When comparing red light therapy vs. infrared saunas, it’s important to remember that red light therapy employs light, while infrared saunas employ heat. Both technologies deliver therapeutic benefits, but they do so in ways that are completely different to one another—yet also potentially complementary, as we will see later.
Red light therapy is the process of targeting the body with specific near-infrared and red light wavelengths that are recognized for their unique therapeutic and regenerative results. Also called photobiomodulation (PBM), this kind of therapy is applied via medical-grade LED light panels that produce truly powerful bands of light.
The set-up alone makes for an altogether different experience to infrared saunas. There is no heat involved with red light therapy. The LED lights themselves don’t get hot, and users don’t break into a sweat or experience elevated heart rates, as happens in infrared or traditional saunas.
People who receive red light therapy typically sit or lie down in front of panels equipped with the FDA-cleared light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs by PlatinumLED Therapy Lights.
Thousands of studies and scientific reviews have been conducted to investigate the physiological effects of red light therapy. The main areas of therapeutic benefit include collagen production, repair and recovery of muscles, and relief from symptoms of illnesses that stem from some type of inflammatory response.
Our red and near-infrared (R+ | NIR+) output creates a spectrum of light that harnesses the most optimal wavelengths of light possible for human light therapy, but in a perfect ratio of each one that creates a synergistic combination when all are used together.
The R+ array of LEDs emits an output of 20% 630nm and 80% 660nm. The NIR+ array of LEDs emits an output that consists of 10% 810nm wavelength, 10% 830nm wavelength and 80% 850nm wavelength.
This combined spectral output offers all of the recognized benefits of each wavelength, along with the unique combined effect of all five. When you combine this R+ component as 50% of the output along with the NIR+ component possessing the other 50%, you are truly able to cover the entire array of LED light therapy in the exact levels of optimization.
The result is a superior LED therapy light (red LED wavelength is the technical key behind the therapy) that powerfully penetrates through skin, muscle and connective tissue, promoting healing and cellular regeneration all the way to and through the bone. In addition to superior light penetration, the advanced benefits of multi-wavelength red and near infra-red spectral output are amazingly extensive!
Fitness-related studies show strong evidence linking red light therapy to muscle damage markers; namely, the enzymes lactic acid and creatine kinase, which are released into the bloodstream after strenuous exercise.
In 2012, renowned photobiomodulation expert Michael Hamblin conducted a meta-study in which he found that, across the board, red light therapy can help reduce muscle damage markers like lactic acid and creatine kinase. What this suggests is that LLLT has the potential to repair the body by lessening the impact of muscle damage brought on by intense training.
Red light therapy has also been shown to help athletes perform better and stave off muscle fatigue. In 2008, a team of researchers in Brazil published their findings from a controlled trial to determine the effect of red light therapy on 12 male professional volleyball players who performed bicep contractions.
On the final day of the trial, the test group received LLLT immediately after exercising, while the control group was given placebo therapy. In the last push, the test group achieved 8.5 more reps than they had on the first day of the trial, while the control group managed just 2.7 more reps. The test group also showed slightly higher levels of lactate dehydrogenase than the control group, suggesting that LLLT delays muscle fatigue and exhaustion even when there’s been an increase in lactic acid.
*PBM is also offered in Rejuvenate XP
The concept of the device was originally used in the medical field for bed-bound patients in the hospital settings and rehabilitation facilities mainly for the management of lymphedema (limb swelling). Now, it's available for a wider use in sports performance recovery to the relieve muscle aches and pains, and to increase circulation. This FDA-cleared system by Speedhound works by using dynamic pressure to inflate and deflate the sleeve balloons to simulate kneading and stroking of the limbs and tissues in order to promote blood circulation and lymph flow. Thomas Gerlach, who is a well-known professional triathlete, compared this head-to-head with Normatec. It ended up that Speedhound is his favorite.
Be ahead of your game the next day or so by using this device and never miss another training ahead of you to reach your fitness goals.
"Russian and NASA scientists involved in manned space exploration first discovered that when electromagnetic fields were modulated and pulsed (PEMF) at specific frequencies, the fields became effective for reducing bone loss, healing wounds and treating depression that are suffered by astronauts who spend extended time away from the earth’s magnetic field. Forty years later, after spending millions of dollars on research to refine the fields, NASA is now releasing their patents for commercial use. Magnetic frequency waveforms that stimulate the growth of stem cells - the key to cellular regeneration of organs - are now being embedded into therapeutic devices."
