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Shining a Light on Wellness: Chromotherapy vs. Infrared Saunas vs. Red Light Therapy

Have you ever wondered if light can hold the key to better health? Well, a whole world of light-based therapies is gaining traction, each with its unique approach. Let's sort through the confusion and illuminate the differences between Chromotherapy, infrared saunas, and red-light therapy.

Chromotherapy: A Colorful Ambiance

Imagine surrounding yourself with calming blue light or energizing yellows. Chromotherapy, also known as color light therapy, uses colored lights to influence mood and well-being. The idea is that different colors trigger responses in the body. While research is ongoing,

  • Relaxation and stress reduction (think calming blues and greens)

  • Improved sleep

  • Pain management

  • Boosting energy (think brighter yellows and oranges)

Chromotherapy, a therapy generally considered safe with minimal side effects, often creates a relaxing atmosphere in spas or treatment rooms.  Our infrared saunas include Chromotherapy, which encourages an enjoyable and soothing experience.

Infrared Saunas: Sweating for Detox

Infrared saunas use infrared light to heat your body directly, creating a great sweat at a lower temperature than traditional saunas. This heat therapy offers a range of benefits,


  • Detoxification (sweating helps eliminate toxins)

  • Pain relief (heat loosens muscles and improves circulation)

  • Weight loss (burning calories through sweating)

  • Improved circulation and cardiovascular health

  • Skin rejuvenation (increased blood flow promotes healthier skin)

While infrared saunas are generally safe for most people, it's important to consult your doctor before use if you have any pre-existing health conditions.

Red Light Therapy: Targeting Cells with Light

Red light therapy uses specific wavelengths of red and near-infrared light to target cells in the body. The light stimulates cellular repair and regeneration, offering benefits like:

  • Wound healing

  • Pain management

  • Reduced inflammation

  • Improved skin health (collagen production and wrinkle reduction)

  • Muscle recovery

Red light therapy is delivered through LED panels and can be applied in two ways. A targeted treatment involves focusing the light on a specific area of the body, such as a wound or a muscle injury. A full-body treatment, on the other hand, involves exposing the entire body to the light. However, it's important to note that results from red light therapy can vary depending on the application method, length, and the number of sessions.

Key Differences at a Glance

Here's a quick breakdown of the key differences:



Infrared Sauna

Red Light Therapy

Light Type

Visible colored light

Infrared light (invisible)

Red and near-infrared light


No heat

Significant heat generation

Minimal heat



Full body

Full body and targeted areas


Mood, relaxation, sleep

Detoxification, pain relief, circulation

Wound healing, pain, inflammation, skin health

Safety Considerations

Generally safe

Consult doctor for pre-existing conditions

Consult doctor for pre-existing conditions

Finding the Right Light for You

Red Lotus Float Spa offers each of these therapies with their unique benefits. Consider your goals:

  • Looking for a relaxing experience? Try Chromotherapy.

  • Want to sweat it out and potentially detoxify? An infrared sauna might be the answer.

  • Do you have a specific injury or skin concern? Red light therapy could be worth exploring.

Remember, your health is our priority. It's always best to consult with your doctor before starting any new therapy, especially if you have any underlying health conditions. Whatever your goals, let the power of light guide you on your path to better health!  See you soon.

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