This cold laser must have been inspired by Star Trek! Infrared light in a specific frequency of 830 nanometers is applied to the skin for about 30 seconds at a time. The main effects of this tiny light inside a cell are threefold: red blood cells uptake more oxygen, white blood cells swarm to fight infection, and pain receptors are temporarily knocked out. This laser will not remove hair or burn the skin, but rather provides a 3/4 inch-depth cone of infrared photons at 830 nm. Most of us do not feel the treatment as it is applied, just the results.
Long-term healing can result. I am particularly excited about helping human knees and arthritic areas.
What got me started was working on injured performance horses with a horse trainer! I have been treating trotters and pacers for about four months now. Results are impressive; cortisone shots have been cancelled, veterinary calls minimized, and we note ligament healing, hoof improvement and faster times on the track.
I have loved horses since infancy and only for three years had a chance to be around them. Now a few hours a week I combine Oriental ideas with in-depth anatomy and Western massage for equines, just as I do for people. It is exciting and rewarding.
Clients and I are deciding together when and whether to employ the cold laser during any particular massage. It is wonderful to have this tool. I first heard about cold laser twenty years ago. Now it is more tested and safe for me to use.