What Is Red Light Therapy?

in Nov 19, 2023
In today’s blog we are going to explain some basic knowledge around Red Light Therapy.
  • All you need to know.
  • Treatments for RLT
  • How does Red Light work?
  • Do Red Light treatments have risks?
  • Where can I buy Red Light devices?


All you need to know about it 

Red Light Therapy or 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. 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).

Treatments for red light therapy

Red light therapy has a wide range of applications.

There are studies showing significant benefits for the following purposes:

  • Aches & Pains
  • Acne
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Arthritis
  • Brain Health
  • Depression
  • Eye Health
  • Hormone Optimisation
  • Joint Pain
  • Mood Boost
  • Muscle Recovery
  • Physical Performance Enhancement
  • Post Surgery
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Sleep Enhancement
  • Tendon Healing
  • Wound Healing

You can find great studies supporting all these conditions here.

How does red light work?

You expose your naked skin to a RLT device, and the mitochondria of your body’s cells  absorb it and turn it into more energy. 

Many experts think RLT helps the cells to repair themselves and improve overall health especially in skin and muscle tissue.

RLT uses very low levels of heat therefore it does not hurt or burn the skin.

Does red light treatments have risks?

Red Light is considered a safe form of therapy. There are no specific sets of rules on how much light and for how long every treatment should go for as it really depends on the device and the condition is used for. 

Generally too much light exposure could cause tissue damage and too little light exposure might not be enough to get the benefits.

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Where can I buy red light devices?

More and more recovery centres, gyms and spas are starting to offer Red Light Therapy services for their clients, but if you are looking for a device for personal use, we recommend you to check our wide range of products. We offer a device for nearly every purpose you can think of. Check them out here.

What are you waiting for to improve your health?

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