of the same therapeutic benefits from our panels.
Far infrared rays are also used as the source of heating incubators for premature and small babies due to its healing and health benefits.