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Red Light Therapy: The New Fountain of Youth?

I know, I know; even the title feels too much like fantasy to believe. I remember the first time I heard about all the benefits of red and near-infrared light therapy, I felt the same way. In my skepticism I asked, "can it really be as simple as sitting in front of red light for more youthful looking skin, better sleep, hair growth, improved organ function and so much more?"



The quick answer is YES! But I'll encourage you the same way I was pushed; go see for yourself. A quick Google search will supply you with all the exciting basics, but don’t stop there. What’s even more impressive, is with a little more digging, you will find scientific based publications, including peer-reviewed articles, that give all the authority needed for us to know that we may have found a way to turn back the hands of time with our skin, health and vitality.


There are untold benefits of this revolutionary, pain free and super easy process with virtually NO negative side effects. Here are some of the discoveries we found and why we’re using this technology to help our clients with their muscle recovery at the Metrics Fitness Lab studio.



How does red light therapy work?

Red light and Near Infrared Light therapy works by acting on the “power plant” in your body’s cells called mitochondria. With more energy (ATP) production within a targeted cell, other cells can do their work more efficiently, such as repairing damage, boosting new cell growth and enhancing rejuvenation; be that a skin, muscle, liver, or even brain cell! More specifically, when targeted cells absorb light wavelengths, they are stimulated to work more efficiently.



What are the benefits of red light therapy?

Due to the fundamental mechanism by which red light therapy works, it covers an extensive range of benefits. Just think – any cell which receives more energy from red light is going to be able to function better! Here are some of the most well-known benefits associated with red light therapy:


• Decreased inflammation • Decreased thin lines and wrinkles

• Decreased joint pain • Faster wound healing

• Faster muscle recovery • Increased weight loss

• Increased muscle endurance • Improved sleep quality

• Increased collagen production • Increased testosterone

• Improved fertility • Improved hair growth



It's important to note that NOT all red light is built the same. Like with all things, your good results are dependent upon the quality of the product you use and the frequency that you use it. Metrics Fitness Lab uses the highest quality red light therapy units and if you're interested, they are available for purchase at www.mychondria.com . This website and company is an incredible resource for discovering additional benefits of red light therapy, because in addition to the quality products they manufacture, they offer specific information about length of time and necessary red light exposure to accomplish your desired results.


Now that we know what red light therapy is, let's talk about its use in the Metrics studio. Because red light therapy is such a valuable tool for overcoming pain, boosting your muscle recovery, and easing inflammation, we knew that it would be a perfect addition and added


benefit to the Metrics Fitness Lab Regeneration session. During this incredible 60-minute session, you learn how to help your muscles recover properly. By using myo-fascial release techniques with foam rollers, lacrosse balls and other trigger point tools; you restore balance to your body; ensuring that you leave feeling much better than you did when you arrived.

Come take a sample from the fountain of youth in the next Metrics Regeneration session as we combine red light therapy and trigger point myo-fascial release for your body’s total benefit, all for only $15. Call The Lab to schedule your next session and begin turning back the hands of time on your muscles and joints for better movement!


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