What is it for?
It is very good treatment for: fibromyalgia, sciatica, back pain, muscle tension muscle spasm, joint stiffness, inflammation, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sprains, strains, tendon tear, capsulitis, tendinitis, frozen shoulder.
How is it working?
Infrared is electromagnetic radiation invisible to the human eye. It produces heat when it is absorbed by the body tissues. Before massage masseuse uses lamp to heat the body, as a result massage is more accurate and deeper.
Therapeutic effects of infrared:
- Pain relief. May occur due to the sedative effect on sensory nerves, due to resolution in inflammation and due to relief of underlying muscle spasm.
- Muscle spasm. Induces muscle relaxation by sedative effect on the nerve, increased blood circulation and removal of metabolites.
- oint stiffness. Minimize the joint stiffness due to increased extensibility of connective tissue as a result of increase in local temperature and due to relief of pain, spasm and inflammation.
- Inflammation. Increase in blood supply increases white blood cells, antibodies and other essentials nutritive material. Increase in these material may help in resolution of inflammation.
- Musculo - skeletal trauma. Accelerates the healing by increasing the amount of nutritive material required for healing following musculoskeletal trauma.
Contraindications for infrared:
- malignant area;
- impaired sensation;
- anesthetic area;
- advanced cardiac disease;
- impaired circulation;
- non inflammatory edema;
- hemorrhagic condition;
- varicose vein.