Relax & Rejuvenate
How Does Light Therapy Help Me Relax and Rejuvenate?
Light therapy is known to energize, detoxify and activate the body's natural healing powers by initiating cell turnover and DNA repair to reverse signs of aging and promote well-being. Red light therapy makes the creation of ATP more efficient. The deeper red light penetrates into your tissues, the more ATP can be created.
Research has demonstrated that red light therapy lowers the causes of daily fatigue. Red light therapy also increases the body's ability to metabolize fat. This can be attributed to its ability to disperse adipocytes, which are the cells that store fat. Red Light Therapy also sends light waves to the mitochondria, the cellular powerhouse that make their "engines" run, makes them more robust and gives us more energy to work with everyday.
Many red light users tell us that their moods have significantly improved after a session. When red light is applied to the skull, it penetrates into the brain and has numerous benefits. Applying the light for just a few minutes has been shown to decrease anxiety, depression and more. Red light can be used to stimulate the Vagus Nerve as well, which psychologists cite as essential in calming the nervous system. The concha of the ear (the bowl-shaped area just outside of the ear canal) is the easiest place to stimulate the Vagus Nerve, which runs through many areas and organs of the body. Chronic tension, pain in muscles, and many other health problems can result from an improperly functioning Vagus Nerve. Stimulation of the Vagus Nerve can be extremely helpful in reducing stress, alleviating pain, improving digestion, enhancing mood, boosting memory, and restoring overall health and well-being.
How Does this Benefit my Overall Health?
Since the 21st century, most jobs have moved indoors, and, thus, people aren't getting the adequate amounts of sun exposure they once did. This decreases the optimization of most important functions in your body's health. Simply standing in front of red light can activate your body's many systems to work better and longer. You'll also begin to feel less tension, more calm and have a better overall feeling of holistic positivity. This even includes sleeping better and deeper. Many people have reported their energy levels increasing along with general mood and coping being strengthened. Winter blues and more severe Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can be alleviated giving you a more positive life experience.
What Science is Telling Us
"Remember those mood-enhancing benefits when you're outside during the summertime? Guess what: you can have access to those feelings 24-7 with a red light therapy device. The therapy has specifically been proven to counter major depression. Mental diseases such as depression have increased to almost pandemic proportions, so help in this area is highly beneficial."