Far infrared light

Infrared light lies between the visible and microwave portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Infrared light has a range of wavelengths, just like visible light has wavelengths that range from red light to violet. "Near infrared" light is closest in wavelength to visible light and "far infrared" is closer to the microwave region of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Far infrared waves are thermal. In other words, we experience this type of infrared radiation every day in the form of heat. The heat that we feel from sunlight, a fire or another person is infrared. It penetrates into the tissue and has many positive effects on your health. It is for example used to keep newborn babies warm.

Researchers have found that far infrared (FIR) energy appears capable of enhancing functions of white blood cells. These functions include increased immune defense response in which white blood cells surround and ingest small living things (such as bacteria) and cell wastes.

It is perceived by the body as a gentle healing heat, shifting your metabolism into a mode similar to exercise. You begin to sweat, burn fat, energy and toxins at a rapid rate. Far infrared waves penetrate deep into the cells of your body, generating a beneficial warming effect that stimulates healing, draining of the lymphatic system and eliminating heavy metals, drug residues, environmental pollutants, allergens and toxins - purifying the cells, glands, organs and tissues from deep within.

FIR saunas are believed to yield many benefits - including significant detoxification from heavy metals including mercury, relief from different kinds of pain; stimulation of immune response; improvements in skin tone and conditions such as burns, eczema and acne; as well as the accelerated burning of calories.

At Santa Monica we have also the Mag-Ray Lamp. It is a new type of therapeutic and health device promoting metabolism, regulating physiological deficiency, diminishing inflammation and easing pain. The Mag-Ray Lamp has proven extraordinarily effective in treating numerous ailments such as muscular soreness and pain, soft tissue injuries, arthritis and various skin conditions.