March 3, 2015

SAN DIEGO March 3, 2015 FIT Bodywrap® Clinical Director Dr. Aaron M. Flickstein, Emeritus D.C., the leader in far infrared wellness technology, releases compiled studies on stress reduction through infrared heat at the International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference in New York on March 8-10, 2015.

“FIT Bodywrap has demonstrated health, wellness and skin beautification benefits with past research,” said Dr. Flickstein. “My new study compilation demonstrates how stress reduction through infrared heat can help alleviate weight gain, autonomic imbalances, low immunity, body pain and exposure to environmental stressors.”

Research highlights compiled by Dr. Flickstein that support far infrared heat, as found in FIT Bodywrap, for stress reduction include:

  • Cortisol Level Reduction: Stress can increase cortisol level production, therefore, contributing to weight gain. According to many health professionals, such as fitness expert Jorge Cruz, increased stress can increase the production of cortisol in the body. Cortisol is a “fight or flight” hormone that raises the heart rate and blood pressure, and leads to the deposit of excess calories in the midsection, i.e. a fat tummy.
  • Immune System Strengthening: Stress can suppress immune functions. By deep heating the body with radiant heat, the infrared is able to raise the core body temperature by 2 – 3 degrees Fahrenheit. This elevation of your core body temperature acts as an induced fever, with each degree of elevation causing a doubling of your immune response (Soszyński, D 2003).
  • Body Pain Reduction: Stress has been shown to induce or prolong chronic pain through excess muscle contractions. The study by Matsushita et al. (2008) found that chronic pain patients experienced a significant reduction in pain levels (nearly 70%) after the first session of infrared therapy.  Pain experience also decreased significantly and remained low throughout the observation period. (Matsushita L., Masuda A., Tei C. 2008, Aug 15)
  • Environmental Stressor Elimination: Toxins are a form of unavoidable environmental stress that lead to or can contribute to our burden of stress-related illness. The United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that the root causes of more than 80% of all illnesses are found in personal environments or lifestyles [stressors]. IR-induced body sweating helps remove toxic substances and heavy metals that regular exercise or other heating approaches can’t remove.

FIT Bodywrap will be located at Booth #876 at IECSC in New York. To set up a briefing/FIT Bodywrap review, please contact Jamie Reyes at or 619-487-0363.



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