It’s Wellness Wednesday – What Is Red Light Therapy?

Red Light Therapy is used to help cell regeneration which is critical for injuries – especially those that are serious.

This week we applied red light therapy on a torn labrum in the shoulder and  a strained quad muscle. Both found it comfortable, soothing, and felt better overall.

Red Light Therapy is a relatively new and controversial technique. This technique was first used with plants actually in space in the 1990s to stimulate cell reproduction. It can do the same in humans. To put it somewhat plainly, Red light therapy is used to strengthen the mitochondria of the cells to stimulate healing and recovery by causing a type of control damage to the outer layer of the skin to reproduce healing underneath.

What are the risks of Red Light Therapy?

Red light therapy is considered safe and painless. However, there have been reports of burns and blistering from using RLT units when inexperienced people are careless. Recovery Day is well aware of the potential risks and take everything into consideration. We believe the benefits outweigh any potential risk of a negative occurrence and have had positive results from our clients.

At Recovery Day we do an extensive amount of research on all of our products and procedures before we implement them into our care plan. We research new tools daily and only implement about 6 months to a year after assessing the effectiveness and pain scales.  We use Red Light Therapy to penetrate into deep injuries like that of an Achilles tendon or super old injuries that haven’t healed correctly. It can also be used to tighten skin! 😊

If you are having pain and discomfort due to an injury or some other unfortunate event – contact Recovery Day so we can discuss a healing plan for you.


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