One of the benefits to using red and near infrared light is its ability to help with inflammation and pain. After an injury there is typically a lot of swelling and inflammation. Immediately after using our therapy light, photons in the near infrared wavelength release nitric oxide from the cells mitochondria. When the nitric oxide is released it acts a potent vasodilator, relaxing the arteries and increasing blood flow to the injured area and allowing the healing process to begin. This process only takes a couple minutes of light therapy.