Our Yaletown clinic offers Full Body Red Light Therapy, a gentle treatment that triggers the body’s natural healing and repair process.

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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.  The relaxing wavelengths of light have positive effects on a cellular level in your body.

With red light therapy, the proposed mechanism of action involves energy from the specific wavelengths of light activating cellular mechanisms in your cells through your skin.  This has positive effects on mitochondrial function (the power generators or cells) in addition to other vital cellular pathways. 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.


  • Decreased Pain and Tension
  • Decreased Inflammation
  • Improved Skin Health
  • Improved Circulation
  • Increased Energy
  • Faster Recover Time


How does Red Light Therapy Work?

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.

What can Red Light Therapy do?

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.

Is Red Light Therapy safe?

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.

What's the difference between Red Light Therapy & Infrared Sauna's?

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.

How often should I use Red Light Therapy?

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.

How long does it take to notice a difference?

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.

Does Red Light Therapy hurt your eyes?

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.

Can Red Light Therapy cause Skin Cancer?

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.


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