What is an infrared lamp?
The infrared lamp offers effective treatment for many complaints. The infrared rays from an infrared lamp penetrate deeply into our skin and warm the body evenly and balanced. Body temperature rises when using an infrared lamp. This promotes blood circulation, stimulates metabolism and increases heart rate. This means that waste products are removed more quickly. Infrared lamps are very suitable for muscle and joint pain, among other things.
Not only does muscle and joint pain reduce faster, but infrared treatment can also ensure that the skin becomes clearer! This is because waste products are removed more quickly. In addition, your pores open more due to the heat. This makes your skin look healthier.
- Relieves muscle and joint pain
- Promotes blood circulation
- Promotes the reduction of skin complaints and conditions
- Promotes healing
- Relieves stress and promotes sleep
- Suitable for warming the body
How do you choose the right infrared lamp?
First determine for which complaints you want to purchase the infrared lamp. For example, do you have pain in your muscles, are you stressed, do you want to improve your immune system or do you suffer from skin complaints? Every application requires a different type of infrared radiation, but the effect of the powerful red light remains the same. There are providers who only sell IR-B and IR-C lamps. The tricky thing about this is that these lamps may not be suitable for your complaints and/or wishes at all. In some cases an IR-B or IR-C lamp may be sufficient, but there are limitations. So consider carefully what you want to use the lamp for and whether the radiation from this lamp provides sufficient effect.
Infrared lamp for muscle and joint pain
When treating muscle and joint complaints with infrared, a depth effect of the infrared light is important. In that case, it is best to buy an infrared lamp with IR-A (short wave infrared). This type of infrared radiation penetrates into the tissues. This can help to relieve and stimulate muscle and joint pain in addition to blood circulation.
Infrared lamp for a cold
When you have a cold or want to expel another virus from your body, an infrared lamp is ideal at least IR-B (mid wave infrared) the best. Minimum IR-B is also the most effective for abdominal pain.
Infrared lamp for cosmetic treatment
For a cosmetic treatment or effective skin cleansing, a simple infrared lamp with IR-C (long wave infrared) is recommended. in some cases Enough. The heat penetrates into the upper layers of the skin and is sufficient to open the pores. This makes it easier to remove dirt that is clogged in your pores.
The IR-A lamp has the deepest and most versatile effect
The IR-A radiation offers many advantages. Because IR-A radiation offers the most therapeutic effect, the radiation not only penetrates deep into your skin, but also cares for your skin and fights viruses.
IR-A, IR-B and IR-C? What is this actually?
Infrared light is classified into 3 categories of radiation types: A, B and C (or IR-A, IR-B, IR-C). This classification is based on the wavelength of infrared light:
– Short wave infrared (IR-A): wavelength from 0.78 µm to 1.4 µm (1 µm = 1000 nanometers)
– Mid-wave infrared (IR-B): wavelength from 1.4 µm to 3 µm (1 µm = 1000 nanometers)
– Long wave infrared (IR-C): wavelength from 3 µm to 1,000 µm (1 µm = 1000 nanometers)
Most infrared lamps emit IR-A light, or short infrared rays. This penetrates up to approximately 6 mm into the skin and therefore has the deepest effect. The deep heat effect stimulates blood circulation and relieves muscle and joint pain. Medium wave infrared radiation (IR-B) penetrates less deeply into the skin than IR-A. The heating effect remains somewhat superficial, but is certainly effective. This includes cosmetic treatments or treatment of skin complaints and conditions. IR-C is especially suitable for heating air, so that only the top layer of skin is addressed during a treatment.
How should you use an infrared lamp?
When you use an infrared lamp, you focus the light on the specific area of your body that you want to treat. Most models are also adjustable. In addition, it is important that you keep a distance of at least 40 centimeters from the lamp. If you want to use the lamp for your face, for example to treat a cold, a greater distance is desirable. It is important to keep your eyes closed.
The recommended treatment duration depends on the person, the nature of the complaint and which area needs to be treated. The treatment time with an infrared lamp is a maximum of 12 minutes. Furthermore, instructions from the treating physician (if any) must always be followed. In the beginning it is advisable to increase the treatment time slowly. So start carefully. It may be that the skin overreacts to infrared light (burning). We recommend using the lamp for a slightly shorter period in the beginning and building up the treatment so that the body can get used to it. It is better to use the lamp for a slightly shorter time in the beginning. The Liroma infrared lamps have a timer that is easy to operate with the remote control.
Always listen carefully to your body! If you have any doubts about use, we always recommend contacting your doctor first. Are you taking medications? Even then, we always recommend contacting your GP first.