The Science of Formostar


How the Formostar Infrared Body Wrap Treatment Works

The core temperature of our body is 37 degrees Celsius and constantly reduces toward the outside. Consequently, the outer areas of the body tend to be around 10 degrees Celsius colder and this is where excess fat is typically deposited.

In order to achieve body toning, it is necessary to undergo sustained cardiovascular exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes, 3 to 4 times per week. During exercise, the body temperature rises and sweat is generated as the body attempts to cool itself. At the same time, the heart works harder pumping blood at a greater rate to boost circulation. Heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate increase, while diastolic blood pressure drops, improving overall cardiovascular fitness and burning off fat deposits.

Guyton’s Textbook of Medical Physiology reports that one gram of sweat requires 0.586 kcal. The JAMA citation above goes on to state that ” A moderately conditioned person can easily sweat of 500 grams in a traditional sauna, consuming nearly 300 kcal-the equivalent of running two to three miles. A heat conditioned person can easily sweat off 600 to 800 kcal with no adverse effects. While the weight of water lost can be regained by rehydration, the calories consumed will not be.”

The implications are that Far Infrared heat applied directly to the body via the silicone treatment pads will allow between 970-1400 kcal to be eliminated via perspiration during a 60 minute session.

Formostar uses both near Infrared heat and FAR Infrared heat.


Near infrared light has dozens of biological effects on the body that you can harness to dramatically improve your health and well-being. Near Infrared easily and effectively penetrates deep into the human body to directly stimulates cell structures. Our bodies have intracellular components inside the mitochondria of every cell called chromophores. Chromophores absorb red and near infrared wavelengths and are located at the end stage of the chain of reactions in the mitochondria that synthesize the energy molecule ATP. The effect of near infrared on the mitochondria is a net increase in cellular energy production that can then be used to repair and rejuvenate at the cellular level. Studies have shown increases in muscle protein synthesis, collagen and skin protein synthesis,and angiogenesis (the growth of new blood vessels).


Far Infrared therapy very gently increases blood flow by expanding the capillaries that carry blood. It also increases oxygenation and regeneration of the blood, deeply detoxifying it for the improved functioning of all of the major organs in the body, which depend on blood for energy. This detoxification is on the deepest level, allowing hidden toxins in the blood and tissue to be dissolved or immobilized.

Through the subtle heating, Far Infrared boosts our immune system, increasing the amount of white blood cells and killer T-cells. It is an excellent therapy for promoting healing, reducing muscle soreness, muscle spasms and relief for rheumatoid arthritis.  Far Infrared can also increase the processing enzyme activity in our digestive tract, as well as boost metabolism.
The sweating quality that comes from Far Infrared Therapy truly helps us detox from the enormous levels of pollution in modern times. It also is crucial for discomfort relief and the reduction of redness and swelling. Clinical studies done in both the United States, and in Japan, found, “Much of the stiffness, aches and soreness that comes with aging is reduced or eliminated” and, “Whole body far infrared heat relieved pain from burns and decreased healing time with less scarring.”

Heart studies done by The Mayo Clinic and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that infrared sauna therapy significantly improved blood vessel functioning in high-cholesterol, diabetes and smoking patients. The therapy also was found to increase circulation, lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar, and help in weight loss.