Far infrared heating pads are truly revolutionary in the methods that they heat the body. Traditional electric heating pads simply heat using convection through skin contact. This creates a very surface-level heat. An infrared heat pad can penetrate inches below the skins surface. This means you will actually increase blood flow and circulation to areas such as muscles, joints and tendons. With a traditional electric heating pad this is not possible.
Since infrared heating pads penetrate below the skins surface for deep relief, they certainly help reduce muscle pain, muscle tension, joint stiffness, arthritis and can simply provide overall pain relief when alternatives can't.
Far infrared heating pads when done correctly are extremely safe. Our infared heating pads are very low EMF to ensure a safe experience. When reviewing traditional heating pads, we have found their EMF levels to be sometimes even 50 times higher than ours. With the use of carbon heating elements, and optimal EMF shielding, we are able to acheive true safety.
Far infrared heat therapy plays a vital role is promoting healing to the effected areas. Generally we recommend roughly 20 minute minimum sessions of far infrared therapy to increase blood flow to the intended areas to the fullest extent. This process can be repeated throughout each day. The design of our far infrared heating pad allows for this to be totally reasonable since you could use it even while sitting in a computer chair.
When struggling with an injury, or general aches and pains, it is important to use the correct therapy for the goal. Cold therapy is able to restrict blow flow and reduce inflammation. When an acute injury is present, it may be more beneficial to use cold therapy to reduce the inflammation at first. Once the inflammation has left, then switch to heat therapy where you can continue to relieve pain, but also promote healing across the area. When using any sort of heat therapy, we always will recommend using far infared, the infrared light is able to truly provide deep relief rather than just surface level.
If you're having issues such as muscle pain, muscle spasms, joint stiffness or any sort of chronic pain, it may be more beneficial to use infrared heat therapy over cold therapy. Especially in the case of struggling with muscle tension, infrared heat therapy can relief the surrounding areas of all of the built up tension through increased blood circulation. Think of infared heat therapy as a method of promoting healing and relieving the tensions within the body.
Our infrared pad comes with a conveient travel bag, along with a small controller for fully adjustable temperatures. This means you can take the benefits of far infared heat anywhere you choose.
Near infrared is becoming increasingly popular with heating pads; however the purpose of far infrared technology and near infrared technology is entirely different. Far infrared rays are meant to penetrate deep below the skins surface via long far infared wavelengths, to promote deep healing. Near infrared has much shorter infrared rays and is mainly used for skin, but technology for that is very new, without tons of research, so we stay away from it.
Our heating pads contain therapeutic stones. These stones emit far infrared rays when heated. This means the overall output of the far infared heating pad will be much greater for further pain relief. These stones also emit negative ions which help boost mood through the release of seratonin and endorphins. This truly helps make our heating pad the best heating pad that's out there.
While this infrared heating pad is designed to fit on the neck and upper back, this can be oriented in different ways for other healing purposes. When turning the heating pad upsidedown, it can be used for lower back pain relief, along with glute and hamstring tightness relief. Additionally, this can be used across the midsection for issues such as menstrual cramps or simply overall tightness.