Deep Tissue Laser Therapy: 5 Things You Should Know

Whoever invented the laser beam was undoubtedly a genius. Actually, it was an Australian-born Soviet physicist whose name was not Laser, and in 1964 he won the Nobel prize for it, but even he probably didn’t imagine even half the uses the discovery could be put to.

In the decades following, the scientists and techies of the world kept finding new ones, and a recent innovation is deep tissue laser therapy. Here are some key facts you need to know about a laser treatment that is bringing much-needed help to an increasing number of people. Follow on for Deep Tissue Laser Therapy: 5 Things You Should Know.

1. Deep Tissue Laser Therapy Works by Photobiostimulation

So, what is that? Anything that is photo-something has a lot to do with light, and that’s what a laser is: a very focused, coherent beam of light. So, this form of treatment for deep tissue delivers biostimulation (stimulation of bacteria to have a beneficial effect) deep into tissue without so much as breaking the skin – what we know as non-invasive.

2. It Delivers ATP

That’s short for Adenosine-triphosphate, a substance that produces cellular energy. Yes, it’s one technical term after another, but don’t worry we’re getting to the straightforward stuff now.

3. Increased ATP Reduces Pain and Inflammation

That’s better, isn’t it? Still not exactly one syllable words, but at least they’re words everyone understands. And we all want to be free of pain and inflammation. The body’s natural state is pain-free, and inflammation is a word that had to be coined to describe something that is not in a natural state.

4. Increased ATP Promotes Accelerated Healing

It speeds up healing: at last, some plain English, and it’s the part we’re most interested in.  As with all scientific language, such a definition has to be strictly phrased to be precise and not open to misinterpretation, but behind all the jargon is the fact that deep tissue laser therapy gets into the tissue where the pain and swelling is, and reduces them.

In the most basic possible terms, this is a good thing. It means if you have something that needs to be attended to, deep in some tissue, treatment is available that can just deal with the problem without creating another (because surgery that physically cuts into you needs a lot of time to heal afterwards).

5. Deep Tissue Laser Surgery Can Help with Musculoskeletal Pain

Deep tissue laser surgery can help with musculoskeletal pain (in the muscles and bones), soft tissue injuries (muscles, ligaments, tendons etc.) migraines and back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome (a kind of pain in the wrist), epicondylitis (tennis elbow – why don’t they just say that?) and general categories such as sports injuries, knee pain, hamstring pain and pain caused by arthritis.

To cut a long story short, if you are diagnosed with one of the above ailments or others, if you’re lucky you may be prescribed deep tissue laser therapy, and if they start to try to explain what that is, you can tell them you already know!

Jennifer Dawson

Jennifer Dawson is an experienced freelance writer who specializes in food and nutrition. Working in fitness marketing previously gave her a good feel for the industry and since going freelance she has been able to explore her preferred topic areas such as diet types, nutrition and food. Outside of work, Jen enjoys traveling, swimming and spending time with her young family.

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