Infrarot Therapie - die heilende Kraft des Sonnenlicht - MultiSpa®

Infrared therapy - the healing power of sunlight

What is infrared light?

Infrared light is an invisible part of the spectrum of sunlight . and, together with visible red light, accounts for about 50% of the sun's radiant energy . Due to its special wavelengths , it influences life on our planet. This process is inescapably important for the health and growth of humans, animals and plants .

How does infrared light affect our body?

When infrared radiation hits tissue, molecules vibrate . Due to the generated heat, there is an inevitable rise in temperature. Infrared radiation can promote local blood circulation while reducing muscle tension . Infrared radiation is traditionally used in medicine, among other things, to relieve muscle pain and tension , as well as to treat autoimmune diseases or wound healing disorders .

Infrared light is used therapeutically:

  • Reduces edema, inflammation and chronic joint diseases.
  • promotes the healing of wounds in deeper tissues and nerves
  • for pain, tension and neurological disorders.
  • Heavy metal detoxification, eliminates viruses and bacteria.
  • preventively, infrared light strengthens the immune system.

26 studies prove noticeable effects of infrared light

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In this video, infrared therapy is explained again.


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