The Healing Power of Light
Tired of feeling tired? Frustrated by lack of sleep? Aggravated by those nagging aches and pain?
Say hello to a healthier, more balanced life... say hello to the TheraLight 360, the most advanced full-body light therapy system on the market. We are pleased to offer this groundbreaking therapy option to our Venice Beach Boutique clients.
THERALIGHT THERAPY PROVIDES...
Photobiomodulation therapy has been effectively used as a nonmedical intervention for reducing recovery time resulting in athletes:
- Running faster and longer with lessfatigue
- Lifting heavier weights
- Achieving higher benchmarks sooner
- Recovering more quickly from injuries
As a non-medical intervention for musculoskeletal conditions such as:
- Muscle soreness
- Joint pain and stiffness
As a non-medical intervention for other painful conditions such as:
- Poor circulation
As a non-medical intervention for inflammatory conditions such as:
- Chronic fatigue
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
And much more
As a non-medical intervention for accelerating visceral fat loss. Many therapies only address symptoms, without addressing the source. PBMT works at the cellular level, stimulating repair and normalizing cell function. Unlike drugs and surgery, PBM Therapy safely and effectively
- Promotes cell regeneration
- Reduces inflammation and pain
- PBM Therapy
- is non-toxic
- is non-invasive
- has no side effects
How does the Theralight 360 work?
The primary mechanism of the TheraLight 360 is photobiomodulation (PBM), which uses carefully calibrated infrared light waves to "bathe" the body with therapeutic light, stimulating cell regeneration and enhancing tissue repair. Extensive studies have demonstrated that PBM therapy can deliver profound therapeutic benefits such as:
- Expedited healing times
- Tissue strengthening
- Increased blood flow
- Enhanced immune response
- Reduced anxiety
- Improved sleep patterns
The effects are photochemical, just like photosynthesis in plants. When the correct parameters are used, light reduces oxidative stress and increases cellular energy (ATP). This in turn improves cell metabolism and reduces inflammation.
PBM Therapy appears too good to be true as it has many applications, but really it does just one thing and it does it very well. It reduces oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is essentially an imbalance between the production of free radicals and the ability of the body to counteract or detoxify their harmful effects through neutralization by antioxidants, is critical in helping the body recover. Oxidative stress is accepted as the underlying trigger for most diseases and degenerative conditions. It is also a component in the inflammatory phase of acute and chronic injuries. Extensive research during last two decades has revealed oxidative stress can lead to chronic inflammation, which in turn contributes to chronic diseases including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders and pulmonary diseases.
What are the therapeutic benifits of the Theralight 360?
TheraLight 360 full-body light therapy has been clinically proven to not only reduce pain and inflammation, but to deliver therapeutic effects towards the symptoms associated with:
- Nerve pain
- Soft tissue healing
- Sleep disturbances
- Low energy levels
- Nerve regeneration
- Cellular repair
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Anxiety and depression
- Mental clarity
- Joint motion
- Immune function
- Sleep patterns
- Muscle performance
- Many other conditions
TheraLight 360 full-body light therapy is a totally pain-free treatment that does NOT require the use of drugs or surgery... and there are NO dangerous side effects or risks. TheraLight 360 full-body light therapy also delivers positive outcomes more quickly than other treatment modalities
What will I feel?
PBM Therapy does not heat tissue; it does, however, increase circulation, so a warming sensation is often experienced.
How is PBM Therapy administered?
PBM Therapy is delivered to the entire body by bathing the body with an array of LED lights inside the TheraLight 360.
Does it get hot inside the bed?
No. The LEDs are regulated by a cooling system which keeps you comfortable.
How long does it take?
A typical session usually takes between 10-20 minutes.
Will I get tan from the Theralight Bed? Is this a Vitamin D Bed?
Contained within the sunlight spectrum are the wavelenghts of red and infrared (which enhance energy production) and also UVB light ( which stimulates vitamin D production ) as well as UVA ( which causes you to tan ). The Theralight Bed does not contain any UVA or UVB light, so your skin will not tan during this therapy.
Receiving moderate skin exposure to sunlight for vitamin D production, combined with red light therapy in the same day for cellular energy production is perhaps the most protective approach.
How many therapies are needed?
Every person's condition is unique, therefore the treatment course is as well. However there are some general rules of thumb that apply to PBM Therapy.
- Acute injuries and inflammation from muscle strains and sprains, cuts, bruises, burns, etc typically show very rapid improvement and can resolve in 1-2 weeks.
- Long-term, chronic conditions can take 2-3 weeks to get significant benefits, weeks to months for maximum benefits, then weekly or bi-weekly sessions may be necessary to maintain benefits.
How often will I need to have PBM Therapy?
We recommended three sessions per week for two weeks, then two sessions per week until goals are met. After that, we recommend one session per week for maintenance and wellness.
Are there any contraindications?
If you're pregnant, have cancer or have had an organ transplant, we advise to pursue alternative therapies to PBM Therapy. If you have limited mobility please bring someone who is able to assist you. Our boutique staff will not be able to assist you entering or exiting the bed.
Do I need eye protection?
The TheraLight full body Photobiomodulation system uses LEDs (light emitting diodes) in the red (visible) and near-infrared (invisible) wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum. Since the TheraLight units do not emit ultraviolet light (UVA & UVB), and the light emitted is non-coherent (non-focused), the FDA and various regulatory agencies do not require users to wear eye protection. Although eye protection isn't necessary, the lights are bright and may be uncomfortable for some individuals with sensitivities to light. For these individuals it is recommended that they do not look directly at the LEDs, and it may be most comfortable to close their eyes during a treatment session. Some individuals may choose to wear eye protection if they experience the following:
- pre-existing eye conditions or contraindications (check with your doctor)
- pre-existing photosensitivity or photophobia (check with your doctor)
- taking photo-sensitizing medications (check with your doctor)
- certain medical conditions are more likely to react to light
- bright or flashing lights can trigger migraine headaches or seizures in susceptible people
Summary: Protective eyewear that includes goggles, masks and glasses are not required for use during a TheraLight treatment session, unless indicated previously for individuals with specific conditions and upon request from their doctor.
What's the difference between the Theralight 360 and far-infrared saunas?
Red light therapy, also known clinically as “photobiomodulation,” is very different from far-infrared saunas. Saunas use invisible far infrared waves to penetrate the body to activate sweat glands using heat. These waves are extremely warming, unlike Photobiomodulation. Far-infrared applications (such as a sauna) vibrate the water molecules in your body. This vibration weakens the ion bonds until the water breaks down into encapsulated gasses and toxic materials to be excreted. This assists the body's ability to detoxify.
Red light therapy uses RED and near-infrared light (600-1,100nm). In typical “light bed” applications, these light wavelengths are non-thermal (little to no heat). Applied properly with the correct wavelengths, light specifically targets cells. Stressed cells deprived of oxygen are competing with free radicals to utilize oxygen to produce energy known as ATP (adenosine triphosphate). Light (or photons), hit the cell and are absorbed. This absorption disassociates the free radical (Mitochondrial nitric oxide - mNo) from the cell to allow oxygen to take its rightful place and resume optimal energy production (ATP) in the Electron Transport Chain.
Far-Infrared Saunas: use FAR-Infrared HEAT to stimulate sweat glands for detox. Saunas are extremely warm/hot. Red Light Therapy: uses NEAR-infrared cold LIGHT to reverse oxidative stress, reduce pain, inflammation and improve cellular energy production.
Break free from pain and inflammation
Whether you're a weekend warrior or a world-class athlete, studies have shown PBM Therapy to be an effective adjunct to any fitness regimen. Trusted by athletes and amateurs alike, the TheraLight 360 is designed to benefit anyone committed to taking their personal fitness to the next level. Even after your first session, you'll begin to feel better, perform better and live better!