Experience Recovery and Wellness in a New Light: The LightStim Difference
LightStim at HelloPhysio uses noninvasive LED red light therapy to activate the body’s natural pain-relief process. LightStim MultiWave® advances NASA’s LED technology to new depths. The patented technology emits multiple wavelengths and colors of light simultaneously to increase blood circulation and delivers a therapeutic treatment for post-workout soreness, accidents and sports injuries, backaches and stiffness.
The full body treatment bed has been used in clinical practice by medical, healthcare and wellness practitioners for more than 20 years. LightStim is FDA Cleared to relieve pain from arthritic conditions, body aches, muscles and even wrinkles.
HelloPhysio’s LightStim red light therapy uses noninvasive energy to treat the body in a way similar to how plants absorb light energy from the sun. The 18,240 red and infrared LEDs emit beneficial wavelengths of light that can help improve overall health and recovery from injuries.
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How Does Photobiomodulation Work
Photobiomodulation interacts at the cellular level to restore normal cellular function. Mitochondria in the cells start to produce more toxic chemicals displacing oxygen and the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) when we get sick, injured, stress or simply age. This increase in stress on the cells leads to inflammation and cell death.
Red light therapy reverses the cell damage by stimulating the body’s own natural physiological regenerative processes. Cells are repaired and return to their normal functioning, which enhances the body’s ability to heal itself.
Photobiomodulation works in a specific therapeutic dose within a spectrum of light emitted at multiple wavelength to stimulate cellular response. The low level light therapy applies near- and infrared light to activate the healing process.
The non-invasive treatment not only provides relief for acute or chronic pain, but also promotes biostimulation, tissue regeneration, anti-inflammation and reduction in pain. Healthier cells will equate to a quickened response to heal musculoskeletal pains, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, and neurological disorders.
Treatment of Musculoskeletal Dysfunctions
With oxidative stress being the underlying issue for most diseases and degenerative conditions, LightStim red light therapy stimulates ATP synthesis to normalize and improve cellular function. This in turn activates the body’s healing response in the successful treatment of acute or chronic musculoskeletal pathologies, injury and dysfunction like tendinopathies, osteoarthritis, and neck and lower back pain.
In ankle sprains, for example, photobiomodulation stimulates the lymphatic system to reduce edema or the swelling caused by fluid trapped in tissues. For people with neck pain, the therapy helps to enhance blood flow in myofascial trigger points to reduce tightness and swelling. And for tendonitis, the infrared light therapy works to synthesize collagen which helps to increase flexibility and range of motion.
Other acute or chronic issues that can benefit from red LED therapy include: neck tension, muscle overload, myofascial pain, fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid arthritis, to mention a few. In many instances, the effects of red light therapy can be felt immediately depending on the condition. Multiple sessions are typically required to gain the long-term light therapy benefits of the treatment.
Benefits for Sports Performance and Recovery
Thanks to its ability to modulate a body’s physiological responses, red light treatment is used widely worldwide by elite and Olympic-level athletes as part of their sports training and recovery. Incorporating the therapy as part of your training regimen will improve muscle performance and will prevent muscle damage following intense workouts. Photobiomodulation has also been shown to reduce biochemical markers such as cytokine, lactate, and creatine kinase, all of which cause muscle inflammation and damage:
- Inflammatory cytokine concentrations, which is involved in the body’s immune response and defence against harmful agents
- Low blood lactate, which disrupts flow and oxygen at the cellular level
- Muscle damage produced by excess creatine kinase levels in the blood
Athletes use performance as an objective measure in training – to increase energy, recover faster from injuries, and reduce muscle soreness are just some of the benefits of the therapy.
Infrared and red light therapy works at the cellular level to restore cell mitochondria homeostasis. It prevents exercise-related cell damage and improves the post-training recovery to boost strength and muscle function. The light therapy induces the production of ATP and oxygen consumption to promote cellular regeneration. It promotes cell growth and recovery from injury by elevating nitric oxide, which improves blood flow – an integral component for health and healing.
Beyond enhancing top-athletic performance, LightStim red light therapy is also used to treat common sports injuries such as plantar fasciitis and muscle sprains for athletes of all levels from the novice runner to a weekend warrior.
Holistic Benefits of Red Light Therapy
Red light therapy may be an amazing complementary modality for the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and a tool to improve sports performance, but the therapeutic benefits for overall wellness are many.
Oxidative stress is the primary imbalance in the body’s inability to detoxify against the harmful effects of free radicals. It is the underlying factor in aging and most disease and degenerative conditions. With collagen as the main component of the skin, the non-toxic therapy stimulates collagen production and increases antioxidants, thereby assisting in regenerative wound healing, skin elasticity, and the treatment of inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis.
LightStim is FDA cleared to treat wrinkles on your forehead, crow’s feet, cheeks, nasolabial folds, jawline and lips to nourish the skin from the inside to maintain your skin’s youthful appearance.
The beneficial effects of red light therapy can also enhance cognitive processes. Studies have indicated that it helps to release certain brain compounds that positively improve the mood. Research has also shown that photobiomodulation can activate melatonin to improve sleep quality and duration.
Overall, Photobiomodulation Red Light Therapy displaces the oxidative stress and triggers a positive downstream cascading effect to activate to the body’s natural cellular repair to normalize its capacity to heal.