The health and therapeutic benefits of DPL Infrared Light Therapy are enormous, but so many people have yet to tap into this versatile way to defy aging, look better and sleep more deeply.
Infrared is a band of light that you perceive as heat. While you cannot see infrared heat, you can feel its effects. Infrared radiation, or radiant heat, represents over half of the energy emitted by the sun and is divided into three segments: near, middle, and far.
Infrared rays heat our body by a process called conversion. Through conversion, far infrared heat can penetrate organic substances such as the human body without heating the air in between. You may notice a similar effect on partly cloudy days: when a cloud obscures the sun, you suddenly feel cooler, but the air temperature around you has not had time to be affected. The cloud blocked the sun’s infrared rays from penetrating your body.
By using far infrared heat (as opposed to traditional heating methods like a heating mat), you enable natural light and heat to penetrate deeper into your body without the skin discomfort of heating pads, hot towels, and some pain relief gels/creams. However, less discomfort is just one of many benefits of far infrared heat therapy.
For example, your body is composed of 90% water. Far infrared rays cause resonance in water molecules, activating them and ionizing them. Because of this effect,Infrared Light Therapy offers a variety of health and beauty benefits.
Infrared Light Therapy also effectively helps to increase blood circulation without putting strain on your heart and increases the levels of oxygen and white blood cells in your blood. It stimulates the production of collagen (a building block for human tissue) in your body and helps to rid your body of toxins by causing you to perspire. You get the benefit of a stronger immune system, better cardiovascular health, and a faster ability to heal from soft tissue injuries such as tears, pulls, and sprains. Infrared Light Therapy even serves as an effective way to help cure hangovers.
The penetrating heat of Infrared Light can be used as a beauty treatment as well. It reduces the appearance of crow’s feet, fine lines, and wrinkles. In addition to helping heal scars, wounds, and cuts, it also smoothes your skin’s texture, lessens coarseness, and reduces pore size.
Infrared light penetrates deep into soft tissue, making it an ideal source of arthritis and joint pain relief. Athletes and the elderly will benefit from an effective means of loosening sore muscles and stiff joints without the use of ointments or creams that can burn and have an unpleasant odor. Those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and Parkinson’s Disease can enjoy an easy to use form of pain relief. In addition to making you perspire and removing toxins from your body, Infrared Light Therapy can serve as a means of weight loss and cellulite reduction for those who cannot exercise due to health concerns or mobility issues.
The DPL – Deep Penetrating Light Therapy System is a device that consists of two large panels, mounted on a stand, that contain dozens of infrared LED lights. The DPL can sit on a table to apply the skin-related benefits of infrared therapy to your face, or the two panels can be removed and either held or strapped to the body. When removed from the stand, the two infrared panels are ideal for relieving pain, healing, and increasing circulation in larger parts of the body such as the lower back, the upper back, thighs, shoulders, and abs.
Far Infrared Heat Therapy has been shown to work on people of all backgrounds. The range of benefits from this effective form of heat therapy can be felt regardless of skin type, physical disabilities or limitations, and athletic condition.
When you shine deep infrared light on your body for 15-30 minutes prior to bed, you can increase your quality and depth of sleep. You can also place a unit like this next to your bath for improving skin quality anti-aging and beauty as you bathe, use it post-workout for the treatment of pain, relief of muscle and joint aches and use as non-invasive, drug-free therapy used for repairing damaged tissues.
The DPL Infrared Light Therapy, which is the unit Ben Greenfield uses and recommends, is a simple and easy to use infrared light therapy device that can be used anytime, anyplace in your home.