Ready for an immune boost? Red Light, Infrared Sauna, and Salt Therapy support optimal immune system function along with many other benefits. How does each of these therapies work? Let’s discuss where these therapies come from and the safety and efficacy in this article.
Mito Red Light Therapy
Red Light Therapy was discovered by NASA researchers in the mid-1990s who were experimenting with red-light grow rooms. They found that this particular near and far infrared light sped wound healing. Since then this experimental therapy has been found to have promising side effects like reduced swelling and inflammation, improved joint health, improved physical performance and recovery, increased production of melatonin, and improved sleep.
Red Light Therapy is a bioactive light frequency that induces mitochondria in your cells to increase energy production. This increase in energy production is why users experience faster wound healing time and other benefits. I’m sure you wonder, is this safe? In an article from Healthline Red Light Therapy How Does It Work? The author describes the safety of this therapy, (RLT stands for Red Light Therapy) “RLT is different from laser or intense pulsed light (IPL) therapies because it doesn’t cause damage to the skin surface. Laser and pulsed light therapies work by causing controlled damage to the outer layer of the skin, which then induces tissue repair. RLT bypasses this harsh step by directly stimulating regeneration of the skin. The light emitted by RLT penetrates roughly 5 millimeters below the skin’s surface.”
This energy production directly helps the body to recover from and fend off infection. The Immune Boost Package at Wellspring Vitality is the first therapy to begin energizing the body. In one session you will notice a difference, the benefits are best when used 3-4 times a week for 15 minutes per session. Try this protocol for a month and experience the best results.
This therapy goes hand in hand with the Infrared Sauna which also uses infrared light technology.
Infrared Dry Sauna
Discover the benefits of an Infrared Dry Sauna.
The infrared sauna directly heats the body instead of the traditional sauna which heats the air and then by proxy your body. You can enjoy a more intense sweat at a more comfortable temperature in an infrared sauna. Sitting in the heat increases blood flow which fully oxygenates the entire body.
Studies that focus on the benefits of an infrared sauna have found this technology directly benefits chronic fatigue syndrome, decreases recovery time from strength-training sessions, and reduces blood pressure. It also is a proven stress relief activity and improves the immune system. This is in addition to the known benefits of regular sauna use that is not infrared. The infrared sauna because it is more comfortable makes this therapy more accessible to everyone.
Specifically for our interest in boosting the immune system, an Austrian study found that adults who regularly use saunas had fewer cases of the common cold compared to those who did not. From the Sunlighten article Infrared Sauna Benefits: Immunity “This benefit becomes more significant, especially after 14 weeks of consecutive sauna use. To maximize these benefits, it’s recommended to use it at least twice a week throughout the year.”
This therapy is recommended for 30 minutes. Once you complete this therapy, you finish the Immune Boost Package with Salt Therapy.
Discover the benefits of Salt Therapy.
Salt therapy, otherwise known as Halotherapy, has been practiced since the 12th century. It began in Eastern Europe with a tradition of visiting salt caves for healing. The benefits began to be closely documented in the 1800s when it was noticed that salt miners in Poland did not suffer from the typical respiratory conditions of those times. Salt therapy has evolved from this passive salt exposure to the active salt exposure we now offer today.
What does today’s active salt therapy look like? The Salt Chamber Inc, is the company we have chosen to work with to offer this therapy. Their active salt therapy works like this: “Dry pharmaceutical grade salt is heated and then it is ground and crushed into very tiny microparticles. These dry aerosol microparticles of salt are then dispersed into the salt room during a typical session. As the person relaxes in the salt room, the microparticles are inhaled. The particles penetrate deep into the lungs, bronchi, bronchioles, and alveoli. While inside the salt room, the non-inhaled salt particles fall onto the skin” Salt Chamber Inc – Salt Therapy Halotherapy
The salt on the skin has been found to benefit skin conditions and ease breathing by thinning the mucus in airway linings as described by Senior Scientific Advisor to the American Lung Association, Dr. Edelman in an article for the Lung Association.
Regular salt therapy relieves stress and promotes better sleep as well as cleared airways and skin. Ending the session with 15 minutes of salt therapy will send you on your way breathing clear and energized to take on the winter to-do list.
This powerful trio is excellent booked separately, but we have found time and time again that when experienced back to back has greater results. These therapies work together to promote and sustain a healthy immune system. Book a session before the holidays, and then ask us about Vitality Membership so you can experience the long-term benefits of regular Immune Boosting Therapies at the best discount. Book online at vagaro.com/wellspring-vitality or give us a call with any questions (970) 872-9355