Through its thermal action, ultrasound provides an analgesic effect on the nervous system. Ultrasound also improves blood flow and helps to restore normal cell activity to generate an anti-swelling effect.
Phototherapy — red light
Mitochondria within the skin cells are able to absorb red light particles. This can help the cells produce more adenosine triphosphate (the energy source of all cells).
Red light therapy helps to:
- Reduce inflammation in the cells — both at the area of use and throughout the system.
- Reduce pain and discomfort.
Magnetotherapy offers an anti-inflammatory and anti-swelling effect on top of its ability to reduce pain and improve blood circulation.
The electrical impulses reduce the pain signals going to the spinal cord and brain by temporarily ‘switching off’ the nerve endings of the affected area — thus, helping to relieve pain and relax the muscles. These impulses also stimulate the production of endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers.