An infrared heating pad is a therapeutic device that emits infrared radiation to provide heat therapy to the body. These IR heating pads are designed to emit deep penetrating infrared rays, a form of non-electromagnetic radiation emitted by semi-precious stones such as Jade, Tourmaline, Amethyst, etc. The purpose of these rays is to provide relief from muscle pain, joint pain, and nerve pain while also promoting relaxation and healing.
Here are a few of the most asked questions that should be answered about infrared heating pads:
Can an infrared heating pad be used continuously?
Some infrared heating pads may have various suggestions, but you can generally use them for up to 30 minutes at a time.
Does an Infrared Heat Pad offer superior benefits to a conventional Heat Pad?
Infrared radiation can penetrate tissues to a depth of 3-5 cm, thereby accessing the musculoskeletal system, including muscles, nerves, joints, and spine. Conventional heating pads primarily generate heat on the surface of the skin.
To what extent does infrared light penetrate clothing?
Infrared radiation can permeate various materials such as clothing, bandages, and dressings. In contrast, it should be noted that red light therapy, a form of visible light, cannot penetrate through bandages or clothing.
How far are infrared heating pads different from regular heating pads?
Standard heating pads pose a significant risk of burn injury. Because of their contact with the skin, they should be quite hot to promote healing and blood circulation. If you are tired and think it needs to be hot to be effective, or if you fall asleep while using it, this can be disastrous.
Since far infrared heating pads warm the body directly, they can be used at lower temperatures while providing all their therapeutic effects. Due to the long range of far infrared radiation, a far infrared heating pad can be used at temperatures as low as 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Is it possible to sleep on an infrared heating pad?
The synergistic impact of elevated temperature and a state of ease and calmness is optimal for achieving a restful and profound state of slumber. If you plan to sleep on a full body infrared heating pad, you should be well-versed in its benefits and potential dangers. It is recommended to refrain from wearing the device throughout the entire night to prevent potential skin overheating and dehydration.