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RED LIGHT THERAPY
What is red light therapy?

Red light therapy (RLT) is a treatment that uses low wavelength red light to reportedly improve your skin’s appearance, such as reducing wrinkles, scars, redness and acne. It’s also touted to deliver profound effects on a variety of other conditions such as arthritis, nerve pain, low energy, tendinopathies, musculoskeletal pain, anxiety, depression, sleep disturbances and many more. Users report experiencing a wide range of things including improved cognitive function, attention, working memory, mood, motivation, wakefulness, and physical performance.

The most common responses seem to be reports of pain reduction, enhanced cognitive function, and skin improvement and increased energy levels. Full-body photobiomodulation treatment exposes your entire body to the benefits of this therapy and helps promote cellular function throughout the body, both on a superficial skin level and deep within the body. Wavelengths used in our TheraLight Red Light Bed include red light 635nm and Near-Infrared light of 810nm, 850nm and 980nm. These light therapy wavelengths work so well with people because they are absorbed by water, and our bodies are made up of on average 55-60% water.



How did interest in red light therapy evolve?

NASA originally began experimenting with red light therapy on plant growth in space and then to help heal wounds in astronauts. Like many developments, other potential uses began to be investigated. In fact, red light therapy is already widely medically accepted in its use in Photodynamic therapy. In this therapy, low-power red laser light is used to activate a photosensitizer drug. The interaction creates a chemical reaction that destroys cells. It’s used to treat some skin conditions, including skin cancer and psoriasis, acne and warts and other types of cancer, pain and inflammation and tissue repair.



How it works:

Red light, at specific wavelengths, is readily absorbed by chromophores in the mitochondria of the body’s cells which activate metabolic energy processes. Red and Near-infrared wavelengths of light promote ATP production, which boost energy transport within the cells, leading to increased cell proliferation. This boost in the body’s natural healing cycle helps reduce inflammation and promotes healing of damaged tissue. Red light therapy is also referred to as photobiomodulation therapy because of the change in the body induced by light.
TheraLight light beds utilize red and near-infrared light for a full-body photobiomodulation experience that exposes the entire body to healing red light that jumpstarts natural healing processes and fights free radicals causing oxidative stress. [1]. Recently, stem cells have shown increased proliferation when irradiated with low-level laser therapy or Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBMT), which induces the activation of intracellular and extracellular chromophores and the initiation of cellular signaling. The findings of this review suggest that PBMT-based regenerative medicine could be a useful tool for future advances in tissue engineering and cell therapy. [19]



Benefits of Near-Infrared Light Therapy:

The human body experiences benefits from certain types of light therapy, including red and near-infrared light.  The difference between the two… Near Infrared therapy uses light in the 800 to 1000 nm wavelength range, just outside the visible spectrum of light.  Red therapy, however, is found within the visible spectrum.  TheraLight light bed combines the two healing forms of light therapy.  Below is an explanation of benefits of Near-Infrared therapy on the body:
  • Sleep & Mood
  • Skin Care
  • Wound & Scar Healing
  • Sports Performance
  • Reduce Pain & Inflammation


This little guy and his tractor soaking up some healing red light after having his eye injured. His eye was swollen and red (and his tractor’s windshield was broken). He came running out saying “we’re all better!!!” The pain, swelling, redness and scratches responded quite rapidly after just 1 session in the bed and significant improvement after the 2nd session!
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[18] A Controlled Trial to Determine the Efficacy of Red and Near-Infrared Light Treatment in Patient Satisfaction, Reduction of Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Skin Roughness, and Intradermal Collagen Density Increase
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