You can find Red Light Therapy Yoga at Aligned with Green on Main Street in Crawfordsville, IN. Krista Kobel, owner and certified instructor, has considerable experience with Red Light Therapy and is the only place offering this healing and safe therapy. She offers classes that already use this beneficial light. For more information please reach out to her. Krista would be happy to answer any questions or book your class today.
What is Red Light Therapy you might ask? Red Light Therapy or photobiomodulation (PBM) is a treatment that uses low wavelength red light for quite a number of health uses. Red Light Therapy was discovered in the 1960s by Hungarian physician Endre Messer. Now, NASA is using RLT to help astronauts heal wounds while in space.
There are so many benefits from Red Light Therapy. Thousands of studies have been done and there are some interesting findings that have come about. RLT is a photomedicine that has proven beneficial with anti-aging, detoxification, wound healing, muscle injury recovery, and can be helpful in treating pain. Red Light Therapy is not toxic, non-invasive, and does not seem to have any side effects so long as you use it as directed. To use RLT all you need is to be near a Red Light Therapy device. The photons enter the skin and tissues and activate chromosomes. This triggers a change in cells. RLT also affects the mitochondria, generating ATP or energy to promote healing. It is important to note, however, that not all red lights are the same. For more information on the use of Red Light Therapy in her classes, please contact Krista at AWG.
Skin Issues, & Detoxification
For skin issues, RLT works by stimulating collagen production, which gives skin its structure, strength, and elasticity. RLT also helps with detoxification. By being absorbed into the skin, Red Light Therapy can boost the immune system and stimulate the lymphatic system. This helps to boost circulation and allow more blood and nutrients to parts of the body.
Mental Health Benefits
Red Light Therapy has many mental health benefits including help with sleep and mood improvement. RLT can help to regulate the circadian rhythm by stimulating the hypothalamus for better and deeper sleep. RLT is also beneficial for improved mood. Humans need light to thrive and we do not get enough of it throughout the day with the present lifestyles we maintain. Being exposed to low wavelength red light has shown to improve your mood by positively affecting melatonin and serotonin levels in your brain.
At the Center of Excellence for Photobiomodulation at Shepherd University, Dr. Praveen Arany, PhD, has done studies and has published an article from his research showing that Red Light Therapy has been useful in improving the body’s ability to heal. According to Dr. Arany, research in his lab shows RLT can activate a potent growth factor that promotes tissue healing and regenerations. As stated before, even scientists at NASA are using Red Light Therapy to help astronauts in space heal wounds faster.
Muscle Recover & Pain
Many athletes experience muscle fatigue and muscle soreness. This happens when cellular waste accumulates in the muscle cells, causing inflammation. Red Light Therapy may improve the blood flow to and from your muscles, helping to carry that waste away. This reduces inflammation and soreness. RLT also helps to metabolize lactate in your body. This helps to reduce muscle fatigue. Another good reason for RLT is to help heal muscle tears. Muscle tears heal because your body sends satellite muscle stem cells to repair the fiber. RLT speeds up this response, getting the cells there faster, meaning a quicker healing time.
It is important to note, however, that not all Red Light Therapy systems are the same. It is best to consult with someone who knows the benefits and the products that work. Krista has that knowledge and experience. If you are interested in trying Red Light Therapy Yoga, or would like to make an appointment, please contact Krista through her website: www.alignedwithgreen.com, she will be happy to answer any questions!