Red Light Therapy

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A New Light in Physical Therapy


Red light therapy might not be the newest wellness therapy trend, but it has quickly become one of the most trusted. Wellness centers, gyms, spas, and the health community have taken notice on the numerous skin and muscle benefits the simple, non-invasive practice can have. So whether you’ve heard of red light therapy or not, here’s a guide to what exactly it is, its numerous benefits, and where you can find it in Metro Detroit.

What is Red Light Therapy?

In its most basic sense, red light therapy delivers safe, concentrated wavelengths of natural light into your skin. When your cells are hit with the red light wavelengths, regenerative effects occur, which could lead to benefits such as younger-looking skin, enhanced muscle repair, and diminished scaring. These wavelengths are distributed from bulbs emitting wavelengths of red light ranging from 660-850 nanometers and are best consumed in a bed, similar to a tanning bed.  

What are the benefits?

As mentioned before, red light therapy does wonders to your skin, muscles, and can even help with high blood pressure. Doctors have noted its positive benefits on wound healing, and inflammation. Additional benefits include helping skin and mild acne. There is debate on how much dosage is optimal, but there is no evidence suggesting that too much exposure could damage the skin.

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Where can you find it in Metro Detroit?

Novo Michigan

Featuring Novothor Full Body Pods, Novo Michigan helps Metro Detroiters experience the full benefits of red light therapy. Their 12 minute sessions make it easy to book a time that works for you with walk-ins welcome on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. You can get their monthly unlimited package for $200 a month, eight visits a month for $150, or single visit for $35.

Affinity Day Spa & Salon

Affinity Day Spa & Salon in Davison offers plenty of services to have you feeling and looking your best, including their fluorescent collagen red light therapy. Their red light therapy beds are available for 20 minute sessions that will help improve the health of your skin. Monthly memberships are available for $40, while a three month memberships run for $99.

Red Effect Infrared Fitness

While not similar to the previously mentioned gyms and salons, Red Effect Infrared Fitness uses infrared lights throughout the gym to give your body even more positive effects during your workout. This leads to reduced joint pain and faster recovery giving you an effective workout. You can claim a free one hour workout to try it out and then check out their schedule for more fitness opportunities.

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