How Red Light Heals & Energizes | The Types of Light
Updated: Sep 21
Let's talk about red light and the way it helps your cells.
Today I’m going to talk about the benefits of red light and how it works to help your body on a cellular level.
Red light is one of the three main lights that are used when you step into my practice for Light Therapy. This light penetrates from ½ an inch to 1 inch into your body. This allows the light to speak to your muscles, tendons, ligaments, tissue, and even cartilage. This light allows for and increase in blood flow and it also helps by increasing the function of your mitochondria so that a cell can produce more ATP.
Now if you’re wondering, what is ATP? I can help you with that! ATP is our primary carrier of energy within cells. ATP stands for Adenosine Tri Phosphate. It’s an awesome molecule that allows our body to have the energy it needs to function.
As we get older or if we get injured, we might experience difficulty in increasing and getting ATP where it needs to be in our body. That’s where red light comes in to help boost us and give us a little cheering on. It helps us to heal by accelerating the passage of ATP throughout our body.
If you’ve injured yourself or had a recent surgery, red light is something that I would highly recommend to help speed recovery. It’s a very calming type of light – and one of my personal favorites and one of my top three overall!
For athletes the red light really helps with recovery to help get them back on the field. It also helps to increase their performance in such a way that they feel better and have higher energy while they are exercising and pushing their bodies. When you’re increasing blood flow and circulation your body just thrives!
So that’s it, it’s really simple how red light works to help you heal. It speaks to your cells and mitochondria, it increases ATP, and it helps to release Nitrous Oxide. It’s just a wonderful, wonderful light.
I will create more content in the future about the other main lights, blue and infrared, that are used with Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) so keep an eye out for these!
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