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Understanding the Benefits of RLT

RLT is a treatment that aids in the healing of the skin, muscle tissue, and other body parts. It exposes you to red or near-infrared light at modest intensities. Infrared light is a sort of energy that your eyes cannot see but that your body perceives as heat. Red light is comparable to infrared light, however, it is invisible.

  • Improved circulation – helps promote the supply of essential nutrients and oxygen to the body’s cells. Poor circulation impairs nourishment and oxygen delivery, which promotes the growth of cancer cells in those tissues. Increasing circulation can help correct this since cancer cells cannot live in high-oxygen environments.
  • Toxin purification of the skin –  from the inside out thanks to sweat production brought on by sauna heat. The efficient circulation and sweating brought on by the sauna’s heat aid in the removal of waste and toxins such as pesticides, pollutants, and heavy metals. Neutralising the body’s built-up acids also maintains a healthy pH balance.
  • Reduces inflammation and oxidative stress – this is important because the conditions favour tumour development and survival. One of the best ways to make our bodies less appealing to malignant cells is to reduce inflammation. Regular use of infrared saunas is a fantastic technique to relieve stress and inflammation.
  • Regulation of the neurological system – Saunas soothe and relieve our sympathetic nervous system, which controls our “fight or flight” response while stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system, which controls our “rest and digest” response. Sauna heat has the power to suppress our “fight or flight” response, promoting greater immunological response, detoxification, and digestion.

Other names you might hear to describe RLT include:

  • Low-level laser light therapy
  • Low-power laser therapy
  • Non-thermal LED light
  • Soft laser therapy
  • Cold laser therapy
  • Biostimulation, photonic stimulation
  • Photobiomodulation and phototherapy

Most illnesses and degenerative disorders are thought to be caused by oxidative stress. It also has a role in the inflammatory response to acute and chronic injury. Extensive research over the last two decades has demonstrated that oxidative stress can cause chronic inflammation, which can lead to chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, neurological problems, and pulmonary disease.

RLT has been used to treat pain, inflammation, and oedema for nearly four decades. Red Light’s effects, as scientifically defined, are photochemical, similar to photosynthesis in plants. Light decreases oxidative stress and raises ATP when applied at the proper power, frequency, and application duration. As a result, cell metabolism improves and inflammation decreases. Light is absorbed at the cellular level, lowering oxidative stress and thereby treating the source of inflammation.

RLT has proven effective for
a variety of conditions

Red Light Therapy Chamber

RLT has proven effective for
a variety of conditions

RLT Treatments
Pure Medical are the UK’s leading medical sauna treatment centre. Several successful studies have used red light therapy to treat chronic health problems such as:

Infrared Sauna for Acne


Infrared Sauna for ADHD


Infrared Sauna for Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease

Infrared Sauna for Arthritis


Infrared Sauna for Asthma


Infrared Sauna for Back Pain


Cancer & Chemotherapy Pain


Infrared sauna for cellulite


Infrared Sauna for Eczema


Infrared Sauna for Pain


Infrared Sauna for Sciatica


Infrared Sauna For Weight Loss


RLT is effective for a variety of conditions including:
Brain Fog
Cold sores
Dental Pain
Hair Growth
Oral Mucositis
Wound Healing
Weight Loss
Tissue Repair
Tick-borne Diseases
Sports Performance & Recovery
Stretch Marks
Skin Conditions
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

What does Red Light Therapy Do?

Red Light Therapy

What are the Benefits?

RLT is recommended as a treatment for a variety of skin problems, including:

  • Improve wound healing
  • Reduce stretch marks
  • Reduce wrinkles, fine lines and age spots
  • Improve facial texture
  • Improve psoriasis, rosacea and eczema
  • Improve scars
  • Improve sun-damaged skin
  • Improve hair growth in people with androgenic alopecia
  • Improve acne

How Does RLT Work?

Red light therapy for Fibromyalgia

How Does RLT Work?

RLT involves exposing your skin to a red-light lamp, device, or laser, this causes a metabolic reaction in cells that enhances the mitochondria. Mitochondria, also known as the “power generators” of your cells, absorb it and use it to produce more energy. This, according to some scientists, helps cells repair themselves and grow healthier. This promotes skin and muscular tissue repair. ATP is the energy-carrying chemical found in all living creatures’ cells (adenosine triphosphate).

RLT improves mitochondrial function, allowing a cell to produce more ATP. Cells can perform more efficiently, regenerate themselves, and repair damage with more energy.

RLT differs from a laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) therapies in that it does not cause skin surface damage. Laser and pulsed light therapies work by inducing tissue restoration by causing controlled damage to the skin’s outer layer. RLT avoids this unpleasant process by boosting skin renewal directly. RLT emits light that penetrates around 5 millimetres beyond the skin’s surface.

The skin is not injured or burned by red light therapy since it employs very low levels of heat. It is not the same type of light used in tanning salons, and it does not expose your skin to UV rays that are harmful to your skin.

Is Red Light Therapy safe

Red - Novo Thor

What are the possible side effects?

Are there any red light therapy dangers? Even though researchers aren’t clear on how or why the red light treatment works, it’s usually thought to be safe. There are also no hard and fast guidelines about how much light to use. Too much light can harm skin tissue, while too little can make it less effective.

When administered in a regulated medical setting, RLT is both safe and painless.
On the internet, there are stories of people using Red Light systems in tanning salons and gyms who have suffered from burns and blisters. Burns were reported in a few people after they fell asleep with the unit on, while others were burned by damaged wires or gadget corrosion. There’s also a chance that your eyes will be damaged. Although less harmful to the eyes than typical lasers, red light therapy requires proper eye protection.

What to expect?

Photobiomodulation Therapy in Milton Keynes

What to expect?

