SAN ANTONIO - It has been called too good to be true and promises to treat a wide list array of symptoms from depression to gaining weight, and can help in fat loss, muscle recovery and improved sleep. The list goes on and on. We are talking about 'red light therapy' which is also known as photobiomodulation. It's been used by professional athletes, medical professionals, dermatologists, chiropractors and aestheticians, so it's not surprise there are hundreds of products on the market.
Kayla Washington is the general manager at Restore Hyper Wellness Spa at The Quarry. They offer ten minute full body treatments starting at 42-dollars a session - or less with a monthly membership that allows for daily treatment.
"Red light is something that should be integrated into everyone's day to day life because the benefits are so extensive," says Washington.
The Technology was first developed by NASA in the 1980's, but it didn't take the health and wellness world long to catch on.
"[It} uses red light wave lengths to help penetrate the body, so it's penetrating past organs down to a cellular level," Washington says. "So it’s going to help also with an energy boost."
"I’m just not in pain anymore. I use red light several times a week so I don’t get those aches and pains the way I used to have significant back pain and shoulder pain," says Jessica Charles the founder and CEO of Nushape.
Charles created the Nushape lipo wrap which uses red light nanometer rays to penetrate into the fat cell and cause them to release fat in the way they would after a workout. She first offered the treatment as a spa owner and after closing her spas she and her clients missed it so much she created the device said to work with the very first treatment.
"You can measure results after the first treatment couple hours," says Charles.
Another device called The Vital Red Light won't melt fat but uses the Red 660nm and near infrared 850 nm rays to stimulate cellular regeneration. It uses red and green light to reduce inflammation, relieve pain and even reverse the signs of skin aging and improve mood. The Vital Red Light claims results after 4000 clinical trials on 500 people have shown "Overwhelmingly Positive Results with Close to zero health risk or adverse events."
Charles is so confident in her product, the lipo wrap, she has a 30-day money back guarantee and says so far after selling tens of thousands, their return rate is less than one percent.
"I say seers are believers," Washington says.
At Restore Hyper Wellness in the Quarry they are so confident in the benefits, they are offering a free ten minute Red Light Therapy session to anyone who comes in for the first time and mentions this story.