by Jahzel Misner November 23, 2023

In recent years, a novel wellness technique has gained popularity, harnessing the power of light for healing and rejuvenation. Whole Body Red Light Therapy, also known as Photobiomodulation or Low-Level Laser Therapy, is a non-invasive approach that could transform the way we think about our overall well-being. In this blog post, we'll break down the science behind it, explore its potential benefits, and understand how it's changing our approach to health.


The Science Behind Red Light Therapy

At its core, whole body red light therapy relies on the idea that certain types of light, especially in the red and near-infrared range, can boost cellular function and aid healing. The mitochondria, often called the cell's powerhouse, absorb these wavelengths, resulting in increased energy production and a series of positive effects within the body. 

An intriguing fact about red light therapy is its unexpected connection to plant growth in space. In the 1990s, NASA conducted experiments to explore how plants could thrive in the unique environment of space. During these experiments, researchers used red and near-infrared light to stimulate plant growth. While the primary focus was on the well-being of plants, researchers inadvertently discovered that the same wavelengths of light had positive effects on human cells. This unexpected revelation became a catalyst for the exploration of red light therapy's potential benefits for human health, sparking a new era in the quest for non-invasive and illuminating wellness solutions.


Benefits of Whole Body Red Light Therapy

  1. More Energy for Cells: By stimulating mitochondrial function, red light therapy increases the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), providing cells with more energy and supporting overall cellular health.
  2. Better Blood Flow: This therapy enhances blood flow and microcirculation, which can improve nutrient delivery, oxygenation, and waste removal, supporting better cardiovascular health. 
  3. Less Inflammation: Red light therapy has anti-inflammatory effects, helping to ease symptoms associated with conditions like arthritis and promoting a balanced immune response.
  4. Faster Recovery for Muscles and Joints: Athletes and fitness enthusiasts turn to red light therapy for quicker muscle recovery and reduced exercise-induced inflammation. It may also benefit those managing chronic pain. 
  5. Healthy Skin: Renowned for its positive effects on the skin, red light therapy stimulates collagen production, reduces wrinkles, and improves overall skin tone. It's used in skincare routines and even for conditions like psoriasis and acne.


Combining Red Light Therapy & Salt Therapy

Our vitality booth at our Abbotsford medical spa combines the rejuvenating effects of red light therapy with salt therapy.

Salt therapy, is a natural and therapeutic treatment that involves breathing in tiny salt particles. The practice is inspired by the health benefits of spending time in salt caves or mines, where the air is naturally rich in salt. 

 Whole Body Red Light Therapy offers a modern and holistic approach to wellness. Its potential benefits, spanning from improved cellular function to enhanced skin health, make it an intriguing option for those seeking natural methods to boost well-being. 


Watch a patient use the Red Light Therapy Vitality Booth. 

A 20-minute session in our red light Vitality Booth can help you: 

  • Reduce inflammation and improve acne scars
  • Breathe better and reduce respiratory conditions
  • Sleep better and feel more relaxed
  • Have more oxygen and feel more energized
  • Reduce your reliance on medications
  • Look and feel younger
  • Strengthen your immune system


Book your session now and see the difference for yourself! 

Jahzel Misner
Jahzel Misner

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