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Body wraps have been around in the spa market for decades, but recently surging in popularity are infrared body wraps. Spa owners looking to bring in a new body treatment may
wonder what it is, what benefits it confers, the costs
associated and if it could have any drawbacks. This
article will address those issues to help spa owners and
professionals in their decision-making process.
WHAT IT IS
Before jumping into what infrared radiation does,
we must first define it. Infrared radiation (IR) is a type
of electromagnetic radiation, with other types being
X-rays, radio waves, ultraviolet rays and microwaves.
The wavelengths of IR are longer than visible light,
making it invisible. Much like visible light, IR
produces thermal radiation or heat. The invisible heat
THE BODY BENEFITS OF
BY MAXIE FRERICKS, VELVET DAY SPA