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Red Light Therapy

for humans

The growing interest in Red Light Therapy has been outstanding but does it really work?

Medical science institutions have engaged a lot of research to not only answer this question – but to answer “how it works”? Extensive clinical research on a multitude of medical applications for red light therapy have been highly encouraging – particularly for those people preferring natural, non-invasive treatments for a wide range of medical conditions.

There are over 4000 published medical studies detailing the effect of light therapy on a multitude of conditions – ranging from osteoarthritis, inflammation, peripheral neuropathy, tendon lesions, bacterial infections, nerve regeneration, anxiety, insomnia, post exercise recovery and much more.

Whilst our products are not yet registered with the Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia (so officially can only be recommended for animal use), the therapeutic effects are consistent for humans as it is for animals.

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Early history of Red Light Therapy

There have been many references throughout early history of ancient tribes using the power of sunlight for therapeutic purposes. Indeed the sun is worshipped as “the giver of life”. In the 18th century reports started to appear in medical literature about the power of light to treat an array of conditions. In 1735, Fiennius described a case in which he cured a cancerous growth on the lip using a sunbath. In 1776 LePeyre and LeCobnte found that sunlight concentrated through a lens accelerated wound healing and destroyed tumors.

With the advent of light emitting diodes (LEDs) NASA led the way in the early 1990’s by using LED light of certain wavelengths to grow plants in outer space. A major finding was that red light therapy activated natural plant growth in outer space. They also found that light had an effect on human cells. This then led to the application of light to help astronauts maintain muscle and bone mass, as well as treat chronic wounds. NASA’s findings demonstrated multiple health benefits from specific wavelengths of red light delivered through light emitting diodes.

How Does Red Light Therapy Work?

Red and infrared wavelengths are part of the electromagnetic spectrum, and more specifically, part of the spectrum of light emitted by the sun. These wavelengths are shown to be “bioactive” in humans and animals – meaning it literally affects the functioning of our cells.

The term “photobiomodulation” means the changing of biology with light, and is well used in science research. Whilst the whole cellular process is multilayered with dozens of mechanisms – in a very simplified way you could look at the body being a little like a plant absorbing light in the process of photosynthesis. In humans and animals light energy (photons) are absorbed through the skin and taken up by photoreceptors within the cell’s mitochondria. Through this stimulation within the mitochondria, adenosine triphosphate (ATP) – cellular energy is produced.

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ATP is the energy currency of cells and is vital for all cellular processes and regeneration. The mitochondria are the life-yielding, energy producing machines within the cells of all living things. It has been shown that specific wavelengths within the red and infrared range have a better uptake at the cellular level (due to the activation of cytochrome C oxidase). 660nm and 830nm are two of these wavelengths.

In essence, red and infrared light stimulates the engine of the cell driving up ATP production. Since everything in the cells depend on this cellular energy, red and infrared light have been linked with a wide range of health benefits.

Some Focused Health Benefits of Red and Near Infrared Light Therapy

Safe, Non-Invasive, and Drug-Free

What makes red light therapy stand out from other conventional treatments is that it is safe, non-invasive, uses no chemicals or drugs, and is not associated with harmful side effects. Red light therapy through the use of highly efficient, medical-grade LEDs is able to deliver specific wavelengths of light in a targeted manner to specific areas of the body where it is needed most.

Why our Red Light Therapy Pads?

Our red light pads are truly unique in that they are 100% wearable. This gives the person total mobility when self-treating. It also allows for the specific targeting of light onto any designated region needing treatment. The pads are powered by a lithium ion rechargeable battery for maximum ease of use and functionality for in home and field applications. This is of significant importance when treating large animals.

Note: Our Red Light Therapy Pads are indicated for use in the relief of muscle and joint pain, including arthritis and muscle spasm pain, and increasing of blood circulation, and relaxation of muscles. The information provided in this article is for educational purposes only and not to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It’s not a substitute for a face-to-face consultation with your healthcare provider, and should not be construed as medical advice.

Therapy Wrap System

Offers an efficient and time effective therapy modality for all people young and old, both professional and recreational. With no formal training required you simply place the pad directly over the area to be treated and let it do its work!

Treatment times will vary depending on the condition being treated however as a general rule if the pad is wrapped around a limb allow a treatment time of 15 to 20 minutes. If the pad is laid out flat allow up to 30 minutes per session.  Sessions can be repeated 2 to 3 times a day initially then reduced to an “as needed basis” for best results. The LED light pads house both red and infrared wavelengths to enable greater depth of penetration. All pads come with attachment accessories and an easy to read user manual.

