Just 20 minutes on the NovoTHOR Light Therapy Bed and you will feel positive benefits like faster recovery, scientists say.
While these pods are more common in America, Europe, and Australia, there are only two such beds in Asia. One in Dubai, and one in Singapore.
Specifically, these beds use red light therapy to help you recover faster in the following three ways:
1. Increased blood flow
Upon exposure to red light, your capillaries vaso-dilate, therefore allowing for an increased volume of blood flow through the entire body, including the extremities. The increased blood flow promotes healing and recovery and reduces inflammation, which also leads to a reduction in swelling/bruising and therefore pain.
2. Increase in ATP (adenosine triphosphate)
The red light excites your mitochondria to displace oxidative stress that could have been accumulated from exercise, work, travel, pollution, poor diet, and/or aging so that oxygen can then bond with mitochondria to produce ATP. The chemical reaction of mitochondria bonding with oxygen to produce ATP is otherwise hindered by oxidative stress.
With more ATP produced, you will have more energy, meaning that your performance, be it athletic or at work, will increase.
3. Better sleep
The therapy promotes a longer deep sleep cycle, which encourages greater healing and recovery.