Red Light Therapy...
is the magic eraser that zaps skincare concerns! Red light therapy was discovered by NASA, as they performed experiments to look for ways to cultivate plant life in space. While monitoring the effects of red light on plants, NASA eventually noticed that the enhanced cell regeneration was also a benefit shared by astronauts. Their research showed that the red light stimulated energy production within cells, providing enough fuel to boost tissue regeneration and accelerate the healing process. The wavelengths emitted from the red light therapy device penetrate below the skin’s surface and promote healthy skin and cell tissue without causing any damage. Red light therapy causes no injury to the skin or other tissues as it does not emit ultraviolet (UV) light and is FDA approved. Studies have shown red light therapy to be a safe and effective way to treat skin, muscle, joint and soft tissue injuries, relieve pain, detoxify the body and improve metabolism. More and more professional athletes are turning to this non-invasive way to treat sports-related injuries, aid recovery and find fast pain relief.
How does it work?
The red light penetrates below the surface of the skin to speed up healing time and red light also has the ability to stimulate the production of adenosine triphosphate or ATP, which is an important source of energy in the body’s cell tissue. ATP helps increase blood circulation, which reduces swelling and inflammation and the activated ATP in our bodies stimulates white blood cells to work to repair damaged tissue and increase collagen production. Collagen builds elasticity in the skin and helps in the process of healing wounds. ATP also activates endorphins that provide soothing relief from chronic and acute pain.
Help for Athletes
Red light therapy can also assist athletes in improving their performance. How? Well, athletes need to sleep well, in order to recharge their bodies from the daily physical demands of their sport. A good night’s sleep helps athletes recover and repair, giving them the ability to reach peak performance. A research study conducted at the China Institute of Sport Science in Beijing in 2012 suggests that an athlete’s sleep and thus endurance improves when they spend a half an hour each evening soaking in red light. Exposure to red light boosts melatonin production during sleep, ensuring a restful, good night’s sleep and the boost in endurance was measured by increases in the athletes’ distance covered in the classical physical fitness test, the Cooper test.
Ok, so what if you’re not a serious athlete? Perhaps all you’ve got time for is to be a Weekend Warrior. Well there are other amazing benefits of red light therapy besides treatment for sports injuries, pain relief, sleep and endurance issues that you and everyone in the family can enjoy:
Skin and anti-aging benefits – Red light therapy penetrates deep into the skin promoting the production of collagen and elastin, the two main chemicals contributing to skin aging – collagen helps plump the skin, while elastin firms the skin – and therefore red light therapy treatments can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, acne, and more, giving the skin a more youthful look and feel.
Poor circulation – Red light therapy over the affected area(s) helps the blood vessels to relax while restoring healthy blood flow. Also, red light therapy can be used to help counteract stress after a rough day by helping to relax the mind and body.
Headaches – Proponents of this treatment method for headache relief note that red light therapy helps relieve the pain of headaches until they vanish.
The duration of a red light therapy session depends on the health issue you are addressing. The therapy is safe and comfortable; you simply feel a slight warming of the skin that’s being treated. Tropical Sun Tanning Salon is excited to offer this progressive new service. Visit Tropical Sun to experience Red Light Therapy and all the benefits this remarkable non-invasive treatment has to offer.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure disease.