What is Infrared Light?

What is Infrared Light?

What is Infrared Light?

Infrared Light therapy is an every-day term for the science of photobiomodulation.

It uses invisible, near infrared wavelengths between 700 and 1200 nm to deliver energy to the cells, for multiple benefits.

Infrared light therapy has been proven effective by hundreds of studies all over the globe, is 100% natural and has no known adverse side effects.



How does it work?

Infrared Lights use ranges of wavelengths that penetrate the outer layer of the skin, providing the cells with usable energy. This brings about various reactions in the cells including improved healing, the reduction of inflammation and enhanced production of collagen.

Infrared Light Therapy is FDA Approved


The Wavelengths of Near Infrared Light Therapy

Infrared light immediately follows red light on the electromagnetic spectrum.  Infrared (IR) light energy is broken down into three groups:

  • Near Infrared,  also called infrared A (IR-A).  Near IR spans wavelengths 760 to 1,400 nm.  Most home therapy devices use these wavelengths.
  • Mid Infrared, also called infrared B (IR-B) – These wavelengths are used in many household electronic devices such as remote controls.
  • Far Infrared,  or IR-C– also known as long wave infrared , thermal infrared (thermal-IR).  This is the largest part of the IR spectrum, used in infrared saunas.

The Wavelengths of Near Infrared Light Therapy


Effective wavelengths of near infrared light therapy include 700 nm to 1400 nm. 

The whole range of wavelengths have the same healing and therapeutic effect, the big difference is this: the longer the wavelength, the deeper it penetrates into the body. So, for example, for applications effecting the surface of the skin, red light therapy (620nm-700nm) would be adequate.

For the healing of deep wounds or the relief of deep muscle and joint pain, the longer wavelengths of near infrared are more beneficial. 850nm and 980 nm are common.


What's happening inside our bodies?

Near infrared light therapy works exactly the same way red light therapy works. Visible red and invisible near infrared energy are absorbed by photoreceptors in each cell.

Once absorbed, the light energy starts a reaction of multiple metabolic events, stimulating the body’s natural processes on a cellular level. There is an increase in blood flow, allowing the parts of the body to receive the oxygen and nutrients they need in order to function more effectively. Regeneration is stimulated. Inflammation and pain are reduced.


The Benefits of Infrared Light Therapy compared to other treatments

  • 100% natural
  • drug free
  • chemical free
  • non-invasive (no needles or knives)
  • painless
  • requires zero downtime
  • safe for all ages
  • no adverse short or long term side effects
  • easily self-administered in your own home
  • FDA approved


Benefits for Your Skin

  • Red light therapy creates a healthy glow about your face
  • smooths overall skin tone
  • encourages collagen production
  • reduces wrinkles
  • speeds the healing of blemishes, like acne and rosacea
  • repairs sun damage
  • reduces redness, flushing, and broken capillaries
  • fades scars and stretch marks
  • brings more moisture to your skin

How Does Infrared Therapy Relieve Pain?

Thanks to the deep penetration of infrared rays, deep heating occurs in your muscles and internal organs. This is the unique superpower of infrared light therapy.

Your body responds to this heat by increasing your heart rate and your blood flow. The increase in blood flow brings more oxygen and healing.

infrared therapy how it works for pain

Your pain (and any type of pain) is caused by inflammation.

It can be muscle inflammation, nerve, or joint inflammation.

This rush of blood flow helps your body release toxins, inflammation, and other waste. It brings vital nutrients needed for healing.

Benefits for Wounds, Injuries & Pain

  • speeds the healing of wounds and injuries to the body
  • improves or restores range of motion
  • reduces inflammation and pain

Use these red & near infrared light therapy benefits for your:

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Breaks
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Pain (Plantar fasciitis)
  • Knee Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Post Surgical Procedures
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sprains
  • Surgical Wounds
  • Torn Ligaments, etc.
  • Tendonitis