Red Light Therapy

What is it good for?

 

Red Light Therapy (RLT), is a form of light therapy that helps heal skin, muscle tissue, joints as well as other parts of the body.

It exposes the body to high powered red and/or near-infrared light. This Infrared light produces a type of energy that your eyes can’t see, but your body can sense as heat. Red light is very similar to infrared light with the difference that your eyes can see it.

Other terms used for RLT include Low-level laser therapy (LLLT), low-power laser therapy (LPLT), and lastly photobiomodulation (PBM).

Red Light Therapy has a wide range of applications but here at BodyTherapy.Health we'll be using the list to the right as our main focus during your treatments.

If you want to know what happens on a more cellular level: The Mitocondria, the 'powerhouse of the cell' soaks up the light and makes even more energy - these cells convert the air we breathe and food we eat into energy that our cells then use to grow, divide and function.

Red Light Therapy is considered a safe form of therapy but if you're not sure or are taking any photosensitising drugs then we do recommend you contact your health provider.

  • Delaying muscle fatigue

  • Accelerate bone and tendon healing

  • Accelerate injury recovering time

  • Reduce inflammation after an injury

  • Increase blood flow and tissue restoration

  • Pain treatment 

  • Speed up wound healing

  • Surgery recovery

and many

NASA, through their research, have found that RLT reduces cancer patients painful side effects from radiation and chemotherapy.

If you're unsure and have any further questions do reach out to James direct and he can talk you through it.

Treatments normally last around 30minutes with 20minutes of targeted RLT.

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