Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Far Infrared Body Wrap System?
The Body Wrap System is a targeted infrared heat system commonly used for weight control, painrelief, improved skin conditions including acne, cellulite removal, inch loss and more.
Far-infrared radiant (FIR) heat is a completely safe form of naturally occurring energy that heats objects by a process called direct light conversion. This type of energy travels 2-3" deep into the body and is thought by some to increase circulation and nourish damaged tissue.
The sun is the primary source of radiant energy,but not all of this energy is beneficial. Although life needs energy from the sun, too much sunlight damages the skin. Far Infrared heat provides many of the health benefits of natural sunlight without any of the dangerous effects of solar radiation.
Infrared heat deliver all the time, proven benefits of heat therapy for aches, pains and stiffness.
Infrared Weight Loss:
While wrapped, infrared heat penetrates down to the bone and radiates outward, heating ligaments, joints and muscles while reaching toxins and cellulite that are trapped in pockets below the skin. You relax while burning up to 1200 calories in just one 50 minute session!
Formostar infrared bodtwrap treatments gets you real benefits and results!
The benefits of Infrared wrap claimed by medical practitioners in Asia and doctors of naturopathic, homeopathic and alternative medicine but not yet substantiated by the western medical establishment:
• Promotes reduction of inflammation through increased circulation
• Treats arthritis pain
• Reduces join stiffness
• Reduces muscle spasms
• Provides post exercise muscle pain relief
• Promotes wound healing
• Infrared wrap produce metabolic weight loss
• Cleanses, enhances and beautifies the skin
• Melts and sweats out cellulite
• Burn up to 1200 calories per session
• Increase overall blood flow
• Reduction in the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia •
• Alleviation of adiposis and cellulite
• Enhancing detox of body and keeping fat not deposited.
infrared wraps also shown to have therapeutic benefits for stress relief (anxiety and high stress level are common , and also can be contribute to gaining weight through the stress hormone release by cortisol) some people just need to relax in order to lose weight as well as for muscle tightness.
The Basic Wrap Process
• For the 2 days prior to your wrap, you will be required to drink at least 2 liters of water each day to properly hydrate your body.
• The day of your wrap, you will be required to drink 1 liter of water prior to your appointment.
• The day of your wrap, you will be required to bathe, using no oils or lotions afterward.
• You should avoid all caffeine products the day of your wrap.
• Bring a fresh set of cloths to wear after your wrap.
• You will be weighed both before and after your wrap.
• You will then be wrapped in the FAR Infrared silicone wraps and allowed to relax for 50 minutes. During this time, you will begin sweating out the toxins and burning excess calories resulting in weight loss and a more energized and refreshed feeling.
After Your Wrap:
• Immediately after your wrap, you will be weighed to calculate your weight loss.
• You will be required to drink water only for the next two hours and you may not eat for at least two hours.
Detoxifies the body - eliminates toxins and heavy metals. Some people refer to the skin as the body's third kidney
Slows, stops growth of malignant (cancerous) cells \Enhances the immune system; fights disease by elevating body temperature, the way a fever helps fight disease Antispastic actions to relieve conditions such as muscle hypertonus and some forms of constipation.
Is Infrared Heat Safe?
Yes, infrared heat is within the same frequency levels as our own body heat and this is in tune with our own energy system. It is therefore safe and compatible for us to use, allowing deep heat penetration that is not possible with other methods of heating.
It has nothing to do with either ultraviolet radiation or atomic radiation. Infrared radiant heat is simply a form of energy that heats objects through a process called conversions, without having to heat the air in between. In fact, infrared lights are used in incubators to warm babies.
What a body wrap is and what it is supposed to do?
When we accumulate body fat tissue, most commonly in men, it is from the waist upward. In women, it is from the waist down. When we accumulate body fat anywhere in the body, blood circulation becomes worse. As we accumulate more and more body fat, our circulation decreases even more. Because of a lack of blood circulation, we cannot metabolize or burn body fat. In addition, very little heat is being circulated to that part of your body. This result is what we call "cold spots.' When we take away the heat from that area of your body and it cools, the fat then turns from subcutaneous fat into cellulite.
Subcutaneous fat is very soft and easy to lose. Cellulite is almost like hard muscle that is hardened from the lack of blood circulation.
The purpose of the body wrap is to apply heat to the body in order to get underneath the fat tissue and thin the blood to allow it to get into the areas where fat tissue exists. Bringing the blood back into the areas that have had restricted blood flow causes the metabolism rates to rise. The heat softens the fat tissue and it begins to break up causing it to be released back into the blood stream in the form of calories to be burned up as energy.
The body accumulates fat by a simple biological process. The food we eat contains calories that are stored in our blood stream. When we have an excess of calories, the body stores them as fat. The InfraRed Body Wrap reverses this process by breaking the fat down into calories and placing them back into the blood stream to be used as energy.
To reiterate, the purpose of the body wrap is to get heat into the body, thin the blood, bring metabolism back into the "cold spots" and melt the fat tissue down. It is just like heating butter in a frying pan. It liquefies the fat, converts it to calories and puts it back into the blood stream so your body can convert it into energy.
