Formostar's primary goal for pain relief is to increase tissue temperature with a corresponding increase in blood flow to deeper tissue, plus an increase in muscle temperature. In turn, this provides increased nutrition at a cellular level, reduction of edema and removal of metabolites and products of the inflammatory process. This process can be particularly helpful with people that suffer joint problems such as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia by creating an analgesic effect.
The Formostar was developed for therapeutic purposes – mainly rheumatoid arthritis and joint mobility. Heat is a well-known treatment for pain relief with Far Infrared heat lamps being used by Eastern Cultures for a long time. Because the heat is absorbed around 4.5 cm's below the surface, it helps blood vessels dilate (expand), bringing relief and aiding the healing process of muscle and soft tissue injuries such as sprains, strains, arthritis, muscle spasm and many other muscular-skeletal ailments.
Increased blood circulation not only carries off metabolic waste products but also delivers oxygen rich blood to oxygen-depleted muscles to help promote faster recovery. The heat also deadens the nerve endings creating an analgesic effect.
Through the absorption of infrared energy, tissues are safely and gently heated increasing blood flow within the treated area. Your body's natural response to this increased temperature is to try to maintain a condition of homeostasis –a balanced environment or state of equilibrium throughout the body. Regular usage can give relief to chronic back pain, headaches, PMS symptoms, muscle spasms, and a host of other muscle pains.
Throughout this decade, infrared heat has become a therapy offered by many spas seeking another way to help their clients stay younger looking, slimmer, and live free of the normal aches and pains associated with aging. Because this method is much more direct and efficient, it is thought to be a superior pain relief method to conventional heat.