What is Red Light Therapy and How Can It Help Me?

If you’ve ever sought treatment for a skin condition or skin damage, you may have come across the idea of red light therapy, whether from naysayers or people who have received red light therapy and speak highly of it. But what is red light therapy exactly? How can it help treat damaged skin, and are the benefits to this treatment real? Let’s discuss what this type of treatment can do for you in today’s blog.

What Is Red Light Therapy? 

Red light therapy uses low-level wavelengths of light along your skin to enhance cellular signaling and heal damaged skin. It’s based on the knowledge of the natural benefits of light, but hyperfocused to get results that you can see. The red light exposure stimulates the production of fibroblasts in your nervous system. These fibroblasts, in turn, begin the process to stimulate the production of collagen, repairing damage to your skin. It even strengthens your existing skin to protect it against damage in the future.

But red light therapy does more than repair damaged skin. Regular exposure to red light wavelengths boosts the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which gives your cells something of a jump start, resulting in increased energy. Here are some of the benefits you can experience through red light therapy:

Improved Skin Health

We’ve touched on this a bit already, but this is the main benefit of red light therapy. In addition to fibroblast production, it also increases circulation between the blood and tissue cells and works to protect skin cells to prevent future damage. Red light therapy is used for anything from burns to acne to anti-aging.

Improved Immune System

Because red light therapy can work to protect your cells and increase the production of ATP and fibroblast, it also helps to boost your immune system. We’ve discussed that regular red light therapy treatment will help protect your skin from damage in the future by increasing collagen. Red light therapy can also boost your immune system as a whole to protect you from a host of illnesses and conditions.

Muscle Recovery

Athletes recovering from injury will often turn to red light therapy to speed along muscle recovery and heal wounds so they can return to the game they love. Regular exposure to red light wavelengths can reduce inflammation, and by increasing blood flow, it’s easier for the muscles to repair themselves.

Reduced Joint Pain

Inflammation plagues the lives of those with arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other joint injuries. The reduced inflammation due to red light therapy can also help improve the quality of life to people with these conditions and more. With reduced inflammation, they’ll be more easily able to move around, thus reducing and managing their symptoms themselves.

These are just a few of the benefits you can enjoy from red light therapy, and red light therapy is just one of our many wellness treatments. Want to learn more about how red light therapy can help you? Contact CRYO850 today for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Emotional Benefits of a Massage

When you’ve had a stressful day or week, you can feel that stress making your muscles tense. It can weigh your body down physically as much as it weighs on your mind emotionally. That’s why many people turn to a massage for stress relief. By loosening your muscles and addressing the physical symptoms of stress, a massage can clear the fog in your mind and ease the emotional toll.

But how much of an impact does a massage have on your emotional state? Here are a few psychological benefits of having a massage:

Pain Relief for Advanced Cancer Patients

At one time, it was commonly thought that a massage was not only ineffective but even dangerous for patients with advanced stages of cancer. However, recent research has done much to dispel this myth. In fact, studies have shown that cancer patients found pain relief and even improved mood from a good massage. Of course, a massage can’t combat cancer itself, but it can improve the quality of life and offers emotional benefits to people who are in constant emotional turmoil.

Reduced Depression Symptoms

Much like stress, depression can take its toll on your body as well as your mind, which is why people who suffer from depression are so often physically fatigued. Even short 15 minute massages have been shown to have a noted impact on mood, helping patients with depression feel more energized and focused. This has been shown to be effective in both children and pregnant women with depression.

Trauma Relief

Did you know that trauma victims can sometimes hold the memory of their trauma in muscle tissues? Trauma can often come with physical pain all on its own, but it can also cause muscle tension because of the emotional pain. With the help of a professional masseuse, you can release the pain being held in that muscle tissue and start to feel some agency over your own body again.

Improved Concentration and Productivity

When you’re living with a lot of muscle tension and physical fatigue, it can be hard to focus on the task at hand. The longer you sit with it, the less motivated and productive you’ll be. When you have a massage, you relieve muscle tension and discomfort. With this reduced, your mind is clearer, and you’ll find you’re better able to concentrate, whether it’s just enjoying the moment or finishing a task.

Are you carrying around excessive stress, anxiety, trauma, or depression? A massage from CRYO850 may offer just the relief you need to feel like you have your life back. Our massages can heal both the body and mind, giving you a full sense of wellness. Want to learn more? Contact CRYO850 today for more information or to schedule your appointment, whether for a massage or our other wellness treatments.