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How long can you use an infrared lamp / red light therapy lamp?

Infrared lamps and red light therapy lamps are often used as a natural way to relieve pain, promote relaxation and improve overall well-being. But how long can you actually sit under an infrared lamp / red light therapy lamp? The answer depends on several factors that we will discuss below.

Table of contents

  1. What is an infrared lamp and red light therapy lamp and how does it work
  2. Benefits of using an infrared lamp / red light therapy lamp.
  • Pain relief and relaxation
  • Improved blood circulation
  • Support recovery
  • Skin complaints and acne
3. How long can you use an infrared lamp / red light therapy lamp?
  • Recommended duration per session
  • Frequency of use
  • Importance of listening to your body
  1. Practical tips for using an infrared lamp / red light therapy lamp
  • Prevent burns and overheating
  • Professional advice
  1. Conclusion

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1. What is an infrared lamp and red light therapy lamp and how does it work?

An infrared lamp and red light therapy lamp are forms of light therapy that use specific wavelengths of light for therapeutic purposes. Here are the basics of each:

Infrared lamp

Infrared lamps emit infrared radiation, a form of electromagnetic radiation with longer wavelengths than visible light. This allows them to penetrate deeper into the body. They are used for pain relief, muscle relaxation, improving circulation and promoting healing through heat production that dilates blood vessels and thus increases blood flow.

Red light therapy lamp

A red light therapy lamp specifically emits red light with a wavelength between 630 and 660 nanometers, supplemented with near-infrared light between 830 and 850 nanometers. Although red light penetrates less deeply than infrared, it has effects at the cellular level. It is used for skin rejuvenation, inflammation reduction, wound healing and acne treatment by interacting with mitochondria, stimulating ATP production, which is essential for cell energy and biological processes.

How do they work?

- Both lamps work by emitting specific wavelengths of light that interact with tissues and cells.
- These waves stimulate biological processes such as increasing energy levels in cells, improving blood circulation, reducing inflammation and promoting healing processes.
- Mechanisms vary depending on the type of therapy and the specific goal.

Read more about the differences between an infrared lamp and red light therapy lamp here.

2. Benefits of using an infrared lamp / red light therapy lamp

Infrared lamps and red light therapy lamps are becoming increasingly popular because of their health benefits. They relieve muscle pain, improve blood circulation, reduce inflammation and support the natural healing process. Some advantages are:

Pain relief

Infrared lamps relieve pain in chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia through deep heat that reduces muscle and joint pain and reduces inflammation.

Improved blood circulation

Infrared lamps promote blood circulation by dilating blood vessels, which is useful for cold hands and feet due to reduced blood flow.

Support recovery

Both infrared lamps and red light therapy lamps aid in injury recovery by increasing blood flow to damaged tissue and reducing inflammation, respectively.

Skin complaints and acne

Infrared lights reduce inflammation and promote healthier skin, while red light therapy reduces acne and stimulates collagen production for a youthful appearance.

3. How long can you use an infrared lamp / red light therapy lamp?

Recommended duration per session

A starting point for a session is usually between 10 and 15 minutes and at a distance of 50cm. At a longer distance you can sit behind the lamp a little longer. 15-20 minutes at 100cm . We do not recommend longer.

Every body reacts differently. With an infrared lamp, the product becomes warm and you will finish the session sooner, but a red light therapy lamp does not get warm and you will last longer. Still adhere to the recommended duration per session.

Frequency of use

Although there are no strict rules, regular use is recommended. Start with 2 to 3 sessions per week to let your body get used to it. Listen carefully to your body. You can gradually adjust the number of sessions based on your comfort level. For the best effect , at least 4-6 times a week is recommended.

Importance of listening to your body

Every individual is different, so it is essential to listen to your body. If you experience any discomfort during a session, stop immediately. Don't overdo it and don't force yourself to stay under the infrared lamp longer than is comfortable.

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4. Practical tips for using an infrared lamp / red light therapy lamp

To get the most benefit and stay safe, follow these guidelines:
- Create a quiet environment without distractions.
- Provide good ventilation to regulate heat.
- Use a timer and moisturize well after sessions.
- Maintain the lamp according to the instructions for sustainable operation.

5. Conclusion

Infrared lamps offer several benefits, but use must be built up and tailored to individual needs. For questions, please contact us.

Please note: Our Red Light Therapy lamps with red light do not emit ambient heat, but they do warm the skin. Our infrared heat lamps do emit heat. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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