The term, “photo biomodulation” marks the formal acceptance of light therapy into modern conventional medicine. However, the therapy is not new. Research goes back decades and has been published by major universities all over the world. Since medical researchers have started bringing light into the lab, there has been an unending and ever more promising list of conditions that can be treated, prevented, or even reversed with light.
Research has shown that red, blue, green & amber light therapy can:
Reduce erythema (skin redness)
Improve healing in wounds and lesions
Activate the skin-homing immune system
Provide photo-aging reversal and anti-inflammatory benefits
Promote fibroblast (collagen) production
Reduce redness and the appearance of scarring
If you have questions about the benefits or safety in using light therapy or just like to talk more to us about it call Krystine (our facility director) to chat anytime. You may also schedule a complementary consultation to discuss your specific needs. 813.402.2089
Photo” means “light.
“Bio” means “life”
“Modulation” means “a change” in something.
Here is a very short list of common examples, already FDA approved and available:
anti-aging (collagen production & wrinkle reduction)
hair loss prevention & hair regrowth
fat loss stem cell production
Here are the types of things in the research stages and clinical trials with light therapy:
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Spinal cord injuries & nerve regeneration
It works because our cells contain “chromophores” which literally absorb light. Once the light is absorbed, it sets off a complex group of physical and chemical reactions within the cell. These reactions can and do extend to cells that have not even been exposed to the light.
At The Compass we offer complementary Red Light/Infrared during our Therapy & Relaxation Bodywork Treatments to allow you these additional benefits every session: alleviation of pain alleviation of inflammation stimulating the immune system wound healing tissue regeneration We also offer a PhytoDynamic Skin Therapy which may be added to any facial treatment or as a stand-alone service.
The study of the benefits of red light as a skin care treatment goes back as far as 1903, at which time Niels Finsen won the Nobel Prize in Physiology when he used these wavelengths to speed up the healing of smallpox on the skin and to prevent scarring from occurring.
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Organic Berries & Coconut Smoothie:
Select a handful of any fresh or frozen berries and toss into blender. Add Unsweetened Coconut water or milk (fresh if possible - I try to prep several at a time and freeze the juice and meat for future use so it is always ready for use), ice and blend to desired smoothness. Add Organic Vegan Protein powder if you desire. Pour into a fancy glass to make your creation special and enjoy. This is about as simple as it gets and your body will enjoy the healthful benefits.
Grilled Salmon & Asparagus with Quinoa & Lentils:
Rinse Salon Filet and remove any pin bones with pliers then pat dry with paper towel. Place Salmon skin side down on plate and drizzle with Bourbon and Olive Oil. Sprinkle a pinch of Brown Sugar over salmon then add any of your favorite seasonings (we used garlic granules, cracked pepper, paprika, orange zest and a bit of crushed red pepper flakes). Refrigerate until grill is ready. Wash asparagus and season with Olive Oil, pepper and garlic. Cook quinoa and lentils according to directions and drizzle with Olive Oil (I used my own Rosemary infused oil to add a spark of flavor). Grill Salmon & Asparagus on medium indirect then direct heat heat until cooked (about 5-7 minutes each side). Plate and chow down. :)
Quick & Easy Anytime Salad:
Really, does this actually need directions ??? ;)
Wash dice and mix veggies then toss with dried fruit, oil and seasoning. Crunch away and then don not forget to floss and brush after eating for bright and clean teeth. You mom and your dentist will be proud.
will try to update recipes with Nutritional Content soon
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