Kyla Hosoda, the director of marketing at Body Balance System, shares how red light therapy can be a great tool for your members.
Those who go to fitness centers regularly know workouts can take a toll on the body. Nevertheless, the “no pain, no gain” mentality sets in and most individuals carry on with their daily fitness routine. What if there was a way to achieve performance gains and reduce pain from sore muscles after a workout?
Red light therapy is the solution that can enhance any workout and recovery session for members. Ongoing research and clinical trials indicate red light therapy is a safe treatment that has positive results. It’s an effective and non-invasive therapy that uses low-level red light to optimize the body’s cellular function.
Red light therapy is a great way to level up an exercise routine. Members dealing with frequent joint or muscle pain may experience greater benefits as well. Here are some ways red light therapy enhances workouts and recovery:
Aids Warm-up and Cool-down Process
Pre-workout red light therapy treatments enhance the warm-up process by increasing circulation and blood flow throughout the body, which helps prevent injuries. Likewise, post-workout recovery is necessary to effectively relieve sore muscles, as it promotes healing while reducing pain and inflammation to prevent serious injury from muscle strain. Overall, members will notice less muscle fatigue and more endurance, allowing them to exercise longer and more frequently.
Increases Strength and Performance
Some studies suggest red light therapy and exercise increase strength by promoting muscle tissue growth. One study observed two groups of athletes — one receiving red light therapy in conjunction with exercise and another being a placebo group with no therapy. Those receiving red light therapy treatments showed increased muscle mass and strength, which ultimately enhanced their performance.
Helps Burn Fat
One of the benefits of this therapy is its anti-inflammatory effects that also impact weight loss. Red light therapy is beneficial for body contouring, as it decreases the size of subcutaneous fat cells and takes inches off the thighs, arms and belly. When members use red light therapy with exercise it naturally stimulates cell function, increasing cellular energy and metabolic rate, which helps them burn calories. As red light targets cells, it can also release lipids the body may use as energy, thereby promoting weight loss. As a result, they’ll be able to reach their fitness and weight loss goals easier by adding red light therapy treatments to their workout routine.
Whether your members’ goals are to lose weight, tone muscles or increase strength and performance, red light therapy is a great tool to combine with regular exercise for optimal results.