Infrared Sauna Treatments - Millburn NJ
Here at wellpath we bring healing infrared light therapy into your wellness rhythm. Here you can experience the benefits of the most effective highest quality, full spectrum infrared sauna. We can customize the wavelengths to optimize the specific health benefits you need.
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What is red light and near-infrared light therapy and photobiomodulation?
Everyone knows about the importance of vitamin D from sunlight (from UV Light). But few are aware that there is another type of light that may be just as vital to our health - red and near- infrared light (also referred to as photobiomodulation).
Red and near-infrared light are part of the electromagnetic spectrum and more specifically, part of the spectrum of light emitted by the sun (and also fire light). These wavelengths of light are "bioactive" in humans. That means that these types of light literally affect the functions of our cells.
While most other wavelengths of light (such as UV, blue, green, and yellow light etc.) are mostly unable to penetrate into the body and stay in the layers of the skin, near-infrared light and red light are able to reach deep into the human body (several centimeters and up to 2 inches). and are able to directly penetrate into the cells, tissues, blood, nerves, the brain, and into the bones.
The 5 Bioactive types of light
Sets the circadian rhythm in our brain, which in turn regulates numerous different neurotransmitters and hormones.
What allows us to synthesize vitamin D from the sun
Acts to head up our cells (this is the part of the sun's spectrum that you feel as head) Which stimulate changes in cell function, as well as circulation changes.
Acts on the mitochondria in our cells to stimulate increased cellular energy (ATP) production.
Acts on the same pathways as red light - particularly in the mitochondria in our cells to stimulate cellular energy (ATP) production.
Most modern humans are deficient in the benefits of all of these wavelengths of light. And just as there are health consequences of not getting enough of the right nutrients in our diet (malnutrition), there are health consequences when we don't get enough of the right light "nutrients" (mal-illumination).
Two well known examples of how light deficiencies and imbalances impact human health in profound ways... Sunlight deficiency and vitamin D deficiency have been linked with numerous diseases:
Another example of mal-illumination, artificial light exposure at night (from electronic devices like phones, TV's computers, indoor lighting, etc.) have been linked to numerous diseases:
These are just a few of the dozens of health problems linked to mal-illumination.
Just as humans need nutrients from food, light is also a necessary nutrient for our cells to function well. Certain wavelengths of light can help power up our cells, affect hormones, and neurotransmitters, balance our mood, enhance physical performance, hasten recovery from stress, increase alertness, improve sleep, and positively affect the expression of our genes.
Benefits of Red and Near-Infrared Light Therapy