Far Infrared Modalities
What is Far Infrared?
Far Infrared is a specific wavelength of light from the sun. Far Infrared therapy is a low energy therapy that utilizes heat waves from the far end of the infrared spectrum. In physical therapy, far infrared modalities/therapy is used for a variety of reasons. This deep heating treatment is typically used for tissue pain that includes sprains, strains, spasms, back pain, muscular stiffness and more.
The Benefits of Far Infrared Modalities
This type of heat therapy provides many benefits:
- Accelerated Healing- Far infrared therapy dilates the blood vessels of the muscles. This increases the flow of nutrients and oxygen to the damaged tissue and helps speed up the healing of damaged tissues.
- Pain Relief- This type of heat therapy stimulates the sensory receptors and decreases pain signals to the brain. It’s an excellent treatment for those who want to be pain-free.
- Increased Flexibility- Far infrared therapy assists in stretching soft tissues, adhesions, muscles and connective tissue. The end result is a decrease in stiffness along with greater flexibility.
- Natural Healing- This type of heat therapy promotes the natural healing process of your body. There are less toxins to cause swelling and pain.
Far infrared therapy is a painless treatment. You’ll feel minor heat but also relaxed.
If you’re seeking treatment for an injury or pain, be sure to contact Alta Vista Wellness Center in Laredo, TX for a free one-on-one consult with a physical therapist. Our goal at Alta Vista Wellness Center is to get you on the road to healing and to live a pain-free life. Our licensed physical therapists will do a comprehensive evaluation of your condition and let you know if infrared modalities/therapy is right for you. If it is, it will be incorporated into your individualized treatment plan. Give us a call today.