What is infrared therapy?

Infrared therapy, often referred to as heat therapy or thermal therapy, involves the use of infrared radiation to generate heat within the body's tissues. Unlike visible light, which can be seen by the human eye, infrared radiation is invisible and is felt as warmth when absorbed by the skin. Infrared therapy utilizes wavelengths ranging from 700 nanometers (near-infrared) to 1 millimeter (far-infrared), with longer wavelengths penetrating deeper into tissues. By harnessing the body's natural response to heat, infrared therapy promotes vasodilation, improves circulation, enhances cellular metabolism, and induces relaxation. These effects contribute to its therapeutic benefits, which encompass pain relief, muscle relaxation, joint mobility, detoxification, and stress reduction.
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