Inside Infrared: Your Favorite Light Facial Can Also Help With Chronic Pain
April 30, 2019

Light Therapy Is About More Than Looking Good Its Feeling Good, Too

When you think about light therapy, visions of Instagram influencers with fluorescent faces might come to mind. While light therapy is an excellent tool to combat outward aesthetic concerns such as aging and acne, the whole-body benefits that Infrared light therapy provides go way beyond skin deep.

An estimated 20% of American adults suffer from chronic pain , contributing to skyrocketing healthcare bills, lost productivity, and poor quality of life across the nation. What’s more, chronic pain has been linked to opioid dependency, anxiety, and depression. Not only is pain physically debilitating, but it can also affect mental health on a daily basis.

Nobody deserves to live in pain or depend on medication to enable everyday activities, but thanks to non-toxic, non-invasive, and affordable Infrared light therapy, lives around the country are changing for the better.

What is Infrared light therapy?

Much like plants, scientific research has shown that human bodies can absorb particles of light (photons) and transform that light energy into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the form of energy needed to power metabolic processes, improve cellular performance, and encourage tissue repair and regeneration. Modern light therapy utilizes three types of wavelengths; Blue, Red, and Infrared. Blue and Red light therapy provide great aesthetic benefits such as acne treatment and increased collagen production, helping to achieve the signature youthful glow people associate with light therapy facials.

Infrared, however, offers a whole new set of medical benefits that are clinically proven to penetrate deep below the skin’s surface layer to target muscle and joint pain at the source, providing much-needed relief for people who suffer from inflammation and injury.

How does Infrared light therapy work?

In the same way that plants grow by getting their energy from the sun during photosynthesis, Infrared light therapy -- or “low-level light” therapy -- uses specific, proven wavelengths to stimulate a natural response in human tissue that can increase circulation, accelerate tissue repair, ease muscle pain, relieve joint stiffness, and enhance overall cell performance on a microscopic level. Infrared light therapy works by boosting cellular energy to encourage and enhance the body’s natural healing abilities.

When tissue is damaged, pain occurs. Human tissue can be compromised in a variety of ways; a sprained ankle, a surgical procedure that didn’t heal properly, or even an overly intense gym session can all cause bodily discomfort and emotional distress. Pain can be short-term or long-term, and because it presents itself differently in every person, it can be extremely difficult to treat.

Medically prescribed pain killing drugs work by blocking pain receptors in the brain, alleviating the symptom but not fixing the cause. Even worse, opioids can be extremely addictive and the risk of addiction significantly increases when they are used on a regular basis to manage long-term chronic pain. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse , more than 90 Americans die by opioid overdose every day.

Chronic pain management is an American health crisis. Thankfully, there are other treatment options available.

How can Infrared light therapy help with pain management?

When it comes to treating and healing medical conditions with light therapy treatment, wavelength is key. Compared to blue light therapy, near-infrared wavelengths can penetrate deep into the muscle & joint tissue to alleviate pain, increase circulation and decrease inflammation.

Infrared light therapy provides compromised cells with extra energy to accelerate the natural repair of compromised tissue cells, foster cell production, and restore homeostasis within the body.

Originally developed by NASA engineers for pain management and injury treatment on long-term space missions, light therapy is used today as a safe and natural method of treating a variety of pain conditions.

But you don’t need to be an astronaut to reap the benefits of Infrared light therapy for pain, and you don’t need to travel to space. In fact, you don’t even need to leave your house. With the development of portable Infrared light therapy device design, people can take advantage of self-administered light therapy at home.

However, not all light therapy is created equal.

Why is Celluma light therapy for pain different?

Celluma’s approach to pain management is inspired by light, proven by science, and cleared by the FDA. Celluma’s versatile, all-in-one Blue, Red, and Infrared light therapy system is effective on different parts of the body, and treats an array of pain-causing conditions.

The Inverse Square Law of optical physics states that as the distance between a light source and a surface of absorption doubles, the light energy available for absorption decreases by four times. Unlike other Infrared light therapy devices on the market, Celluma has the unique ability to contour close to the skin’s surface for increased light absorption and optimal therapeutic efficacy.

Celluma’s unique ability to bend, flex, and contour close to the skin’s surface allows cells to absorb even more light energy to achieve maximum healing potential. Celluma’s superior device design offers pain-relieving therapeutic benefits equal to or better than more powerful and expensive devices, making all-natural pain management a very real possibility for all people who suffer from pain.

And you don’t need to visit a clinic to experience the benefits of Infrared light therapy. In just 30 minutes a day, Celluma’s portable and lightweight device lets you achieve the same level of professional treatment in the comfort of your own home or on the road. Even better, treatment is non-invasive, requires no recovery time, and can be used on all skin types.

Now that’s pain management, simplified.

Conclusion

From chronic pain management to improved exercise tolerance , Infrared light therapy has been clinically proven to provide therapeutic benefits across an array of medical applications, penetrating deep into the skin’s surface to enhance health at the cellular level.

Infrared is a modern approach to chronic pain management. Free from harmful chemicals and the risk of dependency, Infrared light therapy is a more natural method of healing your body from the inside out. Rather than simply masking pain, Infrared light therapy works differently to treat the underlying condition, enhancing tissue repair and performance, and allowing your body to perform at an optimal level of health and wellness.

With Celluma’s Infrared light therapy technology and unique body contouring device design, you can regain and maintain your body’s natural vitality without the need for prescription drugs and their dangerous side effects, leading to long-lasting, life-improving pain management you can rely on.

Light therapy for whole-body healing… isn’t that brilliant?

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Kate Van Fossen