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What is Far Infrared Ray (FIR)?

Far-infrared radiant (FIR) heat is a completely safe form of naturally occurring enerqy that heats objects, by a process called direct light conversion. Radiant heat is also called Infrared heat or infrared energy. Direct light conversion warms only the object and does not raise the temperature of the surrounding free area. This type of energy travels 2-3" deep into the body and is thought by some to increase circulation and nourish damaged tissue.

FIR heat is not ultraviolet radiation but a narrow band of energy within the 5 to 15 micron level. The infrared segment of the electromagnetic spectrum occurs just below the (infra) to red light as the next lowest energy band of light. This band of light is not visible to human eyes but can be seen by special cameras. We can however feel this type of light that we perceive as heat. Our sun produces most of this energy output in the infrared segment of the spectrum. Our atmosphere has a window in it that allows 14 micron band with its peak output at 10 microns.

The sun is the primary source of radiant energy, but not all of this energy is beneficial. Although life needs energy from the sun, too much sunlight damages skin. FIR heat provides many of the health benefits of natural sunlight without any of the dangerous effects of solar radiation.

Why Is FIR important to the human body?

FIR has the ability to penetrate, refract, radiate and reflect. The human body can absorb FIR because of its deep penetrating ability. When FIR penetrates through skin to the subcutaneous tissues, it transforms from light energy into heat energy. The thermal effect within the deep layers of the tissues causes blood vessels and capillaries to dilate, promoting a beeter blood circulation, and the heat so produced helps to get rid of body toxins and metabolic wastes through sweating.

What are the health benefits of spending time in a sauna?

The health benefits of a FAR Infrared Sauna are numerous. Saunas are often used in the treatment of diseases and drug addictions as well as for general therapy and well being. Some of the benefits include:

  • Better Circulation and Increased Energy - The sauna emits FIR energy that is absorbed by human cells, causing a physical phenomenon called "resonance" Thus the cellular activities are instantly invigorated, resulting in a better blood circulation and an overall improved metabolism.
  • Weight Loss - FIR Sauna heat therapy can aid in weight loss by speeding up the metabolic process of vital organs and endocrine glands resulting in substancial caloric loss in a sauna heat session.
  • Cardiovascular Health - The FIR Sauna increases heart rate and blood circulation, crucial to maintaining one's health. The heart rate increases as more blood flow is diverted to the inner organs towards the extremities of the skin, without heightening blood pressure.
  • Speedy Recovery from Injuries - For injuries, FIR generates heat and stimulates vasodilatation of peripheral blood vessels, bringing oxygen to joints and extremities, speeding the healing of sprains and strains, thus relieving pain and reducing the time it takes the human body to recover from an injury.
  • Detoxification - The quicker metabolic rate causes extra toxic waste products to be purged from the body through the skin, during perspiration. The skin is often referred to as the 3rd kidney, because it is believed to be responsible for eliminating 30% of the body's waste.
  • Stress Reduction & Relaxation - FIR Sauna heat treatment, before a massage, also helps prepare a client by creating an overall relaxing effect. It loosens the muscle tissue so the therapist can do a more thorough and effective massage.
  • Skin Beautification - For that sought after healthy glow, FIR Sauna heat therapy allows increased blood circulation to carry great amounts of nutrients to the skin, thus promoting healthy tone and texture. A FIR Sauna heat bath also provides a mild cleansing of the skin.
  • Improved Immune System - By creating an "Artificial Fever", FIR heat has a positive effect on the immune system. Often misunderstood, fever is a natural healing response of the body. The function of the immune system is increased naturally during a fever while virus and bacterial growth is slowed, weakening its hold. This helps the body ward off invading organisms. A FIR heat treatment in the early stages of a cold or flu has been shown to stop the disease before the symptoms occur.



A highly effective weight control, inch loss, pain management, cellular detoxification, and physical therapy system that is fast, easy and effective.

The infrared heat penetrates twice as deep as other heat sources to get at toxins and cellulite trapped in pockets below the surface of the skin. The secret of the Formostar system is the way the deep heat therapy activates the function of natural enzymes and metabolism within the tissues. You can burn up to 1200 calories in just one 50 minute session.

Achieve results after just a single session!


  • Lose inches of fat
  • Smooth cellulite
  • Soften your skin

Real Targeted weight loss quickly and safely! Additional benefits of the Formostar Body Wrap system:

  • Tighten & rejuvenate skin
  • Detoxify the body
  • Body shaping
  • Cellulite reduction
  • Relieve chronic pain
  • Menstrual relief
  • Stretch mark reduction
  • Post pregnancy recovery

Unwrap a more beautiful body today!

Consult your physician before using any deep heating treatment such as the Formostar.

Formostar makes no therapeutic claims. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or illness.