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One gram of sweat is equivalent to .586 of a calorie. Some people don't have a lot of sweat glands but that is unusual. When someone doesn't sweat on the wrap or hasn't sweated much at all, it is normally an indication that the body is using the heat, possibly for scar tissue regeneration or as an immune system response. Older people store heat longer than younger people and so will take longer to sweat. We recommend that initially older people have the wrap at 70% of the heat until you know how they tolerate it. People with a lot of fat generally have a higher body temperature due to the insulation of the fat and will get hotter faster.
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When a person does not carry a lot of fat, their muscles can become more clearly defined and therefore their body shape improves. Athletes and body builders use the Formostar to better define their muscles.
Most humans go out of their way not to sweat - especially women. Air-conditioned buildings, air- conditioned cars, anti-antiperspirants, lotions and potions on the body all can prevent the body performing at its best, clogging up the skin's pores. Sweating is a natural process and is good for you. Apart from cleansing the skin it also helps to stop toxin build-up and clear toxins out. The heat created by Formostar causes sweating (in 95% of cases). As the body's core temperature is 37 degrees C and it likes to stay that way heat is pushed to the outer part of the body and sweat is created. The sweat evaporates, cools the body, the body temperature goes down and the process continues. As people become more acclimatized to the heat, more sweating occurs.
The skin is the largest organ in the body and through the pores it plays a major role in the detoxifying process alongside the lungs, kidneys, bowels, liver, and the lymphatic and immune systems. The skin produces cool sweat to regulate the body's elevated temperature. It also has the ability to transform toxins from lipid-soluble or oil-based, into easier to eliminate, water-soluble form. Sweat carries toxins out of the body and flushes them through the pores. Some people will experience mild headaches, nausea, lethargy etc. after a wrap and this is all part of the detoxification process. An isotonic/electrolyte powder can help this and we recommend a spoonful in drink bottles while people are in a wrap session.
Due to the increase of blood flow during the Formostar session, cardiovascular conditioning is also achieved (the heart must work harder in order to pump more blood faster through the body). The Basic Metabolic Rate (BMR) increases. One of the fastest ways to use calories is to increase your BMR.
Tissue production of infrared energy is associated with a variety of healing responses. At times, the infrared energy in our tissues may require a boost to a higher level to ensure the fullest healing possible for tissue repair. Body tissues that need an infrared boost selectively absorb infrared rays. The tissue will only use the infrared rays in the areas where it is needed. After boosting a tissue's infrared energy, the remaining rays pass onward harmlessly. This phenomenon is called resonant absorption. The immune system is defined as your body's defense mechanism against invasion by bacteria, microbes and infection. This defense mechanism includes the production of white blood cells (leukocytes) from your bone marrow and t-cells produced by your thymus gland. (White cells use nitric oxide and far infrared produces nitric oxide). When your body has a fever, the immune system triggers the production of these cells. The application of artificial heat internally can make the body believe it has a fever, thus stimulating an immune response.
As the Formostar has excellent sweat inducing capabilities, it is extremely effective in helping people lose excess body fluids. People with mild forms of fluid retention around the ankles and feet can help to decrease it quite quickly by using the variable wraps on the lower leg. This in turn provides people with a greater level of comfort and makes them more mobile.
Many issues that manifest themselves in the body such as arthritis, sciatica, menstrual cramps and fatigue, or outside the body such as psoriasis and acne, can be to some degree, due to poor blood circulation. As the blood flow with the Formostar can increase in volume by twice as much as normal and travels around 3.5 times faster through the body, continued use can eventually provide a permanent improvement in blood circulation and blood pressure. The blood flows into areas that are poorly promoted with blood such as scar tissue and fat that is stored on the outer areas of the body, (which can be up to 10 degrees colder than the core body temperature) and into small capillaries closer to the skins surface.
Heat loosens muscles and joints enabling easier movement. If someone stretches for 10-15 minutes after a wrap they can improve their flexibility by up to 20% permanently. For someone who has arthritis this could be very valuable. It makes sense, when you think about it, that it is much easier to stretch when your body is warm.
As for Toxin removal. Pores get clogged up with Toxins and other materials (e.g. an instant tan, cosmetics etc.). The significant sweating created by using the Formostar can help to unclog pores, improving the condition of the skin, including problems such as acne and psoriasis. One person who used the Formostar had a fake tan applied some weeks before a wrap. As a result of the wrap, the towels were yellowed from the fake tan being sweated out. The first improvement people seem to notice even after their first wrap is improved skin condition.
A 50 minute session can help people relieve stress and tension promoting relaxation and a general sense of wellbeing. Many people experience additional energy after Formostar sessions due to the stimulation of the metabolism. While we cannot publicly talk about wellbeing at this stage (until TGA approval is finalized), continual Formostar sessions can help improve blood circulation and the efficiency of the metabolism.
The Formostar was developed for therapeutic purposes - mainly rheumatoid arthritis and joint mobility. Heat is a well-known treatment for pain relief with far infrared heat lamps being used by the Asians for a long time. Because the heat is absorbed around 4.5 cm's below the surface it helps blood vessels dilate (expand), bringing relief and aiding healing of muscle and soft tissue injuries such as sprains, strains, arthritis, muscle spasm and many other muscular-skeletal ailments. Increased blood circulation not only carries off metabolic waste products but also delivers oxygen rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscles, to help promote faster recovery. The heat deadens the nerve endings, creating an analgesic effect.
Quite often relief is not realized until the morning after a sleep, as the rest allows the blood circulation to do its job better. One of our operators suffers from sciatica. One wrap on the Formostar relieved the pain for several weeks (the trial before she bought the machine) and is continuing to do so. We also keep on hearing stories of people who have been in car accidents where nothing else has relieved their pain other than the Formostar. Our customers who also do massage therapy are able to do deeper tissue massages due to more malleability and the lowering of the level of pain.
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