Going to the gym doesn’t have to just be about burning calories and building muscle. Your workout time can also be used to provide whole-body wellness benefits. Planet Fitness now offers red light therapy as part of its amenities.
Red light therapy harnesses the power of specific wavelengths of light to provide a range of health and aesthetic benefits. By simply relaxing in a chair or lying on a bed, you can experience the rejuvenating effects.
Read on to understand what red light therapy is, how it works, and the advantages it offers. Let the light enhance your workout’s effects!
Red light therapy, also called photobiomodulation, uses precise wavelengths of visible red light and invisible near-infrared light. These narrow bands have been shown to provide therapeutic benefits.
When the light penetrates your skin and tissue, it has positive effects on your cells and biological function. The light boosts cell energy production, blood flow, collagen, tissue repair and more.
This enhances skin health and appearance while also reducing inflammation and pain in muscles and joints. Regular exposure provides Whole body rejuvenation.
One of the main benefits of red light therapy is reducing inflammation and soreness in overworked muscles. Post-workout, light exposure helps speed up recovery.
The light reduces oxidative damage from exercise while boosting circulation. This provides energy and oxygen to feed muscle repair and growth.
Joints also benefit from light’s anti-inflammatory effects. Regular use can ease stiffness and pain in knees, back, shoulders, and other areas for better mobility.
That post-workout soreness that leaves you stiff and moving slowly starts easing up quicker with red light therapy. The light accelerates the repair of micro-tears and muscle damage from training.
Faster healing means you bounce back quicker and avoid as much crushing post-workout discomfort. You recover faster between training sessions.
The light also helps clear out exercise-generated lactic acid buildup. This reduces soreness and allows you to hit it harder during your next gym visit.
Working out hard can sometimes disrupt normal sleep patterns and lower immunity temporarily.
Red light can help on both fronts. The light boosts key hormones for deeper, higher-quality sleep. This allows optimal overnight muscle repair and growth.
Certain wavelengths also energize immune cells. A quick session can provide a boost if you’re feeling run down or under the weather.
Red light is also gaining popularity for its aesthetic skin-enhancing benefits. Regular use can help reduce wrinkles, fade spots, improve tone and texture, clear acne and tighten loose skin.
By stimulating collagen production and skin cell turnover, the light rejuvenates skin for a more youthful, glowing appearance.
Don’t waste hours in the skincare aisle. Let the light give your complexion a natural luminous boost!
Planet Fitness provides red light therapy through its Total Body Enhancement service. Each location has changing booths with a tanning bed-like device.
You simply undress to your level of comfort and stand inside the booth during the quick 6-20 minute automated session.
The paneled walls and floor surround you in rejuvenating red light. This allows your entire body to benefit.
You can enhance the experience by selecting a Vibration Plate below your feet. This provides muscle stimulation and lymphatic drainage. Many locations play relaxing music as well.
To get the most out of your Planet Fitness red light therapy session, be sure to:
Consistent sessions 2-3 times per week provide even better benefits. The time after your workout for amplified recovery.
Who said you can only focus on aesthetics at the gym? Now you can optimize whole body function with red light therapy.
Reducing inflammation, easing joint and muscle pain, smoothing skin, improving immunity and quicker post-workout recovery give you better overall wellbeing.
Experience what red light at Planet Fitness can do for you both physically and aesthetically. Compliment your workout routine with revitalizing light.
Ready to feel and look your absolute best? Contact us to learn about our available at-home red light therapy devices. Now you can enjoy the benefits anytime!