The Formostar Heat Wraps
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 Formostar’s silicone
treatment pads will allow between 970-1400 kcal to be eliminated via perspiration during a 60
Easy To Use
One of the most appealing aspects of Formostar is that there is no need to remove clothing for an
effective session. The silicone treatment pads should not be directly applied to the skin. Natural
fabric such as cotton clothing is recommended. Clients simply lie down on a comfortable
massage table, have the silicone treatment pads wrapped around the areas to be treated and relax for 50 minutes.
Benefits: Cellulite Reduction
What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is best described as a condition of uneven deposits of fat, water and wastes that have
become trapped in connective tissues of the body just below the skin’s surface. Cellulite occurs
primarily in the hips, upper thighs, abdomen, buttocks and upper arms. Studies of cellulite found
the biggest contributor toward a cellulite condition was poor blood circulation. However, toxic
accumulation and fluid retention are major contributing factors in the formation of cellulite. Loss
of blood flow to an area, whether from lack of exercise, excessive sitting, clogged arteries, or
nutrient deficiency, can have a disastrous impact on cellulite formation. According to cellulite
experts, cellulite generally accumulates in areas with poor circulation, and as a result, the toxins
and waste materials get more clogged and harder to remove.
Get Rid of Cellulite
Formostar treats cellulite and adipose tissue with far infrared radiation and specifically, is a
method of selectively delivering targeted infrared energy to each client’s individual areas of
concern on their bodies. The treatment shrinks the fat stores and removes the toxins beneath the
surface of the skin that are the root cause of the dimpled appearance of cellulite. In addition, the
Infrared Body Wrap heat penetrates deep into the client’s body to start liquefying the
subcutaneous fat so that it gets released via the sweat and other body elimination systems.
The Formostar treatment significantly improves your blood circulation and by improving the
blood flow to the target area, you can eliminate the conditions that caused cellulite to form in the
first place. In summary, when you shrink the subcutaneous stored fat cells and remove the toxins
and retained fluids from beneath the skin surface, cellulite will no longer cause dimpling on the
A calorie is a measure of energy expenditure. The calories referred to in diet and exercise, are
kilocalories (kcal). A pound of fat stores 3500 calories (kcal). To lose half a kilo of fat a week a
person must eat approximately 500 fewer calories (kcal) per day than he/she expends. The range
of daily calorie burning is from 1600 for a sedentary woman or older people, to 2800 for active
men, very active women and teenage boys.
You can burn up to 900 to 1400 calories or more in just one 50 minute session in the Formostar.
Your body will burn off those calories through the day. Best of all is that the inch loss from infrared
The heat produced by the Formostar Infrared Body Wrap Treatment is similar to that of a cardio
or physical workout all while laying down for a period of fifty minutes. This infrared heat
stimulates the metabolism and increases blood circulation just like it would with a workout
session. It will also increase your heart rate and increase blood circulation. This increased
circulation will also increase your Basic Metabolic Rate and by doing so consumes or burns
As you relax in the gentle Infrared Body Wrap treatment, your body is actually hard at work
producing sweat, pumping blood, and burning calories. As your body increases sweat production
to cool itself, your heart will work harder to pump blood at a greater rate to boost blood
The amount of calories burned during one session will vary from person to person depending on
their size, but calories will be burned as if you had exercised. Your metabolism will also be
stimulated for at least 24 to 36 hours after using this treatment. This means that your body will
be burning calories at a higher rate for the next few days after using one treatment. Best
results will occur by using an Infrared Body Wrap Treatment at least twice per week. And drink
lots and lots of water.
When we accumulate body fat, blood circulation becomes worse. Because of a lack of blood
circulation, we cannot metabolize or burn body fat. In addition, very little heat is being circulated
to that part of your body. This is what we call “cold spots.” When we take away the heat from
that area of your body and it cools, the fat then turns from subcutaneous fat into cellulite.
Subcutaneous fat is very soft and easy to lose. Cellulite is almost like hard muscle that is
hardened from lack of blood circulation.
The purpose of the Infrared Body Wrap Treatment is to apply heat to the body in order to get
underneath the fat tissue and thin the blood to allow it to get into the areas where fat tissue
Bringing the blood back into the areas that have had restricted blood flow causes the metabolism
rates to rise. The heat softens the fat tissue causing it to break up and be released into the blood
stream in the form of calories to be burned up as energy. When we have an excess of calories,
the body stores them as fat. The Infrared Body Wrap Treatment reverses this process by breaking
the fat down into calories and placing them back into the blood stream to be used as energy.
You can burn up to 900 to 1400 calories or more in just one 50 minute Infrared Body Wrap
Treatment. Your body will burn off those calories throughout the day.
Q: How long does each client treatment last?
A: The customer is wrapped for 50 minutes, with around 10 minute machine warm-up.
Q: What parts of the body can be targeted?
