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Glow's Mission is to reduce stress, pain, and suffering. The majority of our Red Light clients come in to heal all inflammatory conditions, injuries, pain, depression and fatigue.
RED LIGHT THERAPY
Glow Red Light Therapy is a relaxing holistic anti-inflammatory photobiomodulation treatment we hope everyone can add to their regular wellness routine. Great therapy for all inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, pain, tension, and eczema. Red Light photobiomodulation is known to help with low energy, depression, hormonal imbalances, and insomnia. The mitochondria of our cells thrive on red and near-infrared light, boosting ATP to fuel cellular renewal and repair. It works amazingly well to speed up scar healing after surgery or chemotherapy. Glow full-body professional Red Light capsule uses 220V power to produce a potent output of 633-800nm light, energizing our cells' regeneration. Contains no UVA or UVB.
It is a 30-minute appointment with no direct contact with our staff. During the session, you can choose to play relaxing music or guided meditation. The light session is 20 minutes.
RED LIGHT RATES
1 session w/DermalogicaPro Energy Face Mask - $75
Glow members enjoy 10% off all treatments
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Dive into the Science of Red Light Therapy: Podcasts
Recent Clinical 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 the 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.
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 red light 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 “red light 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 “ red light treatments used with Fraxel laser, show a reduction in healing time of as much as 50%.” Photobiology, April 2007
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 red light. Lab research has shown that red light also grows 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 the red light seems to be perfect for increasing energy inside cells. Red light boosts energy to the cells and accelerates healing.
Glow Wellness Spa Policies
Communication is important to us - please don't hesitate to speak about your needs for the best experience.
We ask you to prepay for your appointment when booking.
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.
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.
All other spa visits canceled/rescheduled within 48h are subject to a $60 cancellation fee, $20 for Red Light. Prepaid appointments are saved for rebooking.
We use organic aromatherapy during the treatment to promote relaxation.
No refunds are 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.