far-infrared therapy

How Do Ceramic Blankets Promote Healing?

By Gladiator Therapeutics

June 4, 2024

It is challenging to find the right solution for chronic pain, a condition that affects many adults across the United States. The latest data from the CDC states that over 51 million U.S. adults are diagnosed with conditions that contribute to chronic pain.

Traditional therapeutic options often provide limited relief and can come with unwanted side effects, leaving many people searching for alternatives besides invasive surgery.

One such alternative is a ceramic blanket — which utilizes far-infrared (FIR) therapy, a novel, non-invasive solution for chronic pain. Gladiator Therapeutics’ ceramic blankets are among the various far-infrared devices that use this technology to provide soothing, targeted pain relief.

But ceramic blankets aren’t just for chronic pain. They can also be a natural treatment for muscle injuries, wound healing, and post-operative surgery. This guide will help you understand the benefits of far-infrared therapy and how ceramic blankets can significantly help manage pain.

What is Far-Infrared Therapy?

Far-infrared therapy is a type of electromagnetic radiation that is invisible to the human eye but can be felt as heat. The gentle, soothing heat helps the body relax and rejuvenate.

FIR therapy uses the natural energy of far-infrared waves, which have similar benefits as the sun’s rays — but without the harmful UV component.

Far-infrared rays work by penetrating the skin and reaching deep tissues. Your cells then absorb light energy, which then releases nitric oxide. Nitric oxide helps widen blood vessels.

While they improve blood flow, they also provide better circulation. This means more oxygen and nutrients reach damaged areas, which can ultimately help manage various medical symptoms.

Infrared radiation therapy may benefit various medical conditions, including chronic pain relief, improved blood circulation, and managing sleep disturbances.

Benefits of Far-Infrared Technology

Far-infrared technology provides several healing benefits, whether you are dealing with chronic pain, post-operative recovery, or cardiovascular issues.

FIR light reaches 1.5 inches into the skin’s surface. The light emits a gentle heat that goes deep into the muscles and joints, giving a well-needed relief to muscle pain and discomfort. Along with pain management, FIR light may be useful for:

  • Natural Stress Relief: The soothing heat helps to calm the nervous system, leading to a more relaxed state of mind and body—often also resulting in improved sleep.
  • Flushing Out Toxins: Far-infrared technology can enhance the body’s natural detoxification process by increasing sweat production, which aids in eliminating toxins.
  • Immune System Support: The therapy’s ability to improve circulation and overall health can contribute to a stronger immune response.
  • Faster Healing: Far-infrared therapy also speeds up the healing process. Since FIR opens up blood vessels, it helps supply more oxygen and vital nutrients to reach damaged or inflamed areas, improving blood circulation. For those recovering from surgeries, this can lead to quicker recovery times and less downtime.

Ceramic Blankets and How They Help

Now that we understand far-infrared therapy, let’s review how this technology is used in ceramic blankets and discuss which conditions they can help with the most.

What are Ceramic Blankets?

Ceramic blankets are made with special materials that emit far-infrared light. They are designed to wrap around the body, providing targeted therapy. The ceramic materials in the blankets absorb body heat and emit far-infrared rays, which penetrate deep into the tissues.

Blankets vary in size, but many are designed to be lightweight and flexible, making them easy to use and comfortable to wear during treatment sessions. Additionally, their design ensures that the far-infrared light is distributed evenly across the affected area.

Benefits of Ceramic Blankets

One major advantage of ceramic blankets is their non-invasive nature. They provide a gentle treatment method that does not require any intrusive procedures, making them ideal for people who prefer or need less aggressive therapeutic options.

Studies show they also contribute to accelerated wound healing. Ceramic blankets provide lasting pain relief, as well as aid in pre and post-surgery.

Moreover, they’re a convenient and accessible therapy option, which can help reduce frequent clinic visits. They only need to be purchased once and can offer years of support.

Safety is another significant benefit of these blankets. Far-infrared treatment has no known side effects, making it a safe choice for people of all ages and health conditions.

Conditions Benefited by Ceramic Blankets

Ceramic blankets provide relief for various medical conditions. Some of the conditions they benefit may even go hand-in-hand:

  1. Chronic Pain: If you have arthritis or fibromyalgia, you’re likely struggling with daily pain. Ceramic blankets can help reduce this discomfort by using far-infrared therapy to soothe and relax inflamed areas, providing much-needed relief.
  2. Muscle Injuries: For athletes or anyone with muscle strains, these blankets can help to enhance blood flow, speeding up the repair of muscle tissues. Whether recovering from a workout or healing from an injury, the increased circulation aids in faster recovery without increasing blood pressure.
  3. Joint Pain: People with joint issues, like those with knee pain from running or general joint inflammation, can benefit greatly. Far-infrared therapy can also help to reduce inflammation and ease pain, making it easier to move and stay active.
  4. Wound Healing: If you’ve ever had a wound or experienced tissue damage, you know how slow the healing process can be. Ceramic blankets improve circulation to the affected area, promoting quicker healing and reducing downtime. Additionally, they support the cardiovascular system, which is crucial for effective wound healing.
  5. Post-Surgery Recovery: After surgery, managing pain and promoting tissue repair is crucial. Using a ceramic blanket can help reduce post-surgery pain and encourage faster healing, helping you get back on your feet sooner.

How Do You Use a Ceramic Blanket?

There are different types of ceramic blankets designed for various uses. Some are lightweight and flexible, perfect for draping over sore muscles or wrapping around joints. Others are more structured and ideal for covering larger areas like the back or legs. Portable versions are great for on-the-go use, while more robust options can be used at home for consistent therapy.

Using ceramic blankets is usually relatively simple, but it’s important to pay close attention to the directions of your specific blanket to know how and for how long you should use the blanket. Some products should only be worn for a few hours, while others can be worn for up to 24 hours.

For most, you simply wrap the blanket around the affected area and relax while the blanket emits its healing far-infrared light.

Choosing the Right Ceramic Blanket

Whether you’re looking to manage pain, speed up muscle recovery, sleep better, or reduce joint inflammation, there’s likely a ceramic blanket that fits your needs. Finding what works best for your specific condition can make a big difference in your overall comfort and healing.

Gladiator is a leading researcher company and producer of products equipped with far-infrared technology. Our ceramic blankets combine this technology with unmatched comfortability. They’re a durable, easy-to-use, and highly effective option for those looking for targeted healing. If you’d like to learn more about our ceramic blankets and other pain management products, contact our team at Gladiator today.