History Of Red Light Therapy
Red light therapy isn’t a new thing or a fad. Scientists have been studying the effects of phototherapy for 100 years, and with time it has become one of the top non-invasive and pain-free options for fat loss. In this post, we will cover a brief history of red light therapy and examine how the medical advancements have contributed to the options you will find at Fit and Trim of Sarasota.
Uncovering Red Light Therapy Benefits
Although red light therapy as we know it wasn’t the initial discovery, light therapy was first used in 1893. Danish physician and scientist Niels Finsen used this version of targeted light to treat lupus clients. These ultraviolet rays were found to give anti-inflammatory benefits to these clients, and Finsen found great success with these treatments. This early adoption of light therapy went on to win the Nobel Prize for Medicine and paved the way for the introduction of LED and the version of red light therapy that we now know.
Leveling Up with LED
Research progressed and by the 1960s photo therapy – now referred to as LED Therapy was being used primarily in Europe for treatment of chronic pain, arthritis and associated conditions, joint rehabilitation, and soft-tissue injury along with other medical ailments. During this same time LED was being used in a small sector of the United States by equestrian practices for animals with joint and soft tissue injury.
During the 1980s through current, the field has expanded and more clinics and medical science industries are putting the effects of Light Therapy to work in vaster capacities. Through numerous studies and years of use of Red light therapy and Infrared light therapy, it was found that the tissue may not only heal but may have superficial cosmetic conditions improved as well.
- Cosmetic surgeries
- Refractive eye surgery
- Dental procedures
- General surgery
And it is also approved for the management, control, and enhancement of:
- Chronic musculoskeletal pain
- Physical appearance and aesthetics
- Whole-body pain management
- Dermatological issues
- Wound healing
And many other uses can be found through properly administered light therapies.
Modern Red Light Therapy
Since the early 2000s, many people have found the amazing outcomes associated with regular red light therapy. Although the FDA cleared light therapy for certain conditions, clients have found additional benefits that they didn’t initially expect to see. Fat loss is one of them.
Now that it has become widely known for fat loss benefits, you can find red light therapy practitioners in various doctor’s offices, dermatology clinics, weight management clinics, day spas, and many other places. Technology has advanced so much that you can even get your red light therapy sessions within 20 minutes. You can find a variety of handheld and spot treatments on the market, but science has proven that you will only see the best results from full-body exposure.
At Fit and Trim of Sarasota, we have tailored our approach to reflect scientific best practices. We only offer red light therapy in our full-body, zero-gravity beds. Our equipment is the best you can find on the market: safe and amazingly effective. We also combine our state-of-the-art beds with Styku body imaging. If fat loss is your primary goal, your body scans will help us create the best plan for you.
Have any questions about Red Light Therapy? Ready to experience red light therapy for yourself? Give the team at Fit and Trim of Sarasota a call today at 941-529-0888 to book a Free Educational Consultation!