Introducing Red Light Therapy
Introducing our revolutionary new Red Light Therapy Lights to our Adelaide-based practice, in North Plympton. We are thrilled to offer this cutting-edge technology to both our new and loyal clients, providing you with a natural and non-invasive way to rejuvenate your skin, reduce inflammation, and promote overall health.
How does Red Light/Photobiomodulation Therapy work?
Red light therapy, also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT) or photobiomodulation, is a non-invasive medical and cosmetic treatment that utilizes red and near-infrared light to stimulate cellular activity and promote healing in the body. By exposing the skin or specific areas of the body to these low-energy light wavelengths, red and infrared light is absorbed by a chemical in the mitochondria called cytochrome C oxidase. This molecule is part of the chemical reaction that produces another important molecule called adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is how cells store, transfer, and use energy.
This therapy is believed to enhance ATP production within cells, leading to a range of potential benefits such as improved skin health, reduced inflammation, pain relief, and accelerated tissue repair. Red light therapy has gained popularity in recent years for its non-invasive nature and its potential to support various aspects of well-being.
What to expect at your appointment
Hi, it’s Gianfranco here and I want to explain what you can expect when you arrive at our North Plympton practice for your Red Light Therapy appointment.
Easily book your session online. You will receive an automated email with information bout the appointment and a very short questionnaire to be completed online.
When you arrive at your appointment we will have a quick chat to discuss what results and outcomes you are looking for with Red Light Therapy. From here, I will create your treatment plan (time and frequency schedule) to best suit your needs.
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I will then show you to the red light therapy room and explain the process.
I will leave you to partially undress in private, the Red Light Therapy does not work through clothes so where you will want to have the benefits you will need to have bare skin.
You will have the option of using our free safety glasses or for a few dollars you can purchase your own safety goggles.
Benefits of Red Light/ Photobiomodulation Therapy
Photobiomodulation, Red light therapy or LLLT therapy, has gained popularity for its potential benefits in various aspects of health and wellness. While more research is needed to fully understand its mechanisms and efficacy, some of the reported benefits of red light therapy include:
Collagen production: Stimulates the production of collagen, which can reduce wrinkles and improve skin elasticity.
Acne treatment: Red light therapy has anti-inflammatory properties. It can help calm irritated or inflamed skin, making it beneficial for conditions like acne, rosacea, and dermatitis.
Scar reduction: Can assist in the healing and fading of scars.
Joint pain: Alleviates pain and inflammation associated with conditions like arthritis.
Muscle recovery: Speeds up muscle recovery after exercise or injury.
Neuropathic pain: May offer relief from chronic nerve-related pain.
- Photobiomodulation Therapy boosts the cellular energy enhancing the functionality of cells involved in the wound healing process, promoting faster and more efficient tissue repair.
- Enhanced Blood Circulation: Improves blood circulation to the wounded area, supplying more oxygen and nutrients essential for tissue repair. Increased blood flow also helps remove waste products, reducing inflammation and supporting the overall healing process.
Mood and Mental Health
Mood enhancement: Some individuals report improved mood and reduced symptoms of depression.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): May help mitigate symptoms of SAD by increasing serotonin production.
- Relaxation and Stress Reduction: Red light therapy has been associated with relaxation and stress reduction, helping to create an environment conducive to sleep. The calming effects of red light may contribute to a reduction in overall stress levels, making it easier for individuals to unwind and fall asleep more easily.
- LLLT Laser Therapy has anti-inflammatory effects, which can be beneficial for conditions associated with chronic inflammation, such as arthritis.
Immune System Support
- Enhances the function of immune cells and may boost the body’s defense mechanisms.
- Modulation of Immune Response: Red Light Therapy has been seen to enhance anti-inflammatory processes while suppressing excessive inflammation. This modulation contributes to a more balanced immune response, preventing chronic inflammation and promoting the resolution of inflammatory conditions.
- Vasodilation: Photobiomodulation Laser Therapy promotes the widening of blood vessels, known as vasodilation, leading to increased blood flow to the treated area. This improved circulation enhances the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to tissues, supporting overall cardiovascular health.
Enhanced Nitric Oxide Production: By stimulating the production of nitric oxide, a molecule that helps relax blood vessels. This relaxation promotes better blood flow and vasodilation, contributing to improved circulation throughout the body.
- Endorphin Release: Stimulates the release of endorphins, helping to alleviate pain and improve the overall perception of discomfort.
Reduction of Inflammation: By modulating the inflammatory response, red light therapy contributes to a decrease in tissue inflammation, which is often associated with pain. This anti-inflammatory effect can provide relief from both acute and chronic pain conditions.
- Some research suggests that red light therapy may be beneficial for certain eye conditions, such as age-related macular degeneration.
Let me introduce you to Gianfranco, a remarkable breathworker who has dedicated his life to helping people achieve personal transformation and live their best lives. I’ve had the pleasure of mentoring Gianfranco, and let me tell you, he’s one of the most passionate, supportive, and loving individuals you’ll ever meet. Gianfranco started his journey in the health and wellness industry as a Personal Fitness Trainer, but he didn’t stop there. He delved into the world of Remedial Massage Therapy, and now he runs a highly successful practice that supports people in living their healthiest lives.
Gianfranco faced some personal challenges in his life, and that’s when he came to me seeking alternative therapies. I introduced him to Breathwork, and let me tell you, it was a life-changing experience for him. Gianfranco was so inspired by the power of Breathwork that he went on to complete the “Life Enhancement Intensive” Breathworker training in Langkawi, Malaysia, in 2008 under my guidance. Since then, Gianfranco has become a skilled and dedicated breathworker himself, and I’m proud to have him as a mentee.
Gianfranco knows firsthand how powerful Breathwork can be. He’s seen how it can unblock the subconscious patterns that keep us stuck and prevent us from living our best lives. He believes that it’s one of the quickest ways to achieve personal transformation and tap into our limitless potential. Gianfranco is a true inspiration to those he works with, and his passion for Breathwork is contagious.
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Arrange Your Appointment
If you are interested to know how Red Light Therapy could help you – get in touch with Gian to discuss further.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1727843/ One of the oldest studies in this area was published in 1992 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The study was a partially double-blinded, fully randomized trial comparing red, infrared, and placebo light emitters. It involved 50 patients with age-related knee pain and osteoarthritis and demonstrated that the treatment was “effective in relieving pain and disability in degenerative osteoarthritis of the knee.”
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19347944/ A 2009 study in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine found that red light therapy can improve pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis. The researchers found that red light therapy improved certain biomarkers and proposed that the mechanism for joint pain relief may involve red light therapy reducing the level of pro-inflammatory cytokines/chemokines produced by cells that line the joint.
https://journals.humankinetics.com/view/journals/jsr/28/5/article-p526.xml A study in the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation showed that red light therapy was superior in promoting workout recovery when compared to cryotherapy, demonstrating an improved inflammatory response. Another study in PLOS One demonstrated that using red light therapy provided an anti-oxidative effect on muscles, helping them to heal more quickly after sports injuries.
https://journals.humankinetics.com/view/journals/jsr/28/5/article-p526.xml A 2016 article published in the Journal of Biophotonics even raised the question if red light therapy should be permitted in athletic competitions without being regulated due to the potentially unfair advantage it could provide.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3554033/ A 2013 review published in the Journal of Athletic Training. This review analyzed data from controlled studies on red light therapy, ultimately finding that the use of red light therapy provided protective and post-exercise recovery benefits.