Our Wellness Studio in Geelong is very excited with the new addition of Vital Dome, a French advanced infratherapy ecosystem that uses pure far infrared to regenerate the body within. Far infrared is a vital radiation of the sun and is natural and essential factor for growth and healing.
Vital Dome uses black carbon heating panels. The high density and uniform distribution of carbon in the panels allows for an even emission of temperature on its surface. Far infrared biocompatible emissions penetrate up to 4cm beneath the skin at cellular level which improves tissue exchange, boosts draining function, activates blood circulation and flushes toxins from the body. Its a gentle and efficient method that reactivates processes and protects against outside aggressions.
A Vital Dome session lasts between 20 – 45 minutes with each session individual and tailored to your needs with a choice of 200 programs. The heat is evenly distributed to the entire body thanks to the 4 heated zones (back, chest, legs and feet). Vital Dome is suitable for children and sessions are set for 20 minutes.
Sunlight consists of different wavelengths that are combined to produce “daylight”. Infrared light is located in the lower wavelengths of the spectrum. It is not visible to the naked eye.
Infrared are classified as follows:
- Infrared short (A) of between 0.76 and 1.5 μm ranging from 1658 ° C to 3538 ° C,
- Infrared means (B) of between 1.5 and 5.6 μm ranging from 244 ° C to 1658 ° C,
- Far infrared (C) between 5.6 and 1000 μm falling below 244 ° C
The wavelength of the long infrared is that which presides over any growth of life in nature. These rays have the characteristic of penetrating deep into the tissues of the human body
What is Far Infrared?
At the body temperature, infrared radiation emits the ideal energy to give more vigour to the cells and optimizes the processes of growth and development of living beings.
Long infrared is easily absorbed by humans, animals and plants. They are able to activate the cellular functions. Infrared radiation does not heat the air, it raises the internal temperature of the body (heat transfer by radiation). It is this radiation that is emitted by the “B-Carbon” panels, an essential part of the Vital Dome®. They penetrate deep into the body without excessively increasing the ambient temperature.
Long infrared rays have 3 distinct characteristics combination called the Incidence:
Radiation: Infrared radiation generates heat or diffuses from a localised sourse, this is the principle of Reflection
Penetration: Long infrared rays penetrates the tissues of the human body, this is Absorption.
Resonance: When long infrared rays have penetrated the tissues of the organism, the water molecules come into resonance. With the activation of the particles there is an increase in temperature, this is Transmission.
The human body emits energy at a wavelength of 9.17μm. Therefore, it receives energy optimally if it is in a wavelength between 5.6 and 14 μm. These wavelengths are those of far infrared.
Water and body fluids strongly absorb long infrared energy because they have the same vibratory frequency. → This effect is already sufficient to improve health.
Sweat consists of 99% water, 0.5% mineral salts and 0.5% organic matter.
Sweat is produced by 3 types of glands: eccrine, apocrine and sebaceous
The eccrine sweat glands: Eccrine is a watery, colorless liquid composed of water, sodium chloride, ammonia, urea and lactic acid.
The apocrine sweat glands: Apocrine sweat has an extremely limited flow a day and it is particularly thick.
The sebaceous glands: Secretes sebum which contains essentially lipids and debris of dead cells.
Sweating is a natural physiological phenomenon essential to the body to ensure thermoregulation, elimination of metabolic waste and protection. Sweating is therefore the guarantee of beautiful skin and good health. A session in the Vital Dome® causing a slight hyperthermia will therefore allow for deep perspiration in the level of the hypodermis. This sweat contains an average of 80% water and 20% fat.
By comparison, the superficial perspiration caused a traditional sauna (steam) or hammam consists of 97% water.
Toxins are substances present in food, water, air and soil. The resonance induced by exposure to infrared radiation along a wavelength of the order of 10 μm, will put the water molecules containing the toxins in vibration. As the position of water molecules transforms, encapsulated gases and other toxic materials are released.
Toxins that can not be removed immediately by the body are encapsulated by a mixture of water and fat. Blood circulation and cellular energy become impaired where these toxins accumulate. Indeed, toxins can be responsible for the poor elimination of fat and their storage, leading to the appearance of cellulitis, in particular adipose cellulitis (poisoning of adipose tissue creating orange peel)
Vital Dome – Infratherpy
In the Vital Dome, the body is heated directly by the heat of the radiation without increasing the ambient temperature. The long infrared crosses the skin up to 4 cm deep, warming occurs in the heart muscle tissue causing a significant sweating identical to that generated during a sustained physical effort.
Clinical Proven Studies
– 82% of users feel more relaxed
– 77% of users notice a skimmer silhouette
– 63% of users notice a firmer skin
– 77% of users notice lighter legs
– 73% of users notice an improvement in sleep quality
– 77% of users notice an improvement of their overall well-being
– Up to 4.0cm reduction on the waist line
– Up to 2.5cm reduction on the hips
– Up to 2.0cm reduction around the thighs
*Results reported after a course of 12 sessions over 1 month.
