It turns out humans and plants have something in common. We both need and thrive under lights! Red light is able to penetrate deep into the skin at an inter-cellular level, triggering the mitochondria to produce ATP. That means it helps the cells create energy which in turn aids the body, including the brain, to heal.
This leads to faster injury recovery, less aches and pains, elevated mood and smooth healthy skin.
More formally, Red Light/Infrared Therapy, (also called photobiomodulation), is a full body size panel of light that emits wavelengths of Red LED light and Near Infrared. This technology is being utilized by NASA, professional athletes and cosmetic surgeons.
Not All Red Light is Created Equal:
In order to penetrate deep enough into the body to effect the cells, the wavelengths of the Red LED/Near Infrared need to be at a range of at least 640nm/ 850nm.
We worked with our manufacturer to ensure our light delivers wavelengths of 660nm/900nm for optimal healing!
Lets talk about Red light and skin regeneration.
Red light rebuilds the collagen in your skin which in turn reduces wrinkles, fine lines and age spots. Beyond that red light helps heal sun damage and even slow healing wounds like diabetic foot ulcers.
Follow link below to read the clincal study:
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
Lets talk about Red light therapy and the brain
Red light therapy has no adverse side effects and is proving to beneficially affect cases of severe brain injury including strokes, degenerative diseases like dementia and Alzheimer, and psychiatric disorders of depression, anxiety and PTSD.
Many scientists believe that Red light Therapy as know as (Photobiomodulation) will become of the most important medical applications for brain disorders in the coming years and decades.
Despite efforts by "Big Pharma,"prescription drugs for psychiatric disorders are not generally regarded very highly (either by the medical profession or the public), and many of these drugs perform little better than placebos in different trials and more over can have major side effects.
Follow the link below to the source study
Shining light on the head: Photobiomodulation for brain disorders
Lets talk about red light therapy, chronic pain and injury recovery.
Reducing the severity of pain by simply applying red light is an exciting discovery with great significant clinical relevance!
Red light treatment is non-invasive, cost effective, and is able to significantly reduce the severity of pain and inflammation. Inflammation has long been implicated in increased neuropathic pain. Not only does red light therapy minimize the severity of pain to sufferers, it may also provide collateral benefits which include functional improvements to other sensory/motor systems.
Beyond pain management, red light is used in sports medicine to reduce injury recovery time. This happens by stimulating collagen production, which strengthens cartilage and tendons. Collagen is a protein most commonly associated with healthy skin tone, but it is also a key component of muscle and connective tissue.
Follow links below to clinical study by national institute of health:
Red LED photobiomodulation reduces pain hypersensitivity and improves sensorimotor function following mild T10 hemicontusion spinal cord injury
830 nm light-emitting diode (led) phototherapy significantly reduced return-to-play in injured university athletes: a pilot study
What a difference a year makes! Last year despite a global pandemic, we invited local acupuncturist Matt Leismer,MaAOM to join our team. Jenny continued her education to include barefoot massage for our deep tissue clients. Heather Godmar joined the team as a licensed massage therapist. Maryellen searched the globe and came home with red light therapy and dermablading for her facial clients. On top of that we decided our clients needed massage enhancements and so we add that to our menu too!
We sat home for three months with the rest of the world and formed strong safety protocols for Covid 19 with the guidance of the CDC, health department and the AMBP for our return to the studio.
It wasn't all good news though. Erin Fortune,LMT has been on medical leave since July 2020. She has not returned and the studio isn't the same without her huge smile, joyous laugh and strong bear hugs. She is hoping for good news about her health soon and still plans to return as soon as her body allows.
For 2021, we ask our clients to embrace the new and open yourselves to the experiences now available for you. Try the red light this winter to help with your aches and pains, winter blues, and skin blemishes. If you love deep tissue, try Jenny's barefoot massage. Are you ready to implement a sustainable skin care routine? Maryellen's passion for skin care knows no bounds. If your favorite massage therapist is booked, give Heather a try. We wouldn't have hired her if she wasn't one of the best. And please send Erin warm blessings, encouragementand support while she rehabilitates at home.
We love you Boyne City! In 2021 we plan to continue providing you stellar wellness remedies to help you change your lifestyle or continue down your wellness journey.