Infra-red exercise therapy

As featured in ‘The truth about cosmetic treatments’ by Michael Mosely on BBC.
Infrabaldan is a state-of-the-art, patented device which couples exercise with infra-red therapy. It is designed to trigger aerobic metabolism and progressive weight loss.

What the treatment entails:

Infra-red exercise therapy entails a 40-minute session of pedalling under infra-red light. A sensor is placed on your arm to detect your heart rate. The Infra-red exercise therapy device detects your heartbeat and guides you to achieve the optimum speed to trigger aerobic metabolism.

2-3 sessions are recommended for the first few weeks until the desired result is achieved. Later, 2-3 sessions per month will suffice to help maintain your results.

Weight loss and metabolism: 

 

There are two types of metabolism that the body uses to turn the food you eat into energy. 

Aerobic Metabolism

During aerobic metabolism, your body creates energy by burning carbohydrates, amino acids, and fats in the presence of oxygen. Aerobic metabolism provides energy for exercise and other body functions.

Anaerobic Metabolism

Anaerobic metabolism creates energy by burning carbohydrates in the absence of oxygen. This occurs when your lungs cannot put enough oxygen into the bloodstream to keep up with the demands of your muscles for energy. When there isn’t enough oxygen in the bloodstream, glucose and glycogen cannot be fully broken down into carbon dioxide and water. Instead, lactic acid is produced, building up in the muscles and degrading muscle function.

Anaerobic vs. Aerobic Metabolism

Anaerobic metabolism is not as efficient as aerobic metabolism. A glucose molecule can only produce 2-3 energy molecules under anaerobic metabolism, while it produces around 40 with aerobic metabolism.

Anaerobic metabolism can only use glucose and glycogen, while aerobic metabolism can also break down fats and protein.

Infra-red exercise therapy has the following benefits:

Increases aerobic metabolism and promotes weight loss:

A sedentary lifestyle puts aerobic metabolism to “sleep”, but this can be re-awakened with moderate and constant movement. Our body begins to burn fat 24 hours a day, rather than accumulate it. By triggering aerobic metabolism, fat is used as an energy source.

Improvement of blood numbers:

Several studies have shown that, after a certain number of sessions, cholesterol, triglycerides and blood sugars are reduced.

Reduces sensitivity to physical exertion:

When the body starts to use fat as source of energy, it no longer produces lactic acid. Physical activity becomes less tiring, particularly for those with a sedentary lifestyle.

Anti-ageing and toning effect:

Constant and continuous physical movement during the treatment with InfraBaldan helps detoxify the body, drain excess fluids, and regenerate tissues. Infra-red light is scientifically proven to increase collagen production, resulting in a skin tightening effect.

Hormonal regulation:

Infra-red light stimulates the release of the endorphins Serotonin (our feel-good hormone) and Melatonin (our sleep hormone). This helps improves our sleep cycle and mood.

Downtime:

None

Prices starting from: £60 per session