You are probably familiar with traditional herbal or mineral body wraps but may not have heard of infrared body wraps.  This is because they are relatively new treatment and are less common than traditional wraps. Infrared body wraps have some benefits and drawbacks as compared to traditional body wraps, which I will discuss in this article.

What is an Infrared Body Wrap?

Infrared body wraps are a type of body wrap that relies on radiant heat, and unlike a traditional body wrap, no formula is applied to the skin.  You can receive treatment on either the entire body, or specific body parts that need attention.

Although detoxification and inch loss can be achieved with infrared body wraps, they are best served for those who want to treat pain such as chronic pain (like arthritis) or acute pain (like muscle strains and joint sprains).

Infrared body wraps can also aid in weight loss as they will help you burn quite a few calories per session – a bonus for those who can’t make it to the gym regularly!


Types of Infrared Body  Wraps

Although there are a number of different types of infrared body wraps, the two brand names that you will hear most about are FormostarThermojet. Both are essentially the same treatment, but Thermojet treatment sessions are normally shorter than Fromostar treatments since they use a more intense heat.


The benefits of infrared body wraps:

  • No clothing removal is necessary
  • No messy formula is applied to the body
  • Effective in treating joint and muscle pain
  • Can burn up to 1400 calories per session


The drawbacks of infrared body wraps:

  • Minimal inch loss & detoxification
  • Will not improve skin tone or reduce cellulite as well as herbal or mineral wraps
  • Costlier than traditional body wraps (up to $150 per session)
  • Difficult / impossible to perform at home (without expensive equipment)

The bottom line is that if your main goal is pain relief, an infrared body wrap is certainly worth a shot.  If you are trying to achieve detoxification, inch loss, reduce cellulite, or tighten your skin, I recommend that you stick to traditional body wraps.

I hope this information on infrared body wraps was helpful, and I hope you enjoy your next body wrap treatment!

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