Healthful Benefits of POD Sessions
Utilizing the many benefits of infrared technology along with several other beneficial healing modalities, the POD is a great solution to today’s hectic and stressful lifestyle.
Far infrared heat (FIR) is a form of naturally occurring energy that heats objects by direct light conversion known as DLC. All life requires FIR heat from the sun. FIR heat produces the same useful energy as the sun without the harmful ultraviolet rays of electromagnetic field radiation. FIR heat is not ultraviolet radiation, but a narrow band of energy that penetrates 1.5 to 2 inches deep into the body to increase circulation and nourish damaged tissue. It warms your body from the inside out, stimulates the immune system and eliminates waste material through skin pores via sweating and promotes blood circulation. The deep heat of the POD helps peripheral blood vessels to dilate, bringing relief and healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries. Increased blood circulation carries off metabolic waste products and delivers oxygen-rich blood to oxygen depleted muscles spending healing time.
One session in the POD incorporates FIR heat, vibratory massage, oxygen therapy, aromatherapy and music therapy.During this session, your body will go through detoxification, in which increased blood circulation stimulates sweat glands, releasing built-up toxins and waste.
The lymphatic massage allows one to lie comfortably in the POD while FIR helps loosen and relax muscles in conjunction with a vibratory massage of the upper and lower body. Oxygen therapy is when oxygen freely flows through the POD chamber where it mixes with the FIR to enhance its effectiveness. Oxygen serves to temporarily increase the body’s white blood cell count. As white blood cells are the natural antagonist of toxins and infection, the oxygen serves to enhance the immune system by boosting cellular immunity as well as further detoxifying the body.
Aromatherapy is a form of healing that utilizes the properties and aromas of essential plant oils that reach the brain in less than two seconds. These aromas are also absorbed through the skin pores. Lastly, the POD is equipped with an amazing sound system for music therapy, which enables one to play favorite music, listen to a guided mediation or pick something from an extensive mind-expanding collection.
Resource: Thermographic Diagnostic Imaging/Health Through Awareness, Garden State Community Medical Center, 100 Brick Rd, Ste 206 Marlton,NJ. Cost: $30 per 20-minute POD session. For more information, call 856-596-5834.