How LED light therapy can help muscle recovery

by Issy Luke

How LED light therapy can help muscle recovery

Muscle soreness recovery is not a very talked-about topic. But delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and post-workout pain can keep people from performing their best in the gym or in everyday activities.

Using LED (light-emitting diode) light therapy for muscle recovery after exercise is becoming a popular option for at-home muscle recovery. Today, we’ll explain how it works and why LED light helps muscle recovery in this 5-minute read.

How to aid muscle recovery with red light

Harnessing red light is one of the most popular muscle recovery tips out there. The National Library of Medicine explains, “Photobiomodulation (PBM) describes the use of red or near-infrared (NIR) light to stimulate, heal, and regenerate damaged tissue. Both pre-conditioning (light delivered to muscles before exercise) and PBM applied after exercise can increase sports performance in athletes.”

And even if you’re not a professional footballer or powerlifter, you can still use these same principles. Red light therapy is a great choice for how to speed up muscle recovery at home.  And there are several types of devices on the market - handheld wands and suspended arches are probably the most effective for muscle recovery purposes, however.

Red light therapy cost 

Rapid muscle recovery is possible with red light therapy at home. And since you don’t have to go to the clinic anymore, the red light therapy cost per treatment is lower than ever before. Your answer for increasing muscle recovery and reducing joint pain could now be as low as £99.

Like the CurrentBody Skin LED Precision - it’s under £100 and delivers pinpoint-targeted red light therapy. It’s great for people with muscle soreness related to small area movements like tennis, golf, croquet and similar.

If you’re suffering from more serious joint and muscle pain across a wider area, then the Dermalux Flex MD is worth the initial outlay. This is a medical-grade device that you lay under. It offers 7 treatments for a range of skin concerns plus muscle and joint pain. It’s the most powerful and effective LED device we carry for muscle soreness and recovery. And treatments only take 30 minutes.

You can do normal activities like reading or watching TV while doing your red light therapy too. Pair with a percussive massager like the Therabody Theragun Prime for pro-athlete levels of muscle recovery.


Looking for something more specific? Shop the full range of muscle recovery and rehabilitation treatments on CurrentBody here > Rehabilitation 

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