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Have you ever suffered back pain, knee pain or even period pains? Get rid of your painkillers! Heat therapy is the alternative treatment for rehabilitation purposes.
Far-infrared ray therapy is mainly used in healthcare practices. But now far-infrared fabrics can help improve physical performance and enhance urban lifestyles.
As estimated by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), up to 80% of the population will experience back pain at some time in their lives. In recent years, far-infrared rays have been increasingly used in heat therapy for pain relief and better overall health.
Far-infrared fabrics can promote blood circulation and increase oxygen levels in the blood. The additional energy generated can have many positive effects on the body, such as performance enhancement and prevention of premature fatigue, as well as improved tissue and muscle regeneration. It can also be beneficial to those with arthritis and stiff muscles and injuries to the deep tissues of the skin. At the same time such fabrics do not cause our skin to burn.
All the above benefits have made far-infrared suitable for healthcare products, and it has been used in many textile products, like underwear, knee pads, neck and stomach pads, socks and cushions.
Far-infrared textiles are made with blends of polymer and nano- or micro-ceramic powders spun together with synthetic fibers and other fibers into yarns and fabrics. Far-infrared materials can also be added during finishing process of an ordinary fabric. For example, commonly used far infrared powder includes Al2O3, TiO2, BaO, ZrO, SiO2, SiC, TiC, ZrC, and active charcoal powder, etc.
Intertek Hong Kong supports measurement of the far-infrared emission rate with test methods GB/T 30127-2013. We are well equipped to test far-infrared fibers on far-infrared emission rate and temperature rise.
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