Excerpt From: Robert W Connolly. “Frequency Therapy.” Frequency Media, 2013. Apple Books.
MAS stands for Magnetic Field Systems from Austria and this FDA-cleared Special Multi+ device is a multifunctional frequency waveform generator that provides both Constant Sine-waves (CW) and Pulsed waves (PEMF) allowing the widest variety of options with the following benefits:
Environmental toxins often overwhelm our immune systems so it is necessary to provide our cells with magnetic fields to aid in detoxification and cellular regeneration. This program features the use of the Sine-wave which is gentle on the body at low frequencies and intensities.
Many people work in professions that put a lot of wear and tear on the body. Injury from heavy lifting, overstraining and repetitive movements may occur. The Sport Program helps to counteract these conditions from a specific body part to full body sessions.
*PEMF is also offered in the Recharge XP
IonCleanse system is safe, researched, patented, and classified as a non-medical device. Hence, it is not used to make claims that include treatment, diagnosis, prevention, or cure of a certain condition. It works through the electrolysis of water, creates ions in the water. Ions are charged particles that neutralize toxins, which are held in a charged form in the body. Ions are not selective, thus, they will react with and neutralize other charged particles, as well. Click here to learn more how it works.
When there are no feet in the water, the ions neutralize what is in the foot bath. First is the water itself: average city water has between 300-500 chemicals in it. Second is the salt in the tub to increase conductivity, which also has a charge. Third, is the array plate, which is made from stainless steel and copper. All of these elements will contribute to color change. It accounts for 100% of the color change when feet are not present. The other noticeable substances in the tub contribute to roughly 30% of the overall color change when feet are in the water. Check out this time lapse video.
This could be part of a comprehensive health and wellness system and the information provided to you is solely for use as part of a self-improvement program. Most people feel lighter on their feet, more energy, clearer thinking, and reduced stress. If you feel good before a detox foot bath session, you’ll feel good afterward. People who feel the worst going into a session tend to notice the biggest changes. If there is a specific issue you are looking to address, most of the time you will notice changes within two months of consistent use. Click here for a free copy of Toxin Awareness Guide.
Differences of movement patterns on one side or region of the body could increase risk for injuries. Learn more here.
Treat this like having a periodic eye exam or biannual dental appointments but dedicated for your basic movement patterns. Preventative check-up is crucial.
This FDA Listed Class 1 devices BFRT by SmartCuffs is an act of safely restricting venous blood flow from a working muscle, but allowing arterial blood flow to that working muscle. This is done primarily with low-intensity resistance training. Since the ability of that blood to escape is dramatically reduced, metabolic stress and cellular swelling are greatly increased. As a result, increased growth hormone, muscle hypertrophy, and muscle strength occur.
Begin rehab much sooner, regain their strength to prevent atrophy, and ultimately get them back to functioning in a fraction of the traditional time.
Be ahead of your game on a higher level. See how it works.
*also included in Regenerate XP if clinically needed
Discover how a certain painful body part might be coming from other regions of the body or from injuries in the past that you almost have forgotten. Learn more here.
We educate our patients about the utility of imaging results, if available, in combination with thorough history taking and physical examination.
Pain is a signal which is a clue that our body tries to tell us from an obvious tissue injury to a heightened nervous system.
Sometimes the body just needs a nudge to improve how it moves or how it perceives pain.
Studies have shown that combining manual therapy with exercises is much more effective than each alone.
Our body also runs on electricity which gets disrupted after an injury, surgery, or illness.
Good for releasing fascial restrictions instantly especially with scars.
The MPS device locates and applies concentrated DC microcurrent to therapeutically active points (trigger points) for the purpose of relaxing muscles, calming the nervous system, and releasing endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers. This device is engineered to detect and treat these active points with scientific precision, providing stimulation to your nervous system, muscular system, and endocrine system all at once. See how it works here.
Got persistent back pain or shoulder pain? Do you feel like a body part is disconnected from your body? This would let you move suspended in a pain-free environment and reestablish movement awareness. It is the first and only Redcord Neurac in Edmonds, WA. Click here too see it in action.
Neurac method is a treatment that aims to restore functional and pain-free movement patterns through high levels of neuromuscular stimulation. It focuses on muscle interaction and the cause of the problems, not just the symptoms.
Neurac is an active treatment approach consisting of four main elements:
*We do not cater to Medicare and Medicaid-eligible patients for PT
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