Unlike electric heating pads, these pads emit safe, far infrared rays that warm your tissues and joints. They provide healing relief for arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and joint stiffness.
They penetrate deeper into your tissues than regular electric heat pads. This allows them to soothe and relax muscles, increase blood flow and improve flexibility.
1. Adjustable Temperature
Most people have used regular heating pads that warm the surface of the skin and provide some relief from pain. The problem is that this relief disappears as soon as the pad is removed. It’s because the warmth from a regular heating pad only penetrates 2 to 3 millimeters into your body. It doesn’t reach the muscles, tissues and organs that are causing your pain.
The advantage of far infrared heating pads is that they heat your body from the inside, boosting blood flow and relaxing the muscles. They use a variety of minerals such as jade, amethyst, and tourmaline to emit healing heat. They are safe and easy to use.
Most far infrared heating pads have a control panel that allows you to adjust the temperature. They can be set for either mild or intense heat depending on your needs. They also come with a safety shut off timer to prevent overheating. This makes them a great option for chiropractors, massage therapists, and acupuncturists.
Infrared heating pads use semi-precious stones like jade or tourmaline, which emit deep-penetrating rays that reach the tissues beneath the skin to soothe, relax and heal. This is much more effective than standard forms of heat that only warm the air around them.
These rays help stimulate the body’s circulation. This increases blood flow to sore areas and stimulates cells to regenerate more quickly. This also helps to relieve chronic pain and stiffness, as well as menstrual cramps.
This type of heat is safe for most people, but it’s important to check with your doctor before using. Some people may experience sensitivity to far infrared, which is why MNT recommends choosing a pad with a generous return window and warranty. Some irared heat mats also come with carrying handles and cases, which make them easy to transport and store. This is especially convenient if you want to take your pad on the go.
3. EMF Protection
The use of electricity to generate heat produces a large amount of electromagnetic radiation. This type of radiation can cause damage to your body over the long term and it is a major concern for people who use heating pads frequently.
Most infrared heating pads come with EMF protection to ensure that you do not get exposed to harmful levels of radiation. This is particularly important since these types of heating pads are in direct contact with your skin for a long period of time.
This far infrared heating pad uses carbon fiber for the main material and is filled with jade stones, amethyst, and tourmaline that all emit negative ions and far infrared to relieve pain, increase blood flow, boost healing, and reduce stress. It also has a variety of features including an adjustable temperature setting, an auto-shutoff feature, and a 5-year warranty. It is available in 2 different sizes to treat your back or neck and shoulder area.
Many infrared heating pads come with a warranty, though this is less common for smaller, more portable products. A person should be sure to check the terms of this warranty before buying.
Many people use these products for pain management, including back and neck aches, menstrual cramps, arthritis and other joint pain, and workout recovery. They also can help people relax and improve their sleep.
These products typically emit far infrared rays that penetrate deep into muscles and joints, unlike regular electric heating pads. They can be especially useful for tense and tight muscles, such as glutes and hamstrings.
Some models also feature jade and tourmaline stones, which emit negative ions that can further reduce stress and promote relaxation. These stones may drive up the cost of a heating pad, but some fans swear by their restorative powers. A person should always check with their doctor before using a heating pad, especially when they have certain health concerns.