Infrared light is a type of electromagnetic radiation that falls within the invisible range of the electromagnetic spectrum. It is characterized by longer wavelengths than visible light and is often experienced as heat when absorbed by objects. This therapy uses infrared light to target deep tissues in the body, which can help alleviate chronic pain, reduce inflammation, and ease muscle stiffness. It is available in various forms, such as handheld devices, heated mats, and sauna sessions.
By increasing blood flow to the targeted area, infrared therapy brings vital oxygen and nutrients to the tissues. Besides managing chronic pain, infrared therapy has also been shown to boost immunity, improve skin health, and promote overall well-being. While more research is needed to fully understand the benefits of this therapy, many individuals have experienced significant improvements in their pain symptoms with regular infrared treatments.