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  Pittsburgh Infrared Body Wraps Frequently Asked Questions  
  Q: What should I wear during a body wrap?  
  A: During the Formostar body wrap: Please wear heavy weight natural cotton fiber long sleeve top and calf length pants. Thin, synthetic fiber clothing can conduct too much heat to be comfortable for most. All areas being treated should be covered during your session.  
Q: How long does each session last?
A: Formostar Body Wrap sessions last 50 minutes
Q: Will changing dietary and health habits improve results from wrap sessions?
A: Of course any diet and lifestyle improvement will be of benefit whether or not you decide to undertake a Formostar program. However, if you made the commitment to the Formostar program then more value will be derived from that commitment if other lifestyle improvements are also undertaken.

Pittsburgh Infrared Body Wraps Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why should I drink water before, during and after a session?
A:  Drinking room temperature water before, during and after a session allows the body to stay hydrated and replaces body fluids that have been perspired during the session.
  Q: How often can I repeat treatments?  
  A: This will depend on a person's lifestyle. If you are a very physically treatments can be as often as every 2 days. For best results it is preferable right before a workout as this will help burn the most dramatic amount of calories and also has maximum impact on body definition. With relatively physically inactive people, a minimum of 3 days between sessions is recommended. More regular sessions are unnecessary and may actually be detrimental to results. Upon reaching the intended body shape, it is possible to revert to maintenance only schedule, which for most people, should be around 2 to 4 times a month.  


  Q: Who can use Infrared Heat?  
  A: Virtually everyone can gain benefit from Infrared. However, sessions should not be undertaken unless clients have received their Doctor's advice where any of the following conditions exist: Over activity of the thyroid gland, cardiac infarction, cardiac weakness, constriction of the coronary blood vessels, marked high or low blood pressure, diabetes requiring insulin treatment, disturbances to the function of the kidneys and associated organs, fever, severe general infection, contact allergies, skin diseases, open wounds, newly acquired shingles, pregnancy, prescribed medicines causing increased sensitivity to physical stimulation (for example antibiotics), cases of severe varicose veins. As always, if any doubt exists, it is recommended that clients seek their doctor's or health practitioner's advice  
  Q: Can clients use multiple infrared treatments, such as tanning sessions, on the same day?  
  A: Both the Formostar and a tanning bed give off infrared heat therefore it is possible to receive a burn and or heat rash if both sessions are taken on the same day. It is not recommended, especially if you are fair skinned and prone to burning. Tanning the previous or the next day should be perfectly fine.  
Q: What Is Infrared?
A: Infrared is the band of light we perceive as heat. We cannot see this band of light with the naked eye, but we can feel this type of light in the form of heat. Our sun produces most of its energy output in the infrared segment of the spectrum. Infrared rays heat your body without having to heat the air in-between, through a process called conversion.
Q: What parts of the body can be targeted?
A: There are six high-density silicone pads providing several wrapping options. For most women, the silicone pads are wrapped around the thighs, hips, abdomen, and arms. For most men, the silicone pads are wrapped around the thighs, abdomen, chest, and arms. If the upper arms don't need toning you can opt to use those pads on calf area.  The heat to each of the silicone pads is individually controlled therefore the level can be set according to your comfort level.
Q: How does Formostar Body Wrap work?
A: Formostar's energy comes from the Earth's natural light spectrum. This particular body wrap is designed to use energy to achieve the maximum effects to the body,minus the UV elements. When Formostar energy goes through your skin, it changes from light energy to heat energy, and increase the temperature of your subcutaneous body layers. Your body is tricked to think you're working out, burning 900 - 1,400 calroies in a 50 minute session.
Pittsburgh Infrared Body Wraps Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who's qualified to use Infrared heat?
  A: Everyone can benefit from Formostar's Infrared body wraps. However, you should seek doctor's notice that you have any of the following condition: cardiac weakness, contact allergies, constriction of the coronary blood vessels, prescribed medicines causing increased sensitivity to physical stimulation (for example antibiotics), thyroid gland, problems with  kidneys and associated organs, fever, severe general infection, severe varicose veins, cardiac infarction, diabetes requiring insulin treatment, newly acquired shingles, open wounds, high or low blood pressure, pregnancy, or skin diseases.

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