Who can use the Infrared Body Wraps?
A: The infrared energy in a FIT Body wrap is not only safe, but also highly beneficial for your body. As with anything, you should always consult with your own doctor if you have any questions on whether a FIT Body wrap is appropriate for you. And some people should not use FIT Body wraps. Reading the following safety precautions is the first step towards determining if the Fit is right for you.
Prescription Drugs: If you are using prescription drugs, check with your physician or pharmacist for possible changes in the drug’s effect due to an interaction with infrared energy.
Certain Ailments: It may be inadvisable to raise your core temperature if you have adrenal suppression, systemic lupus erythematosus, or multiple sclerosis. We strongly advise you to consult with your own doctor if you have any of these conditions.
Joint Problems: If you’ve had a recent (acute) joint injury, you should not heat that area for the first 48 hours after the injury, or until the hot and swollen symptoms subside. Joints that are chronically hot and swollen may respond poorly to a FIT Bodywrap.
Pregnancy: If you’re pregnant, or if you think you might be, we do not recommended a FIT Bodywrap.
Medical Implants: Metal pins, rods, artificial joints, or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared rays and are not heated by infrared heat systems. Nevertheless, you should consult your doctor before you come in for a FIT Bodywrap. If you experiences pain near any implant after a FIT Bodywrap, you should not have another one.
Silicone: Silicone does absorb infrared energy. Implanted silicone may be warmed by infrared rays. Since silicone melts at over 200 degrees Celsius, it should not be adversely effected by a FIT Bodywrap. However, we advise you to check with your own doctor to be certain.
Menstruation: Heating of the lower back area for women during their menstrual period may temporarily increase menstrual flow. Once a woman is aware that this is occurring, she can choose to allow herself to experience this short term effect without worry. Or you may simply want to avoid FIT Bodywraps at that time in your cycle. Many women report that the heat reduces menstrual cramping.
Hemorrhage: Hemophiliacs, people on blood thinning medications, and anyone predisposed to hemorrhage should avoid FIT Bodywraps, or any type of heating that would induce vasodilatation that can lead to the tendency to bleed.
Worsened Conditions: Should any condition worsen with the use of FIT Bodywrap, we recommend that you discontinue your use of the system.
Pain: You should not experience any pain during a FIT Bodywrap. If you do, it is clearly inappropriate for you at that time.