What Does Red Light Therapy Do?
You may have heard about Red Light Therapy and the many health benefits that it promotes. But what does red light therapy do? Does it actually work the way it’s supposed to?
In today’s post, we take a look at what red light therapy actually does to improve your health and the benefits that come with it. Grab a cuppa, take a seat and let’s get into it! ☕️
What Does Red Light Therapy Do?
To put it simply, Red Light Therapy delivers concentrated waves of red and near infrared light into the skin and the body, which helps to stimulate our Mitochondria. This process helps to produce Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), which is the powerhouse inside our body that creates energy that we use for regeneration of cells and as fuel that our body uses as energy throughout the day.
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How do you use Red Light Therapy?
To achieve the benefits from the therapy, you only need to sit in front of a high quality RLT device for 10-15 minutes each day! Pretty easy right?
It’s very simple! Here’s how it works…
Step 1. Remove your clothes and expose your skin for best results.
Step 2. Position yourself approximately 15 centimetres from the device. If you’re using a smaller device for targeted treatment, make sure the device is directly facing the target area.
Step 3. Turn on Red Light and Near Infrared Light on your device (we recommend using both for more effective treatments) and set the countdown timer to 10 minutes.Step
Step 4. Relax and enjoy your treatment for the next 10 minutes.
Repeat this 4 step process every day for best results. Remember, consistency is key!
Can I have longer therapy sessions for even more benefits?
Now you might be asking, can I use it for a longer time period each day to receive extra benefits? Yes and no. Let me explain…
Clinical studies have shown that there is only so much energy we can absorb from a therapy session before our cells are fully charged. Like a battery, there is only a certain capacity available before they’re full. So any session over 15 minutes is usually ineffective, but definitely NOT detrimental to your health.
If you have a certain problem area or symptom you’d like to treat as fast as possible, we recommend two sessions per day, but with at least 12 hours between sessions. This gives your cells enough time to use the energy from your previous session, and they’ll be ready for another charge 😉
Health Benefits of Red and Near Infrared Light Therapy
Now you know what red light therapy does, and you also understand how to use a device for daily sessions.
Now, let’s take a look at the specific health benefits of the therapy so you can start using it to upgrade your health!
Melatonin and Sleep
It’s no secret that being exposed to artificial light from technology is unhealthy and can disrupt your circadian rhythm, which in turn affects your sleep quality. However, this therapy actually does the exact opposite, and helps to protect your circadian rhythm and your body's “internal clock”. It can also increase the natural production of melatonin, which is the body's natural way of preparing for a good night's sleep. We recommend using your device 30 minutes before bed to trigger your circadian rhythm and to start the natural release of melatonin.
Skin, Collagen, and Anti-Aging
It helps to improve skin complexion, decrease inflammation and pain, fade stretch marks and scars, repair sun damage, reduce wrinkles, quicken the skin’s healing process and so much more. This is because it stimulates the production of collagen, which gives your skin better elasticity and holds the connective tissue together which tightens the skin. This process also rejuvenates the skin and provides anti-aging effects.
You can learn more about how it helps with Skin & Anti-aging in our blog article here: Red Light Therapy for Skin Health
Training and Muscle Recovery
Who would have thought this therapy also helps with muscle growth and recovery? Even as a natural therapy, some of the world's elite trainers even think it may provide an unfair competitive advantage! It works by helping the body produce more cellular energy and reduce oxidative stress, which helps the repair and recovery of tired and damaged muscle tissues.
Want to learn more about how Red Light Therapy helps with training and muscle recovery? You can read our in-depth article here: Red Light Therapy for Muscle Recovery
Inflammation and Joint Pain
The use of this therapy helps to reduce inflammation and joint pain simply by reducing oxidative stress and stimulating cellular energy production (adenosine triphosphate or ATP). There have been hundreds of well documented studies over the years to show the positive results of red light therapy for Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and other types of inflammation and joint pain.
To learn more about how this therapy can help, take a look at this article: Red Light Therapy for Joint Pain and Arthritis
Get Started with Red Light Therapy at home!
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We design devices that provide the quality and power of a medical grade device, whilst still being affordable. We cover the cost of express shipping, import fee's and local taxes such as GST.
If you're ready to invest in your health and start experiencing the health benefits of this therapy, head over to our Shop and checkout the range of affordable and high quality devices on offer. Of course, if you have any questions or concerns you can chat to us via Live Chat or email us and we will reply within a few hours.