HOW IT WORKS
Red Light Therapy Vancouver – The Neuro Lounge is the first office in Canada to offer full body Red Light Therapy using the LightStim LED bed as part of our holistic approach to wellness. Red light therapy uses wavelengths of light in the red and near infrared spectrum. There is no tanning or burning when using Red Light Therapy. The relaxing wavelengths of light have positive effects on a cellular level in your body.
With red light therapy, the skin is exposed to to the specific wavelengths light and the part of your cells called mitochondria, also known as the “power generators”, soak it up and make more energy. This spurs healing in skin and muscle tissue. For more info on the science of red light therapy check our our research review.
Red light therapy uses very low levels of heat and doesn’t hurt or burn the skin. It’s not the same type of light used in tanning booths, and it doesn’t expose your skin to damaging UV rays.
Positive long-term benefits can be gained when used in conjunction with our BrainTap treatments.
MOST COMMON BENEFITS
- Decreased Pain and Tension
- Decreased Inflammation
- Improved Skin Health
- Improved Circulation
- Increased Energy
- Faster Recover Time
RED LIGHT THERAPY FAQs
Like plants absorb sunlight to power photosynthesis and boost tissue growth, human cells can absorb light wavelengths to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. Red light therapy also boosts circulation to deliver oxygen and nutrients to living tissues.
Similar to photosynthesis, cells absorb red, blue, and near-infrared light wavelengths to power performance.
In other words, human cells can absorb particles of light (photons) and transform that energy into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the main source of energy that cells need to power metabolic processes. The resulting elevation of ATP is then used to upregulate cellular performance and repair tissue damage.
When your body absorbs particular wavelengths of light energy, it converts that energy to produce more ATP, thus boosting the body’s natural ability to regain and maintain vitality.
Red light therapy is constantly being tested and trialed to evaluate its efficacy for a number of different treatments, and the FDA currently recognizes light therapy as a proven solution for acne, anti-aging, and pain management.
There is preliminary and anecdotal evidence to suggest red light therapy can also treat / relieve the following conditions:
- Hair growth in people with alopecia
- Pain from carpal tunnel syndrome & arthritis
- Faster healing of diabetic foot ulcers
- Inflammation from psoriasis
- Fine lines, wrinkles, and sun spots
- Recurring cold sores from herpes virus
- Scar tissue formation / appearance
- Muscle & joint recovery after physical activity
- Itching from eczema
- Reduces chemotherapy side effects
- Muscle stiffness and spasms
- Reduce appearance of stretch marks
The list of red light therapy benefits is impressive, and it has the potential to grow as additional clinical trials are performed.
Red light therapy is safe and clinically proven for the treatment of a variety of skin and pain management conditions. Red light therapy is also non-toxic, non-invasive, alternative to harmful prescription drugs and harsh topical treatments.
Unlike other types of light therapy treatments, LEDs do not contain ultraviolet (UV) rays, so there is no risk of cancer-causing damage to skin tissue.
In comparison to lasers, LEDs generate negligible amounts of heat and are not considered a significant risk to the general population.
Infrared Saunas and Red Light Therapy are both natural treatments that provide numerous health benefits, but they work very differently.
Saunas work by emitting dry heat, which raises your body’s core temperature. All of the health benefits that saunas provide rely on inducing thermal responses in your body. It’s kind of like when you have a fever, as this is the body’s way of healing itself. The heat can be delivered either by convection or with infrared light.
Red Light Therapy emits almost no heat. Our LightStim full body System uses red and near-infrared wavelengths, which penetrate your cells, stimulating your mitochondria—without the use of heat. This is an important distinction. Red and near-infrared wavelengths give your cells energy without the stress on your cardiovascular system so they have a unique cellular response that cannot be replicated with heat alone.
Infrared saunas can be used in conjunction with red light therapy, but they can’t provide all of the same benefits as red light therapy, so are not a replacement for it.
The frequency of sessions depends on the condition it is being used to treat, the severity of the condition and if it is being used in conjunction with other complementary medicines. Most treatment plans recommended 2-4 treatments per week.
Depending on the treatment goal but most people notice significant improvements within the first 3 sessions. Benefits in skin tone and tightening are often noticed after the first session.
Red Light Therapy is not harmful for you eyes and in fact has been found to be beneficial in some studies. We do however have goggles available for people who are sensitive to bright lights.
No. There are no UV rays in Red Light Therapy. Skin Cancer is caused by light exposure to UV wavelengths. In contradiction to Red light causing skin cancer, it has multiple healing benefits for skin deformities such as cancers and melanoma. Red light treatment serves two purposes: as a skin cancer prevention method and as a skin rejuvenation treatment after the removal of the skin cancer.