Red light therapy involves exposing the body to red or near-infrared light to stimulate cellular activity, treating chronic pain, skin conditions, and mood disorders.
What is Red Light Therapy?
Red light therapy (RLT) uses low-level red light wavelengths to help improve various health conditions. It is also known as photobiomodulation (PBM) or low-level light therapy (LLLT). RLT was first discovered by NASA in the 1980s when they were looking for ways to help plants grow in space.
They found that red light wavelengths helped stimulate plant growth and also had potential benefits for human health. Since then, RLT has been studied extensively and has been found to have various therapeutic benefits. As a wellness treatment, RLT works by penetrating the skin and stimulating the mitochondria in our cells.
Mitochondria are responsible for producing energy in our cells, and RLT helps to increase their activity, which can help to improve cellular function. RLT also helps to increase blood flow and reduce inflammation, which can help to improve various health conditions.