An Introduction to PHOTOBIOMODULATION AKA “Red Light Therapy”
Discover the science of light therapy and how it can help you reach your health & fitness goals.*
Red light therapy has been studied and tested across hundreds of peer-reviewed clinical trials, with overwhelmingly positive results for skin health, collagen production, physical performance & muscle recovery, sleep, joint pain, inflammation, and a lot more. And that’s without drugs, chemicals, UV rays, invasive procedures, or other common side effects.
A high-quality red light therapy device like Joovv uses medical-grade LEDs to deliver concentrated wavelengths of natural light to your skin and cells, without dangerous UV rays or excess heat. All you have to do is sit or stand near a device for 10 minutes to charge your cells. The more surface area of your body you expose, the more your cells absorb natural light, and the more full-body benefits you can expect to see with consistent use.
What to Expect:
- Experience Joovv red light therapy in a private room. You’ll stand between 2 light panels for 10 minutes. Most clients prefer to Joovv in the nude for maximum benefit.
What to bring:
Reported Health Benefits:
- Feel rejuvenated
- Relieves joint pain
- Promote healing
- Lose weight/Cut fat
- Reduces cellulite
- Reduces acne and acne scarring
- Improve mood
- Enhances physical performance
- Prevents fatigue
- Speeds muscle recovery
- Improve sleep (balances circadian rhythm & increases melatonin)
- Helps with Thyroid Disorder
- Increases Testosterone/enhances male fertility
- Increases Libido (Men & Women)
- Increases Circulation
- Stimulates Collagen production
- Helps heal skin disorders
- Improves retinal vision changes
Read more about the amazing clinical studies here!
PhotoBioModulation (Red Light Therapy):
How does light therapy work?
Just like plants use sunlight to heal and grow, our body is able to harness specific wavelengths of light and turn them into cellular energy. This, in turn, stimulates your body’s natural healing processes. Here’s an article that explains this in more detail.
Will light therapy improve my skin?
There’s a robust base of clinical evidence showing light therapy improves skin health and counteracts aging. Light therapy boosts collagen, and has a therapeutic effect on a wide range of skin and pigment conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo, and symptoms of herpes simplex virus. This article goes deeper on the science and research behind light therapy and skin health.
Does light therapy help with muscle performance?
A large base of clinical research has found that light therapy boosts muscle health and recovery. Light therapy has also been shown to help increase performance when used as part of a pre-training protocol. This article goes deeper on light therapy, muscle recovery, and optimal physical performance.
Does light therapy boost testosterone?
The clinical research shows that it does. Light therapy increases your ATP energy production in the Leydig cells that produce testosterone, enhancing their natural function. This article has more on light therapy and its impact on testosterone.
Does light therapy help with arthritis?
Clinical research demonstrates that light therapy has a therapeutic effect on arthritis, inflammation, and general joint health. This article goes deeper into the science behind light therapy and arthritis.
Can light therapy help me lose weight?
Anyone can benefit from cryotherapy. Our process ensures everyone fills out our medical form to be reviewed by our staff before treatment begins. From time to time we have to turn people away because the medical history is not suited for cryotherapy.
Yes, there is a minimum age: 11-14 requires parental consent AND adult in the chamber with them. 15-17 needs parental consent.
Can light therapy help my acne/acne scars?
Regarding acne, a 2013 meta-analysis highlighted studies finding red and near infrared light to be effective for the treatment of/reduction of inflammation of acne and boosts collagen production. Of note, it explained that red light impacts sebum production, which contributes to acne, in addition to the control of cytokines, which impacts skin inflammation. Read the study here.
Can light therapy help regulate the thyroid gland?
The clinical research on light therapy and thyroid function has found encouraging results. Here’s a high-level overview if you’re interested in learning more.
Can I use red light therapy after LASIK eye surgery?
LASIK eye surgery has the potential to cause light sensitivity. Therefore, when using the Joovv, eye protection is recommended until you have the necessary clearance from your healthcare provider.
Will Joovv interfere with my medications?
Hundreds of clinical studies have found light therapy to be safe and effective. However, if you use medications such as Tetracycline, Digoxin, Retin A, and/or other photosensitizing drugs, we recommended you consult your healthcare provider before using Joovv.
Will light therapy interfere with Botox?
Light therapy shouldn’t impact Botox or any other chemical fillers. However, as the collagen production increases in your skin from light therapy treatments, you may find that you no longer need Botox injections. Please consult with your healthcare provider if you have additional questions about using Botox and light therapy.
Is Joovv safe for children?
Clinical studies have shown light therapy to be safe and efficacious. However, if you’re considering using it with children, we recommend consulting with a healthcare professional if you have any concerns.
Does Joovv emit EMFs?
Our devices have been engineered to protect against EMFs. There are virtually no traces at the recommended treatment distance of 6 inches, which is a big reason why Joovv is trusted by some of the most influential health and fitness experts in the world today.
Can I just Joovv ONCE?
If you are curious about Joovv or are visiting from out of town, we do offer single Joovv sessions.
However, like most services, the effects are cumulative. We recommend Joovving daily, if you can, for about 12 weeks to reach optimal results. Maintenance schedule varies from 1-3 times per week.
We know you’ll love it!
Can I use light therapy with breast implants?
Dr. Michael Hambling is one of the world’s leading researchers in photomedicine, and a member of our advisory board. He believes red and NIR light at reasonable power densities (with very little heat) have no effect on silicone breast implants. If you have concerns, we recommend discussing this with your healthcare provider.
Will light therapy affect laser hair removal?
Light therapy has been found to stimulate hair follicles and promote hair growth in studies and trials. If you’ve received laser hair removal in the past, it’s possible that light therapy could result in hair regrowth. If you have concerns, we recommend reaching out to a laser hair professional.
Will light therapy cause detox symptoms?
Photobiomodulation (PBM), or light therapy, is like food for your cells. Unfortunately, most people do not get the proper amount of healthy light their bodies need for optimal wellbeing. Because of this, their bodies may respond with detox-like symptoms. So, if you’re experiencing these types of effects, we recommend starting out with 1-2 minute treatments, slowly working up to standard 10-minute session over the course of 2-3 weeks.
As always, if you have any concerns regarding the use of photobiomodulation, we recommend that you consult with a trusted healthcare provider.
Can I do treatments while pregnant?
Dr. Michael Hamblin, one of the world’s leading light therapy researchers and a member of our scientific advisory board, believes red light can actually be very beneficial during pregnancy due to the prevalence of stem cells. However, there is no published clinical literature to support this, so we recommend discussing light therapy with your healthcare provider if you’re pregnant.
Should I wear eye protection?
Eye protection isn’t necessary, but we don’t recommend looking directly at the LEDs initially, as it can be uncomfortable until your eyes are accustomed to the light. For this reason, we recommend closing your eyes until you find that it’s comfortable to open them.
Can I wear makeup while using Joovv?
You can still get benefits from light therapy while wearing makeup, but for optimal use, we recommend removing it and clearing your skin.
What form of payment do you accept?
Cash, Gift Card, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express, as well as HSA/FSA* with the Visa/Mastercard logo.
*To avoid the rare instance of any challenges to using your HSA or FSA, consider the following:
- Check with your insurance carrier to determine if they require documentation for Thrive Wheeling, LLC treatment eligibility as an expense on your plan. Some insurance companies require a prescription or letter of medical necessity from your doctor.
- Check with your tax advisor for any tax deduction questions or concerns as Thrive Wheeling, LLC does not provide tax advice.
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