Wellspring Vitality invites you to enjoy pure sunlight without the burn with our Mito Red Light Therapy. Red and Near Infrared light is an FDA-approved therapy that has been found to directly increase energy production at a cellular level. The Mito Red shines both of these types of light, the red between 620nm-700nm and all wavelengths of near-infrared light between 800-880nm.
Red Light Therapy, otherwise known as Low-Level laser therapy, has been actively used for nearly 40 years, and has been documented to reduce pain, and inflammation, promote healing of wounds and prevent tissue damage through cell death according to this paper documenting the history of this groundbreaking therapy.
How was Red Light Therapy discovered?
Red Light Therapy was discovered by NASA researchers who were experimenting with red-light grow rooms. They found that this particular near and far infrared light sped wound healing during these studies. 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. The Mito Red Light Therapy unit used at Wellspring emits Red and near/far infrared light. This red light range is a part of the electromagnetic spectrum that is emitted by the sun.
How safe is Red Light Therapy?
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.”
Red Light Therapy is one of the safest forms of phototherapy. Red light and near/far infrared light are long wavelength forms of light. Unlike ultraviolet which is short wavelength light that has known health risks. While it is recommended to wear protective glasses during therapy, this is due to caution, there are no known risks to eyesight from this therapy, and there is some initial evidence pointing to their being benefits for eye health!
Benefits of Mito Red Light Therapy
The Mito Red Blog has many articles linking to active studies and research about this therapy. According to their article What Is Red Light Therapy, these are just a few of the benefits of the Mito Red
- Stimulates wound healing and tissue repair
- Reduces aging effects by supporting collagen production
- Reduces pain by decreasing swelling and inflammation
- Improves joint health
- Improves physical performance through improved muscle recovery and energy levels
- Improves sleep quality and duration
Additional benefits we have found in our research include:
Relief from carpal tunnel syndrome
Stimulates healing of slow-healing wounds, like diabetic foot ulcers
Eases morning pain and stiffness for those with rheuatoid arthritis
This article by Healthline documents more of the red light therapy benefits.
Come into the wellness center and round out your massage, or workout with the Mito Red light therapy to increase overall relaxation and wellness of the body. Sessions are 15 minutes each. You are invited to either stretch or perform a workout on one of our complimentary trampolines as you bask in the Mito Red.