“Feedback from customers both in-salon and at-home LED treatments tell us that the bright lights offer a form of meditative calm,” says Laura Ferguson, co-founder of The Light Salon. “For me, applying LED light to my face or body is an instant stress-buster. It slows down my breathing, and in turn, I can feel my shoulders and every part of my body relax. My very Australian husband finds it to be an instantaneous disconnect. He never reaches for his phone or multi-tasks whilst treating himself, because he finds it exactly that – a real treat. He chooses to perform a meditative type of breathing during the treatment and loves the brightness of light, which he likens to the warmth and light of the beach, but without the sunburn and the sand (in your shorts).”
“Near-infrared can offer improved sleep by helping to reset our circadian rhythm and increasing the sleep hormone, melatonin,” says Ferguson. “It can boost serotonin, our happy hormone, and ignite pockets of nitric oxide, which is just as valuable as vitamin D and present in every single cell in the body.” Nitric oxide is one of the most important molecules for blood vessel health. It’s a vasodilator, meaning it relaxes the inner muscles of your blood vessel, causing them to widen. “Nitric oxide increases blood flow and lowers blood pressure, so it also works as a destress hormone,” she adds.