A: There are six high-density silicone treatment pads providing several wrapping options. For
most women, the silicone pads are wrapped around the thighs, hips, abdomen, and arms. For
men, the usual configuration is thighs, abdomen, chest, and arms. If the arms don’t need much
toning up, the calves can be wrapped instead. The heat to each of the silicone pads is individually
controlled therefore the level can be set according to the client’s comfort level.
Q: How & Why Does Formostar Far Infrared Body Wrap Work?
A: Far infrared energy is a part of the natural light spectrum minus the UV element. The
Formostar Far Infrared Body Wrap has been designed to output energy in the 5.6 to 25 micron
infrared ray band also peaking around the 9.4 micron level to achieve maximum effectiveness.
When Far Infrared energy penetrates through the skin it transforms from light energy to heat
energy and elevates the temperature of the subcutaneous layers. The body’s absorption of this
energy simulates a workout, burning up to 900 to 1400 calories in a 50 minute session providing
body shaping and detoxification.
Q: How often can clients repeat Formostar treatments?
A: This will depend on a person’s lifestyle. If a person is very physically active undertaking
significant walking, jogging, working out, or competitive sports, then Formostar treatments can
be as often as every 2 days. For best results it is preferable right before a workout as this will
help burn the most dramatic amount of calories and also has maximum impact on body
definition. With relatively physically inactive people, a minimum of 3 days between sessions is
recommended. More regular sessions are unnecessary and may actually be detrimental to results.
Upon reaching the intended body shape, it is possible to revert to maintenance only schedule,
which for most people, should be around 2 to 4 times a month.
Q: Can clients use multiple infrared treatments, such as Formostar and a tanning session,
on the same day?
A: Both the Formostar and a tanning bed give off infrared heat therefore it is possible to receive
a burn or heat rash if both sessions are undertaken on the same day. It is not recommended,
especially if the client is fair skinned and prone to burning. Tanning the previous or the next day
should be perfectly fine.
Q: Who can use Infrared Heat?
A: Virtually everyone from all walks of life can gain benefit from a Formostar Far Infrared
program. However, sessions should not be undertaken unless clients have received their Doctor’s
advice where any of the following conditions exist: over activity of the thyroid gland, cardiac
infarction, cardiac weakness, constriction of the coronary blood vessels, marked high or low
blood pressure, diabetes requiring insulin treatment, disturbances to the function of the kidneys
and associated organs, fever, severe general infection, contact allergies, skin diseases, open
wounds, newly acquired shingles, pregnancy, prescribed medicines causing increased sensitivity
to physical stimulation (for example antibiotics), cases of severe varicose veins. As always, if
any doubt exists, it is recommended that clients seek their doctor’s or health practitioner’s advice.
Q: Should I drink water before or after a session?
A: It is recommended that drinking water before, during and after a session allows the body to
stay hydrated and replaces body fluids that have been sweated out during the session.
Q: Will changing dietary and health habits improve results from the Formostar Far
A: Of course any diet and lifestyle improvement will be of benefit whether or not people decide
to undertake a Formostar program. However, if a client has made the commitment to the
Formostar program then more value will be derived from that commitment if other lifestyle
improvements are also undertaken.
Additional Notes & Instructions:
- This is a system (process). You can’t get thin going to the gym once a month. And you can’t
get thin doing the Formostar once a month. To get real results, you need to come
- Just because you burn up to 1,400 calories per session, you can’t go and eat a McDonalds
burger and say “It’s ok… I burned tons of calories already today.” So still watch what you
eat like any other diet routine that you are on. Eating poorly can easily negate the great
results from Formostar so don’t treat it as a ‘license to eat poorly.’
- Other benefits:
- A) Boosts your immune system
- B) Helps to relieve pain from joints/ muscles and stress and/or arthritis
- C) Detoxifies your body from most metals and chemicals
- D) Helps to reduce your cholesterol
- E) Helps to rejuvenate skin tone and clears your skin of blemishes
- F) Helps to reduce stretch marks/ scares or cellulite
- You NEED to drink LOTS of water. This is so you do not get dehydrated.
- If you have high blood pressure, as a precaution, please contact your doctor and have him
sign for you to do the Formostar. This is a machine that will increase your blood flow with
infrared heat. If your doctor has any questions, he/she may call anytime to discuss.
- If you have any metal pins or plates in your body, we don’t want to wrap directly over them,
as the system can cause them to heat up. Having you wrapped in other areas will be fine.
- If there is any chance of pregnancy, please wait and take a test to be sure.
- To prepare for each session, it is advised that you bring:
- Sweat Suit – without zippers – to change into when you get here. Cotton long sleeve top, cotton long sleeve pants & socks
- A change of undergarments for after your session (you’ll sweat a lot). You are welcome to have a shower.
- Take off all jewellery before session including belly rings.
- You can bring your IPOD, Cd’s, books, magazine or DVD.
- Wire Bras – please take off.