Approximately 85% of Americans will experience some form of ligament, muscle, nerve and/or soft tissue pain during (and throughout) their lifetime! Not to mention, most people spend 90% of their time indoors, thus, lacking exposure to necessary natural lights for optimal health. Fortunately for our Xist Fitness members, we have our very own, in-house, Red Light Therapy amenity. Our top-of-the-line Red Light Therapy machine makes lifting those heavier weights manageable because it can also reduce lactic acid in muscles, therefore allowing easier, consistent workouts! Originally discovered by NASA, Red Light Therapy is now used by professional athletes to promote healing with powerful results! Feel like a rejuvenated professional athlete with minimal sessions in our very own Xist Fitness Red Light Therapy machine!
Numerous individuals are curious about what all red light therapy can entail: What exactly is red light therapy? What are the health benefits? How often should I participate in red light therapy? Do not worry! We’ve formulated our most frequently asked questions (and provided answers) for your convenience!
WHAT IS ‘RED LIGHT THERAPY?’
Red Light therapy is a non-invasive form of skin rejuvenation that provides pain relief in ligaments, muscles, nerves, and soft tissues! It’s also known to reduce fine line wrinkles and the lactic acid buildup in muscles.
Red Light Therapy is an easy solution for individuals to get more healthy light every day! Red Light Therapy provides healthy light intake that is crucial for our health, cellular function, and energy production.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF RED LIGHT THERAPY?
There are numerous health benefits to Red Light Therapy… reducing inflammation, faster recovery from exercise, aid in sport performance and injury recovery, and support of healthier skin! Red Light Therapy is promoted for various skin conditions including reducing stretch marks, wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots. It is also used to improve wound healing, facial texture, psoriasis, rosacea, eczema, improve scars, and even sun-damaged skin. Not to mention Red Light Therapy may be another treatment for hair loss and support brain health.
WHAT IS RED LIGHT?
Red light or near-infrared light is a type of energy our eyes cannot see, but our bodies can feel as heat. Infrared light can penetrate our bodies while the red light works on the surface of the skin.
WHAT IS RED LIGHT LASER THERAPY?
Red Light “Laser” Therapy is low level laser therapy – simply, another name for Red Light Therapy.
WHAT IS LED THERAPY?
Many Red Light Therapy systems use small amounts of infrared lights along with red LED lights. Red LED Lights produce its positive effects by stimulating collagen in the skin.
HOW EFFECTIVE IS RED LIGHT THERAPY?
Red Light Therapy is a complementary therapy, meaning to be utilized alongside conventional healthcare and doctor approved treatments. There is no scientific evidence to support that Red Light Therapy aids in weight loss, cancer, or mental health concerns. However, Red Light Therapy has proven effective and deemed most popular for various skin conditions.
CAN RED LIGHT THERAPY CAUSE SKIN CANCER?
Because Red Light Therapy is nontoxic, noninvasive, and considered for all skin types, it will not cause skin cancer. Red Light Therapy treatments do not use ultraviolet (UV) lights, reported to cause skin cancer.
IS RED LIGHT THERAPY HARMFUL?
Red Light Therapy is a completely natural process. It exposes the skin to levels of light that are not dangerous; unlike ultraviolet (UV) light derived from the sun. Because of this, there is no risk of side effects from undergoing Red Light Therapy.
WHAT DOES RED LIGHT THERAPY DO?
Red Light Therapy is a treatment that utilizes low red light wavelengths to improve your skin’s appearance (reduce wrinkles, scars, redness, and acne) and help repair muscle tissue, as well as other parts of your body.
HOW DOES RED LIGHT THERAPY WORK?
Red Light Therapy works by acting on mitochondria – the ‘power plant’ in your body’s cells. The more energy our cells have, they can do their work more efficiently. This particular work includes repairing skin, increasing new cell growth, and enhancing skin rejuvenation.
WHAT DOES RED LIGHT THERAPY DO FOR SKIN?
Red Light Therapy is reported to improve the skin’s appearance, reduce wrinkles, scars, redness, and even acne. It is said to improve facial texture, scars, sun-damaged skin, rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis.
CAN YOU GET TOO MUCH RED LIGHT THERAPY?
Because Red Light Therapy is safe and doesn’t harm the skin or the underlying tissue, there is no risk of ‘overdoing’ it. There are no set rules on how much red light to actually use, however, there are guidelines for the amount of time you utilize Red Light Therapy.
HOW LONG SHOULD YOU PARTAKE IN RED LIGHT THERAPY?
Although there is no risk of generally overdoing Red Light Therapy, more is not necessarily better in this instance. The maximum amount of time you should expose your skin to the concentrated red light is 15-20 minutes per day.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR RED LIGHT THERAPY TO WORK?
From the very first session, red light therapy starts helping your body! You may see or feel minor results almost instantly, however, continued treatments will help achieve lasting results; the best results occur throughout a 3-6 month time period.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DO RED LIGHT THERAPY?
Frequency of use of a Red Light Therapy can vary from individual to individual. However, usually, individuals need treatment once a week for about one month. Maintenance treatments may occur every month or every few months.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I USE A RED LIGHT THERAPY BED?
Red Light Therapy is not a one-time treatment for most skin conditions. You’ll likely need on-going treatments; one to three times a week for a few months will yield the best, long-lasting results.
HOW DO I USE RED LIGHT THERAPY AT HOME?
Various at-home Red Light Therapy devices may require substantial time commitments; for example, twice a day for 30 to 60 minutes for four to five weeks. Others may recommend 10-minute, daily treatments. It is highly suggested that you use your device first thing in the morning or in the evening for optimal results. For best results with your at-home devices:
- Position yourself 6 inches to 2 feet from your device,
- Expose skin for best results,
- Spend approximately 10-20 minutes per desired skin area(s)
- Use daily!
Devices can be store bought – for a price – or you can DIY your own at-home device. Luckily, Xist Fitness has its very own Red Light Therapy amenity to be utilized at your disposal.
WHAT OTHER MEDICAL CONDITIONS IS RED LIGHT THERAPY BEING PROMOTED FOR?
Aside from skin conditions and muscle recovery, other potential uses of Red Light Therapy are to reduce cancer chemotherapy side effects, relieve pain and inflammation associated with carpal tunnel syndrome, ankle tendonitis, and osteoarthritis of the knee.
As a leading component of healthier skin and muscle recovery improvement, Red Light Therapy is taking the market by storm. Xist Fitness is aware of our clients’ wants and needs. Therefore, we are happy to provide members with a Red Light Therapy bed at your disposal. Similar to maintaining a workout routine, make utilizing our Red Light Therapy bed a part of your weekly routine!