What are infrared treatments in physiotherapy?
Near Infrared treatments in physiotherapy uses the heating effect produced by infrared rays, a type of radiant energy invisible to human eyes to help relieve pain, ease stiffness and boost healing of soft tissue injury.
The infrared rays are sent through a non-luminous infrared lamp generator, usually over / near the painful area. The rays falling on the surface of the skin is partially reflected and partially absorbed. The one that reaches deep into the layers of body tissue will naturally help the body to ease pain, relax muscles, improve metabolism and blood flow.
The infrared lamp, although it’s an electrical device, is not sending electricity to your body but only heat through infrared rays. The infrared therapy is therefore considered a thermotherapy.