Only through the filtering effect of the water in the atmosphere does the sun’s radiation lose its harmful impact enabling a diversity of growth. Without this filtering of the sun’s radiation by the atmosphere, absorption of this energy through the water molecules in the most superficial human skin layers would occur, which would result in a stinging and burning sensation. Intense overheating and rapid tissue dehydration would be the result.
A water filter absorbs infrared light of those wavelengths that would otherwise present a thermal burden to the skin.
An important feature of water-filtered infrared-A (wIRA) is its ability to penetrate into deeper-lying tissues while at the same time being gentle to the skin, thus allowing the application of wIRA at higher intensities resulting in increased effectiveness.
Water-filtered infrared A light therapy can be used to provide infrared heat therapy to relieve muscular soreness. Infrared therapy may also improve peripheral circulation. Can be used in conjuction with physical therapies including massage.
Photodynamic therapy (PDT)
The Hydrosun 750 is used as a light source in Photodynamic therapy.
Treatments are available from dermatologists and GP specialising in skin care.
Dr Ian Hoyle
Mountain Retreat practice at 430 Macquarie St South Hobart.
Call on 6223 5570 8am until 7pm for an appointment.
Wholebody and local hyperthermia is available from the NIIM clinic in Melbourne
21 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, Melbourne
Victoria 3122 AUSTRALIA
Phone: (03) 9804 0646 or Clinic Direct Line: (03) 9912 9500
Fax: (03) 9804 0513