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RED LIGHT REJUVENATION
We could not wait to reopen Rejuvalight for bookings: we always go above and beyond to keep Glow safe and enjoyable for all. It is fresh & airy with our 20ft ceilings, opened windows, and outside air circulation using HVAC. Even inside our Spa Room, there are 2 large open windows - unheard of for any spa. The majority of our Rejuvalight clients come to heal painful and inflammatory conditions, depression, low energy, and fatigue. There is so much suffering going on that is out of our control - I know that at least we can do something to take care of and heal ourselves. To eliminate all COVID worries we only allow 1 person per day using the Rejuvalight.
Glow ReJuvalight is a 30-minute appointment with no direct contact with our staff. Clients can book 2 appointments in a row. We absolutely love this holistic anti-inflammatory healing treatment and hope that everyone can add light therapy to their regular wellness routine; the cells of our body thrive on light with a wavelength of 633-690nm. Rejuvalight contains no UVA or UVB: the wavelength of 633-690nm delivers energy to our cells to stimulate regeneration and repair. Great therapy for all inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, pain, tension, eczema. It also is known to help with low energy, depression, and insomnia. During the session, you can choose to play relaxing music or guided meditation.
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Latest Scientific Study - Red Light Improves Declining Eyesight
Institute of Ophthalmology of the University of London has recently proved that red light improves the declining eyesight for individuals over 40. Just a 3 minute of red light of 670nm a day for 2 weeks showed significant improvement. Read the full study published 6.29.20 here >
Pain and Inflammation Management
The red light spectrum has amazing anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving qualities. People with arthritis, joint, and all chronic pain, injuries, MS, fibromyalgia are excellent candidates for this integrative treatment. Red light is successfully used for inflammatory conditions like bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, and pain control for low back pain, neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis & golfer’s elbow, post-herpetic neuralgia, and more. Light therapy is a safe alternative to any medications for pain management.
Immune Support, Reduced Side Effects of Cancer Treatments
Red light therapy has been shown to positively affect skin cells through the regeneration of fibroblasts, keratinocytes, and modulation of immune cells (including mast cells, neutrophils, and macrophages) all found within skin tissue.
Research done by NASA in conjunction with the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital has shown that red light technology can successfully reduce symptoms experienced by cancer patients, including painful side effects caused by radiation or chemotherapy.
NASA tested whether red light could treat oral mucositis in cancer patients, a very common and painful side effect of chemotherapy and radiation, and concluded that 96 percent of patients experienced an improvement in pain as a result of the red light treatment. Researchers stated, “The red light device was well tolerated with no adverse effects to bone marrow and stem cell transplant patients….The red light device can provide cost-effective therapy”
Similar red light technology is also now being utilized for the treatment of pediatric brain tumors, slow-healing wounds or infections, diabetic skin ulcers, and serious burns.
Reduced Depression, Insomnia, Fatigue. Energy Management
Red light has been shown to be naturally energizing and correlated with improved moods by increasing self-confidence, positivity, joyfulness, laughter, mindfulness, awareness, and sensory stimulation. While results vary from patient to patient, there’s a reason to believe that red light has mental and emotional perks in addition to physical benefits.
Medical studies have found that red light’s benefits to the quality of our sleep by increasing serum melatonin levels. Red light can help us sleep better while delivering other physical benefits, such as stimulating energy production in cells. Another peer-reviewed study demonstrated that red light therapy increases physical and mental energy and endurance. The red light stabilizes the nervous system, allergies, and even proved to be effective for seasonal affected disorder improving your mood, insomnia, and depression.
Skin Healing and Rejuvenation
Red Light has been proved to be effective for wound healing, tissue repair, skin renewal, and rejuvenation. Red light therapy directly stimulates regenerative processes in the skin through increased cellular proliferation, migration, and adhesion. Red light therapy has been shown to positively affect skin cells through the regeneration of fibroblasts, keratinocytes, and modulation of immune cells (including mast cells, neutrophils, and macrophages) all found within skin tissue.
Red light treatments are used as anti-aging, acne therapy, Rosacea, Eczema, Psoriasis. Red light helps increase the flow of blood, oxygen, and nutrients, improving skin's firmness and elasticity over your entire body. Red light fuels cell renewal stimulates, collagen production, and improves skin tone and texture, and encourages vibrant healthier-looking skin.
Red light waves boost metabolism rate in any live cell it is applied to, greatly accelerating the recovery process. Medical studies found that under red light open wounds heal 160% faster. Working similarly to the way that photosynthesis works in plants, the light jump-starts the cellular activity and produces ATP (that transforms energy within cells) which is then carried to cells and tissue to begin rejuvenation.
