FAQs on FIT Q: How long does each customer session take? A: The customer will have 10 minutes to prepare themselves for the Fit in theprivacy of their own room. The infrared session is 60 minutes long.
Q: What parts of the body can be targeted? A: The Fit is a full body wrap, similar to lying in a sleeping bag. The shape allows for full coverage and the avoidance of any cold spots. During the session you can personally adjust the level of heat within 4 different zones. The 4 zones are arms, abdomen, upper legs, and lower legs.
Q: What are the body reshaping opportunities using Infrared Body Wraps? A: The answer greatly depends on the physiological make-up of each individual. Generally, the greater the excess weight being carried, the faster and more dramatic the reshaping results will be. Some people will not experience significant weight loss at all but will see improved body shape, and a loss of inches or dress sizes. Extremely physically fit people that don’t carry excess weight or inches can experience much improved muscle tone. Obviously, the more physically active a person is, the greater the benefits that can be achieved through Infrared Body Wraps. Common sense dictates that if a client is on a wrap program and then eats or drinks excessively most of the results will be negated. Infrared Body Wraps will be of most value when used practiced in conjunction with a balanced exercise and eating program. Clients that lead a very sedentary lifestyle can still achieve great results over a longer period assuming that they exercise adequate control over dietary and other general health factors. Experience worldwide indicates the rule of thumb is one clothes size reduction in 6 to 10 sessions with 2 to 3 days between each session. However, as previously indicated, results depend on each persons particular make up and physiology.
Q: Will changing dietary and health habits improve results from the Infrared Body Wrap sessions? A: Of course any diet and lifestyle improvement will be of benefit whether or not people decide to undertake a Infrared program. However, if a client has made the commitment to the Infrared program more value will be derived from that commitment if other lifestyle improvements are also undertaken.
Q: What Is Infrared? A: Infrared is the band of light we perceive as heat. We cannot see this band of light with the naked eye, but we can feel this type of light in the form of heat. Our sun produces most of its energy output in the infrared segment of the spectrum. Infrared rays heat your body without having to heat the air in-between, through a process called conversion. The infrared is divided into 3 segments by wavelengths, measured in microns; 0.76~1.5 microns-near;1.5~5.6 microns-middle;5.6~1000 microns-far infrared. Among these segments, only far infrared penetrates organic substances such as the human body two to three inches so that the warming effect is very uniform.
Q: How & Why Do Infrared Body Wraps Work? A: Far infrared energy (FIR) is a part of the natural light spectrum minus the UV element. The FIT Infrared Body Wraps are designed to output energy in the 5.6 to 25 micron FIR band also peaking around the 9.4 micron level to achieve maximum effectiveness. When FIR energy penetrates through the skin it transforms from light energy to heat energy and elevates the temperature of the subcutaneous layers. The body’s absorption of this energy simulates a workout, burning up to 900 to 1400 calories in a 60 minute session providing body shaping and detoxification.
Q: Should I drink water before or after a session? A: It is essential to drink water before, during and after a session; allowing the body to stay hydrated and replace body fluids that have been sweated out during the session. Drinking a lot of water will help eliminate the toxins in your system that the body wraps target.
Q: How often can clients repeat Infrared Body Wrap sessions? A: This will depend on a person’s lifestyle. If a person is very physically active undertaking significant walking, jogging, working out, or competitive sports, then Infrared Body Wrap sessions can be done as often as every 2 days. For best results, use the Infrared Body Wrap right before a workout as this will help burn the most dramatic amount of calories and also has maximum impact on body definition. With relatively physically inactive people, a minimum of 3 days between sessions is recommended. More regular sessions are unnecessary and may actually be detrimental to results. Upon reaching the intended body shape, it is possible to revert to maintenance only schedule, which for most people, should be around 2 to 4 times a month.
Q: Can clients use multiple infrared treatments, such as FIT and a tanning session, on the same day? A: Both FIT Infrared Body Wraps and tanning beds give off infrared heat; therefore it is possible to receive a burn or heat rash if both sessions are undertaken on the same day. It is not recommended, especially if the client is fair skinned and prone to burning. Tanning the previous or next day should be perfectly fine.
Q: Who can use the Infrared Body Wraps? A: The infrared energy in a FIT Body wrap is not only safe, but also highly beneficial for your body. As with anything, you should always consult with your own doctor if you have any questions on whether a FIT Body wrap is appropriate for you. And some people should not use FIT Body wraps.
Reading the following safety precautions is the first step towards determining if the Fit is right for you:
Prescription Drugs: If you are using prescription drugs, check with your physician or pharmacist for possible changes in the drug’s effect due to an interaction with infrared energy. Certain Ailments: It may be inadvisable to raise your core temperature if you have adrenal suppression, systemic lupus erythematosus, or multiple sclerosis. We strongly advise you to consult with your own doctor if you have any of these conditions. Joint Problems: If you’ve had a recent (acute) joint injury, you should not heat that area for the first 48 hours after the injury, or until the hot and swollen symptoms subside. Joints that are chronically hot and swollen may respond poorly to a FIT Bodywrap. Pregnancy: If you’re pregnant, or if you think you might be, we do not recommended a FIT Bodywrap. Medical Implants: Metal pins, rods, artificial joints, or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared rays and are not heated by infrared heat systems.
Nevertheless, you should consult your doctor before you come in for a FIT Bodywrap. If you experience pain near any implant after a FIT Bodywrap, you should not have another one. Silicone: Silicone does absorb infrared energy. Implanted silicone may be warmed by infrared rays. Since silicone melts at over 200 degrees Celsius, it should not be adversely effected by a FIT Bodywrap. However, we advise you to check with your own doctor to be certain. Menstruation: Heating of the lower back area for women during their menstrual period may temporarily increase menstrual flow. Once a woman is aware that this is occurring, she can choose to allow herself to experience this short term effect without worry. Or you may simply want to avoid FIT Bodywraps at that time in your cycle. Many women report that the heat reduces menstrual cramping. Hemorrhage: Hemophiliacs, people on blood thinning medications, and anyone predisposed to hemorrhage should avoid FIT Bodywraps, or any type of heating that would induce vasodilatation that can lead to the tendency to bleed. Worsened Conditions: Should any condition worsen with the use of FIT Bodywrap, we recommend that you discontinue your use of the system. Pain: You should not experience any pain during a FIT Bodywrap. If you do, it is clearly inappropriate for you at that time.