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Heat therapy for back pain

Heat boosts different healing processes and penetrates deep into the muscles or tissue. For example, in the case of muscle tension, applying heat reduces pain perception in the brain. Heat therefore relaxes muscles. The metabolism is stimulated by the application of heat, blood vessels expand and circulation is promoted. This enables tissue to be supplied with nutrients and toxins to be flushed out of the body.

Persistent pain such as muscle tension or tissue damage can be relieved through heat treatment. However, it is a good idea to seek medical advice first if you experience any complaints. This is because heat should only be applied if the joint is not inflamed or swollen. We advise against applying heat directly to the joint – it is far better to limit treatment to the surrounding muscles.

Infrared irradiation

Red light is a natural part of sunlight and has a warming effect on the body. This has a relaxing effect upon the body and increases your personal sense of well-being. Pleasant red light can be used in a targeted way to treat tension, blood vessel circulatory disorders, colds, joint pain and low body temperature. This loosens the tense muscle groups, expands blood vessels, relieves pain and increases body temperature. Warmth can also help treat ear, nose and throat disorders. For decades, infrared lamps have been used in the treatment of colds. Infrared light supplies heat to the irradiated tissue, which responds by increasing the circulation and metabolic rate in the temperature field.

Sunlight is made up of all the colours of the rainbow. Some colours are visible to the human eye, whilst others are not. A large part of the sun's energy is also made up of the infrared rays that are essential for life and good health.

How do infrared rays work?

The infrared heat rays penetrate only a few millimetres under the top layer of skin and produce a so-called "deep warming effect". This heat gives a very pleasant feeling of warmth.

The effect of infrared light on health

The irradiated skin becomes warm, blood supply increases and the metabolic rate in the temperature field also increases. The body's healing process is stimulated by the effects of the infrared light; healing processes are supported in a targeted manner. Infrared light is frequently used as a complementary therapy in the treatment of ear, nose and throat disorders, as well as for colds and muscle tension.

IL 50 Infrared lamp
IL 50 Infrarotlampe