Light Therapy

Infrared Light Therapy Long Island, NYLight therapy consists of exposure to specific wavelengths of light using polychromatic light, lasers, light-emitting diodes, fluorescent lamps, dichroic lamps or very bright, full-spectrum light. The light is administered for a prescribed amount of time and, in some cases, at a specific time of day.

Light therapy is a non-invasive and pain-free treatment that promotes a feeling of relaxation and well-being whilst rejuvenating the skin. Exposure to the light can increase serotonin levels, which in turn helps to relieve stress, tension, and headaches. Any feeling of ‘heat’ is most often due to the stimulation of blood circulation.

Red Light & Infrared Light Therapy

For Healing, Skin Rejuvenation & Anti-Aging
Red light is beneficial for all skin types and has anti-aging and anti-inflammatory effects on the skin. It has been proven to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which smooths skin texture, improves skin laxity, increases circulation and lymph drainage, and reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and superficial hyper-pigmentation. It is also an excellent treatment for sufferers of sensitive skin conditions such as rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis.

  • Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin is smoother, firmer, and plump
  • Evens out skin tone
  • Increases hydration
  • Soothes irritation and redness
  • Stimulates blood circulation
  • Accelerates the healing process
  • Restores natural luminosity and glow

What is Infrared Light?

Infrared light refers to photons with a slightly longer wavelength than red, which are just outside of the human eyesight perception range.

Infrared Light Therapy Long Island, NY

Infrared penetrates deep down into the subcutaneous layer of skin. Visible light doesn’t penetrate the body well, but infrared light does, reaching down into soft tissues, muscles, joints, and bone.

As it infiltrates these many layers, it encourages nitric oxide production and mitochondrial respiration in the cells which increases blood flow to the nerves and other tissues. This lasts for several hours after application. This can dramatically increase circulation to injury sites and areas of chronic pain.

The power of red light therapy can be used for the relief of chronic pain. What’s incredible is that it does not mask the symptoms of pain, but rather encourages the healing of the actual tissue and cause. In many cases, after sufficient treatment sessions, the problem is gone for good.

The specific wavelengths have exclusively beneficial effects with no known side effects or harmful components – making red light therapy worry-free with no SPF creams or protective clothing required.

Red and infrared wavelengths are absorbed by the photoreceptors in our cells. Once absorbed, the light energy kicks off a whole series of metabolic events. Specifically, we see an increase in energy, boosted metabolism, and anti-inflammatory compounds.

When infrared light is absorbed into our photoreceptor cells, it also causes an increase in blood flow. This allows parts of the body that are low in circulation to receive the oxygen and nutrients they need in order to function more effectively. (This includes increased blood flow to your liver, which in turn boosts your body’s ability to detoxify.)

Focus healing energy on a specific body part, injury or infection. Many viruses, bacteria, parasites and tumor cells have poor tolerance to heat compared to normal healthy cells and can be killed with focused near infrared light and the heat it emits!

Benefits of infrared light include:

Boosts Metabolism/Fitness

  • BOOSTS METABOLISM
  • REDUCES BODY FAT
  • INCREASES ENERGY
  • IMPROVES CIRCULATION TO THE MUSCLES
  • BETTER ENDURANCE
  • FASTER RECOVERY TIME
  • PAIN RELIEF / ARTHRITIS / FIBROMYALGIA
  • KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS

Fun Fact: NIR light therapy has been used by the U.S. military to speed recovery from soft tissue injuries in elite soldiers in the Navy, Army Rangers, and Special Forces. Hospitals, nursing homes and long-term care facilities use it to accelerate the healing of pressure ulcers (bed sores), wounds, and neuropathy.

Fights Infections, Candida & Parasites

  • EYE, EAR, SINUS & TOOTH INFECTIONS
  • BLADDER INFECTIONS & VAGINAL YEAST
  • NAIL FUNGUS

Improves Skin & Detoxification

  • DETOXIFIES THE BODY
  • REDUCES CELLULITE
  • REDUCES ACNE, ECZEMA & PSORIASIS

Deep Relaxation Benefits

  • INHIBITS THE SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM

Contact Holistic Alternatives today to find out more or schedule an appointment online.