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Light is responsible for all life on earth. Different wavelengths affect living organisms in a multitude of ways. We know that excess UV light exposure will burn our skin and that same UV light is essential to stimulate plant growth. Short wavelength light, like blue and green, has been found to impact our Circadian rhythm, hence the popularity of blue light blocking glasses.
More recently, scientists have conclusively found that Red and Near-Infrared (long wavelength) light exposure produces a remarkable effect on humans (a similar biological mechanism as photosynthesis in plants). Red & NIR Light Therapy reduces oxidative stress and increases ATP synthesis in our cells. In other words, it increases our cellular metabolism, energy, and overall health.
One of the most noticeable effects of these supercharged cells is an increase in circulation and collagen production. Collagen has a profound effect on the appearance of our skin, hair, and nails. In fact, 70% of the protein in our skin is collagen. Red Light Therapy is now being used in the beauty industry as a natural alternative or supplement to fillers and injections to achieve younger, healthier looking skin.
Aside from the aesthetic benefits, collagen is an extremely important component in our joint and connective tissue health. Red Light Therapy has been found to speed up recovery times for a myriad of soft tissue injuries and degenerative ailments such as arthritis.
At RVIVL, we were most intrigued by the impact on Performance and Recovery. Light therapy treatments have several mechanisms of action on muscle cells, like improvement in cellular ATP energy synthesis, glycogen synthesis, oxidative stress reduction, protection against exercise induced-muscle damage, and the addition of new myonuclei supporting muscle hypertrophy. Light therapy also supports healing and recovery by improving blood flow and oxygen availability. The benefits can be attained both post and pre workout.
The list of proven use cases continues…. Sleep optimization, mental acuity, inflammation reduction. When you boil it down, the many benefits from Red Light Therapy are all a result of increased cellular health and efficiency.
Like any treatment, dosage, duration, and frequency are extremely important to achieving results safely. RVIVL has partnered with the world’s most innovative and reputable manufacturer, JOOVV, to design an effective, yet convenient Red Light Therapy Protocol. We provide front and back, head to toe, high powered Red (660nm) and Near-Infrared (850nm) Light Treatment in just 10 minutes. We designed this with our members’ busy lives in mind. Pop in before or after a workout, on a lunch break, or in combination with an ice bath for the ultimate recovery experience.