Benefits of infratherapy
- Eliminates toxins (heavy metals, chemical residues, acids …)
- Oxygenation of tissues
- Reduction of edema
- Stimulates skin functions
Beauty of the skin
- Purify, firms & rejuvenates the skin
- Regenerates damaged tissue
- Reduces wrinkles
- Relieves dermatitis
- Calms burns
- Improves and regulates quality of sleep
- Reduces stress and nervous tension
- Reduces signs of chronic fatigue
- Relaxes the muscles
- Promotes deep relaxation
Sports and athletes
- Improved physical and mental abilities
- Improved fatigue management
- More Effective Recovery
- Oxygenation of muscles
- Prevents tendin-muscular pain
- Eliminates muscle stiffness and aches
- Drains and eliminates toxins
- Reduces the appearance of cellulite through drainage
- Promotes the reduction of body fat
- Relaunching drainage mechanisms
- Improves blood and lymphatic circulation
- Stimulates the metabolism
Health & well-being
- Immune system stimulation
- Pain reduction
- Nervous system relief
- Reduced blood pressure
- Relieves rheumatism and joint pain
- Acid-basic balance
Winter Vital Dome results on your body: A total body warming, a feeling of heat that lasts more than 3 hours after and preventing winter diseases.
Summer Vital Dome results on your body: Decreases the sensation of heavy legs, reduction of edema and water retention, an immediate sensation of freshness and limiting body odour.
Benefits in detail
Long infrared increases blood circulation, oxygenates the skin, restoring its detoxifying properties.
Some toxins such as nicotine, alcohol, salt, heavy metals accumulate in the body (in the liver and kidneys) due to the industrialisation of modern life. The sweat generated by the Vital Dome allows the evacuation of a large part of these toxins.
Far infrared helps to purify our cells, especially the adipocytes where waste and harmful toxins such as chemical residues and heavy metals are stored.
Unlike traditional saunas (steam), infrared saunas allows you to lose fat. Infrared radiation helps produce 2 to 3 times more sweat than conventional saunas, this implies that the increase in calorie consumption is quite impressive.
The perspiration that is produced by long infrared is part of a complex thermostatic process which increases cardiac rhythm, cardiac output and metabolic rate. This process requires significant amount of energy.
Cellulite is mainly caused by estrogen. This phenomenon causes an accumulation of liquids in the blood vessels. As these fluids accumulate among the conjunctive cells, circulation and lipolysis decreases as these cells do not receive enough oxygen to burn the fat. Adipose cells continue to retain fat, increase in volume and generate more and more cellulite.
Similarly, there is a direct link between the slowing of metabolism and the storage of toxins in adipose cells. These tend to accumulate in the posterior region. Infrared heat increases the heart rate and localized blood circulation: this reverses the above-mentioned trends.
Warming a part of the body produces vasodilation throughout the body, even in the absence of a change in temperature. By Heating one end of the body, the lateral end also expands. Heating the muscles produces an increase in blood flow similar to that found during exercise. Raising the body’s core temperature also produces an increase in blood flow and dilation of capillaries, arterioles, and venules.
Improved blood pressure and lower stress levels were revealed by far infrared studies. It helps to reduce stress by reducing cortisol and increasing serotonin.
Far infrared increases blood circulation and oxygen supply to damaged tissues, promoting relaxation and comfort, inducing sleep and relieving stress.
Far infrared rays penetrate more than 4 cm under the skin allowing them to reach the connective tissue where the muscles are located. Due to the internal heat, the muscle fibres will be able to relax.
Improved blood micro circulation helps to eliminate more waste and bring more nutrients to the skin which relieves eczema, psoriasis, lesions, burns, acne and cuts.
Infrared rays pass through the skin up to 48 mm deep into the dermis and stimulates the fibroblast cells responsible for the manufacture of elastin and collagen contributing to the firmness of the skin.
The higher temperature program created for athletes will allow for a much more effective muscular relaxation and elimination of lactic acid that’s responsible for aches.
The internal heat of the Vital Dome will also help prevent tendon-ligament pain (elongation, breakdown, tendinitis, etc.).
The hot energy induced by infrared rays can be compared to an artificial fever without the energy expenditure of the body to create it. The fever being the first defense barrier of the body and created by the long infrared will clean all the viruses and bacteria as it’s known that they are sensitive to a temperature rise.
The heat emitted by far infrared radiation produces an analgesic effect in the peripheral circulatory system as well as in the nerve endings. The deep heat of the far infrared favors the dilation of peripheral blood vessels, providing relief and healing to muscles and soft tissue injuries. It has shown to be an effective treatment for sprains, neuralgia, bursitis, muscle spasms, joint stiffness and other musculoskeletal discomforts.
The heat of the far infrared can increase the production of endorphins.
For optimum results, Confidere & Co recommends 2 sessions a week for 10 – 15 weeks then regular sessions to maintain your results. Each Vital Dome session last between 20 – 45-minute depending on the program. On average, we recommend to space your sessions by at least 48 hours for better results. Infratherapy can be purchased as a casual pass, multi-session infratherapy passes and combination of infratherapy and hyperbaric therapy passes.
Please contact us to talk about the benefits of using infratherapy as its one of the most efficient techniques used for wellness and mood enhancing. We also have a range of gift vouchers available online and in-store.
Please note that Confidere & Co recommends you consult with your physician if you are unsure before using the Vital Dome infratherpy.