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Where is FIR found naturally in the environment?

Our bodies radiate far infrared energy through the skin at 3 to 50 microns, with most output at approximately 9.4 microns. Our palms emit FIR energy also, between 8 and 14 microns. 'Palm Healing', an ancient tradition in China, has used the healing properties of far infrared rays for 3,000 years. These natural healers emit energy and heat radiating from their hands to heal.

Current research conducted in Taiwan has measured significant far infrared energy emitted from the hands of Chi Gong masters. Yogis in India also employ palm healing and recommend it especially for relieving eye strain. Thermal therapy has in fact been in existence for thousands of years, dating back to ancient civilizations such as the Finns, the Romans, the ancient Chinese, the American Indians, and the Egyptians up to 5,000 years ago.


Since ancient times, people have known that exposure to sunshine can maintain and enhance health. Sun therapy is a form of natural FIR thermal therapy. Far Infrared Ray are the invisible rays of natural sunlight that have the longest wavelength. However, sunbathing should only be enjoyed in moderation since sunlight contains ultraviolet rays which can burn the skin. There is also no temperature control, and sunshine is only available seasonally. Pure, Far Infrared heat emitted from healing units unfortunately does not contain Vitamin D, but fortunately, if does not contain ultraviolet rays either.

Technological advances have provided new techniques for delivering FIR radiation to the human body. Specialty lamps and saunas, delivering pure FIR radiation (eliminating completely the near and mid infrared bands), have became safe, effective, and widely used sources to generate therapeutic effects. Carbon Fibers impregnated with FIR emitting ceramic nanoparticles and woven into fabrics, are being used as garments and wraps to generate FIR radiation, and attain health benefits from its effects by Venture Heat® .  

Venture Heat® Far Infrared Ray Heat Therapy products use a natural heat producing carbon fiber heating elements that offer the latest and most innovative technology and heating materials that make wearing the heating pads and heading wraps very comfortable and very easy to use.

The human body is mostly water, so it naturally absorbs all the far infrared rays too. When the FIR Heat Therapy Wrap is used, the human body will absorb that heat very quickly, and the healing process and the pain relief begins.  This is the most important benefit of generating heat that can penetrate up to 3 to 4 inches into the human body as it delivers the necessary heat to the affected area.

That is the reason Venture Heat®, the leader in wearable heating technology of Power Sports Apparel and Winter Sports Self Heating Clothing Apparel, now markets the self heating Far Infrared Ray Heat Therapy product line that anyone can simply plug into any electrical outlet and enjoy hours upon hours of deep penetrating Far Infrared Ray therapeutic heat therapy on the neck, shoulders, upper back, lower back, elbows, wrists, knees and even the forehead for migraine.

Are Far Infrared Ray Heat Therapy Products Safer than Surface Heat Heat Therapy Products?

Unlike ordinary heating pads, which only heat the surface of the skin, far infrared heating pads are completely safe – there’s no danger of burns or drying skin. As stated before, Far Infrared Rays are produced and absorbed naturally by the human body and are produced naturally by the sun. The difference between Far Infrared Ray Wavelengths is that unlike surface heat, these rays turn to heat on contact once these rays hit inside the affected tissues. It is there that the wavelengths rays transfer to mild deep penetrating therapeutic heat that aids the human body naturally and induces a response of healing and mild pain relief.

Far infrared rays, are capable of penetrating deep into the human body (literally, right down to the bones) where they gently elevate the body’s surface temperature and activate bodily functions and speed up healing and recovery from injury. (Don’t worry; far infrared rays are 100% safe. They’re NOT the ultraviolet rays which cause sunburn and skin cancer).

What is the difference between surface heat heating pads and FIR Heat Therapy Pads?

Standard heating pads and regular heating wraps only absorb regular surface heat and then release it inefficiently on the surface of the skin and into the atmosphere. The little amount of surface heat that is transferred from the regular heating pad or heating wrap is often not enough to promote healing or reduce swelling in muscles and is definitely not enough to relief pain of arthritis or other joint related illnesses. Many of these surface heat pads and heat wraps only work for a limited number of times and then need to be disposed of.

Surface Heat pads and Heat Wraps are expensive and very inefficient because it has to constantly be put it in hot water or microwave it to get it “HOT”and there is no way to regulate how hot the heat pad or heat wrap will get so there is a danger of getting it too hot or too cold.

The difference between surface heat and far infrared ray wavelengths

The FIR Heat from Venture Heat® Heat Therapy products is produced by utilizing the latest in Wearable Heating Technology and the latest innovation in health care products that utilize natural occurring Far Infrared Rays.  

Far Infrared Rays occur naturally and are produced by the Sun and by the human body. Heat is produced when the Far Infrared Rays penetrate the skin tissue, muscle tissue and even  bone tissue. It is when the Far Infrared Rays penetrate deep tissues that the light gets converted to therapeutic heat that is good to relieve  joint or muscle pain from the ankles, knees, leg muscles, lower back, upper back, shoulders, elbows, neck area and wrist.

Most Heat Therapy Products that are currently sold in stores or that are used at the physical therapist may be relying on old ancient technology that uses surface heat.  Surface heat is just that, heat that stays on the surface of the skin and never reaches the affected areas of the body where the discomfort is. Surface Heat also dissipates quickly and is not very efficient at transferring the heat energy from the Heat Therapy wrap or surface heat therapy pad to the affected joints and muscles. Since surface heat will never make it inside the affected muscle or joints it will never be able to help with deep penetrating therapeutic heat like Far Infrared Rays would since light gets converted to heat only when it penetrated into the human body.

How does Venture Heat® Far Infrared Ray Heat Therapy generate its heat?

Surface heat therapy Products rely on ancient old technology of heating the gel, rice or whatever material the heat therapy product is made of and hoping that there is enough heat to transfer as therapeutic heat into muscles and joints!

Adjusting or controlling the amount of heat that the surface heat pad may absorb so as not to burn the person’s skin requires a guessing trial and error where the person has to test if the level of heat is comfortable on his or her skin.  This can take a while.

It may be necessary to apply the surface heat pad multiple times and still not get enough heat.  When a person is suffering from Arthritis joint pain and can barely move due to the discomfort and due to the pain, something that is efficient is needed that goes right to the root of the problem and not be battling with getting any heat at all.

Venture Heat® Far Infrared Ray Heat Therapy Wraps and Pads produce deep penetrating therapeutic heat that goes directly to the affected area of the joints or muscles and promotes faster healing and a faster recovery from sports injury or arthritis.

Unlike conventional forms of heat therapy products, which heat up only the surface of the skin, Far Infrared Ray heat penetrates up to 1.5 inches or almost 4 cm into the muscles and bones, optimizing its therapeutic


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Even Heat Distribution: Carbon Fiber heaters are composed of thin carbon plates and have an even heat distribution area, thereby eliminating hot spots that are typically experienced with Ceramic Heaters

Lower Surface Temperature:  The surface temperature of a Carbon Fiber heater is much lower than a Ceramic heater, therefore, they are safer and a person can withstand longer therapy sessions.

More Heat Coverage: Carbon Fiber heaters provide more heat coverage than ceramic heater saunas.

Infrared Rays: Carbon Fiber heaters emit rays that are closer to far infrared which is most beneficial for health and healing.

Deep Tissue Penetration: Carbon Fiber heaters Infrared heat penetrates deeper into the skin tissue than with Ceramic heaters.

Lower Energy Cost:  Carbon heaters are energy-efficient

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