What you should know about Deep Tissue Laser Therapy
Deep tissue laser therapy is a treatment method that helps to reduce pain and inflammation. The treatment uses high-powered lasers and near-infrared light to help heal damaged tissues in our body. It involves a process called photobiomodulation (PBMT) in which the lights create a cascade of events inside our body which boost cellular metabolism and reduce inflammation and pain.
Deep tissue laser treatment can be a great method to treat the pain associated with inflammation. Deep tissue laser treatment accelerates the healing process by penetrating deep into the tissue at the cellular level to decrease inflammation. This treatment method helps to speed up the healing process and helps the patients to have a full and fast recovery.
Conditions That Can Be Treated with Deep Tissue Laser Therapy
There are several conditions that can be treated with the help of deep tissue laser therapy such as the following.
- Neck pain
- Lower back pain
- Knee and shoulder pain
- Sprains and strains
- Post-surgical rehabilitation
- Foot angle conditions
- Disc issues
- Sports injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
Benefits of Deep Tissue Laser Therapy
There are a number of benefits that you can get from deep tissue laser therapy. Let us discuss some of the benefits of deep tissue laser therapy.
Deep Tissue Laser Therapy Can Be Used for Both Acute and Chronic Diseases
Laser therapy can be more effective when the treatment is administered as soon as the injury occurs. The healing process will be much faster once you can reduce the inflammation quickly. Laser therapy helps handle acute injuries better and helps to restore our normal body function.
Laser therapy for chronic conditions is used for healing persisting inflammation and pain. Patients who suffer from chronic pain can quickly reduce pain and inflammation from deep tissue laser therapy.
Treatments Can Be Tailored According to the Condition
One of the major benefits of using deep tissue laser treatment is that the treatments can be customised according to the patient’s condition. Laser therapy offers versatile treatment options for various conditions. During the treatment, the laser can be operated from 0.5 W to 25W, which in turn allows flexibility in the treatment process.
Helps to Reduce Pain and Inflammation
Reducing pain and inflammation is one of the primary objectives of deep tissue laser therapy. Through the photobiomodulation process, the photons entering the tissue can trigger a biological cascade of events that helps to improve our cellular metabolism thus helping us recover from inflammation and pain.
Patients who have undergone deep tissue laser therapy have reported much better and long-lasting pain relief.
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Much Lesser Side Effects
Compared to the traditional way of surgeries and medication, deep tissue laser therapy treatment has much fewer side effects. There might be some scarring from the treatment that too not like the scar you would have from traditional surgeries.
It is always desirable to talk to your health care provider about your health history before proceeding with the laser treatment to avoid possible side effects.
Better Blood Flow
Along with reducing pain and inflammation, laser therapy is believed to have a positive effect on our blood flow. The laser lights direct their energy into our cells and these cells convert this energy into chemical energy, which helps to promote the healing process and pain relief.
Laser therapy is a great way to improve our cells’ metabolism, improve blood flow, and stimulate the immune system and healing process.
Treatment Feels Good
Many people wonder what laser therapy feels like, well the answer is that it feels good! You don’t really feel any pain during the treatment, just a soothing and gentle warmth across your body. Most people who receive deep tissue therapy from Physio Healing Hands seem to rather enjoy the whole experience.
Deep tissue laser treatments are quick and take from 10 to 15 minutes depending on the patient’s condition. However, the treatment duration will depend on the severity of the case, size and depth.
For laser therapy, only a small amount of time is required to deliver powerful energy deep into our tissues. You don’t have to go through hours-long surgical procedures while doing deep tissue laser therapy.
What to Expect
Before starting your treatment, your health care provider will thoroughly examine before undergoing the procedure. Once you are in for the photobiomodulation process, your health care provider will use certain devices such as PBMT beds, laser devices, and panels to deliver laser lights to your muscles. The whole procedure is painless and your body will quickly absorb the energy.
You will only feel the laser equipment touching your skin. There won’t be any vibration or unbearable heat, just a gentle and soothing warmth. Most patients start seeing better results immediately after the first session. Some conditions might need several treatment sessions, but you will surely be able to enjoy better results.
If you wish to know more information relating to deep tissue laser therapy, you can get in touch with our experts at Physio Healing Hands and book your session today!
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