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4 Benefits of Infrared Wraps

Infrared Wraps are one of the best full treatments for your body! Below we’ve shared some of the best benefits of infrared wraps.

Caloric Burn

The most well-known benefit of infrared heat therapy is weight loss! During an Infrared Wrap treatment, the body produces three to five times more sweat than an exercise session. Regular infrared wrap treatments can help rebalance your metabolism, and ultimately expedite the rate calories are burned once the session is over. The treatments purge the body of organic, drops your fasting insulin levels and encourages your body to store carbs as fat.

Pain Relief

The heat from the infrared wrap during treatment quickly penetrates deep into the body, resulting in immediate therapeutic benefits. Studies show infrared treatments can increase blood flow in the body from 5-7 quarts/minute to as much as 13 quarts/minute. During a session, the amount of nutrient and oxygen rich blood flow increases, which can help heal the body and relieve pain. Infrared heat acts directly on irritated nerve endings. A 2008 study on chronic pain patients showed they experienced a 70% reduction in pain levels following their first infrared therapy sessions.

Cellulite Reduction

Cellulite on the body is simply fat beneath the skin that pushes against connective tissue, causing the skin to pucker. Fat becomes water-soluble at 100.5 degrees F. Once the fat reaches this temperature it melts and breaks up into smaller particles, which can be purged from the body through as you sweat. Infrared treatments can help reduce the appearance of cellulite and encourage the body to rebuild collagen connective tissue. As the collagen strengthens the body will rearrange the fat deposits away from the skin surface and prevent cellulite in the future.


Sweat from infrared sessions can contain almost 15% more fats and toxins than a traditional sauna. Sweating during treatments can help the body release pollutants, alcohol, ammonia, nicotine and other toxins that are harder to reach. When your body is overloaded with toxins you may experience aches, pains, allergy symptoms, mood swings and recurrent sickness.


Ready for your first infrared wrap treatment? Contact The Medical Spa of Baton Rouge for more information and to book your first appointment.