If you’ve been sitting, waiting, wishing for ways to help improve your overall health, calm stress, and reduce inflammation without you having to leave the comfort of your couch, you’ve come to the right place. Yep, such wonder exists—meet infrared heat and red light therapy. We’ve sung the praises of these two therapies on Poosh before—needless to say, big fans over here. Infrared heat comes from infrared light; we can’t see this type of light, but we feel it as heat. Red light is similar to infrared light/heat, but we can actually see it. Below, we break down the benefits of each.
Infrared heat penetrates deep through the skin, into muscles and bone and can help:
Detoxify the body
Calm the nervous system
Speed up metabolism
Alleviate pain (naturally)
Strengthen the immune system (by triggering the production of white blood cells)
Red light therapy benefits
Red light therapy uses low levels of red light and may help:
Reduce inflammation and tension
Stimulate collagen production
Optimize the health of our mitochondria
Heat Healer Infrared Heating Body Belt
This belt allows you to target certain areas of the body—like abs, lower back, shoulders, spine, neck, and knees—with both infrared heat and red light. It also uses PEMF, a type of therapy that uses pulsed electromagnetic currents to promote healing. Basically, it’s great for helping with issues like back pain, IBS, period pain, and post-workout strain.
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