09 Nov The Benefits of the Health Mate Far Infrared Heat Cabinet
Used in conjunction with deep tissue massage, at Touch Tuina, we have a variety of tools at our disposal to increase the benefits and effectiveness of your treatment, one of which is our Health Mate far infrared heat cabinets. When visiting the clinic, treatments will often involve spending around 10 minutes in the heat cabinet. This will soften and relax your muscles, making you more comfortable on the treatment table and allowing deeper penetration to the areas of your body that may be causing you pain. It will also help the treatment itself to be much more beneficial.
Built with fully sustainable Western Red Cedar, our heat cabinets are highly eco-friendly. They generate far infrared light, which has the ability to safely penetrate your skin and create deep heat from within. This deep heat is also more comfortable, reaching temperatures that are lower, while still giving you all the benefits and more.
The reason why infrared therapy is such a special kind of heat therapy is because of the nature of far infrared light and what it does to the human body. Most forms of heat therapy will bring your skin into contact with some kind of heat source, such as hot air or hot water. Infrared therapy works in a different way, using a radiant heat, which doesn’t need to travel via the air but warms up the body directly. Infrared therapy is absorbed by your skin and warms up the body from within. Because of this, infrared light is much more efficient and the deep heat will soften the tissue and increase the blood circulation.
Heat therapy relaxes the tissues surrounding your blood vessels and capillaries. This relaxing effect increases blood circulation to the surrounding muscle tissue. In turn, nutrients and oxygen are supplied to the body to aid in the recovery process. Warm heat also improves mobility, range of motion and increases your flexibility. By encouraging blood and oxygen flow, using the heat cabinet as part of your massage treatment can also bring pain relief to inflamed joints or sore areas of the body.
Along with these benefits, the heat cabinet can also help with a variety of other health-related issues. While in the cabinet, impurities are flushed out, reducing blemishes, while the stimulation of collagen and elastin has been shown to improve skin tone, to even out pigmentation and reduce wrinkles. This stimulation of collagen and elastin in the dermis also helps with skin problems, such as acne, dermatitis, psoriasis or eczema.
The heat cabinet is especially useful for people with sports injuries. Research over the last 40 years has shown that infrared therapy reduces injury in training and competition and encourages faster muscle recovery. It can also help to increase your sports performance.
If all of this sounds too good to be true, don’t just take our word for it, why not book a treatment with Touch Tuina at one of our clinics so that you can experience the benefits of the heat cabinet for yourself!