Red light therapy is now being used to treat arthritis symptoms thanks to its capability of stimulating collagen production and rebuilding cartilage. A 2009 Cochrane review of red light therapy for rheumatoid arthritis concluded that “Red light could be considered for short-term treatment for relief of pain and morning stiffness for RA patients, particularly since it has few side-effects.”
Even in those who don’t suffer from arthritis but have other signs of tissue damage or degeneration due to aging, red light can still be beneficial. A 2009 study published in The Lancet showed, “Red light reduces pain immediately after treatment in acute neck pain and up to 22 weeks after completion of treatment in patients with chronic neck pain.” Other studies have found that even when patients with musculoskeletal disorders don’t experience less pain from red light therapy treatments, they have a high chance of experiencing “significantly improved functional outcomes,” such as better range of motion.
Cellular rejuvenation and increased blood flow due to red light therapy are two key aspects of improving joint and tissue health. Decreasing oxidative damage, which degenerates joints, and modulating inflammation are other ways that red light benefits soft/connective tissue.
Additional Medical Studies
Dr. Robert Calderhead, DrMedSci, FRSM, medical advisor to Photo therapeutics states “When effective wavelengths are aimed at the photobiomodulation zone, skin cells remain alive and unharmed, but they receive an energy boost from the direct, a thermal exchange of energy between photons and cell components. This can help repair damaged cells. The 640nm is the most commonly used wavelength for skin rejuvenation.”
Dr. Mary Dyson at Guy's Hospital in London, England showed that “red light collagen lamps at 633nm increased the synthesis of fibroblast growth factor from macrophage cells.”
Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City combined blue and red light therapy with collagen lamps with Microdermabrasion on 22 subjects with mild to severe facial acne vulgaris. Subjects were given eight (8) twenty (20) minute sessions, twice a week, alternating between blue and red light with collagen lamps, subjects were also given microdermabrasion before each session. The lesion count was reduced by 46% at four (4) weeks, and by 81% at twelve (12) weeks.
Dr. Mitchell Chasin, Medical Director of Reflections Center for Skin and Body in Livingston, New Jersey states “with LED you will see a decrease in postoperative redness.”
Dr. Mitchell Goldman, clinical professor of dermatology at the University of California San Diego and medical director at La Jolla Spa MD, La Jolla, CA states “LED treatments work well after any procedure that causes erythema (redness) and irritation, including chemical peels, lasers and IPL.
Dr. Tina Alster of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, Washington DC, states “ LED treatments used with Fraxel laser, show a reduction in healing time of as much as 50%.” Thirteen (13) subjects with fine lines, wrinkles and photodamage, received nine (9) 20 minute treatments over a five (5) week period. Sun damage at six (6) weeks the majority displayed a 25-50% improvement at twelve (12) weeks: 91% reported enhanced smoothness. Photobiology, April 2007
Seventy-six (76) subjects were divided into four (4) groups. Treatments were given twice a week for four (4) weeks. Researchers measured the skin for elasticity and melanin during the treatment period and for three (3) months following the treatments. Results showed a significant reduction of wrinkles (maximum 36%) and an increase of skin elasticity (maximum 19%). There was a marked increase in the amount of collagen and elastin fibers with highly activated fibroblast cells.
Dr. Harry T. Whelan, Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics and Hyperbaric Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, found that diabetic skin ulcers and other wounds healed much faster when exposed to LEDs. Lab research has shown that the LEDs also grow human muscle and skin cells up to five (5) times faster than normal. The study, funded by NASA will examine the effects on diabetic skin ulcers, serious burns and flesh wounds caused by radiation and chemotherapy treatments. Dr. Whelan also states “The near-infrared light emitted by these LEDs seems to be perfect for increasing energy inside cells. LEDs boost energy to the cells and accelerate healing.
Glow Wellness Spa Policies
Communication is important to us - please don't hesitate to speak about your needs for the best experience.
Rejuvalight is a self-serviced appointment, 20-minute treatment plus 10-minute for prepping and Q&A. The client has no direct contact with our staff.
Clients can book 2 appointments in a row - 40-minute Rejuvalight plus 10-minute for prepping. Use Mindbody to book any appointments.
We cannot guarantee same-day appointments, please book ahead online or call us.
Booking is very easy using Minbdody accounts. Create your account, save your password & start booking massages, facials, and classes - all in one place. You can modify and reschedule all your reservations according to our cancellation policies.
Rejuvalight cancellation window is 6 hours. There is an $11 fee for late-cancel or no show.
All other spa treatments canceled/rescheduled within 48h period or missed are subject to a $45 cancellation fee. Prepaid appointments are saved for future use.
We ask you to prepay for your appointment when booking.
We use organic aromatherapy during the treatment to promote relaxation. Please notify us prior to treatment if you are allergic to lavender essential oil.
No refunds allowed for used, late canceled or missed services.
Late Arrivals: In order for us to provide the best customer service experience to all of our clients, all appointments will still finish on time.