New health and wellness treatments are everywhere
With the surge of growth in the wellness industry over the past decade, technology and innovation in this space have boomed (and will continue to do so for years to come). One of the most up-and-coming treatments in this space is red light therapy, which harnesses and healing and regenerative powers of red light to help your body recover and restore at a cellular level.
Here at 10X Health, we often have clients confuse red light therapy with an infrared sauna, and we can see why. These two treatments are similar in a lot of ways, but there are also some key differences that we consistently inform our clients of.
So, what’s the difference? Let’s talk about it!
What is red light therapy?
Red light therapy is an FDA-approved wellness treatment that delivers red light to your body through your skin and into your cells through a special red light bed. The red light bed looks a lot like a tanning bed, but it delivers a much different type of light to your body that promotes wellness and healing.
When red light is flooded into your body, it penetrates each of your cells all at once and pushes its way into your cells’ mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell. Once inside the mitochondria, the red light encourages your cells to release unnecessary gases and take in oxygen, powering up your cells and your body from the inside out.
Benefits of red light therapy
There are lots of great benefits of red light therapy, and it can be used to treat an array of health conditions or concerns. Some of the biggest benefits include:
- Improved healing
- Pain relief
- Improved skin
What is an infrared sauna?
Infrared saunas use far infrared wavelengths of light in order to heat your body and other objects inside the room. This differs from a traditional sauna because it emits heat through light to heat specific objects while a traditional sauna uses steam and humidity to hear the air in the room.
Infrared saunas deliver the same effects as a traditional sauna (namely sweating and relaxation), but many people prefer infrared to traditional saunas because they deliver benefits at a much lower heat with little to no humidity, making it a little more comfortable to enjoy for longer periods.
Benefits of infrared sauna
As with red light therapy, there are lots of great benefits of this treatment, and saunas have been used in health and wellness for hundreds of years. Some of the biggest benefits include:
- Weight loss
- Reduced inflammation
- Pain relief
- Lowered blood pressure
- Overall relaxation
What’s the difference between red light therapy and an infrared sauna session?
The biggest difference between these two innovative health and wellness treatments is that red light therapy relies on light and an infrared sauna relies on heat to deliver similar benefits to your body. Both heat and light, when used in combination with each other, can amplify the benefits your body receives, especially detoxification and pain relief.
While red light therapy and infrared saunas provide similar benefits and can be powerful when used together, red light therapy is still the more powerful treatment on its own, because the benefits are much more intensified.
Red light therapy treatments are also quicker and more versatile than an infrared sauna session, and there are quite a few more risks that come with infrared saunas versus red light therapy, such as dehydration or even exacerbated symptoms from medical issues in response to heat.
Here at 10X Health, we’ve seen the benefits of red light therapy in action, and that’s why we included it when developing our innovative, three-step Superhuman Protocol treatment, which harnesses the power of magnetism, oxygen, and light to completely regenerate your cells.
Ready to 10X your health and take control of your healing journey? Why not start with 10X Health’s unique, three-step Superhuman Protocol treatment? We are now accepting new clients in Aventura, Florida! Book online today.