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10 Benefits of Red Light Therapy

From skin rejuvenation to pain relief, Red Light Therapy (RLT) is a non-invasive, naturopathic treatment that can revolutionize your health, appearance, and overall wellness. 

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What is Red Light Therapy?

Red Light Therapy uses powerful red light (650 nm) and near infrared (850 nm) wavelengths, resulting in a relaxing therapy that promotes healing and wellness. This process is also known as Photobiomodulation.

By sending these wavelengths throughout the body, red light therapy reduces oxidative stress caused by free radicals, and stimulates the production of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate). ATP provides essential energy to your cells.

Red light is considered “low level” because it works at a lower energy density compared to other forms of laser therapies. Connecticut Natural Medicine has the added benefit of Clearlight® Red Light Therapy added to all of your sauna sessions. 

Benefits of Red Light Therapy

1. Pain Management

As a result of its analgesic (pain-relief) properties, red light therapy can alleviate pain and discomfort in target areas. It also may stimulate endorphins, which are hormones your body naturally produces for pain relief. 

2. Tissue Regeneration

Because ATP encourages the production of new blood vessels and connective fibers, red light therapy can foster restoration and growth of damaged or injured tissues in the body.

3. Muscle Recovery & Conditioning

By supplementing cells with ATP, red light therapy can help muscles recuperate for optimal performance. In addition, red light therapy can enhance muscle endurance and flexibility. This is especially beneficial for athletes who need to stay at the top of their game.

4. Wound Healing

Elaborating on the benefit above, muscle recovery and conditioning can facilitate the natural process of healing wounds. This ultimately accelerates wellness and reduces recovery time. 

5. Testosterone Boost

Red light therapy can assist in increased testosterone levels. Testosterone is known to aid libido, bone density, muscle mass, body composition, mood, and cognition. Higher testosterone can also improve erythropoiesis, or the production of red blood cells.

6. Reduced Inflammation

Inflammation is the root of many chronic health conditions. Red light therapy can alleviate and manage the body's inflammatory responses, potentially easing pain and promoting healing.

7. Anti-Aging Benefits

By improving cellular function, red light therapy can help smooth out skin tone and texture to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  8. Improved Brain Function

The near infrared light wavelengths allow the light to pass through the skin and reach your brain. This can have a direct impact on your brain cells to enhance ATP production and neuroplasticity (the brain’s ability to form and recognize synaptic connections). 

9. Skin Health

In addition to helping you look younger, red light therapy boosts the production of collagen and elastin in your skin. Collagen is key for skin, joint, and bone health, while elastin is key for tissues to stretch and recoil efficiently. This overall enhances your skin’s firmness and elasticity. 

     10. Relaxation and stress relief 

Stress affects all systems of the body, including the musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine, gastrointestinal, nervous, and reproductive systems. By stepping into an infrared sauna, you’re entering a gentle, soothing, and therapeutic environment that promotes relaxation. Red light therapy can also stimulate melatonin, which is the hormone that plays a role in the wake-sleep cycle. 

Interior of infrared sauna.

Clearlight® Red Light Therapy and Infrared Saunas

For over 25 years, Clearlight® Red Light Therapy (RLT) has been a leader in the infrared sauna space, employing cutting-edge technology to provide high-quality infrared therapy. 

Clearlight® Red Light Therapy exclusively uses Variable Optics™ technology that allows you maximize the benefits of red light and near infrared light to help you better achieve your wellness goals. 

Red Light Therapy Opportunities at Connecticut Natural Medicine

Connecticut Natural Medicine proudly offers Clearlight® Red Light Therapy in our Clearlight® Infrared Sauna for ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation. If you have any health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart problems, or are under medical care, get cleared by your doctor before your first session.

Our rate is $1.00 per minute, and $35.00 for 45 minutes. Call 860-454-7029 today to schedule your red light therapy appointment at Connecticut Natural Medicine!

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