A large base of research has shown that red light therapy improves physical performance. This is the reason why so many athletes have included Red Light Therapy into their workout and recovery routine. However, being an athlete, muscle soreness, fatigue, and pain can be the effects of a strenuous workout routine. This can hinder your daily workout.
Fortunately, Red Light Therapy does not just improve physical performance. It also soothes aching muscles, sports injuries, and helps improve general wellness.
How Does Red Light Therapy Work to Power Your Muscle?
Scientific research has shown that RLT is drug-free and amplifies the benefits of exercise by enhancing muscle gain and fat loss. Not only that, but this therapy can also improve muscular performance by augmenting muscular repair.
Light therapy, delivers specific wavelengths of light from a LED source, to a body part. The red and infrared wavelengths penetrate the skin to kickstart tissue recovery. This is possible because this therapy is exceptional at improving your mitochondria’s health and improving their efficiency.
The muscles are packed with mitochondria because they are energy-concentrated tissues. Thus, when red light therapy acts on the mitochondria, it enhances the overall ability, muscle strength, and recovery.
The natural red light helps promote antioxidants, which play a significant role in reducing the oxidative stress associated with muscle fatigue. Antioxidants also increase the production of heat proteins, which help protect cells from stress and early cell death. Athletes are advised to include this therapy in their workout program. If an athlete uses red light therapy in conjunction with stretching, you can reap both practices’ benefits.
Why Should Athletes Use Red Light?
According to Frank Hoeffner, a physical therapist at Professional Physical Therapy, Red Light Therapy can promote tissue healing and decrease pain. Red light therapy uses your natural biology to help you recover. It does this through collagen stimulation, increased blood flow, and growth in cellular energy.
Red Light therapy increases blood flow and stimulates cell regeneration by amplifying ATP production in your cells. This helps your body perform and recover quickly. Light therapy also boosts muscle growth and improves sleep allowing you to perform at your best.
This type of therapy can help athletes prevent muscle fatigue and speed up recovery, so the pain does not interfere with training and performance
What Products Can Athletes Use?
With recent technological developments and research on how this light-based therapy can help repair muscles, our new professional full body panels at our clinic can deliver a clinical based dosage to the whole body in as little as 10 minutes. It’s comfortable, soothing and immediate benefits are often felt.
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