Our bodies absorb light just like plants do in order to create energy? In fact, deep within our cells, mitochondria are producing energy in the form of ATP that fuels every cell of our body and our very experience of life. When mitochondria are deprived of essential light waves, including red light in the 600-700nm wavelengths and near infrared light in the 800-1000nm range, they can not produce energy efficiently. This leads to your experiencing less energy throughout your day, but also your cells have less energy to do the work of healing your body. When your cells have access to optimum energy they can do some pretty amazing things. The application of therapeutic doses of red and near infrared light is called Photobiomodulation. At Revelation Massage our Theralight 360 offers optimum doses of these essential light nutrients. Our Sunlighten Full Spectrum Sauna provides near infrared light waves and the addition of the warming benefits of mid and far infrared light waves in order to provide cellular detoxification.
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Do you love science like we do? Here’s a little deeper dive into how light energizes your energy production on the cellular level. Within your mitochondria are photoreceptors called cytochrome c oxidase that plays a key role in producing ATP. In a cell that is under stress there is excess nitric oxide present. This nitric oxide tends to bind to the cytochrome c oxidase not allowing oxygen to bind. This disrupts mitochondria from producing energy most efficiently and causes a condition called oxidative stress. This is not a good thing, since oxidative stress is the foundation of all age related symptoms and almost all disease states. When red and near infrared light are absorbed by the cells it is able to kick nitric oxide out of cytochrome c oxidase and allows oxygen to bind for cleaner ATP production.
To date hundreds of studies have been performed on the effects of light therapy (known as Photobiomodulation). Experts agree that Photobiomodulation is a dose dependent technology that when properly used can deliver profound effects on a wide variety of conditions that include:
- Improves Sleep
- Improves Mood
- Skin Anti-Aging (increased collagen, reduced fine lines and wrinkles)
- Skin Health
- Improves Energy
- Reduces Joint Pain
- Reduces Muscle Pain
- Reduces Nerve Pain
- Improves Athletic Performance and Recovery
- Supports Weight Management