Body wraps, especially those that incorporate infrared heat are a great way to improve your wellness, relieve pain and relax. But when it comes to your body wrap sessions there are a few things you should do before, during and after to see faster and more efficient results. Wondering if you’re body wrapping the right way? Read on; we’re always happy to share some quick tips to improve your infrared experience!
Tips for a Successful Infrared Body Wrap Session
1. Water is essential for survival; planet earth is full of it, and our bodies are made up of 50-75% of it. We need water to function, and each day we also lose water, mainly through our sweat and bodily functions. Your intake level can affect everything from your energy levels to how well you’re able to digest the foods you eat. Hydrating is one of the most important steps when it comes to a successful body wrap session. So drink up before, during and after each session. Water keeps your body cool, assists with toxin removal, keeps the skin supple and allows the body to release toxins through sweating and bodily functions. How much water you should be drinking depends on your weight, activity level and your environment. If wellness is a priority for you, your hydration should be as well!
2. One of the most frequently asked body wrap questions is “Should I do my infrared session before or after a workout?” We're happy that you're asking! We’ve heard success stories from people who do both, it will depend on your body and your goals, but working out before or after a session can keep your heart rate increased as well as help with improving the metabolism. We love a nice sweaty gym session, but we know that it may not be accessible to everyone. For those that cannot physically participate in traditional types of exercise, a one-hour infrared session can be similar to a one-hour cardio workout. Another great benefit? Infrared sessions after a workout can help speed up recovery and soothe sore muscles.
3. Set some goals for your sessions. Are you looking to relieve pain? Take note of your pain levels before, during and after each session. Want to lose a bit of weight in troublesome areas? Consult with your infrared provider about how often you should wrap to see results. We usually recommend starting with around three to five sessions and tracking your progress towards the end. If your objective is relaxation, you will most likely notice a calmer state of mind after just one session. A key theme here? Seeing the effects of infrared on your body. Setting and meeting goals is a great way to be present in improving your wellness.
4. Keep in mind, healthy choices start in the kitchen! It’s true, exposure to infrared heat can help with calorie burn. But, your efforts will go unnoticed if you immediately replace those calories (and then some) after each session. Just remember, eat foods that are natural, pay attention to what you consume and indulge in moderation. It’s pretty easy once you make it part of your routine! Adding regular sessions into your schedule is one of the top ways to see body wrap results fast.
Don’t forget to enjoy the soothing heat and healthy sweat your body is producing. Your infrared session should be soothing and comfortable. Yes, you might be sweating, but a healthy sweat is what we want! If you find that you are too hot, not hot enough or unable to relax, please change positions and seek the help of your infrared provider. Our most important tip? Relax! Enjoy some well deserved me-time!
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