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Mental Health Benefits

Phototherapy improves mental health by tackling inflammation in the body. There is increasingly more research about inflammation and its role in our health.

Phototherapy in Boulder, CO

We are pleased to utilize phototherapy as a research–backed, safe way to improve mental health.

Mental health issues are on the rise worldwide, causing concern among medical professionals, teachers, and the general public. There is no singular culprit behind mental health issues, nor is there a one-size-fits-all cure. At the same time, there are many treatment options that can help alleviate symptoms for those struggling with their mental health. Learn more about mental health and discover how phototherapy in Boulder, CO can play a role in a comprehensive mental health treatment plan.

Mental Health Benefits of Phototherapy

About Depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder

Depression and seasonal affective disorder (SAD) can have serious impacts on quality of life. Depression, also called major depressive disorder, can cause a loss of interest in hobbies and activities, feelings of sadness, trouble sleeping, loss of energy, and more.

Those with SAD often experience the same symptoms as those with depression. However, SAD is a condition that only occurs in the fall and winter months because it is triggered by the decrease in daily sunlight. Because sunlight governs the brain’s circadian clock and the circadian clock impacts various other systems in the body and brain, this seasonal decrease in sunlight can do serious harm to the mental health of many individuals. Those with SAD may experience symptoms that include:

  • Low energy
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Feelings of sadness or hopelessness

Fortunately, there are promising treatment options available for both SAD and major depressive disorder.

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Mental Health Benefits of Phototherapy

How Does Red Light Therapy Impact Mental Health?

Red light therapy, also known as phototherapy or photobiomodulation, involves applying specific wavelengths of red and near-infrared light to the body. These wavelengths painlessly penetrate the skin and stimulate cellular processes. By activating cells to produce more ATP, or cellular energy, red light therapy can have exciting impacts on many of the body’s functions.

Red light therapy works in several ways to alleviate symptoms of depression and SAD:

  • Regulate circadian rhythm: The brain’s circadian rhythm is responsible for sleep patterns, but also for hormone regulation, proper digestion, and many other functions. Phototherapy has been shown to help regulate the body’s internal clock, allowing for better sleep and more efficient hormone regulation.1
  • Reduce inflammation: Red light therapy can help reduce inflammation throughout the body, alleviating chronic pain and allowing for improved brain function. Chronic pain and depression often go hand in hand, so reducing inflammation can play an important role in breaking cycles of depression.
  • Boosting energy: By increasing cellular energy, red light therapy can improve cellular function and make individuals feel more energetic. Having more energy makes it easier to participate in activities that have been shown to alleviate the symptoms of depression, such as physical exercise. Red light therapy can also help boost overall mood.
  • Balancing hormones: Hormones such as serotonin and melatonin play an important role in mental health. Red light therapy can help normalize the production of these hormones in the brain, promoting mood elevation and wakefulness in the daytime.

Red light therapy alone is unlikely to cure depression or SAD. However, properly administered phototherapy can play a role in breaking difficult cycles of poor sleep and low energy. Working with a medical team to determine the best steps for alleviating the symptoms of depression and SAD is critical.

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Recover. Restore. Renew.

Contact us today to schedule your free session of phototherapy in Boulder to boost your mental health.

Recover. Restore. Renew.

Contact us today to schedule your free session of phototherapy in Boulder to boost your mental health.

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Light Therapy

Why Light Therapy

Light Therapy (or Photobiomodulation) is a non-invasive treatment that decreases oxidation, lowers inflammation, and helps your body stay healthy at the cellular level.

Clinically Proven

Over 500 clinical trials and over 4,000 laboratory studies have proven Light Therapy to be effective with no side effects. It can improve performance and heal tissues to treat the source of pain.

FDA Approved

Light Lounge™ uses only FDA approved medical grade light beds to ensure that you get the best treatment available on the market.


"The Light Lounge has been my savior. I had a bad ski accident about two years ago and I wasn't healing well. By the 5th session the pain was gone."

Lisa Marie

"I was referred to Light Lounge by my physical therapist, I would absolutely recommend this to family and friends."


"I have been coming to Light Lounge almost every day for two years. The joint pain I used to get in my shoulders is gone."


"I have had issues with my blood pressure for a little over two years. It comes down for about 3 days after I have been to Light Lounge."


"In the last year and a half I have had two knee replacement surgeries on the same knee. I had been frustrated with my pain and recovery, that's when I found Light Lounge. I no longer have to strongly rely on my opioid medication."


When light that is in the red, near infrared, and infrared spectra is applied to the body, inflammation and pain are decreased, and healing is accelerated. Light therapy does this by reducing excessive oxidative stress at the cellular level with no documented nor reported negative side effects.

From folks who are suffering from chronic pain (light therapy can alleviate pain without drugs) to people who want to get more out of their training (light therapy can help increase performance and decrease recovery time).

Clinical trials and 4000 laboratory studies demonstrate that light therapy (also called photobiomodulation) has no negative side effects. It has been proven to heal soft tissue injuries, help with TBI, relieve pain without using harmful drugs and painkillers. For more evidence based information please see our BLOG.

To book the therapy session, please click here and schedule your time. First session is FREE!

Light Lounge is now in several locations! Please visit our Locations Page to see where you can visit a Light Lounge.

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Phototherapy in Boulder, CO
Find Trustworthy Phototherapy

While there are many options for red light therapy equipment on the market, they are not all equal in terms of effectiveness. Proper red light therapy requires an exact wavelength and a precise application technique. In order to avoid wasting time and money, finding a reputable provider for phototherapy is crucial.

Light Lounge only uses FDA-approved, clinically proven processes and equipment. Highly skilled professionals provide the correct services with precision and care in order to deliver the best possible results. See how red light therapy can boost the outcomes of your mental healthcare plan.

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Hear From Our Customers

  • Ruth C.
    This red light therapy experience was one of the best I’ve ever had! The environment was clean and welcoming. Would recommend!
  • Elise M.
    While I was skeptical of light therapy at first, I was shocked by the many benefits that it provided! Light Lounge offers treatment for a variety of issues you may have, I advise looking into it today!
  • Gillian W.
    Great establishment, very peaceful.
  • Nicholas W.
    Light Lounge Boulder is a great place. I had some terrible rheumatism before my visits. I really appreciate their services!
  • Ethan R.
    Give Light Lounge Boulder a try. Great place, and great people.
  • Truman C.
    My rheumatism has lessened significantly! That’s Light Lounge Boulder!
  • Wendy L.
    An incredibly relaxing & clean atmosphere
  • Nathan S.
    Great lighting and very red
  • teenie B.
    I'll be sure to stop by again when possible!!
  • Debbi M.
    PLEASE MAKE SURE MY LAST NAME IS CHANGED TO JUST M. I was dealing with systemic inflammation that was quite bad. This began to change after a couple of months and now I can safely say it is now under control. I attribute this to my sessions in the Light Pod. The folks there are great and the place is calm and clean. I am grateful to have found Light Lounge.

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