Pain Management: Does Red Light Therapy Work?
Different people respond to different pain management treatments, which is why CRYO850 offers more than just cryotherapy and massage. One treatment offered is whole body red light therapy. This treatment offers a combination of both red and nearly infrared light that penetrates the tissues offering all of the benefits of natural sunlight — without the risk of harmful UV rays.
But just how effective is it when it comes to pain management? Scientific studies prove it’s very effective. Here are some of the ways red light therapy can help with your pain management.
Increased Blood Flow
One of the most important elements to pain management is proper blood flow. Good circulation helps to ensure your body gets the nutrients and oxygen it needs to recover and manage sites of pain. This is one way that red light therapy can help boost your pain management. Red light therapy helps to boost cell regeneration which, in turn, increase healthy blood flow and restores your body as a whole.
Inflammation is the key source of chronic pain conditions. With chronic pain, activity results in inflammation which creates a bad flare up that can ruin your day. People who live with arthritis or fibromyalgia experience this as a constant part of life. By boosting blood circulation through your system and increasing the flow of oxygen and nutrients to your body, red light therapy helps to reduce inflammation and decrease pain.
Faster Wound Healing
Since red light therapy creates cellular rejuvenation, it expedites the body’s natural healing process and allows your body a faster recovery from injury. By stimulating blood circulation, your body receives the nutrients it needs to rest and recover. This is especially beneficial for people with active lifestyles such as athletes and dancers.
Improved Mood and Focus
If you live with pain, you know it often goes beyond just the physical. When you are struck with a bad flare, the pain can also impact your emotional state. It is hard to feel motivated to be productive or to do the activities you enjoy when you’re in pain. By helping to manage your pain, red light therapy also helps boost your emotional state. Cellular rejuvenation of the brain also improves mood, clears the mind and aids with focus. Red light therapy is currently being tested on Alzheimer’s patients as a means to stop and even reverse brain dysfunction associated with the disease.
CRYO850 is proud to offer safe, effective whole body red light therapy to our customers in need of better pain management. These are just some of the benefits. Others include clearer skin, skin damage recovery, increased testosterone in men, and restoration of ocular health against blue light. Contact us today to learn more or to sign up or come in the center to experience whole body red light therapy.
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.
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.