Updated: Feb 19
Happy Tuesday! It has been a while since I have sat down to write a blog. Let's catch up. I am pretty excited for some big things ahead in my little wellness salon studio!
We have a sauna with red light therapy now. I will be adding this feature to my website soon.
Do you know some of the benefits of red-light therapy? Let me share some of them with you! Red light therapy has a healing down to the cellular level. Red Light Therapy is one of the safest, most effective natural skin treatments available, and it’s being used by some of the top skincare professionals in the world for reducing fine lines and wrinkles, rejuvenation, acne, and healing injuries and scars.
Red light therapy is good for treating skin issues, seasonal affective disorder, even cancer in patients. Red light therapy stimulates both the functioning of fibroblasts and our circulation to aid in faster wound repair times. Another thing fibroblasts are responsible for is the production of collagen. Red light therapy helps to calm down the inflammation associated with acne. It can also decrease the redness and minimize oil production and bacteria on the skin. Red light therapy can treat other skin conditions like vitiligo, dermatitis, rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis, and reduce downtime after skin procedures.
Exposure to deep red or near-infrared light can improve the function of the eye's mitochondria, the powerhouses in cells, resulting in slight but lasting improvement to declining eyesight. Another benefit to red light therapy is hair growth. Red light therapy is also helpful for joint pain and muscle recovery and the reduction of cellulite. Red light therapy can also help minimize scar tissue and keloids as it helps boost circulation and brings more oxygen to the area. Red light therapy has also been found to boost the immune system to promote overall healing and thyroid support. Red light therapy can improve sleep and decrease inflammation.
Red light therapy can improve cognitive function, memory, focus, executive function & learning, promotes growth of new brain cells (neurogenesis), enhance mood, treatment for mental illness, ADD/ADHD, depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Red light therapy is also a great treatment for neurodegenerative disease, Alzheimer's Dementia, Dementia and Parkinson's Disease.
What is red light therapy? In the early 1990's, NASA developed what we now know as "Red Light Therapy" for the purpose of growing plants on shuttle missions. They soon realized this technology had other uses, including healing wounds on human skin. Red light therapy is the use of low-level red wavelengths to treat different skin issues an individual may have. Red light therapy helps build up the cells antioxidant and anti-inflammatory defense systems. This process is called "Hormesis," where a metabolic stress response stimulates adaptations that actually improve health. This is where temporary stress will signal to the center of our cells (where our DNA is) to signal which genes to turn on or off. In this scenario, Red Light therapy may stimulate many of the same cellular responses that exercise does. In short, it makes your cells more tolerant to stress, combats inflammation, helps prevent the buildup of free radicals, and ultimately makes your cells healthier, more energetic, and more resilient. There are more than 5,000 peer-reviewed scientific studies showing incredible health and anti-aging benefits of red-light therapy, with no known negative side effects.
Well, that is all the time I have for today! I hope you are doing well! Thanks for reading! Much love and light.