The NovoTHOR Whole Body Light Pod can now give RLT to the complete body. It is now the sole system in use in the United Kingdom. You may now get a full-body light treatment that targets inflammation and accelerates repair in just 15 minutes.
The THOR LX2 Control Unit and its three probes can also be used for direct nerve application and trigger point therapy. These help to relieve musculoskeletal pain by reducing pain and relaxing muscle spasms. These sessions last about 10-15 minutes at each site, such as the hip, knee, or ankle.

How many treatments will be required?

That is dependent on you and your body reacting to the treatments, Because each person’s condition is unique, so is their treatment plan.
However, when it comes to RLT, there are certain general guidelines to follow. Acute injuries and inflammation, such as muscle strains and sprains, cuts, bruises, and burns, usually recover quickly and heal in two to four sessions. Long-term, chronic conditions may require as many as ten sessions to achieve significant results, with weekly or bi-weekly sessions required to maintain those results.
If you are sick or have the following symptoms, your treatment session may be postponed.
  • Severe cold or flu
  • Chest infection
  • Runny nose
  • Sickness (nausea)

What will I feel?

Although RLT does not heat tissue, it does stimulate circulation, which causes a warming sensation.
Patients have reported the following outcomes, these may not apply to everyone and they are not intended to imply, promise, represent, or assure that anyone will attain the same or similar outcomes. If any of these occur, please inform our doctor or nurses:
Increased energy, improved sleep patterns, improved mood, improved skin clarity and tone, improved bowel function, decreased oedema of limbs, greater energy, increased mental clarity, and an increased general sense of well-being After treatment, some customers may suffer moderate weariness, pain, or aches. If the responses don’t go away after 24-48 hours.


Alternative Treatment - Red Light Therapy


RLT is available at our Milton Keynes Red Light Therapy Centre. You can also buy and utilise devices at home from the comfort of your own home. Prices will differ. You can use these devices to counteract ageing indications including age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles, but read the directions carefully first. Take a look at some of the devices available on the internet. Check out some devices online.

For professional RLT services contact Pure Medical.

Transform your health

Photobiomodulation Therapy at Pure Medical

Transform your health

RLT stimulates cell healing and normalises cell function at the cellular level. Many treatments focus solely on the symptoms, rather than the underlying cause. Having said that, chronic degenerative alterations are frequently unable to be ‘healed,’ and must instead be controlled. Red Light Therapy is a non-pharmacological, safe, and effective technique to control pain and inflammation. Unlike drugs and surgery, RLT:
  • Promotes cell regeneration
  • Reduces inflammation and pain
  • Is non-toxic
  • Is non-invasive
  • Has no side effects

We’ve developed a cutting-edge approach that combines:

By combining these medical grade treatment modalities Pure Medical are able to customise cognitive and physical training regimens, along with dietary coaching.

The ageing process has varied effects on every one of us. This is why our diverse healthcare team employs in-depth exams and analytics to build a strategy that is completely tailored to you.

As a consequence, you’ll receive a thorough treatment that will help you improve your cognitive and physical performance while also making you feel your best, regardless of your age.

Scientific Case Studies

In this section, you will find an array of scientific case studies.

Red Light Therapy promotes wound healing

Red light therapy has been utilised to treat wounds with a relaxing effect. In rodent models, studies have demonstrated that RLT can improve wound healing 1.


Red Light Therapy promotes Hair Growth

The amount of time the hair follicle spends in the anagen phase increases as a result of red light therapy. This could be due to red and near-infrared light’s propensity to excite mitochondria in stem cells in the hair follicle’s bulge. 2, 3.


Red Light Therapy for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, RSIs, sprains, and other diseases can be relieved quickly with red light treatment equipment 4, 5.


Red Light Therapy for Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Ultraviolet light, which cannot be seen with the human eye, is thought to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation, which inhibits healing. Red light is thought to increase blood circulation, which in turn increases the availability of oxygen and nutrients required for wound healing 6, 7.


Red Light Therapy for Skin Conditions

Red light therapy can be an effective, natural treatment for eczema and psoriasis, lowering itching and inflammation while also aiding in the skin’s overall healing process 8, 9.


Red Light Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Red light therapy has been demonstrated to alleviate the pain and stiffness associated with rheumatoid arthritis 10, 11.


Red Light Therapy reduces Cancer side-effects

Red light therapy has reduced some of the side effects of cancer treatments, including oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients 12.


Red Light Therapy improves skin complexion and builds collagen

Red light therapy stimulates collagen production, which gives skin its structure, strength, and elasticity. It also increases the production of fibroblasts, which are the cells that create collagen. Collagen is a protein that is found in connective tissue and is used to make skin 13.


Red Light Therapy for sun-damaged skin

Red light therapy is a quick and painless procedure that can help repair sun damage and reveal younger-looking skin 14.


Red Light Therapy for Cold Sores

Applying the light to the area of your cold sores for 3 minutes three times a day for two days will reduce the time it takes for your cold sores to recover by 2–3 days. Light treatment has also been shown to minimise the number of times your symptoms appear, according to studies 15.


Red Light Therapy for Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis. One study found red and infrared light therapy cut osteoarthritis-related pain by more than 50% 16, 17.


Red Light Therapy for Pain & Inflammation

RLT has anti-inflammatory effects both locally and systemically (where the light is delivered) (in other body tissues and organs). Obesity, diabetes, psoriasis, arthritis, and tendonitis, to mention a few chronic inflammatory conditions, can all benefit from red light treatment 18.


Red Light Therapy for Cognition

In Alzheimer’s disease models, red light therapy improves memory, motor skills, and recognition. Two different 2017 laboratory investigations looked at how light therapy treatments affected the hippocampus of brains in an Alzheimer’s model. The light therapy-treated rats had significantly fewer A plaques in both tests 19, 20.