In this blog, you'll learn the difference between targeting specific areas of your body with red light and whole-body exposure. Would there be any difference? And would we recommend one over the other? Let’s find out…
Firstly, what is red light therapy?
Red light therapy - also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT) or photobiomodulation (PBM) - is the use of red and near-infrared (NIR) light in order to elicit a number of benefits in the body.
The way red light therapy works is by increasing the energy (ATP) production within the mitochondria of a cell; be that a skin, muscle, liver, or even brain cell!
What are the benefits of red light therapy?
Red light is quickly absorbed within the tissues of the targeted area and results in, but not limited to, the following benefits:
Faster muscle recovery
Increased muscle endurance
Increased collagen production
Decreased thin lines and wrinkles
Faster wound healing
Increased weight loss
Improved sleep quality
Decreased joint pain
The difference between full-body exposure and targeted red light therapy is simply the fact that they vary in surface area covered during treatment time.
Full-body exposure to red light therapy:
During this type of treatment, you would expose larger areas of our bodies to your red light therapy device. This means that more areas of our body will benefit from the treatment, at the same time.
Full-body exposure is great for systemic body improvements, such as improved sleep, circulation, and reduced inflammation.
This type of treatment is great for people short on time and for multitasking – i.e. meditating or working out during exposure.