Infrared light is not often the first thing that is associated with “therapy” or “wellness”; however, Dr. Raya’s Southington, Connecticut office gives you a choice of this incredible technology as a simple, painless wellness system that can improve your quality of life in many ways.

What Does Infrared Light Do?

Blood circulation plays a major part in how the body responds to pain and discomfort. If more blood moves to an area, the body has more resources to heal that area. Infrared light increases the blood circulation to selected areas of the body, engaging the body’s natural healing process.

Since infrared light is simply helping the body to heal itself, the process is painless and has no long lasting side effects. Dr. Raya can use infrared light to reduce areas of chronic pain, even helping damaged tissues regenerate.

How Exactly Does Infrared Therapy Work?

The infrared light system interacts with the body through a flexible set of pads that resemble those used in massage therapy. However, infrared light pads contain red diodes that emit the healing infrared light. The light energy that these pads bring forth enter the skin and are absorbed by the proteins that lie directly beneath the surface of the epidermis.

20 minutes of absorption increases the body’s natural blood flow to the area. The boost in circulation continues for a few hours after the initial treatment, allowing the body plenty of time to heal itself.

The infrared light system increases the placement of nitric oxide gas to the area of the body that needs it the most. Nitric oxide is a gas that fights free radicals, keeps blood platelets from clotting and regulates blood pressure. The gas dissipates very quickly, so there is nothing to cause any long term or lingering symptoms after the treatment is given.

What Can I Expect from Infrared Light Therapy?

Dr. Raya uses infrared light treatment for a number of conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Tendonitis
  • Sprains
  • Neuropathies
  • Wounds that will not heal

Infrared Light Therapy and Diabetes

Infrared light therapy is especially good for people who have complications from diabetes. Individuals who are suffering from this condition will naturally produce less nitric oxide in the body. Because of this, their bodies suffer from a lack of blood circulation, a problem that infrared light therapy is created specifically to fix.

Your Appointment

Get in touch with Dr. Raya if you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above. Dr. Raya will be able to tell you if infrared light therapy is right for you, and if so, get you on a program immediately. One of our dedicated and experienced specialists is ready to help you right now over the phone or through email, so do not hesitate to get in touch!