Health Benefits of FIR

Why FIR?

fir-heatersWhen you practice at Hothut you get all the benefits of yoga boosted by all the benefits of FIR infrared heat. Like yoga, far-infrared heat removes toxins, improves flexibility & joint mobility, promotes healing, reduces muscle stiffness and pain, decreases soreness & inflammation, increases circulation, improves skin tone, promotes weight loss, enhances heart function, lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, and speeds recovery.

Far Infrared therapy (FIR) involves the use of Far Infrared rays to gently heal, soothe, stimulate and detox the physical body, as well as the mind.

Far Infrared Rays are invisible waves of energy that have the ability to penetrate all layers of the human physical body, penetrating into the inner-most regions of the tissues, muscles and bone.

An ancient technique, Far Infrared Therapy uses these waves, or rays, of energy to slightly elevate the surface temperature of the body. When we slightly induce a very small temperature increase, we can enhance our body’s functioning on multiple levels.

FIR do not dry out your lungs, throat, mouth, or nose, or present any of the unpleasantries often associated with traditional warmed and blown air systems. Instead, the feeling is one of nurturing and comfort.


Far Infrared Rays expand capillaries, thus stimulating increased blood flow, regeneration, circulation, and oxygenation.

FIR heat is excellent for detox. Scientists report that in the FIR treatment of clogged capillary vessels, heat expands the capillaries and then initiates the start of a process to dissolve hidden toxins. FIR Infrared thereby promotes elimination of fats, chemicals, and toxins from the blood.

FIR relieves nervous tension and relax autoneuro muscles thereby, helping the body make the most of its intended healing abilities. Due to the heating of muscle fibers, FIR reduces soreness on nerve endings and muscle spasms.

FIR stimulates enzyme activity and metabolism. By raising metabolism and body temperature, FIR heat also breaks down cellulite (trapped water, fat and waste). FIR waves penetrate layers of tissue, triggering mobilisation of chemicals from fat stored under the skin to move directly into the sweat. After about 20 minutes, body heat starts releasing stored fat.

FIR promotes rebuilding of injured tissue by positively effecting the fibroblasts (the connective tissue cells necessary for the repair of injury). Furthermore, it increases growth of cells and protein synthesis, both necessary components for any successful tissue repair and regeneration.  FIR is excellent for healing burns, scar tissue, and other skin problems.