Full Spectrum Sunlight Therapy
All life thrives from sunlight!
What is Full Spectrum - Sunlight Therapy?
Full spectrum light therapy, or as we like to call it sunlight therapy, refers to light that covers the electromagnetic spectrum, which is from infrared to ultraviolet wavelengths of light, including both visible and invisible spectrums of light. These types of light are considered full spectrum as well because they are wavelengths of light that are useful, or beneficial, to all life forms.
Our particular full spectrum set-up, a powerful 32 lamp bed, is a 4-in-1 system, meaning that there are 4 varying wavelengths of light used in one simple system, which is similar to the type of wavelengths that are emitted by the sun every day for the benefit of our bodies and all life forms. Our system includes UVA light (in the 315 – 400nm range), UVB light (in the 280 – 315nm range), Red Light (660nm), and Near Infrared Light (835nm). There are facial and arm lamps included in our bed as well. The Red and Near Infrared lamps have 360 LEDs each. We currently have 8 of these lamps in the bed...4 on the top and 4 on the bottom, so that includes 2,880 LEDs throughout the bed! That's over 6 times more LED's than our full body panel. These LED lamps DO NOT tan the body, but the UV lamps in this bed do, which ours has 24 of those type of tanning lamps, so yes, you will “tan” in this bed.
What Are The Benefits of Full Spectrum - Sunlight Therapy?
Aside from the fact that our bed has multiple wavelengths of light, similar to that of the sun, and that there are very few of these "hybrid + infrared" beds in existence right now, here are some other things that make it something that will be of benefit for those who use it:
It stimulates the production of vitamin D, which aids in the regulation of calcium metabolism, insulin excretion, blood pressure, immunity/detoxification, and cell propagation; the red light and near-infrared light wavelengths will assist in protecting the skin from any UV damage, if it shall occur; it assists with an improvement in mood, especially with seasonal affective disorder; it increases energy; it assists with the symptoms of MS; it generates nitric oxide, which may reduce blood pressure and improve cardiovascular health; it increases collagen production in the skin, which gives the skin its elasticity; it increases fibroblast production, which helps produce collagen and other tissue fibers; it increases circulation between blood and tissue cells; it protects tissues from damage; it increases mRNA in tissue, which helps stimulate the tissue; it improves facial texture; it reduces fine lines; it reduces wrinkle severity; it rejuvenates the skin; it improves the complexion; it improves the feeling of the skin; it improves acne; it speeds up wound healing and tissue repair; it reduces inflammation in the tissues; it stimulates new blood vessels to form; it improves hair density and growth; it reduces pain; it enhances bone recovery; it treats skin issues; it lessens the appearance of scars; it reduces the appearance of stretch marks; it reduces the side effects of cancer treatments; it assists in mending sun-damaged skin; it prevents re-occurring cold sores; it enhances blood circulation; it encourages antioxidant production; it promotes cellular/tissue regeneration; it promotes nerve healing; it improves sleep, melatonin levels, and circadian rhythm; it promotes stronger immunity and longevity by increasing cell proliferation and migration; it modulates levels of cytokines, growth factors, and inflammatory mediators; it enhances muscle recovery; it reduces joint pain and arthritis; it reduces rosacea and eczema; it reduces edema; it reduces chronic joint issues; it stimulates DNA and RNA synthesis; it activates the lymphatic system; it increases oxygen and nutrients within the cells and tissues; it repairs and restores damaged soft connective tissue; it lowers the effects of oxidative stress or free radical damage; it improves musculoskeletal health; it has also shown benefit to those with psoriasis, vitiligo, depression and seasonal affective disorder, cognitive issues and/or neurological disorders, and those with arthritis/RA, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and other inflammatory disorders and/or issues.
Who Should Not Use The Sunlight Therapy Bed?
Those who have photosensitivity, or are on medications that can increase the likelihood of photosensitivity, like steroids, certain anti-depressants, allergy medications, pain medications, and the like, and those who are pregnant, have suspicious or cancerous lesions, a pacemaker/defibrillator, open wounds/MRSA, and those who burn easily should not use the sunlight therapy bed. We would prefer that minors wait until they are 18 to use this bed, but in the event that a minor’s parents would like to pursue this as a service option for their child, then a signed statement by the parents must be on file in order for the minor to use it.
Other Important Guidelines For The Use of This Service:
Tanning lotion will not be permitted for use in this bed, nor should anything else be used on the skin before one’s session. Bare skin is the best way for the light to penetrate the body/skin and this in turn, decreases the chances that any type of photosensitivity reaction will occur. We also do not want toxic chemicals on the bed acrylics for others to possibly be exposed to them (even when the bed is cleaned, and we don’t want our clients to expose themselves to these toxins either) so please shower beforehand, if necessary, in order to reduce this type of exposure. If you require moisturizing after your session (which is something that we would recommend), then coconut oil with vitamin E would be a good option to soothe and hydrate the skin. We do provide organic coconut oil for your use. If you do burn, please stay hydrated with structured water and use a clean aloe vera juice/salve and/or a witch hazel cold compress on the affected area. We will do our best to prevent this for you though as starting out low and slow is always the way to go in order to gauge what works best for each person.