How Red Light Therapy May Help With Recovery & Rejuvenation

In 2016, the Olympic track team took a $150,000 red light therapy pod all the way to the Rio games so it could help them recover and heal. Now, red light therapy is being offered in places like spas and dermatologist offices, thanks to the increasing availability of LED technology. This promising therapy might help you, too. Although the research is still emerging, red light therapy has been shown to promote tissue repair and reduce muscle soreness (DOMS) and morning stiffness. It can also treat skin issues such as wrinkles and scars. How it works:

  • Red light therapy delivers safe, concentrated wavelengths of natural light into your skin. 

  • Scientists believe the light travels into tissues, causing a biochemical effect in cell mitochondria, which is where energy is made.

  • With more energy, cells can function more efficiently, rejuvenate themselves, and repair damage.

  • Usually, you complete a few sessions per week for a specific amount of time, depending on your focus area. 

There are now red light therapy machines made for at-home and portable use as well. However, it’s important to get a legit product and to consult with your healthcare provider to ensure red light therapy is appropriate for you (we can help with that). If you’re interested in learning more about it, please reach out to your Apeiron Life expert.

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