Red Light Therapy

At Dr. Marla’s ChiroWellnes Spa, the Platinum LED BIOMAX 900 red light panels are used to deliver a five-wavelength array of the most therapeutic wavelengths of red/NIR light together, ensuring the most comprehensive absorption and bio-stimulating effects. It is a very relaxing and invigorating 20-minute treatment and can be paired before a chiropractic adjustment or massage therapy session. You may experience some fast results, but the most dramatic outcomes will happen with consistent use over one to four months. Consistent use can involve several weekly sessions, but the key to success is consistency over time. You will begin to notice improved mobility, decreased pain, a more youthful appearance, and more overall vitality with red light therapy.

What Is Red Light Therapy?

Red light therapy, also called low-level light therapy (LLLT) or photobiomodulation, is a treatment method that uses red and/or near-infrared (NIR) light to stimulate healing and reduce inflammation.

The term “red light therapy” includes red light, with wavelengths ranging from 630nm to 660nm; and NIR light, which ranges from 800nm to 850nm. Both red and near-infrared wavelengths have the most profound therapeutic applications.

When red or NIR light is shined on bare skin, mitochondria (the energy centers inside cells) soak up the light. This initiates increased energy production within individual cells and creates a ripple effect of positive biological processes. Energized cells can perform their essential functions better and faster. This, in turn, supports the functioning of the body’s systems for rapid relief of symptoms and “healing from within.”

The light emitted by LED panels does not generate heat. Red light contains no harmful ultraviolet light and has no known side effects. It is non-invasive, painless, enjoyable, and shows great potential for both patients and providers in a wide variety of health and wellness areas.


Red light massage therapy is popular with chiropractors because it is a natural vasodilator, meaning it relaxes the inner muscles of the blood vessels, causing them to widen and circulation to improve. Red light also heals inflammation, which accelerates the healing of musculoskeletal pain, including low back pain, shoulder impingement syndrome, neck pain, joint pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

In addition, research has shown that red light is particularly effective at treating neuropathic pain and inducing analgesia.


Red light therapy is well known as an anti-aging treatment that can restore a youthful appearance. The use of red light on a regular basis could, in some cases, eliminate the need for laser peels, retinoids, collagen injections, and possibly even cosmetic surgery.

In a German study, volunteers reported significant improvements in skin complexion and feeling; and clinical assessments verified improved collagen density, skin smoothness, and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.


Many people have tried and failed at losing weight using diet and exercise alone. In some cases, excess weight can be due to hormonal imbalances such as hypothyroidism. LLLT can balance the thyroid, which may result in easier weight loss.

A fascinating result of red light therapy is a reduction of fat cells. Red light triggers the formation of microscopic pores in adipose cells, which releases lipids.

Red light can also control leptin and ghrelin: one study focused on the effect of red light on leptin and ghrelin in sleep-deprived adults. The result was a 19% reduction in leptin and ghrelin.

It also promotes muscle growth to stimulate the metabolism and helps ease symptoms of depression to get your clients motivated to stick with their exercise/diet plan.



  • Generates production of collagen

  • Increased tissue repair

  • Reduction in appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars


  • Stimulates collagen production

  • Strengthens hair and improves skin elasticity

  • Promotes connective tissue health


  • Dilates blood vessels for increased flow

  • Protects red blood cells and platelets


  • Soothes sore muscles, joint pain, and arthritis

  • Eases symptoms associated with autoimmune diseases, spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries


  • Eases joint stiffness and soreness

  • Diminishes inflammation

  • Reduces muscle spasms and increases blood flow

One of the questions often asked is whether the treatments are covered by insurance. Currently, some insurance companies accept LLLT as a treatment; usually, this is handled as a special invoice to the insurance company, or paid through a health savings account (HSA).

If you are interested in learning more about red light therapy and how it can benefit your health and wellness, contact Dr. Marla for a free consultation. She can customize your own Red Light Wellness Package for your personal health needs.