Here’s what changes I've seen using red light therapy for two months.
By ALEXIS ROCHESTER
For the past few months, I’ve been doing red light at Tahiti Tan in Stephenville.
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I began using red light therapy years ago to help with inflammatory pain from rheumatoid arthritis. I purchased a red light lamp for my home and I use it on my joints.
I also used it after knee surgery and saw great results with inflammatory pain.
There are so many benefits to red light therapy and was first used by NASA to help astronauts heal from wounds.
It also stimulates collagen production, increases blood circulation and reduces inflammation. It’s also beneficial for reducing stretch marks, wrinkles, improving eczema, scars, sun damage, acne and even hair growth.
When I discovered that Tahiti Tan had a full body red light therapy machine, I had to check it out.
The problem with the lamp I use at home is it only gets one small area at a time. The machine you stand in gets your entire body all at once!
WHAT I’VE SEEN AFTER TWO MONTHS
The biggest improvement so far is how much it has helped with inflammation in my joints.
I have been very pleased with how much it has helped with RA pain in my elbow and knee (my two problem joints).
I am not taking any medication right now since I am still breastfeeding my baby, so this has been incredibly helpful for me.
I struggle with eczema-prone skin and my hands were starting to get pretty bad in March. They are doing much better since doing red light therapy.
Next month, I'll share how it has helped with wrinkles, skin texture and stretch marks.