What is Red Light Therapy?
Red light therapy is a simple way to add healthy light to your daily life and improve your health & wellbeing. A simple, non-invasive treatment that delivers wavelengths of red and near infrared (NIR) light to your skin and cells.
As we all know energy is essential for life and drives all life’s activities in nature. In the human body energy allows our neurons to fire, our muscles to contract and our immune system to fight disease. To produce energy, the cells in our body use structures called mitochondria which are our powerful generators (power plants of the human body) that convert the food we eat into energy which our cells can use.
Sunlight is critical for the performance of our bodies and impacts everything, from the way our cells communicate with each other to how our bodies recover from stress. A lack of healthy light can affect the body’s natural balance leading to fatigue, poor sleep, inflammation, weaker muscles and decreased mental acuity and wellbeing. When light is shone on the body the energy of light photons interacts with cellular mitochondria much like the process of photosynthesis in plants. Mitochondria soak up the light and covert its energy into adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which serves as energy rich cellular fuel. As a result of this process, increased ATP production means increased energy within each cell. A cell high in energy has the ability to perform its specialised function to repair itself and also replicate.
Improved cellular functioning results in stimulated collagen production and increased circulation which in turn leads to a ripple effect that conversely improves overall health.
How does Red Light Therapy Work?
Red light therapy works by improving cellular health and energy production across the body. Our body and cells need healthy light every day to produce energy and utilise it to perform. During this light therapy, two different forms of light red and near infrared are shone into the body to promote many different health benefits.
Thousands of peer reviewed articles documented, have indicated that specific wavelengths of light have a positive effect on the human body. Red and near Infrared light have been shown to increase the body’s ability to produce energy and reduce oxidative stress. These forms of light have also been shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect which can improve how we live and feel.
Benefits of Red Light Therapy
Red light therapy has many potential benefits, like healing and recovery, healthy skin, inflammation management, improved sleep and reduced joint and muscle pain. Over the last twenty years, medical researchers have conducted hundreds of peer reviewed trials and studies on the impact of red and near infrared light for human health.
Core Benefits: –
- Enhanced cellular function
- Promotes wound healing and tissue repair
- Supports collagen production
- Reduces swelling and inflammation (pain)
- Improves joint health
- Improves physical performance, muscle recovery and energy levels
- Increases melatonin production/Improves sleep
- Skin health
- Increased testosterone