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Red/Infrared Light may aid in the management of

  • Arthritis/Joint inflammation
  • Chronic Muscular pain including Back /Neck /Shoulder /Knee /Elbow
  • Tendonitis
  • Lymphatic drainage/Oedema
  • Peripheral circulation
  • Non-healing ulcers/Bruising
  • Wound management
  • Skin aging and scarring
  • Bronchial congestion
  • Flu and virus recovery
  • Headaches/Migraine
  • Concussion
  • Insomnia
  • Brain fog
  • Gut microbiome
  • Pre exercise stimulation
  • Post exercise recovery
Based on 53 reviews
Queena lee
Queena lee
Got a premium size for my golden retriever Harry , he is suffering from osteoarthritis . He absolutely loving it . End up I love it too . Sue is very friendly and answering all my questions. Highly recommended
Tania Davies
Tania Davies
I have been impressed on all levels with this company and their products. The delivery was fast, instructions very clear and the personal touch has been welcomed. I would highly recommend purchasing from this Australian company.
I have been using my red light pad for years now. I use it every day it keeps my niggles at bay and has helped me to continue to complete in Ironman at 46 years of age (3.8km swim, 180km bike 42km run) with my most recent being at the World Championship in Kona October 2023. I use it all over my body and its also brilliant for period cramps. Its also very good for travelling as you can plug it into your car and use it whilst on the move. I would highly recommend it to anyone its fantastic. Thanks Sue your a champ :-)
Tim Newick
Tim Newick
Cracka service and an awesome product, ya gotta get one, for any ailments ya got. Bought it for my knee, now the wife steals it off me for her aches and pains.
francesca elischer
francesca elischer
Honestly don't go anywhere without mine. I absolutely love it! And the service is great too. Can't recommend highly enough.
Guy Ridge
Guy Ridge
I use the red light therapy mat after footy training and games, its great for recovery!
Eileen Ridge
Eileen Ridge
I have loved my Red light pad for many years, I use it daily. I lay it on my chest to avoid coughs and colds before sleep, and on any ache/pain I have, mainly neck and shoulder from dog handling! Such a fantastic, simple and effective tool for self care. Thank you!
Lou Davies
Lou Davies
Thank you soooo much Sue. I have been suffering from bursitis and a frozen shoulder for 3 years, wake up in the middle of the night in pain, reach for my red light pad and ahhhhhh. Works instantly. Back to sleep. No medications. Then it's the impinged hip.. and... on it goes. Not only that, my family gets the red light Therapy and that makes me the best mum in the world.😁 I'm in love with this product. Thank you Red Light Therapy thank you Sue.
Mama Ofthree
Mama Ofthree
it is horrible
B Jones
B Jones
I absolutely love these products!!! I own Connect the Unicorn LLC, and use especially my poll cap in every treatment. The benefits are extraordinary! Sue is a absute joy to work with, the customer care and service is outstanding and in in the US!

Frequently asked questions

How often should you use Red Light Therapy?

This depends on the product being used and the condition being treated. Our red light pads can be used once to twice daily for 20 to 30 minutes to give a good therapeutic effect.

What are the side effects of Red Light Therapy?

Red light therapy is a very safe modality. However in some cases mild irritability may occur.

Does Infrared help with cellulite?

To this date no firm science has proven that infrared light helps remodel cellulite.

Can red and infrared light damage eyes?

This can depend on the strength of the product being used. As a general rule it is recommended to wear an eye mask when using red light therapy in close proximity to the eyes.

Can you overdose on light therapy?

Generally, no as the body will tend to only absorb what is required in any one session.

Is red light therapy safe?

Yes, although it is recommended not to use it over the abdomen if pregnant (until further research has been completed).

Does red light therapy help me sleep?

In many cases yes due to its ability to stimulate melatonin production.

Does red light therapy help injuries heal faster?

Yes. Due to its ability to stimulate mitochondrial energy.

What is the difference between red and infrared light therapy?

Difference in wavelengths and penetration. Infrared penetrates deeper than red alone.

Does infrared light therapy really work?

Yes. Thousands of medical studies have shown the benefits of infrared therapy across a wide range of conditions.

How does infrared light therapy work?

It stimulates mitochondrial energy, circulation and oxygenation to tissues, collagen and endorphin production, and reduces inflammation.