The great thing about infrared heat is that it is able to penetrate the body and go directly to the bone. This is why the Infrared Body Wrap is sometimes used for sports injuries. When you damage a muscle, the heat goes right to the bone and promotes blood circulation which helps alleviate the pain. In addition, pain such as arthritis is relieved. The InfraRed Body Wrap does not warm the body from the outside in; it warms from the inside out.
Once the heat has reached the bone, the heat rises. It gets right underneath the fat cells, including cellulite. It warms the body at a constant temperature because it is done with a constant electric infrared heating pad, and not something that loses its heat like clay bandages. The temperature remains constant from the first to the last minute.
When someone goes to the gym to do a cardiovascular exercise, during the first 20 minutes of the workout, the body is just warming up. Then from the 21st minute on, the body begins to burn fat. The InfraRed Body Wrap increases your metabolism, which melts the fat away. The blood is thinned with the heat and it comes back in to the areas of the fat tissue. It jumpstarts metabolism, which breaks down the body fat, and releases it back into the bloodstream for the body to use up as energy.
Q: How long does each client treatment last?
The customer is wrapped for 50 minutes, with 10 minute machine warm-up which is only require first thing in the morning when you start.
Q: What parts of the body can be targeted?
There are six high-density silicone treatment pads providing several wrapping options. For most women clients, the silicone pads are wrapped around the thighs, hips, abdomen, and arms. For men, the usually is thighs, abdomen, chest, and shoulders. If the shoulders are needed more toning up, the calves can be wrapped instead. The heat to each of the silicone pads is individually controlled therefore the level can be set according to the clients comfort level.
Q: How is the body reshaping opportunity using the Formostar?
The results depend on each individual’s physiological makeup. If someone is carrying more weight, the results are more visible and a change in body shape can be noticed. For some clients they might not see a significant change in weight loss but the treatment will result in enhanced body shape, inch loss or a drop in dress size. For clients with no weight problem can achieve body toning, muscle and body pain relief, lymphatic drainage and improved circulation.
It’s common knowledge that if a person exercise and eats bad food, the exercise/workout will have no positive effect on the body. Similarly, if a client is on a Formostar program and does not maintain good eating habits, is not going to benefit from it when it comes to weight loss.it will void the treatment results and will have no benefit. Ideally, Formostar will be most effective on someone with a balanced diet and some degree/form of exercise. Clients with inactive lifestyle can also achieve significant results if they maintain a balanced diet alongside the treatment. According to Formostar experience and study, one dress size reduction can be achieved from 6-10 treatments, with each treatment 2-3 days apart.
Q: How often should I repeat Formostar treatments?
The recommended number/ frequency of treatment vary from person to person. We generally recommend two to three days between treatments. However, if someone is physically very active and undertake regular exercise, a treatment once a week can be very beneficial. A treatment right before exercise is preferable, as it will significantly increase the number of calories burnt and maximum impact on body definition.
People with relatively less active lifestyle are recommended to repeat treatment every 3 days. More regular sessions are unnecessary and may actually be detrimental to the treatment result. 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. People with healthy eating and active lifestyle are recommended to have one treatment a week to boost body toning.
Q: How & why does Formostar Far Infrared Body Wrap work?
Far infrared energy is a part of the natural light spectrum minus the UV element. The Formostar Far Infrared Body Wrap has been designed to output energy in the 5.6 to 25 micron infrared ray band also peaking around the 9.4 micron level to achieve maximum effectiveness. When far infrared energy penetrates through the skin it transforms from light energy to heat energy and elevates the temperature of the subcutaneous layers. The body—´ absorption of this energy simulates a workout, burning up to 1200 calories in a 50 minute session providing body shaping and detoxification
Q: Can clients use multiple infrared treatments, such as Formostar and a tanning session, on the same day?
The Formostar and a tanning bed 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 the next day should be perfectly fine.
Q: Who can use Infrared Heat?
Virtually everyone from all walks of life can gain benefit from a Formostar Infrared system. However, sessions should not be undertaken unless clients have received their Doctor’s advice where any of the following conditions exist: Over activity of the thyroid gland, cardiac infarction, cardiac weakness, Heart pacemaker, constriction of the coronary blood vessels, marked high blood pressure, type 1 diabetes requiring insulin treatment, disturbances to the function of the kidneys and associated organs, fever, severe general infection, contact allergies, skin diseases, open wounds, newly acquired shingles, pregnancy, prescribed medicines causing increased sensitivity to physical stimulation (for example antibiotics), cases of severe varicose veins. As always, if any doubt exists, it is recommended that clients seek their doctor’s or health practitioner’s advice.
Q: Should I drink water before or after a session?
It is recommended that client should drink room temperature water before, during and after a session allows the body to stay hydrated and replaces body fluids that have been sweated out during the session.
Q: Will changing dietary and health habits improve results from the Formostar Far Infrared sessions?
Of course any diet and lifestyle improvement will be of benefit whether or not people decide to undertake a Formostar program. However, if a client has made the commitment to the Formostar program then more value will be derived from that commitment if other lifestyle improvements are also undertaken.
Q: What Is Infrared?
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.
Input voltage: 230/115 volts, 50/60 cycles (plugs into a normal power socket);
Output Voltage: 24 volts @ 400 mA Safety fuses at the Control Unit input and at each Wrap output; Measurements: 35 cm (w) x 14 cm (h) x 30,5 cm (d)