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Why You Need to Offer LED Light Therapy in Your Spa

If you haven’t heard of LED therapy, you’re missing out on an interesting up-and-coming treatment service that you can offer your clients. It’s quickly becoming one of the more talked about services on social media, with celebrities like the Kardashians and Jessica Alba posting tweets and Instagram stories singing their praises.

It’s obvious that people are excited about LED therapy, but what exactly is it? And how does it work?

What is LED Light Therapy?

You may think that the photos of celebrities awkwardly wearing their LED masks look a bit silly, but you shouldn’t shrug off this trend so quickly. The tech behind these devices might surprise you.

Let’s get all the sciency stuff out of the way first. LED therapy, or Light Emitting Diode therapy, basically involves a bunch of little lights that send out different wavelengths, or colors, to penetrate the skin at varying depths to create energy for the cells. Depending on the wavelength, the treatment can have differing effects. For example, red lights are often used as an anti-aging treatment, while blue lights focus more on acneic skin.

This technology was originally developed by NASA, where they used the lights for plant growth experiments and pain reduction. Now we see this same tech finding its way into our spas and social media feeds.

Does LED Light Therapy Work?

The short answer is: yes. Given its history with NASA, it’s undeniable that LED therapy comes with a bit more legitimacy.

Studies have found that, when used correctly, LED treatments can be very effective. For it to work, LED therapy requires consistent and prolonged use, so it’s a great service to offer in your spa for repeat visits.

Fitting LED Therapy Into Spa Services

Despite its worth, you might encounter some clients that are a bit cautious to use LEDs. On a first glance, these products can seem a little intimidating. You should reassure them that the therapy isn’t painful, and many people see it as a relaxing experience, with near immediate results.

For some, they may see LED therapy as an expensive treatment option. This was the case for many years, but now there are devices that can be used regularly at-home. reVive® Light Therapy offers many options that can be used outside of the treatment room, such as their dpl® Neck Pillow, Wrist Wrap, and Therapy Panels for facials. For the treatment room, you should look for something like the Quasar MD Kit, which gives you everything you need to cater to a diverse list of clients.

In any case, LED therapy is an extremely versatile treatment system that you should be providing for your clients. It’s not often that you have anti-aging, pain, and acne treatments that can work with all skin types and take very little time to do. By offering LED therapy, you’ll be giving your clients the cutting edge of skin care technology while ensuring that they’ll always want to come back for more.


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